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Montgomery County, Virginia (VA)

County population in 2017: 98,559 (75% urban, 25% rural); it was 83,629 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 12,398
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,659
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 17,093
Renter-occupied apartments: 16,710 (it was 13,904 in 2000)
% of renters here:

45%
State:

33%

Land area: 388 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 254 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 88.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (31.4%), Educational, health and social services (30.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 64%
  • Government: 17%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 19%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Montgomery County, VA (2017)
    • 81,58597.6%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 6,5137.8%Asian alone
    • 4,0834.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 3,2013.8%Hispanic or Latino
    • 2,0362.4%Two or more races
    • 4280.5%Some other race alone
    • 2490.3%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 220.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

27.9 years
Virginia median age:

38.2 years
Males: 51,775  (52.5%)
Females: 46,784  (47.5%)
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Average household size:
Montgomery County:

2.0 people
Virginia:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $56,462 ($32,330 in 1999)
This county:

$56,462
Virginia:

$71,535

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $875 (lower quartile is $611, upper quartile is $1,201)
This county:

$875
State:

$1005


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $238,300 (it was $101,200 in 2000)
Montgomery:

$238,300
Virginia:

$273,400
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $141,500 - $343,700

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $309,286
Here:

$309,286
State:

$361,495

Townhouses or other attached units: $190,528
Here:

$190,528
State:

$349,009

In 2-unit structures: $276,340
Here:

$276,340
State:

$281,083

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $154,037
Here:

$154,037
State:

$253,419

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $143,531
Here:

$143,531
State:

$312,958

Mobile homes: $43,540
Here:

$43,540
State:

$70,345

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,313
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $488

Institutionalized population: 514

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 10
  • Robberies: 4
  • Assaults: 35
  • Burglaries: 165
  • Thefts: 354
  • Auto thefts: 29

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

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 13
  • Robberies: 2
  • Assaults: 35
  • Burglaries: 129
  • Thefts: 365
  • Auto thefts: 36
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 359 buildings, average cost: $94,100
  • 1998: 399 buildings, average cost: $109,900
  • 1999: 329 buildings, average cost: $118,500
  • 2000: 264 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2001: 358 buildings, average cost: $125,400
  • 2002: 569 buildings, average cost: $106,000
  • 2003: 446 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2004: 624 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2005: 361 buildings, average cost: $183,300
  • 2006: 640 buildings, average cost: $133,200
  • 2007: 370 buildings, average cost: $159,500
  • 2008: 328 buildings, average cost: $141,700
  • 2009: 263 buildings, average cost: $163,600
  • 2010: 121 buildings, average cost: $209,000
  • 2011: 216 buildings, average cost: $143,400
  • 2012: 141 buildings, average cost: $200,300
  • 2013: 176 buildings, average cost: $214,600
  • 2014: 181 buildings, average cost: $238,300
  • 2015: 374 buildings, average cost: $149,300
  • 2016: 338 buildings, average cost: $167,900
  • 2017: 282 buildings, average cost: $210,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Montgomery, VA residents
Average permit cost in Montgomery, VA
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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,605 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,197 (0.9%)

Distribution of median household income in Montgomery, VA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Montgomery, VA in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Montgomery, VA in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 26.0%
Montgomery County:

26.0%
Virginia:

10.6%
(23.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 38.5% for Black residents, 25.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 21.7% for American Indian residents, 57.3% for other race residents, 43.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 27.9 years old
(Males: 25.4 years old, Females: 31.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 31.7 years old, Black residents: 21.3 years old, American Indian residents: 52.2 years old, Asian residents: 22.9 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 20.1 years old, Other race residents: 19.7 years old)

Area name: Blacksburg-Christiansburg-Radford, VA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montgomery County is $513 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $575 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $789 a month.

Cities in this county include: Blacksburg, Christiansburg, Merrimac, Belmont Estates, Elliston-Lafayette, Prices Fork, Shawsville, Elliston, Belview, Riner.

