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The 2000 Census showed that Montgomery County had a population of 83,629 people. This represented 1.18% of the total population of Virginia, making it the state's 11th most populous county (out of 134 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Montgomery had a population of 91,023 people. This is an increase of 8.84% 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
201094,392+12.87%+3.7% since 2009
200991,023+8.84%+0.96% since 2008
200890,158+7.81%+0.98% since 2007
200789,284+6.76%+1.39% since 2006
200688,059+5.3%+1.19% since 2005
200587,020+4.05%+1.15% since 2004
200486,031+2.87%+0.36% since 2003
200385,723+2.5%+0.75% since 2002
200285,089+1.75%+0.17% since 2001
200184,941+1.57%+1.57% since 2000
200083,629The Last Census

Montgomery County had 32,527 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Montgomery County has a total area<3> of 389.4 square miles [1,008 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (1.21 square miles [3.12 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Montgomery County had a population density of 215.4 people per square mile [83.2 people/km²], making it the state's 12th most densely populated county (out of 134 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 Virginia.

Click here for the Montgomery County QuickFact (QF-51121).

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
CraigQF-51045   NE4,9695,091-2.4%
FloydQF-51063   S15,01313,8748.21%
GilesQF-51071   NW17,35816,6574.21%
PulaskiQF-51155   SW35,02235,127-0.3%
RoanokeQF-51161   E91,01185,7786.1%

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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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