Montgomery County, Maryland (MD)

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County population in 2012: 1,004,709 (98% urban, 2% rural); it was 873,341 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 195,734
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 45,731
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 223,008
Renter-occupied apartments: 115,621 (it was 101,557 in 2000)
% of renters here:

31%
State:

32%

Land area: 496 sq. mi.

Water area: 11.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 1998 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 118.5 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (33.2%), Educational, health and social services (18.6%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (13.7%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 59%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 32%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Montgomery County, Maryland:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (49.3%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (17.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (16.6%)
  • Asian alone (13.9%)
  • Two or more races (2.6%)
Median resident age:  38.0 years
Maryland median age:  38.0 years
Males: 466,402  (43.1%)
Females: 505,375  (56.9%)

Montgomery County,MD real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Montgomery County:

2.0 people
Maryland:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $98,326 ($71,551 in 1999)

This county:

$98326
Maryland:

$72483

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $1,439 (lower quartile is $1,155, upper quartile is $1,852)
This county:

$1439
State:

$1072


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $447,300 (it was $210,600 in 2000)
Montgomery:

$447,300
Maryland:

$280,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $303,800 - $684,200

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $639,659
Here:

$639,659
State:

$386,375

Townhouses or other attached units: $332,783
Here:

$332,783
State:

$224,239

In 2-unit structures: $212,920
Here:

$212,920
State:

$219,378

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $196,175
Here:

$196,175
State:

$176,954

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $264,460
Here:

$264,460
State:

$211,194

Mobile homes: $105,240
Here:

$105,240
State:

$63,596
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $2,324
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $745

Institutionalized population: 5,864

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):


Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

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Health of residents in Montgomery County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.8. This is significantly better than average.
83.4% of residents exercised in the past month. This is more than average.
36.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is less than average.
90.1% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
81.6% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 187 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 153 pounds. This is about average.
11.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2931 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2001: 3191 buildings, average cost: $120,900
  • 2002: 2909 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2003: 2339 buildings, average cost: $128,100
  • 2004: 2376 buildings, average cost: $191,200
  • 2005: 1700 buildings, average cost: $297,300
  • 2006: 1237 buildings, average cost: $277,600
  • 2007: 1408 buildings, average cost: $275,300
  • 2008: 997 buildings, average cost: $260,600
  • 2009: 862 buildings, average cost: $283,600

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,147 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,310 (1.0%)

Montgomery County household income distribution in 2009 Montgomery County home values distribution Montgomery County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.9%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.7% for Black residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.4% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.9%
Montgomery County:

6.9%
Maryland:

10.1%
(3.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 10.7% for Black residents, 11.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 4.6% for American Indian residents, 13.6% for other race residents, 10.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 38 years old
(Males: 36 years old, Females: 40 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 46 years old, Asian residents: 39 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montgomery County is $1080 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $1225 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1580 a month.

Cities in this county include: Silver Spring, Wheaton-Glenmont, Germantown, Bethesda, Gaithersburg, Aspen Hill, Wheaton, Rockville, Potomac, North Bethesda.

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Montgomery County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.100 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.083 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 13.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 32 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Montgomery County: Barnesville Station (A), Camp Bennett (B), Laytonsville Turf Farm (C), Summit Hall Turf Farm (D), Park Overlook Farm (E), Two Sisters Farm (F), Potomac Riverside Farm (G), Rock Hill Orchard (H), O'Keefe Orchard (I), Lewis Orchards (J), Homestead Farm (K), Butlers Orchard (L), Hampshire Greens Golf Course (M), Rattlewood Golf Course (N), Blue Mash Golf Course (O), Washingtonian Industrial Park (P), Whites Ferry (Q), Montgomery County Golf Course (R), Laytonville Golf Course (S), Oaks Landfill (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Route 124 Plaza Shopping Center (1), Shady Grove Shopping Center (2), Shady Grove Plaza Shopping Center (3), Midway Center Shopping Center (4), Walnut Hills Shopping Center (5). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Montgomery County include: Dawsonville Mennonite Church (A), Germantown Baptist Church (B), Mount Carmel Church (C), Montgomery Community Church (D), United Warren Methodist Church (E), Saint Rose of Lima Church (F), Saint Lukes Lutheran Church (G), Central Baptist Church (H), Church of the Nazarene (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Paul Community Cemetery (1), Saint Lukes Episcopal Cemetery (2), Asbury United Methodist Cemetery (3), Boyds Presbyterian Cemetery (4), Saint Marks Cemetery (5), Monocacy Cemetery (6), Neelsville Presbyterian Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Little Seneca Lake (A), Lake Needwood (B), Clopper Lake (C), Potomac Valley Country Club Lake (D), Tridelphia Reservoir (E), Walton Pond (F), Triadelphia Reservoir (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Nursery Run (A), Broad Run (B), Bucklodge Branch (C), Chisel Branch (D), Hawlings River (E), Dark Branch (F), Magruder Branch (G), Scott Branch (H), Long Draught Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Montgomery County include: McKee-Beshers Wildlife Management Area (1), Dry Seneca Creek Stream Valley Park (2), Rachel Carson Conservation Park (3), North Germantown Special Park (4), Muncaster Manor Park (5), Mount Zion Park (6), Lower Magruder Branch Park (7), Laytonsville Park (8), Hawlings River Regional Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: District of Columbia, District of Columbia , Arlington County, Virginia , Frederick County , Howard County , Prince George's County , Fairfax County, Virginia , Loudoun County, Virginia .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

