Montgomery County, MD

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Population

1.06M

1.43% growth

Median Age

39


Median Household Income

$103,235

3.48% growth

Poverty Rate

6.99%


Number of Employees

569,230

2.05% growth

Median Property Value

$477,800

0.526% growth

About

In 2017, Montgomery County, MD had a population of 1.06M people with a median age of 39 and a median household income of $103,235. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montgomery County, MD grew from 1.04M to 1.06M, a 1.43% increase and its median household income grew from $99,763 to $103,235, a 3.48% increase.

The population of Montgomery County, MD is 43.3% White Alone, 19.6% Hispanic or Latino, and 18% Black or African American Alone. 40.6% of the people in Montgomery County, MD speak a non-English language, and 85.3% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, MD are Montgomery College (2,841 degrees awarded in 2016), Washington Adventist University (287 degrees), and L'Academie de Cuisine (91 degrees).

The median property value in Montgomery County, MD is $477,800, and the homeownership rate is 65.2%. Most people in Montgomery County, MD commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, MD is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, MD employs 569k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (97,222 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (67,283 people), and Public Administration (62,976 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($142,172), Public Administration ($101,580), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,148).

Median household income in Montgomery County, MD is $103,235. Males in Montgomery County, MD have an average income that is 1.23 times higher than the average income of females, which is $63,795. The income inequality in Montgomery County, MD (measured using the Gini index) is 0.461, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$103,235

2017 value

± $2,632

3.48%

1 Year Growth

± 3.01%

Households in Montgomery County, MD have a median annual income of $103,235, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $99,763 in 2016, which represents a 3.48% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$78,518

Average Male Salary

± $1,626

$63,795

Average Female Salary

± $1,278

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montgomery County, MD made 1.23 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $79,497 ± $72,116

  2. Asian

    $72,023 ± $4,094

  3. White

    $70,393 ± $1,419

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montgomery County, MD workers was American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races. These workers were paid 1.1 times more than Asian workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, MD is from Maryland.

0.461

2017 Wage GINI

0.461

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.461 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0789% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Maryland in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Maryland across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 7054

  2. Census Tract 7053

  3. Census Tract 7052

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, MD was Census Tract 7054 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 7053 and Census Tract 7052, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Montgomery County, MD colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

6.99% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, MD (72.1k out of 1.03M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    25,299 ± 1,220

  2. Hispanic

    22,788 ± 1,272

  3. Black

    20,670 ± 1,159

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, MD is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

569k

2017 Value

± 12,602

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, MD grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 558k employees to 569k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, MD, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (45,946 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (21,210 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (17,972 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MD.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MD, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (45,946 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (21,210 people), and Software Developers & Programmers (17,972 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, MD has an unusually high number of residents working as Mathematical Science Occupations (5.55 times higher than expected), Life & Physical Scientists (5.42 times), and Social Scientists & Related Workers (4.82 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MD, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($142,558), Management Occupations ($104,280), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($98,849).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

569k

2017 Value

± 12,602

2.05%

1 Year growth

± 3.05%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, MD grew at a rate of 2.05%, from 558k employees to 569k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (97,222 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (67,283 people), and Public Administration (62,976 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, MD, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, MD and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Montgomery County, MD, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (97,222 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (67,283 people), and Public Administration (62,976 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, MD has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.44 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (2.29 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.49 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montgomery County, MD, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($142,172), Public Administration ($101,580), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($87,148).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $24.1B

  2. $17.7B

  3. $14.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Textiles/leather with $24.1B, followed by Mixed freight with $17.7B and Electronics and $14.2B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Maryland products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$180B

2015 Value

$243B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Maryland trade was $180B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $243B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Maryland trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Maryland to other states, or from other states to Maryland.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $24B

  2. $18.2B

  3. $6.71B

In 2015, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $24B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.2B and New York and $6.71B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Maryland shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

92.9% of the population of Montgomery County, MD has health coverage, with 57.1% on employee plans, 12.3% on Medicaid, 9.97% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 1.5% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Montgomery County, MD was $8,602 in 2014. This is a 4.27% increase from the previous year ($8,250).

