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Time Zone: Montgomery County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Rockville is the Seat for Montgomery County.

Montgomery County was founded in 1776 and was created by taking area from FrederickCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Montgomery had a population of 971,600 people. This is an increase of 11.25% since the last Census (which gave a population of 873,341 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Montgomery represented 16.49% of the total population of Maryland, making it the state's most populous county (out of 24 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2009971,600+11.25%+1.88% since 2008
2008953,685+9.2%+1.3% since 2007
2000873,341The Last Census

More information can be found on the Montgomery County Census Page for Montgomery County.


Below are some of the communities located in Montgomery County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Montgomery County):

Community 2009
(2009vs. 2000)
Rockville   62,10547,38831.06% increase  
Gaithersburg   59,98652,61314.01% increase  
Takoma Park   18,02717,2994.21% increase  
Poolesville   5,8065,15112.72% increase  
Chevy Chase   2,8682,7265.21% increase  

Websites for Montgomery County

Official Website:   www.montgomerycountymd.gov/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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