5.0%
Maryland:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 57,291
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 90.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 54.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 232,996 (43% naturalized citizens)

Montgomery County:

26.7%
Whole state:

9.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 60,512
  • 1990 to 1994: 43,174
  • 1985 to 1989: 39,094
  • 1980 to 1984: 29,633
  • 1975 to 1979: 19,382
  • 1970 to 1974: 13,515
  • 1970 to 1974: 10,246
  • 1965 to 1969: 17,440

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.8 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 58.7%

Montgomery County marital status for males Montgomery County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Montgomery County with a mortgage: 158,344 (19,754 second mortgage, 20,386 home equity loan, 721 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 33,207

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

77.7% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montgomery County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic122,56939
Evangelical Protestant104,377319
Mainline Protestant73,637186
Other70,946153
Orthodox9,88914
Black Protestant3,18922
None587,170-
Montgomery County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 203
Montgomery County:

2.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Here:

0.02 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 94
This county:

1.00 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 134
Montgomery County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 556
This county:

5.91 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

6.7%
Maryland:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

18.8%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

19.9%
State:

15.5%

Agriculture in Montgomery County:

Average size of farms: 130 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $72,156
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $820.62
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 63.95%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.96%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $85,520
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 58.82%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.20%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $64,128
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.14%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.42
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 19.76%
Corn for grain: 11121 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 4717 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 13794 harvested acres
Vegetables: 986 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 278 acres

Tornado activity:

Montgomery County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Maryland state average. It is 4185496.0 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused one injury recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 10/18/1990, a category 1 (max. wind speeds 73-112 mph) tornado injured one person and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is near Maryland state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 104.5 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 240.3 miles away from the county center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:14, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB, 4.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 111.1 miles away from the county center
On 1/16/1994 at 00:42:43, a magnitude 4.2 (4.2 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 105.2 miles away from the county center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 275.4 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 5/5/2003 at 16:32:32, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 104.6 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (13) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 4, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • El Salvador (10%)
  • India (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Korea (5%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Iran (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Montgomery County (%):

  • Irish (8%)
  • German (8%)
  • English (7%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Russian (3%)
  • Polish (2%)

Montgomery County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 313,935 (69%)
  • Carpooled: 49,802 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 18,413 (4%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 252 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 36,454 (8%)
  • Railroad: 1,763 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 27 (0%)
  • Taxi: 619 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 258 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 1,231 (0%)
  • Walked: 8,806 (2%)
  • Other means: 1,835 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 21,936 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2000:

  • 4,357 people in nursing homes
  • 1,669 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 514 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 473 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 394 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 360 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 328 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 265 people in other group homes
  • 226 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 168 people in religious group quarters
  • 166 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 136 people in halfway houses
  • 90 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 88 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 62 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 59 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 57 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 41 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 33 people in other hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 13 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 9 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 8 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 5 people in other workers' dormitories

People in group quarters in Montgomery County, Maryland in 2010:

  • 4,557 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 903 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 643 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 628 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 617 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 455 people in college/university student housing
  • 269 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 214 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 210 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 148 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 61 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 55 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 51 people in military treatment facilities with assigned patients
  • 40 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
  • 34 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 15 people in in-patient hospice facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $96,001.

