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Montgomery County, Pennsylvania (PA)

County population in 2014: 816,857 (97% urban, 3% rural); it was 750,097 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 165,021
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 59,980
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 210,237
Renter-occupied apartments: 82,749 (it was 75,861 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

30%

Land area: 483 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 1691 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 105.3 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (29.9%), Educational, health and social services (16.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (14.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 72%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 25%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (79.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (8.4%)
  • Asian alone (6.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (4.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.6%)
Median resident age:  40.0 years
Pennsylvania median age:  40.0 years
Males: 396,201  (48.5%)
Females: 420,656  (51.5%)

Montgomery County,PA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Montgomery County:

2.0 people
Pennsylvania:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $76,919 ($60,829 in 1999)

This county:

$76919
Pennsylvania:

$52007

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $969 (lower quartile is $750, upper quartile is $1,291)
This county:

$969
State:

$675


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $291,700 (it was $158,900 in 2000)
Montgomery:

$291,700
Pennsylvania:

$164,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $208,600 - $403,500

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $379,807
Here:

$379,807
State:

$221,511

Townhouses or other attached units: $226,080
Here:

$226,080
State:

$157,348

In 2-unit structures: $236,311
Here:

$236,311
State:

$141,335

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $187,471
Here:

$187,471
State:

$186,490

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $204,246
Here:

$204,246
State:

$212,799

Mobile homes: $52,656
Here:

$52,656
State:

$45,445
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,943
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $738

Institutionalized population: 13,115
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Health of residents in Montgomery County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is significantly better than average.
79.5% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
44.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
84.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
78.4% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 153 pounds. This is less than average.
17.6% of residents keep firearms around their homes. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 2780 buildings, average cost: $109,500
  • 2001: 2644 buildings, average cost: $121,100
  • 2002: 2352 buildings, average cost: $135,500
  • 2003: 2132 buildings, average cost: $146,700
  • 2004: 2254 buildings, average cost: $166,200
  • 2005: 2300 buildings, average cost: $179,900
  • 2006: 1911 buildings, average cost: $188,600
  • 2007: 1599 buildings, average cost: $197,600
  • 2008: 1274 buildings, average cost: $184,100
  • 2009: 643 buildings, average cost: $210,100
  • 2010: 879 buildings, average cost: $203,500
  • 2011: 668 buildings, average cost: $166,400
  • 2012: 915 buildings, average cost: $172,700
  • 2013: 1000 buildings, average cost: $180,900
  • 2014: 892 buildings, average cost: $200,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $4,510 (1.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $4,249 (1.5%)

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: 6.8%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 24.6% for American Indian residents, 8.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 16.7% for other race residents, 11.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 6.8%
Montgomery County:

6.8%
Pennsylvania:

13.7%
(5.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 12.2% for Black residents, 15.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 23.1% for American Indian residents, 8.6% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 17.0% for other race residents, 11.3% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 41 years old
(Males: 39 years old, Females: 42 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 35 years old, American Indian residents: 33 years old, Asian residents: 35 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 31 years old)

Area name: Philadelphia-Camden-Wilmington, PA-NJ-DE-MD MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montgomery County is $742 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $886 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $1061 a month.

Cities in this county include: Norristown, Pottstown, King of Prussia, Willow Grove, Lansdale, West Norriton, Horsham, East Norriton, Ardmore, Montgomeryville.

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

2012 air pollution in Montgomery County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.025 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Below U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.2 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.001 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Fayette County , Fulton County, Illinois , Harrison County, Missouri , Johnson County, Nebraska , Morrow County, Ohio , Piatt County, Illinois .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.9%
Pennsylvania:

4.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 43,540
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 38.7%

Number of foreign born residents: 52,152 (53% naturalized citizens)

Montgomery County:

7.0%
Whole state:

4.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 10,991
  • 1990 to 1994: 7,632
  • 1985 to 1989: 6,951
  • 1980 to 1984: 5,422
  • 1975 to 1979: 4,553
  • 1970 to 1974: 4,076
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,963
  • 1965 to 1969: 9,564

Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.7%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 166,543
  • One, attached: 55,745
  • Two: 10,642
  • 3 or 4: 12,465
  • 5 to 9: 9,641
  • 10 to 19: 11,613
  • 20 or more: 28,067
  • Mobile homes: 2,627
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 91

Housing units in Montgomery County with a mortgage: 137,426 (12,697 second mortgage, 22,778 home equity loan, 605 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 53,051

