Montgomery County, TX

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Population

570,934

2.65% growth

Median Age

37.2


Median Household Income

$76,811

8% growth

Poverty Rate

10.3%


Number of Employees

272,115

5.6% growth

Median Property Value

$235,400

4.34% growth

About

In 2017, Montgomery County, TX had a population of 571k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $76,811. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montgomery County, TX grew from 556,203 to 570,934, a 2.65% increase and its median household income grew from $71,123 to $76,811, a 8% increase.

The population of Montgomery County, TX is 65.9% White Alone, 24.1% Hispanic or Latino, and 5.1% Black or African American Alone. N/A% of the people in Montgomery County, TX speak a non-English language, and 91.6% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, TX are Lone Star College System (9,020 degrees awarded in 2016) and Grace School of Theology (27 degrees).

The median property value in Montgomery County, TX is $235,400, and the homeownership rate is 71.3%. Most people in Montgomery County, TX commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 30.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, TX is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, TX employs 272k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, TX are Retail Trade (31,488 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,808 people), and Construction (27,250 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($121,503), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($101,490), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,186).

Median household income in Montgomery County, TX is $76,811. Males in Montgomery County, TX have an average income that is 1.4 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,183. The income inequality in Montgomery County, TX (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$76,811

2017 value

± $2,526

8%

1 Year Growth

± 5.38%

Households in Montgomery County, TX have a median annual income of $76,811, 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 $71,123 in 2016, which represents a 8% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$65,834

Average Male Salary

± $720

$47,183

Average Female Salary

± $513

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montgomery County, TX made 1.4 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Montgomery County, TX by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $66,972 ± $2,204

  2. White

    $53,020 ± $510

  3. Two or More Races

    $45,863 ± $2,727

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montgomery County, TX workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.26 times more than White 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, TX is from Texas.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.482

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Texas was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.678% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

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

This chart shows the number of workers in Texas 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 6909

  2. Census Tract 6908

  3. Census Tract 6906.02

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, TX was Census Tract 6909 with a value of $156,750, followed by Census Tract 6908 and Census Tract 6906.02, with respective values of $152,600 and $142,748.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

10.3% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, TX (54.9k out of 531k 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 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

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

    45,519 ± 2,252

  2. Hispanic

    26,158 ± 1,659

  3. Other

    3,772 ± 669

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

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

272k

2017 Value

± 12,342

5.6%

1 Year growth

± 6.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, TX grew at a rate of 5.6%, from 258k employees to 272k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, TX, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,780 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (8,937 people), and First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (8,525 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, TX.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, TX, by number of employees, are Other Management Occupations Except Farmers, Ranchers, & Other Agricultural Managers (25,780 people), Other Business Operations Specialists (8,937 people), and First-Line Supervisors of Retail Sales Workers (8,525 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, TX has an unusually high number of residents working as Air Transportation Workers (4.61 times higher than expected), Extraction Workers (4.11 times), and First-Line Supervisors of Mechanics, Installers, & Repairers (3.93 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, TX, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($116,174), Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($97,131), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($96,278).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

272k

2017 Value

± 12,342

5.6%

1 Year growth

± 6.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, TX grew at a rate of 5.6%, from 258k employees to 272k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, TX, are Retail Trade (31,488 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,808 people), and Construction (27,250 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, TX 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, TX, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (31,488 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (28,808 people), and Construction (27,250 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, TX has an unusually high number of Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction (11.1 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (3.81 times), and Utilities (1.71 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montgomery County, TX, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($121,503), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($101,490), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,186).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

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

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $282B

  2. $216B

  3. $159B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas product (by dollars) was Fuel oils with $282B, followed by Gasoline with $216B and Mixed freight and $159B.

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

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$1.97T

2015 Value

$2.8T

Projected 2045 Value

42.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Texas trade was $1.97T. This is expected to increase 42.1% to $2.8T by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Texas 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 Texas to other states, or from other states to Texas.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $85.7B

  2. $53.4B

  3. $34.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Texas domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Louisiana with $85.7B, followed by Oklahoma with $53.4B and California and $34.5B.

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

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Health

85.1% of the population of Montgomery County, TX has health coverage, with 52.4% on employee plans, 10.5% on Medicaid, 9.98% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.37% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Montgomery County, TX was $6,998 in 2014. This is a 5.06% increase from the previous year ($6,661).

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, TX see 1619 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.06% decrease from the previous year (1653 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2198 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1441 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (14.5%). Additionally, Angelina County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (39.6%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,619 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, TX see an average of 1,619 patients per year. This represents a 2.06% decrease from the previous year (1,653 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, TX 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%).

