Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Population 2020

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania's estimated population is 836,688 with a growth rate of 0.49% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is the 3rd largest county in Pennsylvania.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2020836,6884,0420.49%
2019832,6464,0420.49%
2018828,6044,0420.49%
2017824,5624,4780.55%
2016820,0842,7110.33%
2015817,3731,4930.18%
2014815,8803,2150.40%
2013812,6653,9650.49%
2012808,7003,4600.43%
2011805,2404,3330.54%
2010800,907122,79618.11%
1990678,11134,4905.36%
1980643,62119,8223.18%
1970623,799107,11720.73%
1960516,682163,61446.34%
1950353,06863,82122.06%
1940289,24723,4438.82%
1930265,80466,49433.36%
1920199,31029,72017.52%
1910169,59030,59522.01%
1900138,99515,70512.74%
1890123,29026,79627.77%
188096,49414,88218.24%
187081,61211,11215.76%
186070,50012,20920.94%
185058,29111,05023.39%
184047,2417,83519.88%
183039,4063,61310.09%
182035,7936,09020.50%
181029,7035,55322.99%
180024,1501,2215.33%
179022,9290.00%
2020 Growth Rate
0.49%
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Founded
September 10, 1784
County Seat

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White652,24579.42%
Black or African American74,5699.08%
Asian61,4057.48%
Two or More Races20,7432.53%
Some Other Race11,0301.34%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,0440.13%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander2650.03%

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Population Pyramid 2020

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Median Age

41.3


Total

39.5


Male

42.8


Female

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Adults

There are 642,409 adults, (139,629 of whom are seniors) in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Age Dependency

63.4

Age Dependency Ratio

27.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Sex Ratio

Female

421,943

51.37%

Male

399,358

48.63%

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Households and Families

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86.3%13.7%
All71.8%28.2%
Male62%38%
Female57.5%42.5%
Non Family51.5%48.5%

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All313,9492.5571.8
Married174,5203.1886.3
Non Family97,6401.2151.5
Female30,0313.0457.5
Male11,7583.0162

3.09

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

4.9%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade11,4571.99%
9th to 12th Grade21,8323.79%
High School Graduate137,29223.84%
Some College84,19614.62%
Associates Degree40,5797.05%
Bachelors Degree157,51927.36%
Graduate Degree122,93721.35%

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White455,425436,174226,547
Black49,06744,42715,649
Asian42,31038,58228,569
Hispanic22,24416,9546,602
Multiple Races7,3046,8943,283
Other Race6,1093,8791,082
Native American712520136
Islander19818582

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 95.77%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 67.52%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,315$62,871$44,234
Less Than High School$24,361$29,486$18,115
High School Grad$36,112$43,797$28,343
Some College$43,064$51,895$36,999
Bachelors Degree$63,440$75,486$52,071
Graduate Degree$85,079$105,714$70,379

$53,315

Average Earnings

$62,871

Average Male

$44,234

Average Female

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Language

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Language by Age

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Language

86.25% of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania residents speak only English, while 13.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 5.00% of the population.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Poverty

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White612,27128,1874.60%
Black68,7558,95713.03%
Hispanic39,7126,79617.11%
Asian60,7034,2376.98%
Other10,4182,15420.68%
Multiple20,2762,03310.03%
Native96728429.37%
Islander256197.42%

6.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

5.49%

Male Poverty Rate

6.94%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is Native, with 29.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montgomery County, Pennsylvania is White, with 4.60% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 8.70%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 12.04%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.32%
High School8.12%
Some College5.87%
Bachelors or Greater2.61%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed19.87%
Male Unemployed15.84%
Female Employed3.79%
Male Employed2.31%

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Income

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$88,166$120,859
Families$108,421$143,575
Married Families$122,903$159,673
Non Families$47,401$66,747

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Marital Status

Marriage Rates

54.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

56.9%

Male Marriage Rate

52.1%

Female Marriage Rate

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Married by Age and Sex

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Marital Status by Race

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Veterans

40,892

Number of Veterans

38,536

Male Veterans

2,356

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam14,543
First Gulf War5,667
Korea5,035
Second Gulf War4,833
World War II3,116
Age Group Veterans
75+13,688
65 to 7411,485
35 to 547,527
55 to 645,705
18 to 342,487
Name Veterans % of Total
White35,4156.81%
Black4,2257.44%
Hispanic9913.74%
Asian6461.36%
2 or More3443.59%
Other1652.23%
Indian8811.55%
Hawaiian94.13%

$Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Veterans by Education

4.02%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.30%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Employment Status

68.3%

Labor Force Participation

65.1%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Montgomery County, Pennsylvania Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

69.69%

Born in Pennsylvania

89.20%

Native Born

10.80%

Foreign Born

4.67%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

89.20% of Montgomery County, Pennsylvania residents were born in the United States, with 69.69% having been born in Pennsylvania. 4.67% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

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