Montgomery County, MD

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2020 Population
1.05M
0.396% 1-year growth
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
39.4
0.51% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
6.59%
3.62% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$111,812
2.75% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$491,700
1.4% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
559,029
0.342% 1-year decline

About

In 2020, Montgomery County, MD had a population of 1.05M people with a median age of 39.4 and a median household income of $111,812. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Montgomery County, MD grew from 1.04M to 1.05M, a 0.396% increase and its median household income grew from $108,820 to $111,812, a 2.75% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (43.1%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (14.9%), Other (Hispanic) (8.33%), and White (Hispanic) (8.13%).

None of the households in Montgomery County, MD reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

86% of the residents in Montgomery County, MD are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, MD are Montgomery College (3,022 degrees awarded in 2020), Washington Adventist University (259 degrees), and SANS Technology Institute (493895) (111 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Montgomery County, MD was $491,700, and the homeownership rate was 65.6%.

Most people in Montgomery County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 34.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, MD was 2 cars per household.

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geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Montgomery County, MD is home to a population of 1.05M people, from which 86% are citizens. As of 2020, 32.2% of Montgomery County, MD residents were born outside of the country (338k people).

In 2020, there were 2.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (452k people) in Montgomery County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 188k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 156k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86%
2020 Citizenship
85.2%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 86% of Montgomery County, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, MD was 85.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    452k ± 856
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    188k ± 1.75k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    156k ± 1.43k
19.5%
Hispanic Population
205k people

In 2020, there were 2.4 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (452k people) in Montgomery County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 188k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 156k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

19.5% of the people in Montgomery County, MD are hispanic (205k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Montgomery County, MD as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    106,672 ± 7,947 people
  2. India
    60,671 ± 6,017 people
  3. China
    43,639 ± 5,110 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 106,672 Maryland residents, followed by India with 60,671 and China with 43,639.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.2%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
338k people
32.3%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
337k people

As of 2020, 32.2% of Montgomery County, MD residents (338k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, MD was 32.3%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,060 ± 561
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    11,017 ± 703
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,543 ± 546

Montgomery County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Montgomery County, MD employs 559k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (97,368 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (68,319 people), and Public Administration (63,439 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($211,875), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($108,553), and Public Administration ($107,776).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.25 times higher than the average income of females, which is $67,182. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.457, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

559k
2020 Value
± 5,943
−0.342%
1 Year decline
± 1.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Montgomery County, MD declined at a rate of −0.342%, from 561k employees to 559k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, MD, are Management Occupations (73,873 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (48,966 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (48,182 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, MD.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

559k
2020 Value
± 5,943
−0.342%
1 Year decline
± 1.41%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Montgomery County, MD declined at a rate of −0.342%, from 561k employees to 559k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (97,368 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (68,319 people), and Public Administration (63,439 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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Median Earnings by Industry

$63,611
Median earning men ± $1,040
$50,242
Median earning women ± $671

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Public Administration ($113,704), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($97,715), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($96,427).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Public Administration ($103,965), Information ($79,763), and Manufacturing ($74,909).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Maryland.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 15,274
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 10,022
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 6,123
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $12.9M
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. $12.1M
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. $7.83M
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The chart shows the total annual payroll and the average annual payroll by industry.

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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. $29.2B
  2. $23.2B
  3. $20.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $29.2B, followed by Mixed freight ($23.2B) and Electronics ($20.6B).

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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$217B
2020 Value in Maryland
$445B
Projected 2050 Value in Maryland
105% growth

In 2020, total outbound Maryland trade was $217B. This is expected to increase 105% to $445B by 2050.

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. $21.2B
  2. $18.1B
  3. $10.1B

In 2020, the top outbound Maryland domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Virginia with $21.2B, followed by Pennsylvania with $18.1B and New York and $10.1B.

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

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, MD went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 78.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (19%), followed by Other (1.63%).

