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The 2000 Census showed that Montgomery County had a population of 26,822 people. This represented 0.33% of the total population of North Carolina, making it the state's 71st most populous county (out of 100 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Montgomery had a population of 27,745 people. This is an increase of 3.44% since the 2000 Census.

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
201027,798+3.64%+0.19% since 2009
200927,745+3.44%+0.14% since 2008
200827,707+3.3%+0.88% since 2007
200727,464+2.39%+0.74% since 2006
200627,262+1.64%+0.59% since 2005
200527,102+1.04%+0.19% since 2004
200427,051+0.85%-0.64% since 2003
200327,225+1.5%+0.73% since 2002
200227,028+0.77%+0.21% since 2001
200126,972+0.56%+0.56% since 2000
200026,822The Last Census

Montgomery County had 14,145 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Montgomery County has a total area<3> of 501 square miles [1,299 km²]. Of this total, 491.6 square miles [1,273 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (2%) being water (10.04 square miles [25.99 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Montgomery County had a population density of 54.6 people per square mile [21.07 people/km²], making it the state's 79th most densely populated county (out of 100 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Montgomery County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Montgomery and the state of North Carolina.

Click here for the Montgomery County QuickFact (QF-37123).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Montgomery County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Montgomery County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
AnsonQF-37007   SW25,05625,275-0.87%
DavidsonQF-37057   NW158,582147,2467.7%
MooreQF-37125   E87,15874,76916.57%
RandolphQF-37151   N142,151130,4548.97%
RichmondQF-37153   S45,97046,564-1.28%
StanlyQF-37167   W59,79458,1002.92%

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U.S. Census Bureau
Census QuickFact for Montgomery County

Footnotes ...

<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>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Montgomery. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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