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Access and Quality

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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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$6,998

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,696

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$7,273

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$11,895

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Texas (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.06%, from $6,661 to $6,998.

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

14.9%

Uninsured

52.4%

Employer Coverage

10.5%

Medicaid

9.98%

Medicare

10.8%

Non-Group

1.37%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, TX declined by 0.969% from 15% to 14.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, TX 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. 14.5% prevalence

  2. 14.4% prevalence

  3. 14.3% prevalence

Cass County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Texas, at 14.5%.

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

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Diversity

Montgomery County, TX is home to a population of 571k people, from which 91.6% are citizens. As of 2017, 12.2% of Montgomery County, TX residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Montgomery County, TX is composed of 376k White Alone residents (65.9%), 138k Hispanic or Latino residents (24.1%), 29.1k Black or African American Alone residents (5.1%), 18.4k Asian Alone residents (3.23%), 7.24k Two or More Races residents (1.27%), 1.53k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.268%), 923 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.162%), and 73 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0128%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Montgomery County, TX are N/A.

Age

Age by Nativity

35

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.4

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montgomery County, TX was 37.2. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Montgomery County, TX are getting staying the same age. In 2016, the average age of all Montgomery County, TX residents was 37.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

12.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

12.1%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 12.2% of Montgomery County, TX residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, TX was 12.1%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    2,536,761 ± 37,310 people

  2. India

    269,624 ± 12,687 people

  3. El Salvador

    222,793 ± 11,543 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montgomery County, TX was Mexico, the natal country of 2,536,761 Montgomery County, TX residents, followed by India with 269,624 and El Salvador with 222,793.

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Citizenship

91.6%

2017 Citizenship

91%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 91.6% of Montgomery County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, TX was 91%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    376k ± 1.47k

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    138k ± 7.21k

  3. Black or African American Alone

    29.1k ± 1.16k

In 2017, there were 2.73 times more White Alone residents (376k people) in Montgomery County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 138k Hispanic or Latino and 29.1k 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, TX as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  2. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

  3. N/A

    N/A speakers (N/A%)

N/A% of Montgomery County, TX citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is approximately the same as the national average of 21.5%. In N/A, the most common non-English language spoken in Montgomery County, TX was N/A. N/A% of the overall population of Montgomery County, TX are native N/A speakers. N/A% speak N/A and N/A% speak N/A, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    8,438 ± 1,543

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    6,997 ± 1,954

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    6,743 ± 2,131

Montgomery County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Montgomery County, TX awarded 9,047 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, TX is skewed towards women, with 30,133 male students and 41,733 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, TX are White (3,465 and 39.7%), followed by Hispanic or Latino (2,965 and 34%), Black or African American (1,158 and 13.3%), and Asian (589 and 6.76%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lone Star College System (9,020 and 99.7%) and Grace School of Theology (27 and 0.298%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (4,882 and 54%), Industrial Technology (557 and 6.16%), and Registered Nursing (456 and 5.04%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery County, TX are $4,800 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. 4,882 degrees awarded

  2. 335 degrees awarded

  3. 177 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montgomery County, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 4,882 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 9,020 degrees awarded

  2. 27 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$4,800

Median Private

In 2016, the Montgomery County, TX institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lone Star College System with 9,020 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

3,949

Degrees Awarded to Men

5,098

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 3,949 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, TX, which is 0.775 times less than the 5,098 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

    3,465 degrees awarded

  2. Hispanic or Latino

    2,965 degrees awarded

  3. Black or African American

    1,158 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montgomery County, TX were to White students. These 3,465 degrees mean that there were 1.17 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Hispanic or Latino, with 2,965 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, TX was $235,400 in 2017, which is 1.08 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $225,600 to $235,400, a 4.34% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, TX is 71.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montgomery County, TX have an average commute time of 30.8 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montgomery County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$76,811

Median Household Income

± $2,526

196k

Number of Households

± 9,228

In 2017, the median household income of the 196k households in Montgomery County, TX grew to $76,811 from the previous year's value of $71,123.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, TX 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$235,400

2017 Median

± $9,824

$225,600

2016 Median

± $10,005

In 2017, the median property value in Montgomery County, TX grew to to $235,400 from the previous year's value of $225,600.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montgomery County, TX 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, TX the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

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

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Rent vs Own

71.3%

2017 Homeownership

70.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 71.3% of the housing units in Montgomery County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 70.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Montgomery County, TX 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, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, TX have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

30.8 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, TX have a longer commute time (30.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.63% of the workforce in Montgomery County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    82.9%

  2. Carpooled

    7.67%

  3. Worked At Home

    6.45%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Montgomery County, TX was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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