Montgomery County is located in east-central New York. The County Seat is Fonda and the largest city is Amsterdam. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.montgomery.ny.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 49,779 and the 2010 census population was 50,236. The land area is 403.04 square miles and there are 124.6 persons per square mile.
94.1% of the population is White, 2.6% is Black or African American, 12.4% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.8% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.1% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.9% is two or more races. 83.3% have a high school degree or higher, and 16% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $101,200, there are 19,703 households, an average of 2.49 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,417, the median household income is $44,156, and 18.7% of the persons in Montgomery County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 3,642. Retail sales (in $1000) were $621,786, and sales per capita were $12,792. The percentage of black-owned firms is 3%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 30.8%.
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