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

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Neighboring counties: Elk County, Kansas , Dinwiddie County , Hardin County, Illinois , Macon County, Tennessee , Leslie County, Kentucky , Patrick County , Suffolk city .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.0%
Virginia:

3.0%

Unemployment by year in Montgomery, VA
County total employment by year in Montgomery, VA
County average yearly wages by year in Montgomery, VA

Current college students: 26,224
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.1%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 41.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 6,074 (35.6% naturalized citizens)

Montgomery County:

6.2%
Whole state:

12.5%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 5,1172010 or later
  • 2,7792000 to 2009
  • 1,1901990 to 1999
  • 8731980 to 1989
  • 2741970 to 1979
  • 250Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 77.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 20,418
  • One, attached: 3,236
  • Two: 1,307
  • 3 or 4: 2,353
  • 5 to 9: 1,980
  • 10 to 19: 4,047
  • 20 to 49: 1,176
  • 50 or more: 857
  • Mobile homes: 4,811

Housing units in Montgomery County with a mortgage: 10,279 (381 second mortgage, 1,093 home equity loan, 110 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,244

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

68.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montgomery County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant15,60990
Mainline Protestant9,44938
Other5,11511
Catholic3,2493
Black Protestant573
None60,913-
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: 14
Montgomery County:

1.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 10
This county:

1.12 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

1.43 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 37
Montgomery County:

4.16 / 10,000 pop.
Virginia:

4.03 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 73
This county:

8.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.65 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

6.7%
Virginia:

9.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

25.2%
State:

26.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.3%
State:

18.6%

Agriculture in Montgomery County:

Average size of farms: 153 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $27,560
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $250.85
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 24.00%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 67.61%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $23,239
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 23.21%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,283
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 90.00%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.35
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 9.85%
Corn for grain: 651 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 393 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 68 harvested acres
Vegetables: 70 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 19 acres

Earthquake activity:

Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Virginia state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 206.9 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 11/2/2006 at 17:53:02, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 84.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/23/2006 at 10:42:57, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG) earthquake occurred 87.1 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 139.9 miles away from the county center
On 6/29/1996 at 19:30:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 85.7 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) earthquake occurred 298.6 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:

  • Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 26, 2012 to November 01, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3359: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3359, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 01, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4072: July 27, 2012, FEMA Id: 4072, Natural disaster type: Storm, Wind
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm and Snowstorm, Incident Period: December 18, 2009 to December 20, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1874: February 16, 2010, FEMA Id: 1874, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3240: September 12, 2005, FEMA Id: 3240, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Severe Storms and Flooding from the remnants of Hurricane Jeanne, Incident Period: September 27, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1570: October 18, 2004, FEMA Id: 1570, Natural disaster type: Storm, Hurricane, Flood
  • Virginia Severe Winter Storm, Snowfall, Heavy Rain, Flooding, and Mudslides, Incident Period: February 15, 2003 to February 28, 2003, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1458: March 27, 2003, FEMA Id: 1458, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Mudslide, Flood, Heavy Rain, Snowfall
  • Virginia Winter Storm, Incident Period: January 25, 2000 to January 30, 2000, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1318: February 28, 2000, FEMA Id: 1318, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Virginia Hurricane Fran, Incident Period: September 05, 1996 to September 23, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1135: September 06, 1996, FEMA Id: 1135, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1086: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1086, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • Virginia Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Severe Storm, Incident Period: March 01, 1994 to March 05, 1994, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1021: April 11, 1994, FEMA Id: 1021, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm, Winter Storm, Storm
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 12
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Winter Storms: 5, Hurricanes: 4, Ice Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Mudslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Montgomery

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 39,712 (75.3%)
  • Carpooled: 4,954 (9.4%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 1,978 (3.7%)
  • Subway or elevated: 82 (0.2%)
  • Ferryboat: 10 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 586 (1.1%)
  • Bicycle: 595 (1.1%)
  • Walked: 2,794 (5.3%)
  • Worked at home: 1,866 (3.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Educational services (28%)
  • Health care and social assistance (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Retail trade (8%)
  • Manufacturing (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Educational services (32%)
  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Manufacturing (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (3%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Education, training, and library occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)
  • Computer and mathematical occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Education, training, and library occupations (19%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (10%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (21%)
  • India (9%)
  • Korea (6%)
  • Iran (4%)
  • Germany (3%)
  • Mexico (3%)
  • Ethiopia (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Montgomery County


  • American (20%)
  • German (9%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (6%)
  • European (5%)
  • Italian (3%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

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

  • 8,364 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 375 people in nursing homes
  • 145 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 135 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 69 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 32 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 30 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 4 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 4 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 2 people in military barracks, etc.

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

  • 8,583 people in college/university student housing
  • 393 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 84 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 25 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 21 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 16 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $71,546.

