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

The community of Norristown is the Seat for Montgomery County.

Montgomery County was founded September 10, 1784 and was created by taking area from PhiladelphiaCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Montgomery had a population of 782,339 people. This is an increase of 4.3% since the last Census (which gave a population of 750,097 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Montgomery represented 6.11% of the total population of Pennsylvania, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 67 counties).

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% 
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2000750,097The Last Census

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

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

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Norristown   31,98931,2822.26% increase  
Pottstown   21,42921,8591.97% decrease  
Lansdale   15,59316,0712.97% decrease  
Conshohocken   8,4567,58911.42% increase  
Hatboro   7,1547,3933.23% decrease  

Websites for Montgomery County

Official Website:   www.montcopa.org/

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

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