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

62.2% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montgomery County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic301,22055
Mainline Protestant103,475221
Evangelical Protestant54,215269
Other43,53268
Black Protestant3,19011
Orthodox2,9459
None291,297-
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: 126
Montgomery County:

1.63 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.05 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 90
This county:

1.16 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

0.88 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 137
Montgomery County:

1.77 / 10,000 pop.
Pennsylvania:

2.52 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 590
This county:

7.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.12 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

8.3%
Pennsylvania:

9.1%

Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

23.4%
State:

27.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

10.8%
State:

11.5%

Agriculture in Montgomery County:

Average size of farms: 66 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $48,608
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $993.75
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 55.30%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 28.54%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $45,780
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 52.73%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 1.71%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $50,921
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 84.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 57 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 14.77
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 30.10%
Corn for grain: 5578 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1609 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 2890 harvested acres
Vegetables: 1,041 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 254 acres

Earthquake activity:

Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is near Pennsylvania state average. It is 87% 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 39.6 miles away from Montgomery 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 38.0 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 266.4 miles away from the 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) earthquake occurred 281.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/26/2003 at 18:24:18, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 LG, 3.5 ML, Depth: 1.9 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 32.1 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 309.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • PennsylvaniaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1898): April 16, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1898, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: June 23, 2006 to July 10, 2006, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1649): June 30, 2006, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1649, Natural disaster type: Storm, Mudslide, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3235): September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3235, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Depression Ivan, Incident Period: September 17, 2004 to October 1, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1557): September 19, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1557, Natural disaster type: Tropical Depression
  • PennsylvaniaSevere Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 27, 2004 to August 25, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1538): August 6, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1538, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • PennsylvaniaSnowstorm, Incident Period: February 14, 2003 to February 19, 2003, Emergency Declared (EM-3180): March 14, 2003, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3180, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm
  • PennsylvaniaTropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 15, 2001 to June 23, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1383): June 21, 2001, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1383, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Floyd, Incident Period: September 16, 1999 to September 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1294): September 18, 1999, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1294, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaHurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 6, 1996 to September 8, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1138): September 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1138, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • PennsylvaniaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 1, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1093): January 21, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1093, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • 7 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (17) is greater than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 5, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Snowstorms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Depression: 1, Water Shortage: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (23%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Finance and insurance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (7%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)
  • Production occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (20%)
  • Sales and related occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

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

  • Korea (14%)
  • India (10%)
  • Italy (7%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • United Kingdom (5%)
  • Germany (5%)
  • Mexico (4%)

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

  • German (17%)
  • Irish (17%)
  • Italian (14%)
  • English (7%)
  • Polish (5%)
  • United States or American (5%)
  • Russian (3%)

Montgomery County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 305,924 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 31,393 (8%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 3,919 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 66 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 1,153 (0%)
  • Railroad: 11,238 (3%)
  • Taxi: 179 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 144 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 731 (0%)
  • Walked: 9,963 (3%)
  • Other means: 1,585 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 13,537 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


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

  • 7,509 people in nursing homes
  • 5,663 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 3,505 people in state prisons
  • 1,500 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,062 people in religious group quarters
  • 754 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 678 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 413 people in other group homes
  • 353 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 263 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 254 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 236 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 223 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 196 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 159 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 120 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children
  • 95 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 72 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 70 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 60 people in wards in general hospitals for patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 43 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 11 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 11 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 8 people in agriculture workers' dormitories on farms
  • 6 people in other types of correctional institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the physically handicapped

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

  • 7,095 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 5,351 people in college/university student housing
  • 5,208 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,016 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 520 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 421 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 303 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 212 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 187 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 159 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 157 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 126 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 121 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 63 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 46 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 21 people in residential schools for people with disabilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $88,297.