8.58% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($48,445 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.58%
Virginia average:

9.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
4.74% relocated from other counties in Virginia ($23,930 average AGI)
3.84% relocated from other states ($24,516 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

3.84%
Virginia average:

3.61%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Radford city, VA  0.63% ($37,118 average AGI)
from Pulaski County, VA  0.55% ($46,378)
from Roanoke city, VA  0.35% ($34,818)
from Roanoke County, VA  0.34% ($37,320)
from Floyd County, VA  0.27% ($33,922)
from Giles County, VA  0.23% ($52,156)
from Fairfax County, VA  0.20% ($78,879)


10.28% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($48,394 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

10.28%
Virginia average:

9.76%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($247 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.08%
Virginia average:

0.17%

5.19% relocated to other counties in Virginia ($21,575 average AGI)
5.00% relocated to other states ($26,571 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

5.00%
Virginia average:

3.89%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Pulaski County, VA  0.67% ($40,340 average AGI)
to Radford city, VA  0.50% ($37,014)
to Roanoke County, VA  0.38% ($56,545)
to Roanoke city, VA  0.37% ($36,435)
to Giles County, VA  0.32% ($40,032)
to Floyd County, VA  0.32% ($30,837)
to Fairfax County, VA  0.26% ($45,040)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 6.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 6.0

Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 6.7%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 9,962 (7,981 aged, 1,981 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,582 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (511)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (504)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (495)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (378)
  • Unspecified dementia (304)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (299)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (274)
  • Congestive heart failure (218)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (213)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (164)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.38
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 11,914
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 222
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 70,456

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 967
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 642
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 4

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 30
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 91

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 11

EPA green book nonattainment status in 2004-2006: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 81.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 50.0
  • Other - 31.6

Household type by relationship:

Households: 98,559
  • In family households: 58,371 (9,574 male householders, 9,213 female householders)
    14,249 spouses, 18,607 children (17,139 natural, 384 adopted, 1,084 stepchildren), 996 grandchildren, 1,525 brothers or sisters, 1,316 parents, 745 other relatives, 2,146 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 30,688 (7,667 male householders (4,681 living alone)), 7,882 female householders (5,296 living alone)), 15,139 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,500

Size of family households: 10,569 2-persons, 4,562 3-persons, 2,092 4-persons, 1,129 5-persons, 316 6-persons, 119 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 9,977 1-person, 2,818 2-persons, 1,545 3-persons, 1,209 4-persons.

10,193 married couples with children.
3,647 single-parent households (867 men, 2,780 women).

88.3% of residents of Montgomery speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (72% speak English very well, 22% speak English well, 2% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
3.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (82% speak English very well, 14% speak English well, 3% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
4.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (63% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 9% speak English not well).
1.2% of residents speak other language at home (66% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 18% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $427,632,000 ($5,093 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $66,768,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $146,345,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $62,002,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $320,000
Federal grants: $142,134,000
Federal procurement contracts: $58,138,000 ($39,640,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $18,692,000 ($4,884,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $182,975,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $34,067,000
Federal Government insurance: $23,336,000

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

Births: 4,256
Here:

50 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,734
Here:

32 per 1000 residents
State:

40 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +2,222
Here:

+26 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -3,032
Here -36 per 1000 residents
State +14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Montgomery County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 7.22 millions of gallons per day (2% from ground, 98% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.7
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.6
State:

4.4

Year house built in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Year house built in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • 2,5052014 or later
  • 2,7062010 to 2013
  • 5,3992000 to 2009
  • 7,4321990 to 1999
  • 4,8691980 to 1989
  • 6,9891970 to 1979
  • 3,9131960 to 1969
  • 2,6481950 to 1959
  • 1,0701940 to 1949
  • 2,6541939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • 551 room
  • 1522 rooms
  • 1443 rooms
  • 1,8874 rooms
  • 4,0095 rooms
  • 2,4366 rooms
  • 3,0787 rooms
  • 2,5538 rooms
  • 4,2099+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • 1,9261 room
  • 782 rooms
  • 2,0093 rooms
  • 3,4934 rooms
  • 4,2655 rooms
  • 1,9486 rooms
  • 8477 rooms
  • 6358 rooms
  • 6129+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • 207no bedroom
  • 691 bedroom
  • 2,7692 bedrooms
  • 8,6323 bedrooms
  • 4,9114 bedrooms
  • 1,9355+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Montgomery County, Virginia
  • 1,926no bedroom
  • 1,5981 bedroom
  • 5,2042 bedrooms
  • 5,4083 bedrooms
  • 1,5774 bedrooms
  • 1005+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County, Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 191no vehicle
  • 4,3551 vehicle
  • 8,0482 vehicles
  • 3,4813 vehicles
  • 1,5964 vehicles
  • 8525+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 2,040no vehicle
  • 5,7381 vehicle
  • 4,9562 vehicles
  • 1,7133 vehicles
  • 1,2814 vehicles
  • 855+ vehicles

75.2% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 70% lived in Virginia.

