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

The community of Fonda is the Seat for Montgomery County.

Montgomery County was founded in 1772 and was created by taking area from AlbanyCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Montgomery had a population of 48,616 people. This is a decrease of 2.2% since the last Census (which gave a population of 49,708 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Montgomery represented 0.26% of the total population of New York, making it the state's 50th most populous county (out of 62 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
201050,219+1.03%+3.3% since 2009
200049,708The 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)
Amsterdam   17,46518,3554.85% decrease  
Amsterdam   5,7245,8201.65% decrease  
Minden   4,0724,2023.09% decrease  
Mohawk   3,9013,902  
Canajoharie   3,7313,7971.74% decrease  

Websites for Montgomery County

Official Website:   www.co.montgomery.ny.us/

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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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