5.32% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($60,965 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.32%
Pennsylvania average:

4.35%


0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($325 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.03%
Pennsylvania average:

0.04%

3.49% relocated from other counties in Pennsylvania ($36,787 average AGI)
1.80% relocated from other states ($23,852 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

1.80%
Pennsylvania average:

1.90%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Philadelphia County, PA  1.29% ($62,459 average AGI)
from Bucks County, PA  0.68% ($50,946)
from Chester County, PA  0.50% ($59,481)
from Delaware County, PA  0.33% ($63,096)
from Berks County, PA  0.23% ($39,470)
from Lehigh County, PA  0.08% ($47,099)
from Camden County, NJ  0.05% ($55,744)


5.42% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($62,072 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.42%
Pennsylvania average:

4.54%


0.07% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,195 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.07%
Pennsylvania average:

0.06%

3.13% relocated to other counties in Pennsylvania ($31,720 average AGI)
2.22% relocated to other states ($29,156 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

2.22%
Pennsylvania average:

2.07%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Philadelphia County, PA  1.00% ($48,360 average AGI)
to Bucks County, PA  0.66% ($60,663)
to Chester County, PA  0.52% ($66,697)
to Delaware County, PA  0.28% ($65,892)
to Berks County, PA  0.25% ($41,290)
to New York County, NY  0.10% ($61,085)
to Lehigh County, PA  0.08% ($49,602)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 13.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.4

Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.3
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 5.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2013: 4.7

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montgomery County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 8.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.3%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 126,090 (113,164 aged, 12,926 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 8,394 (4%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (7115)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (6595)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (5528)
  • Unspecified dementia (4992)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (4378)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (4140)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (3712)
  • Congestive heart failure (3068)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (2676)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (2397)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 4%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 1.16
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 16080.92
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 288.490
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 36178.36

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1222.740
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 945.5
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 12.12

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 82.67
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 95.25

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22.3
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1
Fitness & recreation sports centers per 100,000 population in 2005: 3519.389

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 23.3. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 13.3
  • Other - 10.1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 89.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 40.1
  • Poisoning - 21.3
  • Suffocation - 19.6
  • Other - 8.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 778,868
  • In family households: 657,689 (153,043 male householders, 55,916 female householders)
    168,592 spouses, 232,658 children (220,132 natural, 5,731 adopted, 6,795 stepchildren), 10,517 grandchildren, 5,677 brothers or sisters, 7,198 parents, 6,750 other relatives, 12,236 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 121,179 (42,162 male householders (32,252 living alone)), 56,629 female householders (48,629 living alone)), 22,388 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 21,006 (13,115 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 86,083 2-persons, 49,254 3-persons, 45,227 4-persons, 19,137 5-persons, 6,044 6-persons, 3,214 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 80,881 1-person, 15,026 2-persons, 1,896 3-persons, 663 4-persons, 191 5-persons, 71 6-persons, 63 7-or-more-persons.

143,178 married couples with children.
26,552 single-parent households (5,856 men, 20,696 women).

90.4% of residents of Montgomery County speak English at home.
2.0% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 15% speak English not well, 6% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (73% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 8% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
2.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (49% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other language at home (79% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $4,488,310,000 ($5799 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $431,459,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,965,080,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $1,040,925,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $15,355,000
Federal grants: $427,678,000
Federal procurement contracts: $717,288,000 ($246,217,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $321,985,000 ($138,591,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $3,532,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $343,252,000
Federal Government insurance: $480,519,000

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

Births: 49,983
Here:

64 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 36,449
Here:

47 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +8,411
Here:

+11 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +5,808
Here +7 per 1000 residents
State -2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Montgomery County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 65.17 millions of gallons per day (31% from ground, 69% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.4

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.0
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 2,895
  • 2000 to 2004: 30,287
  • 1990 to 1999: 40,971
  • 1980 to 1989: 36,559
  • 1970 to 1979: 41,491
  • 1960 to 1969: 39,178
  • 1950 to 1959: 54,290
  • 1940 to 1949: 21,017
  • 1939 or earlier: 59,612
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 101
  • 2 rooms: 731
  • 3 rooms: 3,250
  • 4 rooms: 8,135
  • 5 rooms: 21,448
  • 6 rooms: 45,232
  • 7 rooms: 43,443
  • 8 rooms: 41,879
  • 9+ rooms: 46,018
  • 1 room: 2,903
  • 2 rooms: 7,083
  • 3 rooms: 17,294
  • 4 rooms: 21,401
  • 5 rooms: 13,400
  • 6 rooms: 7,213
  • 7 rooms: 3,503
  • 8 rooms: 1,691
  • 9+ rooms: 1,373
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 245
  • 1 bedroom: 4,079
  • 2 bedrooms: 24,487
  • 3 bedrooms: 97,359
  • 4 bedrooms: 67,729
  • 5+ bedrooms: 16,338
  • no bedroom: 3,526
  • 1 bedroom: 27,226
  • 2 bedrooms: 30,089
  • 3 bedrooms: 11,399
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,699
  • 5+ bedrooms: 922
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 6,793
  • 1 vehicle: 54,043
  • 2 vehicles: 108,536
  • 3 vehicles: 30,928
  • 4 vehicles: 7,392
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,545
  • no vehicle: 11,358
  • 1 vehicle: 39,802
  • 2 vehicles: 20,927
  • 3 vehicles: 2,880
  • 4 vehicles: 546
  • 5+ vehicles: 348

62% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 66% lived in Pennsylvania.