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing the state of Maryland. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Maryland

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Ben Cardin
Senator from Maryland1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
Chris Van Hollen
Senator from Maryland3
Assumed office on January 3, 2017

Ben Cardin and Chris Van Hollen are the senators currently representing Maryland.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Maryland over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Maryland

Maryland is currently represented by 8 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Maryland have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Montgomery County, MD awarded 3,672 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, MD in 2020 is skewed towards women, with 9,836 male students and 12,178 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, MD are Black or African American (915 and 28.2%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (886 and 27.3%), White (809 and 25%), and Asian (464 and 14.3%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Montgomery College (3,022 and 82.3%), Washington Adventist University (259 and 7.05%), and SANS Technology Institute (493895) (111 and 3.02%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (1,046 and 28.5%), General Business (398 and 10.8%), and Liberal Arts & Sciences (253 and 6.89%).

The median tuition cost in Montgomery County, MD for private four year colleges is $16,800.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Montgomery County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 94%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 4.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 22,014 (44.7% men and 55.3% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 22,014 students enrolled in Montgomery County, MD, 44.7% men and 55.3% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Black or African American with 5,868 records, of which 59.7% were women and 40.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 253 degree-majors awarded
  2. 1,042 degree-majors awarded
  3. 398 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montgomery County, MD was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 253 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

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 3,022 degrees awarded
  2. 259 degrees awarded
  3. 111 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montgomery College with 3,022 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,650 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, MD, which is 0.816 times less than the 2,022 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 915 degrees mean that there were 1.03 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 886 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($16,800) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($2,184) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 2-year ($1,792) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.977% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.892% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.18M), Bachelors Degree (982k), and Some college (980k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, MD was $491,700 in 2020, which is 2.14 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $484,900 to $491,700, a 1.4% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, MD is 65.6%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Montgomery County, MD have an average commute time of 34.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, MD is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montgomery County, MD is $111,812. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, MD was Census Tract 7006.08 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 7045.03 and Census Tract 7047, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

In 2021, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.699%.

Property

$491,700
Median Property Value 2020
±$3,861
$244,613
Median Property Taxes
±$3,147

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units 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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Montgomery County, MD compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

65.6%
Homeownership
2020
70%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 65.6% of the housing units in Montgomery County, MD were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 65.4%.

This chart shows the percentage of owner in Montgomery County, MD compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7006.08
  2. Census Tract 7045.03
  3. Census Tract 7047

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, MD was Census Tract 7006.08 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 7045.03 and Census Tract 7047, 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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Household Income

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$111,812
Median Household Income
± $1,361
370k
Number of Households
± 3,870

In 2020, the median household income of the 370k households in Montgomery County, MD grew to $111,812 from the previous year's value of $108,820.

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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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, MD is from Maryland.
0.457
2020 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.461
2019 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2020, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.457 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.855% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Maryland was lower than than the national average of 0.478. 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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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (62.6%)
  2. Public Transit (13%)
  3. Worked At Home (11.4%)

In 2020, 62.6% of workers in Montgomery County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who used public transit to get to work (13%) and those who worked at home (11.4%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

34.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, MD have a longer commute time (34.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 3.47% of the workforce in Montgomery County, MD have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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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.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 16.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 0.699%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.59% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, MD (68.4k out of 1.04M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 9.3% of the children was living in poverty in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 173 in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 20.5 per 100,000 population.

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93.2% of the population of Montgomery County, MD has health coverage, with 57.2% on employee plans, 12.1% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 12.2% on non-group plans, and 1.23% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Maryland 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 723 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (743 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 805 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 304 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Maryland, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

723 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, MD

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see an average of 723 patients per year. This represents a 2.69% decrease from the previous year (743 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Maryland across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.6% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 47.6% were men and 52.4% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

6.77%
Uninsured
57.2%
Employer Coverage
12.1%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
12.2%
Non-Group
1.23%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, MD declined by 5.19% from 7.14% to 6.77%.

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 Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 39.1 in Montgomery County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 21.9% in Montgomery County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 7.8% in Montgomery County, MD.

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