Montgomery County, PA

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2022 Population
856,399
0.647% 1-year growth
US Senator
Bob Casey Jr.
Democratic Party
US Senator
John Fetterman
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
41.2
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
6.27%
5.63% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$107,441
8.13% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$382,300
12.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
451,495
0.422% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Montgomery County, PA had a population of 856k people with a median age of 41.2 and a median household income of $107,441. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montgomery County, PA grew from 850,890 to 856,399, a 0.647% increase and its median household income grew from $99,361 to $107,441, a 8.13% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, PA are White (Non-Hispanic) (73.6%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (8.96%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (7.83%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.47%), and White (Hispanic) (2.37%).

None of the households in Montgomery County, PA 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.

95.7% of the residents in Montgomery County, PA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, PA are Montgomery County Community College (1,696 degrees awarded in 2022), Arcadia University (981 degrees), and Gwynedd Mercy University (748 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Montgomery County, PA was $382,300, and the homeownership rate was 71.7%.

Most people in Montgomery County, PA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 28.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, PA was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Montgomery County, PA is home to a population of 856k people, from which 95.7% are citizens. As of 2022, 10.8% of Montgomery County, PA residents were born outside of the country (92.6k people).

In 2022, there were 8.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (630k people) in Montgomery County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 67.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

95.7%
2022 Citizenship
95.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 95.7% of Montgomery County, PA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, PA was 95.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, PA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    630k ± 1.25k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    76.7k ± 1.39k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    67.1k ± 1.04k
5.67%
Hispanic Population
48.5k people

In 2022, there were 8.21 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (630k people) in Montgomery County, PA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 76.7k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 67.1k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.67% of the people in Montgomery County, PA are hispanic (48.5k people).

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

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. India
    99,082 ± 7,698 people
  2. Dominican Republic
    90,229 ± 7,349 people
  3. China
    69,880 ± 6,473 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Pennsylvania was India, the natal country of 99,082 Pennsylvania residents, followed by Dominican Republic with 90,229 and China with 69,880.

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Foreign-Born Population

10.8%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
92.6k people
11%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
93.8k people

As of 2022, 10.8% of Montgomery County, PA residents (92.6k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, PA was 11%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,661 ± 794
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    6,069 ± 699
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,814 ± 439

Montgomery County, PA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.09 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, PA employs 451k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, PA are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,479 people), Manufacturing (52,576 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,099 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($105,268), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($100,400), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($97,140).

Males in Pennsylvania have an average income that is 1.32 times higher than the average income of females, which is $62,610. The income inequality in Pennsylvania (measured using the Gini index) is 0.466, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

451k
2022 Value
± 4,978
0.422%
1 Year growth
± 1.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, PA grew at a rate of 0.422%, from 450k employees to 451k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, PA, are Management Occupations (61,534 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,191 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (44,670 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, PA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

451k
2022 Value
± 4,978
0.422%
1 Year growth
± 1.54%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, PA grew at a rate of 0.422%, from 450k employees to 451k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, PA, are Health Care & Social Assistance (67,479 people), Manufacturing (52,576 people), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,099 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, PA, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, PA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$71,924
Median earning men ± $1,234
$51,968
Median earning women ± $895

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($101,076), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($98,467), and Information ($94,704).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Manufacturing ($85,013), Information ($78,750), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($71,308).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.78%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 6.03M people employed in Pennsylvania. This represents a 2.78% 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 18.1%.

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

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 12,411
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 7,716
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 6,957
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, PA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 62.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (36.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.02%).

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing the state of Pennsylvania. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Pennsylvania

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Bob Casey Jr.
Senator from Pennsylvania1
Assumed office on January 3, 2007
John Fetterman
Senator from Pennsylvania3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Bob Casey Jr. and John Fetterman are the senators currently representing Pennsylvania.

