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The 2000 Census showed that Montgomery County had a population of 750,097 people. This represented 6.11% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Montgomery had a population of 782,339 people. This is an increase of 4.3% 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.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010799,874+6.64%+2.24% since 2009
2009782,339+4.3%+0.5% since 2008
2008778,452+3.78%+0.36% since 2007
2007775,631+3.4%+0.34% since 2006
2006772,968+3.05%+0.11% since 2005
2005772,142+2.94%+0.19% since 2004
2004770,700+2.75%+0.32% since 2003
2003768,240+2.42%+0.66% since 2002
2002763,218+1.75%+0.7% since 2001
2001757,879+1.04%+1.04% since 2000
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2000750,097The Last Census

Montgomery County had 297,434 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Montgomery County has a total area<3> of 487.5 square miles [1,262 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (4.33 square miles [11.23 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Montgomery County had a population density of 1,552 people per square mile [599 people/km²], making it the state's 4th most densely populated county (out of 67 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 Pennsylvania.

Click here for the Montgomery County QuickFact (QF-42091).

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

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
NorristownQF-425465631,98931,2822.26%
PottstownQF-426241621,42921,859-1.97%
LansdaleQF-424143215,59316,071-2.97%
ConshohockenQF-42158488,4567,58911.42%
HatboroQF-42330887,1547,393-3.23%
SoudertonQF-42718566,5836,730-2.18%
AmblerQF-42022646,2176,426-3.25%
CollegevilleQF-42151925,0828,032-36.73%

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

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BerksQF-42011   NW407,125373,6388.96%
BucksQF-42017   E626,015597,6354.75%
ChesterQF-42029   SW498,894433,50115.08%
DelawareQF-42045   S558,028550,8641.3%
LehighQF-42077   N343,519312,09010.07%
PhiladelphiaQF-42101   SE1,547,2971,517,5501.96%

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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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