Montgomery County:

62.4%
State average:

64.4%

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

  • This state: 550542
  • Northeast: 68286
  • Midwest: 23608
  • South: 36058
  • West: 13753

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $120,100


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 (51.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (32.2%)
  • Electricity (14.2%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.4%)
  • Utility gas (40.2%)
  • Electricity (36.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (20.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.6%)
  • Other fuel (0.7%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 18,067
Here:

21.4%
Pennsylvania:

16.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 8,677
Here:

21.7%
Pennsylvania:

13.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 15,568
Here:

49.4%
Pennsylvania:

37.3%

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 - Parks and Recreation: $4,227,000
    Health - Other: $2,325,000
    Regular Highways: $2,200,000
    General - Other: $1,533,000
    Correctional Institutions: $199,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $166,339,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $58,564,000
    Health - Other: $53,935,000
    Public Welfare, Vendor Payments for Medical Care: $51,894,000
    General - Other: $50,279,000
    Correctional Institutions: $50,100,000
    Central Staff Services: $17,801,000
    General Public Buildings: $10,963,000
    Housing and Community Development: $8,112,000
    Financial Administration: $8,040,000
    Libraries: $5,900,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,599,000
    Regular Highways: $1,492,000
    Corrections - Other: $1,251,000
    Solid Waste Management: $624,000
    Local Fire Protection: $515,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $222,445,000
    Corporate Bonds: $116,221,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $22,033,000
    Benefit Payments: $13,691,000
    Other Investments - Other: $5,396,000
    Withdrawals: $1,208,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,620,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Other Higher Education: $14,320,000
    Transit Utilities: $5,825,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,792,000
    Health - Other: $569,000
    Parks and Recreation: $393,000
    Regular Highways: $53,000
    Correctional Institutions: $52,000
    Libraries: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $153,566,000

Montgomery County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $74,627,000
    Solid Waste Management: $121,000
    Housing and Community Development: $118,000
  • Employee Retirement - Earnings on Investments (calculated): $22,816,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $7,455,000
    From Parent Local Government: $2,747,000
    From Other Governments: $27,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $14,184,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,920,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,006,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $41,755,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $9,667,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,339,000
    Rents: $565,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $106,000
    Sale of Property: $11,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $114,064,000
    Health and Hospitals: $77,891,000
    All Other: $38,955,000
    Highways: $1,283,000
  • Tax - Property: $161,619,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,946,000

Montgomery County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $407,734,000
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $377,734,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $299,983,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $288,505,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $30,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,631,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,153,000