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 Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is currently represented by 17 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 Pennsylvania have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Montgomery County, PA awarded 7,109 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, PA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 9,690 male students and 16,887 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, PA are White (3,990 and 58.4%), followed by Black or African American (1,086 and 15.9%), Hispanic or Latino (552 and 8.08%), and Asian (492 and 7.2%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, PA by number of degrees awarded are Montgomery County Community College (1,696 and 23.9%), Arcadia University (981 and 13.8%), and Gwynedd Mercy University (748 and 10.5%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, PA are Registered Nursing (446 and 6.27%), Liberal Arts & Sciences (358 and 5.04%), and Aesthetician & Skin Care Specialist (268 and 3.77%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery County, PA are $25,140 for private four year colleges, and $14,684 and $24,586 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Montgomery County, PA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 75%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 15.1%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 26,577 (36.5% men and 63.5% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 26,577 students enrolled in Montgomery County, PA, 36.5% men and 63.5% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 13,880 records, of which 62.8% were women and 37.2% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 158 degrees awarded
  2. 305 degrees awarded
  3. 166 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Montgomery County, PA was General Psychology with 158 degrees awarded.

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

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 1,696 degrees awarded
  2. 981 degrees awarded
  3. 748 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Montgomery County Community College with 1,696 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,957 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, PA, which is 0.38 times less than the 5,152 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 3,990 degrees mean that there were 3.67 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,086 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private not-for-profit, 2-year ($27,840) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 2-year ($1,770) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,840) 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, 0.733% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.743% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (3.5M), Bachelors Degree (1.98M), and Some college (1.83M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, PA was $382,300 in 2022, which is 1.36 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $338,800 to $382,300, a 12.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, PA is 71.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montgomery County, PA have an average commute time of 28.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, PA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montgomery County, PA is $107,441. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, PA was Census Tract 2046 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 2048 and Census Tract 2049, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0739%.

Property

$382,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$2,347
$236,503
Median Property Taxes
±$2,745

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, PA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

71.7%
Homeownership
2022
63.5%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 71.7% of the housing units in Montgomery County, PA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 2046
  2. Census Tract 2048
  3. Census Tract 2049

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, PA was Census Tract 2046 with a value of $250,001, followed by Census Tract 2048 and Census Tract 2049, with respective values of $250,001 and $250,001.

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

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Household Income

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$107,441
Median Household Income
± $1,366
330k
Number of Households
± 4,035

In 2022, the median household income of the 330k households in Montgomery County, PA grew to $107,441 from the previous year's value of $99,361.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, PA 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, PA is from Pennsylvania.
0.466
2022 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania
0.467
2021 Wage GINI in Pennsylvania

In 2022, the income inequality in Pennsylvania was 0.466 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.123% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Pennsylvania was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Pennsylvania in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (69.4%)
  2. Worked At Home (18%)
  3. Carpooled (6.02%)

In 2022, 69.4% of workers in Montgomery County, PA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18%) and those who carpooled to work (6.02%).

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Commute Time

28.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, PA have a longer commute time (28.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.19% of the workforce in Montgomery County, PA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 14.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator grew 0.0739%.

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Poverty & Diversity

6.27% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, PA (52.4k out of 835k 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 18 - 24, followed by Females 75+ and then Females 25 - 34.

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

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, 5.7% of the children was living in poverty in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.1%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 135 in Montgomery County, PA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 58.9 per 100,000 population.

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Health

96.2% of the population of Montgomery County, PA has health coverage, with 61.3% on employee plans, 8.47% on Medicaid, 13.9% on Medicare, 12.1% on non-group plans, and 0.48% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, PA see 725 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (728 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 916 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 261 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

725 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, PA

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, PA see an average of 725 patients per year. This represents a 0.412% decrease from the previous year (728 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, PA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 23% under 18 years, 19.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.1% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.1% were men and 51.9% were women.

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Uninsured People

3.81%
Uninsured
61.3%
Employer Coverage
8.47%
Medicaid
13.9%
Medicare
12.1%
Non-Group
0.48%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, PA grew by 2.87% from 3.7% to 3.81%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 29.3 in Montgomery County, PA.

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Health Behaviors

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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 29.6% in Montgomery County, PA.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 4.88% in Montgomery County, PA.

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