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Montgomery County, Texas
Map of Texas highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Texas
Map of USA TX
Texas's location in the U.S.
Founded 1837
Seat Conroe
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

1,077 sq mi (2,789 km²)
1,044 sq mi (2,704 km²)
33 sq mi (85 km²), 3.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

293,768
282/sq mi (109/km²)
Website www.co.montgomery.tx.us

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. The county was named for the town of Montgomery, at the time the largest community in the county, which in turn was named for Andrew Montgomery, a settler who founded the town. In 2000, its population was 293,768. In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population to be 378,033. The seat of the county is Conroe.

GeographyEdit

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,789 km² (1,077 sq mi). 2,704 km² (1,044 sq mi) of it is land and 85 km² (33 sq mi) of it (3.04%) is water.

Major HighwaysEdit

See List of Highways in Montgomery County for more roadways in Montgomery County.

Adjacent counties Edit

DemographicsEdit

As of the census² of 2000, there were 293,768 people, 103,296 households, and 80,157 families residing in the county. The population density was 109/km² (281/sq mi). There were 112,770 housing units at an average density of 42/km² (108/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 88.25% White, 3.49% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.86% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 12.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 103,296 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 18.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.21.

In the county, the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.

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.

Elected officials Edit

United States Congress Edit

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  Senate Class 1 Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican 1993 Senior Senator
  Senate Class 2 John Cornyn Republican 2002 Junior Senator
Representatives Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Montgomery County Represented
  District 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Entire county

Texas Legislature Edit

Texas Senate Edit

District Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Montgomery County Represented
  3 Robert Nichols Republican 2006 North and west (including Conroe)
  4 Tommy Williams Republican 2003 South (including The Woodlands)

Texas House of Representatives Edit

District Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Montgomery County Represented
  15 Rob Eissler Republican 2002 South (including The Woodlands)
  16 C. Brandon Creighton Republican 2006 North and central areas (Conroe)
  18 John Otto Republican 2004 Southeast

Communities Edit

Cities Edit

Unincorporated areasEdit

EducationEdit

Several school districts operate public schools in the county:

The county also is home to two campuses of the North Harris Montgomery Community College District: Montgomery College and The University Center. The county operates the Montgomery County Memorial Library System.

Library Controversy Edit

Montgomery County Texas is known for a divisive string of book challenges.[1] A library takeover was planned[2] by county commissioner Alan B. Sadler that almost resulted in his arrest. Sadler sought to approve all materials procured by the library. The ongoing struggle instigated by book banners and the county commissioner resulted in a Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to Library Director Jerilynn Williams from the ALA.

External links Edit

Flag of Texas Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown
METROPOLITAN AREA
Counties Austin | Brazoria | Chambers | Fort Bend | Galveston | Harris | Liberty | Montgomery | San Jacinto | Waller
"Principal"
cities
Houston | Sugar Land | Baytown | Galveston
Cities and
towns
Alvin | Angleton | Bellaire | Cleveland | Clute | Conroe | Dayton | Deer Park | Dickinson | Freeport | Friendswood | Galena Park | Hitchcock | Hempstead | Humble | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy | Lake Jackson | La Marque | La Porte | League City | Liberty | Meadows Place | Missouri City | Pasadena | Pearland | Richmond | Rosenberg | Santa Fe | Seabrook | Sealy | South Houston | Stafford | Texas City | Tomball | Webster | West University Place
Unincorporated areas Atascocita | Channelview | Cloverleaf | Cypress | Klein | Spring | The Woodlands


Coordinates: 30°18′N 95°30′W / 30.30, -95.50

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