Montgomery County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,704,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $31,131,000
    Total Other Securities: $17,848,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $162,468,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $377,734,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 6,404
  • Number of aged recipients: 997
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 5,407
  • Number of recipients under 18: 888
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 3,919
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,597
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 1,861
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 2,808
Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 209 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 ORIGINATED2,921$219,8984,820$254,96723,223$235,3581,634$92,69644$2,172,750731$170,40134$65,971
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED121$221,182413$255,8981,911$234,961236$74,6865$9,617,00059$151,88119$73,368
APPLICATIONS DENIED251$216,753570$260,8706,415$247,378871$66,8287$83,714321$147,67930$57,933
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN276$212,221621$254,6475,292$240,298265$121,4343$576,667178$185,0284$159,250
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS54$232,500148$259,2361,164$251,88786$103,7330$031$186,9687$51,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 203 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED964$249,951570$257,6581$94,000
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED217$256,613232$266,2809$213,778
APPLICATIONS DENIED115$254,243142$244,7040$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN43$241,90762$243,3060$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS8$191,87510$274,2000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Montgomery County, PA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John6,57274.6 years
Mary6,50581.4 years
William5,06975.1 years
Joseph4,06674.7 years
Helen3,23181.0 years
Charles3,19375.6 years
James3,10972.6 years
Margaret3,08880.6 years
Anna3,08682.7 years
Robert3,05371.9 years
Most common last names in Montgomery County, PA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1,53176.8 years
Miller1,11976.9 years
Brown73377.3 years
Johnson66975.8 years
Moyer60377.8 years
Williams60076.0 years
Jones58676.6 years
Davis50777.1 years
Wilson43677.1 years
Kelly41775.9 years
Businesses in Montgomery County, PA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven35Justice6
ALDI6KFC5
ALDO5Kincaid1
AT&T16Kmart2
Abercrombie & Fitch2Kohl's4
Abercrombie Kids2Kroger8
Ace Hardware3LA Fitness11
Advance Auto Parts6La-Z-Boy8
Aeropostale6Lane Bryant4
Aerosoles3Lane Furniture13
American Eagle Outfitters6LensCrafters5
Ann Taylor8Levi Strauss & Co.2
Apple Store2Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's8Long John Silver's1
Arby's3Lowe's4
Audi3Macy's5
AutoZone3Marriott11
Avenue1Marshalls5
BMW1MasterBrand Cabinets54
Baja Fresh Mexican Grill5Mazda4
Bakers1McDonald's30
Bally Total Fitness3Men's Wearhouse7
Banana Republic5Motel 62
Barnes & Noble3Motherhood Maternity13
Baskin-Robbins6New Balance25
Bath & Body Works6New York & Co5
Bebe2Nike96
Bed Bath & Beyond6Nissan5
Best Western2Nordstrom2
Blockbuster7Office Depot2
Brooks Brothers2OfficeMax2
Brookstone1Old Country Buffet2
Budget Car Rental4Old Navy5
Burger King15Olive Garden3
CVS35Outback4
Cache2Outback Steakhouse4
Casual Male XL3Pac Sun4
Catherines1Panera Bread7
Charlotte Russe3Papa John's Pizza4
Chevrolet4Pathmark1
Chick-Fil-A7Payless11
Chico's6Penske6
Chipotle4PetSmart5
Chuck E. Cheese's1Pier 1 Imports3
Church's Chicken2Pizza Hut9
Clarks3Plato's Closet1
Cold Stone Creamery4Pottery Barn1
Coldwater Creek3Pottery Barn Kids1
Comfort Inn3Qdoba Mexican Grill6
Costco2Quality2
Cracker Barrel1Quiznos1
Crate & Barrel1RadioShack18
Cricket Wireless14Raymour & Flanigan4
Curves9Red Lobster3
DHL7Rite Aid31
Dairy Queen23Ruby Tuesday4
Days Inn2Rue211
Decora Cabinetry13Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing2
Domino's Pizza15SAS Shoes3
DressBarn4SONIC Drive-In2
Dressbarn4Safeway16
Dunkin Donuts45Sam's Club1
Eddie Bauer3Sears12
Express5Sephora3
Extended Stay America2Skechers USA2
Famous Footwear5Soma Intimates2
Fashion Bug2Spencer Gifts2
FedEx188Sprint Nextel14
Finish Line2Staples11
Firestone Complete Auto Care6Starbucks35
Foot Locker4Subaru3
Forever 214Subway36
Fredericks Of Hollywood1Superfresh3
GNC28T-Mobile19
GameStop22T.G.I. Driday's3
Gap7T.J.Maxx3
Giant22Taco Bell6
Goodwill1Talbots4
Gymboree5Target5
H&M5The Cheesecake Factory2
H&R Block24The Limited3
Haagen-Dazs2The Room Place4
Hilton6Toyota5
Holiday Inn6Toys"R"Us7
Hollister Co.3Trader Joe's3
Home Depot7True Value13
Homestead Studio Suites2U-Haul28
Honda4UPS243
Hot Topic3Urban Outfitters2
Houlihan's1Value City Furniture2
Hyatt3Vans11
Hyundai3Verizon Wireless8
IHOP3Victoria's Secret6
IKEA1Volkswagen3
IZOD1Vons15
J. Jill2Walgreens14
J.Crew5Walmart9
JCPenney2Wendy's17
JoS. A. Bank6Wet Seal1
Jones New York15Whole Foods Market4
Journeys4YMCA14
Just Tires1

Montgomery County on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations"
  • #15 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Mainline Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest average weight of females"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that keep firearms around their homes"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Catholic congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Other adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the best general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #73 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #75 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Orthodox congregations"