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see 732 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (723 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 830 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 357 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (15.8%). Additionally, Somerset County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (44.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

732 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see an average of 732 patients per year. This represents a 1.24% increase from the previous year (723 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, MD in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$8,602

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,343

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,677

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$12,000

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Maryland (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.27%, from $8,250 to $8,602.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

7.1%

Uninsured

57.1%

Employer Coverage

12.3%

Medicaid

9.97%

Medicare

12.1%

Non-Group

1.5%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, MD grew by 9.09% from 6.51% to 7.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, MD changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 15.8% prevalence

  2. 13.7% prevalence

  3. 13.4% prevalence

Dorchester County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Maryland, at 15.8%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Maryland by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Montgomery County, MD is home to a population of 1.06M people, from which 85.3% are citizens. As of 2017, 32% of Montgomery County, MD residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Montgomery County, MD is composed of 458k White Alone residents (43.3%), 207k Hispanic or Latino residents (19.6%), 191k Black or African American Alone residents (18%), 161k Asian Alone residents (15.2%), 32.2k Two or More Races residents (3.04%), 7.37k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.696%), 1.47k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.139%), and 378 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0357%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Montgomery County, MD are Spanish or Spanish Creole (161,371 speakers), Chinese (38,378 speakers), and African Languages (30,623 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

34

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.5

46

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.6

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montgomery County, MD was 39. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 34, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 46. But people in Montgomery County, MD are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Montgomery County, MD residents was 39.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

32%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

32.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 32% of Montgomery County, MD residents were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, MD was 32.1%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. El Salvador

    103,048 ± 7,814 people

  2. India

    59,523 ± 5,960 people

  3. China

    45,415 ± 5,212 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montgomery County, MD was El Salvador, the natal country of 103,048 Montgomery County, MD residents, followed by India with 59,523 and China with 45,415.

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Citizenship

85.3%

2017 Citizenship

84.8%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 85.3% of Montgomery County, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, MD was 84.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    458k ± 2.58k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    207k ± 13.3k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    191k ± 3.28k

In 2017, there were 2.21 times more White Alone residents (458k people) in Montgomery County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 207k Hispanic or Latino and 191k Black or African American Alone residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Montgomery County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    161,371 speakers (16.6%)

  2. Chinese

    38,378 speakers (3.95%)

  3. African Languages

    30,623 speakers (3.15%)

40.6% of Montgomery County, MD citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Montgomery County, MD was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 16.6% of the overall population of Montgomery County, MD are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 3.95% speak Chinese and 3.15% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    11,512 ± 1,415

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    10,990 ± 1,952

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    5,702 ± 1,100

Montgomery County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Montgomery County, MD awarded 3,451 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, MD is skewed towards women, with 11,918 male students and 13,689 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, MD are White (1,011 and 32.3%), followed by Black or African American (938 and 30%), Hispanic or Latino (620 and 19.8%), and Asian (431 and 13.8%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Montgomery College (2,841 and 82.3%), Washington Adventist University (287 and 8.32%), and L'Academie de Cuisine (91 and 2.64%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,086 and 31.5%), General Business (396 and 11.5%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (220 and 6.37%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery County, MD are $15,600 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 1,077 degrees awarded

  2. 396 degrees awarded

  3. 217 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montgomery County, MD was Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities with 1,077 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Montgomery County, MD according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 2,841 degrees awarded

  2. 287 degrees awarded

  3. 91 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$15,600

Median Private

In 2016, the Montgomery County, MD institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montgomery College with 2,841 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,551

Degrees Awarded to Men

1,900

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,551 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, MD, which is 0.816 times less than the 1,900 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    1,011 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    938 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    620 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montgomery County, MD were to White students. These 1,011 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 938 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, MD was $477,800 in 2017, which is 2.2 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $475,300 to $477,800, a 0.526% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, MD is 65.2%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montgomery County, MD have an average commute time of 32.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montgomery County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$103,235

Median Household Income

± $2,632

373k

Number of Households

± 9,095

In 2017, the median household income of the 373k households in Montgomery County, MD grew to $103,235 from the previous year's value of $99,763.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, MD distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Housing

Property Value

$477,800

2017 Median

± $7,534

$475,300

2016 Median

± $7,345

In 2017, the median property value in Montgomery County, MD grew to to $477,800 from the previous year's value of $475,300.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montgomery County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, MD the largest share of households have a property value in the $500k - $750k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Montgomery County, MD distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, MD the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

65.2%

2017 Homeownership

64.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 65.2% of the housing units in Montgomery County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Montgomery County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, MD distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, MD have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

32.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, MD have a longer commute time (32.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.64% of the workforce in Montgomery County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    64.6%

  2. Public Transit

    14.5%

  3. Carpooled

    10.7%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Montgomery County, MD was Drove Alone, followed by those who Public Transit and those who Carpooled.

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