Montgomery County, Maryland is bordered on the east by the Patuxent River and on the west by the Potomac River. The County is comprised of mostly suburban communities north and west of Washington, DC. Farther west are more traditional rural areas. While overall quite affluent, the population is very diverse economically and culturally. In the last 20 years, the population of Montgomery County has changed dramatically, with increases in both size and cultural diversity.
- The total population of the County was 932,131
- 16.8% were African American, 13.8% were Hispanic, and 13.4% were Asian
- There were 13,807 births in the County