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Montgomery County, Maryland

Montgomery County Maryland
US county information
NameMontgomery County
Largest cityRockville
US Area
Total Area507 sq mi (1313.1 km2)
Land Area496 sq mi (1284.6 km2)
Water Area12 sq mi (31.1 km2)
Population971777 (2010)
Density756.3/km2 (1959.2/sq mi)
Time zoneEastern
Time zoneEastern: UTC-5/-4: -5/-4

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Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Maryland situated just north of Washington, D.C., and southwest of Baltimore. It is one of the most affluent counties in the USA, and has the highest percentage (29.2%) of residents over 25 years of age who hold post-graduate degrees. The county seat and largest municipality is Rockville. As of 2010 the population was 971,777. Most of the county's residents live in unincorporated locales, the most populous of which are Silver Spring, Germantown and Bethesda, though the incorporated cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are also large population centers. It is a part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

In 2008, Montgomery County was the second richest county in terms of per capita income in the State of Maryland and 8th richest in the USA, with a median household income of $91,440.

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