Montgomery County:

75.2%
State average:

84.7%

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

  • This state: 54,545
  • Other state: 36,073
  • Northeast: 10,092
  • Midwest: 6,885
  • South: 14,908
  • West: 4,188
Year householders moved into unit in Montgomery County, VA
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montgomery County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 65.1%Electricity
  • 18.0%Utility gas
  • 6.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.4%Wood
  • 4.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 73.5%Electricity
  • 20.4%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Wood
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Coal or coke

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 1,041
Here:

18.8%
Virginia:

10.1%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 77
Here:

2.8%
Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 510
Here:

2.0%
Virginia:

19.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Montgomery County government finances - Expenditure in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,002,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $907,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,502,000
  • Charges - Other: $29,182,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,780,000
    Sewerage: $1,586,000
    Parks and Recreation: $617,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,200,000
    Sewerage: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $104,777,000
    Health - Other: $45,495,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,935,000
    Financial Administration: $6,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,120,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,028,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,983,000
    Libraries: $2,306,000
    Water Utilities: $2,267,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,958,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,037,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $777,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,307,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,228,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,256,000
    Natural Resources: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,276,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $416,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $523,000
    Education: $299,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $218,087,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,022,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,835,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,916,000
    Interest Earnings: $491,000
    Sale of Property: $453,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,835,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,535,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,371,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,222,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,653,000
    Other: $6,887,000
    Public Welfare: $5,371,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,905,000
    Other License: $930,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $804,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $110,687,000

Montgomery County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,002,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $907,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,502,000
  • Charges - Other: $29,182,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,780,000
    Sewerage: $1,586,000
    Parks and Recreation: $617,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,200,000
    Sewerage: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $104,777,000
    Health - Other: $45,495,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,935,000
    Financial Administration: $6,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,120,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,028,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,983,000
    Libraries: $2,306,000
    Water Utilities: $2,267,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,958,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,037,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $777,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,307,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,228,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,256,000
    Natural Resources: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,276,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $416,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $523,000
    Education: $299,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $218,087,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,022,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,835,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,916,000
    Interest Earnings: $491,000
    Sale of Property: $453,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,835,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,535,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,371,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,222,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,653,000
    Other: $6,887,000
    Public Welfare: $5,371,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,905,000
    Other License: $930,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $804,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $110,687,000

Montgomery County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,002,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $907,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,502,000
  • Charges - Other: $29,182,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,780,000
    Sewerage: $1,586,000
    Parks and Recreation: $617,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,200,000
    Sewerage: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $104,777,000
    Health - Other: $45,495,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,935,000
    Financial Administration: $6,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,120,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,028,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,983,000
    Libraries: $2,306,000
    Water Utilities: $2,267,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,958,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,037,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $777,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,307,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,228,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,256,000
    Natural Resources: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,276,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $416,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $523,000
    Education: $299,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $218,087,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,022,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,835,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,916,000
    Interest Earnings: $491,000
    Sale of Property: $453,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,835,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,535,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,371,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,222,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,653,000
    Other: $6,887,000
    Public Welfare: $5,371,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,905,000
    Other License: $930,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $804,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $110,687,000

