Montgomery County is located in western Maryland. The County Seat is Rockville and the largest city is Germantown. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.montgomerycountymd.gov/. The 2014 population estimate is 1,030,447 and the 2010 census population was 971,806. The land area is 491.25 square miles and there are 1978.2 persons per square mile.
62.6% of the population is White, 18.6% is Black or African American, 18.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 14.9% is Asian, 0.7% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 3.1% is two or more races. 91.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 57.1% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $446,300, there are 360,563 households, an average of 2.72 persons per household. The per capita income is $49,038, the median household income is $98,221, and 6.7% of the persons in Montgomery County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 115,471. Retail sales (in $1000) were $13,255,784, and sales per capita were $14,080. The percentage of black-owned firms is 12.4%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 32.4%.
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