Montgomery County, TX

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2022 Population
629,989
3.62% 1-year growth
US Senator
John Cornyn
Republican Party
US Senator
Ted Cruz
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
37.4
0.268% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.82%
0.294% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$95,946
8.29% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$293,500
13.9% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
301,015
3.89% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Montgomery County, TX had a population of 630k people with a median age of 37.4 and a median household income of $95,946. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montgomery County, TX grew from 607,999 to 629,989, a 3.62% increase and its median household income grew from $88,597 to $95,946, a 8.29% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, TX are White (Non-Hispanic) (62.3%), White (Hispanic) (13%), Two+ (Hispanic) (8.61%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (5.3%), and Other (Hispanic) (3.52%).

None of the households in Montgomery County, TX reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.4% of the residents in Montgomery County, TX are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, TX are Lone Star College System (11,449 degrees awarded in 2022) and Grace School of Theology (88 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Montgomery County, TX was $293,500, and the homeownership rate was 72.7%.

Most people in Montgomery County, TX drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, TX was 2 cars per household.

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Population & Diversity

Montgomery County, TX is home to a population of 630k people, from which 91.4% are citizens. As of 2022, 14.1% of Montgomery County, TX residents were born outside of the country (88.9k people).

In 2022, there were 4.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (393k people) in Montgomery County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82.1k White (Hispanic) and 54.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.4%
2022 Citizenship
91.5%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.4% of Montgomery County, TX residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, TX was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, TX
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    393k ± 1.1k
  2. White (Hispanic)
    82.1k ± 3.85k
  3. Two+ (Hispanic)
    54.2k ± 3.66k
25.8%
Hispanic Population
163k people

In 2022, there were 4.78 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (393k people) in Montgomery County, TX than any other race or ethnicity. There were 82.1k White (Hispanic) and 54.2k Two+ (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

25.8% of the people in Montgomery County, TX are hispanic (163k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Montgomery County, TX as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    2,430,315 ± 36,649 people
  2. India
    305,649 ± 13,502 people
  3. El Salvador
    224,600 ± 11,591 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Texas was Mexico, the natal country of 2,430,315 Texas residents, followed by India with 305,649 and El Salvador with 224,600.

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Foreign-Born Population

14.1%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
88.9k people
13.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
84.2k people

As of 2022, 14.1% of Montgomery County, TX residents (88.9k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, TX was 13.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,758 ± 1,165
  2. Vietnam
    9,078 ± 795
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    6,515 ± 892

Montgomery County, TX has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.07 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, TX employs 301k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, TX are Retail Trade (33,900 people), Educational Services (29,608 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (28,575 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($118,262), Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($114,232), and Management of Companies & Enterprises ($113,210).

Males in Texas have an average income that is 1.38 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,213. The income inequality in Texas (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

301k
2022 Value
± 6,274
3.89%
1 Year growth
± 2.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, TX grew at a rate of 3.89%, from 290k employees to 301k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, TX, are Management Occupations (41,759 people), Sales & Related Occupations (34,239 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (30,497 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, TX.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

301k
2022 Value
± 6,274
3.89%
1 Year growth
± 2.87%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, TX grew at a rate of 3.89%, from 290k employees to 301k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, TX, are Retail Trade (33,900 people), Educational Services (29,608 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (28,575 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, TX, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, TX and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$64,860
Median earning men ± $1,924
$42,063
Median earning women ± $1,535

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($134,796), Wholesale Trade ($108,038), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($98,325).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($77,270), Manufacturing ($67,853), and Information ($56,687).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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4.59%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 13.8M people employed in Texas. This represents a 4.59% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 9.63%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Texas.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 5,296
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 3,218
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 2,746
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, TX went to Donald J. Trump with 71.2% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (27.4%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.17%).

