Montgomery County, Texas facts for kids
|Montgomery County, Texas|
Location in the state of Texas
Texas's location in the U.S.
1,077 sq mi (2,789 km²)
1,042 sq mi (2,699 km²)
35 sq mi (91 km²), 3.3%
498/sq mi (192/km²)
|Time zone||Central: UTC-6/-5|
|Named for: Montgomery, Texas|
Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Texas. As of the 2010 census, its population was 455,746. A 2016 estimate places the population at 556,203. The county seat is Conroe. The county was created by an act of the Congress of the Republic of Texas on December 14, 1837 and is named for the town of Montgomery. Between 2000 and 2010, its population grew by 55%, the 24th-fastest rate of growth of any county in the United States.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,077 square miles (2,790 km2), of which 1,042 square miles (2,700 km2) is land and 35 square miles (91 km2) (3.3%) is water.
- Walker County (north)
- San Jacinto County (northeast)
- Liberty County (east)
- Harris County (south)
- Waller County (west)
- Grimes County (northwest)
National protected area
- Sam Houston National Forest (partial)
|U.S. Decennial Census
As of the 2010 census, there were 455,746 people, 162,530 households, and 121,472 families residing in the county. The population density was 423 people per square mile (163/km²). There were 177,647 housing units at an average density of 165 per square mile (64/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 83.5% White, 4.3% Black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.1% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 7.0% from other races, and 2.3% from two or more races. 20.8% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 162,530 households out of which 36.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 59.50% were married couples living together, 10.60% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.70% had a male householder with no wife present, and 25.30% were non-families. 20.60% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.50% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.78 and the average family size was 3.22.
In the county, 27.60% of the population was under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 27.40% from 25 to 44, 26.60% from 45 to 64, and 10.40% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36.1 years. For every 100 females there were 98.29 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.94 males.
As of the 2000 census, the median income for a household in the county was $50,864, and the median income for a family was $58,983. Males had a median income of $42,400 versus $28,270 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,544. About 7.10% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over.
Lone Star Executive Airport, a general aviation airport, is located in Conroe.
The Houston Airport System stated that Montgomery County is within the primary service area of George Bush Intercontinental Airport, an international airport in Houston in Harris County. William P. Hobby Airport in Houston in Harris County also operates regular commercial service.
- Interstate 45
- Interstate 69/U.S. Highway 59
- State Highway 75
- State Highway 99 - a.k.a. Grand Parkway Toll Road
- State Highway 105
- State Highway 242
- State Highway 249
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