6.59% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($59,969 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.59%
Maryland average:

6.59%


0.12% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,297 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.12%
Maryland average:

0.09%

2.03% relocated from other counties in Maryland ($14,288 average AGI)
4.44% relocated from other states ($44,384 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

4.44%
Maryland average:

3.25%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Prince George's County, MD  1.05% ($38,277 average AGI)
from District of Columbia, DC  0.71% ($77,997)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.30% ($73,418)
from Frederick County, MD  0.24% ($51,375)
from Howard County, MD  0.20% ($64,131)
from Arlington County, VA  0.15% ($76,927)
from Anne Arundel County, MD  0.13% ($62,418)


6.73% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($64,405 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.73%
Maryland average:

6.66%


0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,923 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.18%
Maryland average:

0.11%

2.24% relocated to other counties in Maryland ($17,951 average AGI)
4.31% relocated to other states ($44,531 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

4.31%
Maryland average:

3.30%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Prince George's County, MD  1.02% ($38,901 average AGI)
to District of Columbia, DC  0.73% ($66,818)
to Frederick County, MD  0.37% ($66,681)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.34% ($77,615)
to Howard County, MD  0.25% ($81,343)
to Arlington County, VA  0.19% ($63,379)
to Anne Arundel County, MD  0.16% ($76,748)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 14.9
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.8

Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 6.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 7.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.3
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 5.2

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montgomery County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 102,284 (95,011 aged, 7,273 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.65
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 10279.27
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 170.230
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31191.29

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1463.590
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 618.6
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.18

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 90.62
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 94.65

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 14.45
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 4336.476

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 30.4. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 14.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 6.6
  • Other - 8.9

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 59.9. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 20.4
  • Suffocation - 16.8
  • Poisoning - 10.2
  • Fall - 6.7
  • Other - 5.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 962,877

Size of family households: 91,027 2-persons, 57,159 3-persons, 53,461 4-persons, 24,896 5-persons, 10,234 6-persons, 8,121 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 89,264 1-person, 17,667 2-persons, 3,057 3-persons, 1,267 4-persons, 539 5-persons, 217 6-persons, 177 7-or-more-persons.

167,990 married couples with children.
37,951 single-parent households (7,214 men, 30,737 women).

68.4% of residents of Montgomery County speak English at home.
11.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (51% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 7% don't speak English at all).
9.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (71% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 2% don't speak English at all).
8.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.7% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 5% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $15,294,395,000 ($16594 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,661,203,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $2,248,486,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $746,746,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $10,809,000
Federal grants: $1,236,471,000
Federal procurement contracts: $7,510,566,000 ($1,917,702,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,541,317,000 ($467,512,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,953,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $558,562,000
Federal Government insurance: $191,077,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 70,527
Here:

76 per 1000 residents
State:

71 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 28,966
Here:

31 per 1000 residents
State:

41 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +51,170
Here:

+55 per 1000 residents
State:

+19 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -38,228
Here -41 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Montgomery County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 380.22 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.6
State:

6.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,894
  • 2000 to 2004: 42,062
  • 1990 to 1999: 49,319
  • 1980 to 1989: 81,447
  • 1970 to 1979: 63,348
  • 1960 to 1969: 56,258
  • 1950 to 1959: 46,872
  • 1940 to 1949: 20,181
  • 1939 or earlier: 17,873
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 512
  • 2 rooms: 2,288
  • 3 rooms: 9,058
  • 4 rooms: 10,319
  • 5 rooms: 20,858
  • 6 rooms: 29,585
  • 7 rooms: 34,808
  • 8 rooms: 41,084
  • 9+ rooms: 74,496
  • 1 room: 6,743
  • 2 rooms: 14,297
  • 3 rooms: 20,235
  • 4 rooms: 21,462
  • 5 rooms: 17,172
  • 6 rooms: 8,907
  • 7 rooms: 5,227
  • 8 rooms: 3,880
  • 9+ rooms: 3,634
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Maryland
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 1,511
  • 1 bedroom: 8,194
  • 2 bedrooms: 27,754
  • 3 bedrooms: 79,592
  • 4 bedrooms: 77,258
  • 5+ bedrooms: 28,699
  • no bedroom: 8,362
  • 1 bedroom: 34,542
  • 2 bedrooms: 33,886
  • 3 bedrooms: 17,176
  • 4 bedrooms: 6,110
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,481
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County, Maryland in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6,252
  • 1 vehicle: 61,406
  • 2 vehicles: 107,834
  • 3 vehicles: 35,644
  • 4 vehicles: 9,071
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,801
  • no vehicle: 18,061
  • 1 vehicle: 49,914
  • 2 vehicles: 26,918
  • 3 vehicles: 5,035
  • 4 vehicles: 1,073
  • 5+ vehicles: 556

57% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 57% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 25% lived in Maryland.

