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Montgomery Village, Maryland
Montgomery Village Foundation
The Saint John Neumann Church in August 2013
The Saint John Neumann Church in August 2013
Flag of Montgomery Village, Maryland
Official seal of Montgomery Village, Maryland
Official logo of Montgomery Village, Maryland
Location of Montgomery Village in Montgomery County, Maryland
Location of Montgomery Village in Montgomery County, Maryland
Country  United States
State  Maryland
County Montgomery
Created 1962; 61 years ago (1962)
Foundation incorporated 1966; 57 years ago (1966)
 • Type Foundation
 • Total 3.96 sq mi (10.26 km2)
 • Land 3.88 sq mi (10.05 km2)
 • Water 0.08 sq mi (0.21 km2)
371 ft (113 m)
 • Total 34,893
 • Density 8,988.41/sq mi (3,470.42/km2)
Time zone UTC−5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC−4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
20877, 20879, 20886
Area code(s) 301, 240
FIPS code 24-53325
GNIS feature ID 1712797

Montgomery Village is a census-designated place (CDP) in Montgomery County, Maryland, United States, and a northern suburb of Washington, D.C. It is a large, planned suburban community, developed in the late 1960s and 1970s just outside Gaithersburg's city limits. Montgomery Village's population was 34,893 at the time of the 2020 U.S. Census, and it is a part of the Washington metropolitan area.



Montgomery Village was created in 1962 by Kettler Brothers, Inc. The vision for a planned community in Gaithersburg is credited to architect Charles Kettler, who incorporated Kettler Brothers with his brothers Milton and Clarence in 1952. The first land purchase was the Walker Farm in 1962. Subsequent purchases were the Thomas Farm, The Mills Farm, The French Farm, The Patton Farm, The Fulks Farm, The Wilson Farm, and The James Walter Deppa property. The Walker Farm was the largest of all the properties the Kettlers bought. It was 412 acres (1.67 km2) and now is Walkers Choice, Cider Mill, Horizon Run, Christopher Court, Dockside, Nathan’s Hill, Millrace, the Montgomery Village Library, Montgomery Village Day-Care Center, the Off-Price Centers, Bayberry, the Verandahs, Grover’s Forge, Lake Whetstone, South Valley Park, and part of Lakeforest Mall.

On February 28, 1966, the Kettler brothers broke ground for the first house in Montgomery Village. The first model homes were opened in Lakeside of Whetstone in August 1967. In September, more opened in the Clusters of Stedwick. The Montgomery Village Golf Club also opened in September of that year. The first residents of Montgomery Village moved in on September 25, 1967, in Goshenside. They were the Bartik family. Also on the same day, the Crosby family moved into a home on Whetstone Drive.

The Montgomery Village Foundation was incorporated in 1966. In 1968, the Whetstone Community Center opened, as did Whetstone Elementary and Montgomery Village Middle schools.


In 1970, The Village Mall opened, which is now the Village Shopping Center on Montgomery Village Avenue. Then in 1971, a Holiday Inn was opened. In 1973, bus service to Washington, D.C., began.


In 1998, Montgomery Village began using its own ZIP code, 20886.


The Montgomery Village Golf Club closed November 30, 2014.


Although Montgomery Village is an unincorporated area, its boundaries are defined according to Montgomery County zoning rules and by its own unique ZIP code. Montgomery Village can use Gaithersburg addresses even though the village is outside city limits. Montgomery Village is recognized by the U.S. Census Bureau as a census-designated place, and by the U.S. Geological Survey as a populated place located at 39°10′35″N 77°11′34″W / 39.17639°N 77.19278°W / 39.17639; -77.19278 (39.176469, -77.192654).

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the place has a total area of 4.055 square miles (10.50 km2), of which, 3.974 square miles (10.29 km2) of it is land and 0.081 square miles (0.21 km2) of it (1.99%) is water.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1980 18,725
1990 32,315 72.6%
2000 38,051 17.8%
2010 32,032 −15.8%
2020 34,893 8.9%


As of the 2010 U.S. Census, there were 32,032 people and 11,751 households residing in the area. The population density was 8,018 people per square mile (3,096/km2). There were 12,471 housing units.

The median income for a household in the area was $76,526. The per capita income for the area was $35,389.


As of the 2000 U.S. Census, there were 38,051 people, 14,142 households, and 9,729 families residing in the area. The population density was 5,875.1 people per square mile (2,267.2/km2). There were 14,548 housing units at an average density of 2,246.2 per square mile (866.8/km2). The ethnic makeup of the area was 38.1% White, 23.2% African American, 0.2% Native American, 10.7% Asian, 0.0% Pacific Islander, 0.5% from other races, and 2.9% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 24.0% of the population.

There were 14,142 households, out of which 36.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.5% were married couples living together, 12.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 24.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the area, the population was spread out, with 26.6% under the age of 18, 7.5% from 18 to 24, 35.4% from 25 to 44, 23.5% from 45 to 64, and 7.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.9 males. For every 100 females age 21 and over, there were 87.7 males.

The median income for a household in the area was $66,828, and the median income for a family was $74,920 (these figures had risen to $89,601 and $97,837 respectively as of a 2008 estimate). Males had a median income of $50,046 versus $38,665 for females. The per capita income for the area was $29,620. About 3.9% of families and 7.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 3.4% of those age 65 or over.


Montgomery Village is served by Montgomery County Public Schools.

Elementary schools

  • Goshen Elementary School
  • South Lake Elementary School
  • Stedwick Elementary School
  • Strawberry Knoll Elementary School
  • Watkins Mill Elementary School
  • Whetstone Elementary School

Middle schools

  • Forest Oak Middle School
  • Montgomery Village Middle School
  • Neelsville Middle School
  • Shady Grove Middle School

High schools

  • Watkins Mill High School
  • Gaithersburg High School

See also

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