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing the state of Texas. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Texas

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John Cornyn
Senator from Texas2
Assumed office on December 2, 2002
Phil Gramm resigned (effective November 30, 2002) a few weeks before the expiration of his term in hopes that his successor, fellow Republican John Cornyn, could gain seniority over other newly elected senators. However, Cornyn did not gain additional seniority due to a 1980 Rules Committee policy.
Ted Cruz
Senator from Texas1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

John Cornyn and Ted Cruz are the senators currently representing Texas.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Texas

Texas is currently represented by 38 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Texas have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Montgomery County, TX awarded 11,537 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, TX in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 28,450 male students and 40,576 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, TX are Hispanic or Latino (4,598 and 41.8%), followed by White (3,459 and 31.4%), Black or African American (1,405 and 12.8%), and Asian (938 and 8.52%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, TX by number of degrees awarded are Lone Star College System (11,449 and 99.2%) and Grace School of Theology (88 and 0.763%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, TX are Liberal Arts & Sciences (6,326 and 54.8%), General Business Administration & Management (605 and 5.24%), and Registered Nursing (487 and 4.22%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery County, TX are $6,240 for private four year colleges, and $5,136 and $6,456 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Enrollments by Gender and Races

In 2022 there were 69,026 students enrolled in Montgomery County, TX, 41.2% men and 58.8% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in Hispanic or Latino with 28,275 records, of which 59.9% were women and 40.1% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 6,326 degrees awarded
  2. 312 degrees awarded
  3. 267 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Associates Degree recipients in Montgomery County, TX was Liberal Arts & Sciences with 6,326 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Associates Degree from schools in Montgomery County, TX according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 11,449 degrees awarded
  2. 88 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Lone Star College System with 11,449 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

In 2022, 4,664 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, TX, which is 0.679 times less than the 6,873 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was Hispanic or Latino students. These 4,598 degrees mean that there were 1.33 times more degrees awarded to Hispanic or Latino students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 3,459 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($6,240) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($520) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($5,000) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.59% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.53% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (5.7M), Some college (4.97M), and Bachelors Degree (4.2M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, TX was $293,500 in 2022, which is 1.04 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $257,700 to $293,500, a 13.9% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, TX is 72.7%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montgomery County, TX have an average commute time of 31.6 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, TX is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montgomery County, TX is $95,946. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, TX was Census Tract 6909 with a value of $209,514, followed by Census Tract 6910 and Census Tract 6913.01, with respective values of $187,404 and $152,681.

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.11%.

Property

$293,500
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,600
$163,258
Median Property Taxes
±$3,741

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, TX the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Montgomery County, TX compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

72.7%
Homeownership
2022
66.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 72.7% of the housing units in Montgomery County, TX were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 72.7%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 6909
  2. Census Tract 6910
  3. Census Tract 6913.01

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, TX was Census Tract 6909 with a value of $209,514, followed by Census Tract 6910 and Census Tract 6913.01, with respective values of $187,404 and $152,681.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Montgomery County, TX colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$95,946
Median Household Income
± $3,307
224k
Number of Households
± 5,318

In 2022, the median household income of the 224k households in Montgomery County, TX grew to $95,946 from the previous year's value of $88,597.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, TX distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, TX is from Texas.
0.476
2022 Wage GINI in Texas
0.476
2021 Wage GINI in Texas

In 2022, the income inequality in Texas was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0231% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Texas was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Texas in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (76.9%)
  2. Worked At Home (12.4%)
  3. Carpooled (7.97%)

In 2022, 76.9% of workers in Montgomery County, TX drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (12.4%) and those who carpooled to work (7.97%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

31.6 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, TX have a longer commute time (31.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 3.11% of the workforce in Montgomery County, TX have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, TX distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, TX have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.9% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 1.11%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.82% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, TX (55.2k out of 626k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Females 55 - 64.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, TX is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.9% of the children was living in poverty in Montgomery County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 5.5%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 175 in Montgomery County, TX. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 85.2 per 100,000 population.

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Health

85.7% of the population of Montgomery County, TX has health coverage, with 53.9% on employee plans, 9.24% on Medicaid, 10.4% on Medicare, 10.8% on non-group plans, and 1.35% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, TX see 1655 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (1674 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 2034 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1069 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,655 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, TX

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, TX see an average of 1,655 patients per year. This represents a 1.14% decrease from the previous year (1,674 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, TX in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 27.5% under 18 years, 19.7% between 18 and 34 years, 39.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 13.3% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 49.3% were men and 50.7% were women.

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Uninsured People

14.3%
Uninsured
53.9%
Employer Coverage
9.24%
Medicaid
10.4%
Medicare
10.8%
Non-Group
1.35%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, TX declined by 2.75% from 14.7% to 14.3%.

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Health Outcomes

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In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 42.4 in Montgomery County, TX.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 36% in Montgomery County, TX.

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Clinical Care

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In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 17.3% in Montgomery County, TX.

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