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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    C-
  10. Health & Fitness
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  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C+
Montgomery County is located in Maryland with a population of 1,039,198. Montgomery County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. Living in Montgomery County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montgomery County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Montgomery County and residents tend to be liberal. The public schools in Montgomery County are highly rated.
Population
1,039,198

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$467,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,693
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Montgomery County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    104.9
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    15
    40.7
  • Robbery
    154.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    299.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,943.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    174.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    14%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    14%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    32%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    27%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    19%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    14%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

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Montgomery County Reviews

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I grew up in Montgomery county in the part thats called Gaithersburg for most of my childhood. Growing up here was pretty average, I guess you can say its your typical suburban area. What makes it so great is that it pretty safe and anything you can think of doing you could probably find in a one hour driving distance at most, plus your a short metro ride to Washington DC.
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I have been living in Montgomery County for 25 years, and it just seems like the county is going backwards instead of forward. Every restaurant, clothing store, mall, etc. that someone opens here eventually gets closed down in less than 2 years. When I first moved out my parents house I paid $800 for a one bedroom apartment which is ridiculous. Montgomery Count needs a better school system, more jobs that pay people enough to take care of their kids, and nice affordable living areas.
Calm town just need better pay rates and opportunities haven't had a pay raise in over 5 years. Crime is on the rise. Schools are horribile I have gotten to the point I rather homeschool I thought McKee was a really good school but, my daughter is in special ed and they do very little to accommodate her. Southlawn Elementary however was very good fro her hate I had to move. However I love Montgomery and will never move.