Montgomery County:

56.6%
State average:

57.4%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $170,300


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montgomery County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (63.8%)
  • Electricity (27.9%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (0.8%)
  • Utility gas (53.0%)
  • Electricity (40.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (4.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.3%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18,039
Here:

17.5%
Maryland:

14.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,249
Here:

17.0%
Maryland:

13.3%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 7,953
Here:

21.0%
Maryland:

21.7%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Montgomery County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Elementary and Secondary Education: $213,509,000
    Regular Highways: $77,879,000
    Sewerage: $46,130,000
    Water Utilities: $44,707,000
    Parks and Recreation: $39,037,000
    Other Higher Education: $19,077,000
    General - Other: $19,000,000
    Parking Facilities: $10,239,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,000,000
    Local Fire Protection: $6,435,000
    Housing and Community Development: $5,889,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,243,000
    Correctional Institutions: $3,698,000
    Transit Utilities: $1,944,000
    Police Protection: $1,145,000
    Solid Waste Management: $816,000
    Health - Other: $404,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $1,712,159,000
    General - Other: $193,302,000
    Other Higher Education: $182,911,000
    Police Protection: $173,466,000
    Liquor Stores: $167,901,000
    Local Fire Protection: $166,123,000
    Parks and Recreation: $108,019,000
    Solid Waste Management: $96,185,000
    Transit Utilities: $90,199,000
    Central Staff Services: $84,207,000
    Health - Other: $70,256,000
    Sewerage: $65,763,000
    General Public Buildings: $64,144,000
    Water Utilities: $63,136,000
    Correctional Institutions: $55,522,000
    Housing and Community Development: $54,796,000
    Regular Highways: $41,486,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,313,000
    Libraries: $34,351,000
    Financial Administration: $19,103,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,017,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,335,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $4,019,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $3,669,000
    Air Transportation: $213,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $1,831,863,000
    Corporate Bonds: $479,626,000
    Benefit Payments: $154,387,000
    Other Investments - Other: $44,611,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $16,698,000
    Withdrawals: $261,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $153,710,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Transit Utilities: $145,536,000
    Sewerage: $63,136,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $31,711,000
    General - Other: $27,929,000
    Water Utilities: $2,894,000
    Libraries: $101,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $115,716,000
    Water Utilities: $2,894,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $24,329,000
    Parks and Recreation: $21,001,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,431,000
    Other Higher Education: $2,311,000
    Central Staff Services: $211,000
    General Public Building: $77,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $19,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $11,000
    Financial Administration: $10,000
    Police Protection: $8,000
    Health - Other: $5,000
    Water Utilities: $5,000
    General - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $2,158,823,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $8,551,000

Montgomery County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $115,222,000
    Solid Waste Management: $96,107,000
    Higher Education - Other: $66,835,000
    Housing and Community Development: $60,640,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $42,639,000
    All Other: $27,024,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,614,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $21,314,000
    Parking Facilities: $15,857,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $5,391,000
    Regular Highways: $432,000
    Air Transportation: $117,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $234,220,000
    From Parent Local Government: $104,362,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $19,060,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $91,720,000
    Health and Hospitals: $37,851,000
    Education: $17,948,000
    All Other: $17,133,000
    Public Welfare: $11,771,000
    Transit Utilities: $4,504,000
    Highways: $1,591,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $9,226,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $35,794,000
    Interest Earnings: $34,265,000
    Special Assessments: $14,961,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $7,922,000
    Rents: $4,219,000
    Sale of Property: $3,518,000
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $191,349,000
    Water Utilities: $114,658,000
    Transit Utilities: $15,228,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $455,151,000
    Health and Hospitals: $53,495,000
    All Other: $46,886,000
    Transit Utilities: $40,894,000
    Highways: $37,267,000
    Public Welfare: $7,093,000
    Housing and Community Development: $6,881,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,097,918,000
    Individual Income: $1,044,562,000
    NEC: $327,066,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $144,819,000
    Other License: $26,645,000
    Other Selective Sales: $19,973,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $5,695,000
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,454,000

Montgomery County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,273,863,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,836,387,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $955,722,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $782,959,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $437,476,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $172,763,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - End of Fiscal Year: $100,000,000