Montgomery County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Assistance and Subsidies - Public Welfare, Cash Assistance Programs - Other: $6,002,000
    Public Welfare, Federal Categorical Assistance Programs: $907,000
  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $17,502,000
  • Charges - Other: $29,182,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Lunch: $1,780,000
    Sewerage: $1,586,000
    Parks and Recreation: $617,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education - Other: $63,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education School Tuition and Transportation: $42,000
  • Construction - Police Protection: $2,200,000
    Sewerage: $172,000
    Water Utilities: $53,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary and Secondary Education: $104,777,000
    Health - Other: $45,495,000
    Correctional Institutions: $12,935,000
    Financial Administration: $6,703,000
    Police Protection: $6,271,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,120,000
    Local Fire Protection: $3,028,000
    Solid Waste Management: $2,983,000
    Libraries: $2,306,000
    Water Utilities: $2,267,000
    General Public Buildings: $2,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,958,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,037,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $777,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $7,307,000
    General Local Government Support: $6,228,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,330,000
    Other: $1,256,000
    Natural Resources: $26,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,276,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $416,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $523,000
    Education: $299,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $218,087,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $194,900,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $56,022,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $32,835,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $3,916,000
    Interest Earnings: $491,000
    Sale of Property: $453,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $59,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $15,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,835,000
    Health - Other: $750,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $52,535,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,039,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $3,371,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $58,222,000
    Health and Hospitals: $11,653,000
    Other: $6,887,000
    Public Welfare: $5,371,000
  • Tax - Property: $84,694,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $8,905,000
    Other License: $930,000
    Documentary and Stock Transfer: $903,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $804,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $697,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $110,687,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 1,115
  • Number of aged recipients: 102
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 1,013
  • Number of recipients under 18: 154
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 758
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 203
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 443
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 457
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 15 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 ORIGINATED290$174,021536$172,1321,815$186,475123$67,1146$1,615,333250$147,64067$79,104
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$128,00018$162,50083$178,2296$42,0000$010$163,0009$65,333
APPLICATIONS DENIED46$156,19668$143,853432$181,09758$62,7070$051$113,84349$71,020
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN37$158,64938$179,079241$189,34019$232,8421$240,00028$141,8938$111,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS12$190,7509$152,22287$186,4602$66,5000$04$128,5005$71,200
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 14 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
D) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED59$209,61062$219,3712$121,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED12$228,66712$219,9170$01$94,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED4$241,00011$233,7271$198,0000$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN4$246,0009$230,6670$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS1$180,0002$173,0001$180,0000$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Montgomery, VA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Montgomery, VA - Value
Most common first names in Montgomery County, VA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary33779.5 years
William33274.5 years
James32672.8 years
John24576.1 years
Robert21773.0 years
Charles14374.5 years
George11974.2 years
Margaret10880.0 years
Virginia10878.5 years
Elizabeth10579.7 years
Most common last names in Montgomery County, VA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith20673.5 years
Linkous16272.5 years
Price16075.0 years
Jones12574.0 years
Akers10173.1 years
Martin9775.5 years
Duncan7775.2 years
Epperly7076.8 years
Davis7073.1 years
Reed6776.9 years
Businesses in Montgomery County, VA
NameCountNameCount
7-Eleven9Lane Furniture5
AT&T2LensCrafters1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza2
Advance Auto Parts4Long John Silver's2
Aeropostale2Lowe's1
American Eagle Outfitters2Marriott5
Ann Taylor1Martin's1
Applebee's2MasterBrand Cabinets17
Arby's3Maurices1
AutoZone2Mazda1
Barnes & Noble2McDonald's7
Bath & Body Works2Microtel1
Bed Bath & Beyond2Motel 61
Ben & Jerry's2New Balance2
Best Western1Nike22
Buffalo Wild Wings2Nissan2
Burger King5OfficeMax1
CVS6Old Navy2
Charlotte Russe1Olive Garden1
Chevrolet2Outback2
Chick-Fil-A2Outback Steakhouse2
Chipotle2Pac Sun2
Circle K1Panera Bread3
Cold Stone Creamery2Papa John's Pizza3
Coldwater Creek1Payless2
Comfort Inn3Penske2
Costco1PetSmart2
Cracker Barrel2Pier 1 Imports2
Curves1Pizza Hut3
DHL1Plato's Closet1
Dairy Queen3Qdoba Mexican Grill1
Days Inn5Quality1
Deb2Quiznos3
Decora Cabinetry8RadioShack3
Dennys1Red Lobster2
Domino's Pizza4Red Robin1
Dunkin Donuts6Rite Aid2
Econo Lodge2Rodeway Inn1
Eddie Bauer1Ruby Tuesday2
Express1Rue212
Fashion Bug1Ryan's Grill1
FedEx21Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Finish Line2SAS Shoes1
Firestone Complete Auto Care2SONIC Drive-In1
Foot Locker1Sears3
Ford3Shoe Carnival1
GNC4Sleep Inn1
GameStop6Spencer Gifts2
Gap1Sprint Nextel5
Goodwill2Staples2
H&R Block5Starbucks5
Hardee's6Subaru2
Hawthorn1Subway15
Hilton3Super 83
Holiday Inn6T-Mobile6
Hollister Co.1T.J.Maxx2
Home Depot2Taco Bell4
Honda2Talbots1
Hot Topic2Target2
Hyundai2The Room Place2
IHOP2Toyota1
JCPenney2True Value2
Jimmy John's1U-Haul7
JoS. A. Bank1U.S. Cellular3
Jones New York1UPS32
Journeys2Vans4
Justice2Verizon Wireless2
KFC4Victoria's Secret2
Kincaid2Waffle House2
Kmart2Walgreens1
Kohl's1Walmart3
Kroger4Wendy's5
La-Z-Boy4YMCA1

Montgomery County on our top lists:

  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating to other counties in 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #44 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest ground withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with highest percentage of residents voting for 3rd party candidates in the 2012 Presidential Election (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"