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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Housing
    B
  3. Nightlife
    A
  4. Good for Families
    A+
  5. Diversity
    A+
  6. Jobs
    B
  7. Weather
    B-
  8. Cost of Living
    C
  9. Health & Fitness
    A+
  10. Outdoor Activities
    A
  11. Commute
    C+
Montgomery County is located in Maryland with a population of 1,040,133. Montgomery County is one of the best places to live in Maryland. In Montgomery County, 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
1,040,133

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$476,500
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,742
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    35%
  • Own
    65%
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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

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
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    13%
  • 65+ years
    15%
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
    13%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Montgomery County

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$106,287
National
$55,322

Montgomery County Reviews

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It is very diverse, however sometimes the people can be a little cold; for instance, when out taking a family walk, people don't really speak to you, sometimes not even when you speak to them first. One side note is that I live close to a very urban town center, so maybe that's why.

On a positive note, Montgomery county is highly exercise and pet friendly, with sidewalks and or trails on almost every street. There are many recreation centers, parks, pools, etc.
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Montgomery county, although having busy traffic every morning is a safe place to be. So far, every people I met in this area are really welcoming and nice. It is really clean and during the autumn, with the leaves falling our county looks more gorgeous. The police, fire fighters and all always make sure every one is safe and always respond quickly to emergency calls.
Montgomery County is a safe place. It is very diverse within its own boundaries. There are a lot of cultural activities, ethnic restaurants, and diverse lifestyles. It is a very kid-friendly place. The schools are good only in the Potomac area. Otherwise, they are average.