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Montgomery County, PA
The county was named for Revolutionary War Gen. Richard Montgomery

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Montgomery County is one of 67 counties in Pennsylvania.

The county is in the Philadelphia-Camden metro area.The estimated population in 2004 was 774,029. This was an increase of  3.19% from the 2000 census.

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Median household income
Local
$60,829
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Montgomery County demographic reports

In 2002, the per capita personal income in Montgomery County was $47,461. This was an increase of 21.9% from 1997. The 2002 figure was 154% of the national per capita income, which was $30,906.



County seat: Norristown
Census 2000 highlights: County ranked first in the state for population growth during the 1990s; led the state in per-capita income ($42,431 in 1998)

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19% of Montgomery County residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Montgomery County ancestry & family history guide.

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Cemeteries

Cemeteries in Montgomery County include Abington Friends Cemetery, Ardsley Burial Park Cemetery, Augustus Lutheran Cemetery, B'nai Jacob Cemetery, Bethesda Cemetery, Calvary Cemetery, Christ Union Cemetery, Congregation Mercy and Truth Cemetery, Delps Cemetery, Dismant Cemetery ... View cemeteries

Communities

Communities in Montgomery County include Abington, Ambler, Arcola, Ardmore, Ardsley, Audubon, Baederwood, Bala, Bala-Cynwyd, Belmont Hills ... View communities

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Education

Colleges in Montgomery County include Arcadia University, Biblical Theological Seminary, Bryn Athyn College of the New Church, Bryn Mawr College, Gratz College, Gwynedd-Mercy College, Harcum College, Haverford College, Manor College, Montgomery County Community College ... View colleges

School districts in Montgomery County include Abington SD, Bryn Athyn SD, Cheltenham Township SD, Colonial SD, Hatboro-Horsham SD, Jenkintown SD, Lower Merion SD, Lower Moreland Township SD, Methacton SD, Norristown Area SD ... View school districts

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Libraries

Libraries in Montgomery County include Abington Twp Public Library, Ambler Branch Library, Ardmore Free Library, Bala Cynwyd Memorial Library, Belmont Hill Library, Conshohocken Free Library, East Cheltenham Free Library, Elkins Park Free Library, Fr Library of Springfield Twnshp, Gladwyne Free Library ... View libraries

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Media

Newspapers in Montgomery County include Ambler Gazette, Ardmore Main Line Times, Mercury, Times Herald ... View newspapers

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Politics

Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montgomery County political report.

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Travel

Hotels in Montgomery County include Best Western, Best Western, Best Western Pottstown Inn, Candlewood Suites, Comfort Inn, Comfort Inn Valley Forge National Park, Courtyard Philadelphia Montgomeryville, Crowne Plaza, Crowne Plaza Valley Forge, Days Inn Pottstown ... More hotels

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