Montgomery County, MD

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2022 Population
1.06M
0.0275% 1-year decline
US Senator
Ben Cardin
Democratic Party
US Senator
Chris Van Hollen
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
39.8
0.505% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
7.18%
1.9% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$125,583
7.02% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$588,900
15.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
560,749
0.392% 1-year decline

About

In 2022, Montgomery County, MD had a population of 1.06M people with a median age of 39.8 and a median household income of $125,583. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montgomery County, MD declined from 1.06M to 1.06M, a −0.0275% decrease and its median household income grew from $117,345 to $125,583, a 7.02% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MD are White (Non-Hispanic) (41.4%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (18.2%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (15.2%), Other (Hispanic) (9.6%), and White (Hispanic) (5.23%).

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 (2,980 degrees awarded in 2022), SANS Technology Institute (493895) (304 degrees), and Washington Adventist University (225 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Montgomery County, MD was $588,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.5%.

Most people in Montgomery County, MD drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 33 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, MD was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Montgomery County, MD is home to a population of 1.06M people, from which 86% are citizens. As of 2022, 32.1% of Montgomery County, MD residents were born outside of the country (339k people).

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (438k people) in Montgomery County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 192k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 160k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

86%
2022 Citizenship
86.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 86% of Montgomery County, MD residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, MD was 86.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, MD
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    438k ± 1.19k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    192k ± 1.89k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    160k ± 1.39k
20%
Hispanic Population
211k people

In 2022, there were 2.28 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (438k people) in Montgomery County, MD than any other race or ethnicity. There were 192k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 160k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

20% of the people in Montgomery County, MD are hispanic (211k 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
    115,960 ± 8,281 people
  2. India
    61,668 ± 6,066 people
  3. Nigeria
    45,887 ± 5,240 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Maryland was El Salvador, the natal country of 115,960 Maryland residents, followed by India with 61,668 and Nigeria with 45,887.

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Foreign-Born Population

32.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
339k people
32.2%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
341k people

As of 2022, 32.1% of Montgomery County, MD residents (339k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, MD was 32.2%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    10,073 ± 786
  2. Vietnam
    9,554 ± 643
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    5,521 ± 596

Montgomery County, MD has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.05 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, MD employs 561k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, MD are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (101,871 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (68,123 people), and Public Administration (63,799 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($149,783), Public Administration ($123,770), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($114,148).

Males in Maryland have an average income that is 1.24 times higher than the average income of females, which is $77,266. The income inequality in Maryland (measured using the Gini index) is 0.454, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

561k
2022 Value
± 5,926
−0.392%
1 Year decline
± 1.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, MD declined at a rate of −0.392%, from 563k employees to 561k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, MD, are Management Occupations (75,276 people), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (50,714 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,771 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

561k
2022 Value
± 5,926
−0.392%
1 Year decline
± 1.48%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, MD declined at a rate of −0.392%, from 563k employees to 561k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, MD, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (101,871 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (68,123 people), and Public Administration (63,799 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

$73,983
Median earning men ± $1,997
$57,309
Median earning women ± $931

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Public Administration ($131,312), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($112,947), and Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($111,661).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($118,268), Manufacturing ($96,809), and Information ($92,179).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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0.617%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.69M people employed in Maryland. This represents a 0.617% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 13.9%.

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

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Civics

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.

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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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Education

In 2022, universities in Montgomery County, MD awarded 3,668 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, MD in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,177 male students and 9,850 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, MD are Black or African American (965 and 29%), followed by White (893 and 26.9%), Hispanic or Latino (763 and 22.9%), and Asian (486 and 14.6%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, MD by number of degrees awarded are Montgomery College (2,980 and 81.2%), SANS Technology Institute (493895) (304 and 8.29%), and Washington Adventist University (225 and 6.13%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, MD are Other Liberal Arts & Sciences, General Studies, & Humanities (869 and 23.7%), General Business (430 and 11.7%), and Computer & Information Systems Security (392 and 10.7%).

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

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Montgomery County, MD, the percentage of applicants admitted was 51.4%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 9.38%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 19,027 (48.2% men and 51.8% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 19,027 students enrolled in Montgomery County, MD, 48.2% men and 51.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 5,126 records, of which 56.6% were women and 43.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 262 degrees awarded
  2. 865 degrees awarded
  3. 430 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montgomery County, MD was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 262 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. 2,980 degrees awarded
  2. 304 degrees awarded
  3. 225 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montgomery College with 2,980 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,624 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, MD, which is 0.795 times less than the 2,044 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Black or African American students. These 965 degrees mean that there were 1.08 times more degrees awarded to Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 893 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 4-year or above ($17,875) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($2,184) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

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

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.12% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.05% 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 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.2M), Bachelors Degree (1.04M), and Some college (961k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, MD was $588,900 in 2022, which is 2.09 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $508,600 to $588,900, a 15.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, MD is 65.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montgomery County, MD have an average commute time of 33 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 $125,583. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, MD was Census Tract 7006.04 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 7006.08 and Census Tract 7012.10, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

In 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.756%.

Property

$588,900
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,935
$252,457
Median Property Taxes
±$3,086

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

65.5%
Homeownership
2022
69.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 65.5% 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%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 7006.04
  2. Census Tract 7006.08
  3. Census Tract 7012.10

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, MD was Census Tract 7006.04 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 7006.08 and Census Tract 7012.10, 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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$125,583
Median Household Income
± $1,757
385k
Number of Households
± 4,920

In 2022, the median household income of the 385k households in Montgomery County, MD grew to $125,583 from the previous year's value of $117,345.

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.
0.454
2022 Wage GINI in Maryland
0.456
2021 Wage GINI in Maryland

In 2022, the income inequality in Maryland was 0.454 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.498% decline from 2021 to 2022, 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.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (56.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (21.9%)
  3. Public Transit (9.4%)

In 2022, 56.9% of workers in Montgomery County, MD drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (21.9%) and those who used public transit to get to work (9.4%).

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Commute Time

33 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, MD have a longer commute time (33 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.95% 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 2022, 16.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.756%.

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Poverty & Diversity

7.18% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, MD (75.2k out of 1.05M people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 35 - 44, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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

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 2022, 7.6% of the children was living in poverty in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 0.7%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 173 in Montgomery County, MD. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 20.5 per 100,000 population.

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Health

93.3% of the population of Montgomery County, MD has health coverage, with 55.8% on employee plans, 13.2% on Medicaid, 10.8% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.12% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see 716 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.968% decrease from the previous year (723 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 800 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 282 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, MD see an average of 716 patients per year. This represents a 0.968% decrease 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 its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 18.9% between 18 and 34 years, 40.8% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48% were men and 52% were women.

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Uninsured People

6.71%
Uninsured
55.8%
Employer Coverage
13.2%
Medicaid
10.8%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.12%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, MD grew by 0.672% from 6.66% to 6.71%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 35.8 in Montgomery County, MD.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, 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 24.5% in Montgomery County, MD.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 8.07% in Montgomery County, MD.

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