Montgomery County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $394,901,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Other Securities: $286,718,000
    Total Federal Securities: $255,292,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,206,884,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,050,493,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 177 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4,202$310,4446,139$378,09030,059$342,507920$203,83524$17,340,0421,214$247,2698$234,750
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED237$290,932414$382,4522,295$336,645158$132,3730$0153$232,6931$540,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED514$285,813647$373,0347,449$358,454436$139,7343$85,667543$250,1923$256,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN579$298,472940$381,4985,888$349,764205$220,9903$4,226,667350$259,1060$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS93$283,849188$324,1491,791$320,98274$179,3380$0133$264,1500$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 165 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED660$334,368320$358,3886$198,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED210$344,600178$370,0064$246,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED85$355,212103$347,1170$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN55$351,74547$334,1911$187,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS25$303,9609$393,8890$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Montgomery County, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary3,32081.3 years
John2,91875.2 years
William2,60775.9 years
Robert1,97773.2 years
James1,96272.9 years
Helen1,71382.0 years
Margaret1,64881.3 years
Charles1,51475.7 years
Joseph1,48477.1 years
George1,42977.2 years
Most common last names in Montgomery County, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith95877.2 years
Johnson63676.6 years
Brown59477.5 years
Miller57678.7 years
Williams48975.3 years
Jones46777.1 years
Davis42276.9 years
Lee33976.6 years
Thompson33977.0 years
Taylor31276.1 years
Businesses in Montgomery County, MD
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven59J. Jill1
ALDI1J.Crew1
ALDO2JCPenney2
AMF Bowling1JoS. A. Bank5
AT&T16Jones New York15
Abercrombie & Fitch1Journeys3
Abercrombie Kids1Just Tires1
Ace Hardware4Justice2
Advance Auto Parts12KFC10
Aeropostale3Kmart2
American Eagle Outfitters3Kohl's2
Ann Taylor5Kroger1
Apple Store2LA Fitness6
Applebee's2La-Z-Boy1
Arby's3Lane Bryant3
Audi1Lane Furniture6
AutoZone2LensCrafters5
Avenue1Little Caesars Pizza3
BMW1Lowe's2
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill6Macy's4
Bakers2Marriott13
Bally Total Fitness3Marshalls4
Banana Republic3MasterBrand Cabinets64
Barnes & Noble3Mazda2
Baskin-Robbins12McDonald's42
Bath & Body Works6Men's Wearhouse6
Bebe1Motel 61
Bed Bath & Beyond3Motherhood Maternity4
Ben & Jerry's2New Balance14
Bentleymotors.Com1New York & Co3
Best Western1Nike66
Blockbuster5Nissan3
Brooks Brothers1Nordstrom2
Brookstone2Office Depot4
Budget Car Rental5Old Country Buffet2
Buffalo Wild Wings1Old Navy3
Burger King9Olive Garden1
Buybuy BABY1Outback3
CVS39Outback Steakhouse3
Cache2Pac Sun2
CarMax1Panda Express3
Caribou Coffee4Panera Bread8
Casual Male XL1Papa John's Pizza6
Catherines1Payless11
Charlotte Russe2Penske6
Chevrolet3PetSmart5
Chick-Fil-A5Pier 1 Imports2
Chico's6Pizza Hut16
Chipotle14Popeyes8
Chuck E. Cheese's3Pottery Barn1
Cinnabon 1Pottery Barn Kids1
Circle K2Qdoba Mexican Grill3
Clarks1Quality2
Cold Stone Creamery5Quiznos14
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack21
Comfort Inn2Red Lobster3
Comfort Suites1Red Robin2
Costco1Red Roof Inn1
Crate & Barrel1Rite Aid9
Cricket Wireless21Ruby Tuesday4
Curves8SAS Shoes3
DHL21Safeway19
Dairy Queen4Saks Fifth Avenue1
Days Inn1Sam's Club1
Deb1Sears9
Decora Cabinetry24Sephora2
Dennys2Sheraton1
Domino's Pizza6Sleep Inn1
DressBarn6Soma Intimates2
Dressbarn6Spencer Gifts1
Dunkin Donuts18Sprint Nextel12
Econo Lodge1Staples8
Ethan Allen1Starbucks54
Express3Subaru2
Extended Stay America2Subway44
Extended Stay Deluxe1T-Mobile18
Famous Footwear2T.G.I. Driday's2
Fashion Bug1T.J.Maxx3
FedEx171Taco Bell10
Finish Line3Talbots3
Firestone Complete Auto Care1Target4
Foot Locker4The Cheesecake Factory1
Ford3The Limited2
Forever 213The Room Place2
GNC16Torrid1
GameStop13Toyota2
Gap3Toys"R"Us4
Giant26Trader Joe's4
Goodwill2Travelodge1
Gymboree4True Value7
H&M2U-Haul11
H&R Block22UPS163
Haagen-Dazs2Vans6
Havertys Furniture1Verizon Wireless11
Hilton6Victoria's Secret4
Holiday Inn4Volkswagen2
Hollister Co.3Vons18
Home Depot4Walgreens2
Homestead Studio Suites2Walmart1
Honda4Wendy's11
Hot Topic3Wet Seal1
Hyatt2Whole Foods Market5
Hyundai2YMCA3
IHOP6

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