Demographics

Montgomery County is a part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area. As of 2010, our population was close to 1 million people.

Montgomery County’s diverse and well-educated residents provide a skilled and available labor force for all knowledge-based industries. We have the nation’s highest percentage (29.2%) of residents over 25 years of age who hold post-graduate degrees.

Most of the county's residents live in unincorporated locales, the most populous of which are Silver Spring, Germantown and Bethesda. The incorporated cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are also large population centers.

Overview Statistics
Population 971,777
Population % change, 2000-2010 11.3%
Median Age 37
Foreign-born population 29.6%
Persons age 5 and older who speak
a language other than English at home
36%
Number of households 344,099
Number of persons per household 2.72
Educational Attainment
High school graduates,
% of persons age 25+, 2005-2009
91.1%
Bachelor’s degree or higher,
% of persons age 25+, 2005-2009
56.1%
Gender
Males 48%
Females 52%
Race
White, Non-Hispanic 49%
Black or African-American 17%
White Hispanic 14%
Asian 14%
Non-white, Hispanic  2%
Two or more races  5%
Income
Median household income, 2009 $93,774
Per capita money income, 2005-2009 $46,122

Sources:  US Census Bureau (2009 American Community Survey) and 2010 Census