Montgomery County, VA

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2020 Population
98,495
0.362% 1-year growth
US Senator
Mark Warner
Democratic Party
US Senator
Tim Kaine
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
29.6
2.07% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
23.5%
0.187% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$59,126
1.98% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$230,000
1.28% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
45,874
0.1% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Montgomery County, VA had a population of 98.5k people with a median age of 29.6 and a median household income of $59,126. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Montgomery County, VA grew from 98,140 to 98,495, a 0.362% increase and its median household income grew from $57,977 to $59,126, a 1.98% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, VA are White (Non-Hispanic) (83.4%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (6.63%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (4.08%), White (Hispanic) (1.83%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.8%).

None of the households in Montgomery County, VA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

94.4% of the residents in Montgomery County, VA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, VA are Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (9,544 degrees awarded in 2020) and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (503 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Montgomery County, VA was $230,000, and the homeownership rate was 55.4%.

Most people in Montgomery County, VA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 18.4 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, VA was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Montgomery County, VA is home to a population of 98.5k people, from which 94.4% are citizens. As of 2020, 8.52% of Montgomery County, VA residents were born outside of the country (8.39k people).

In 2020, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.1k people) in Montgomery County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.53k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

94.4%
2020 Citizenship
94.8%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 94.4% of Montgomery County, VA residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, VA was 94.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, VA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    82.1k ± 275
  2. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    6.53k ± 248
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    4.02k ± 272
3.35%
Hispanic Population
3.3k people

In 2020, there were 12.6 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (82.1k people) in Montgomery County, VA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 6.53k Asian (Non-Hispanic) and 4.02k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.35% of the people in Montgomery County, VA are hispanic (3.3k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Montgomery County, VA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. El Salvador
    109,267 ± 8,063 people
  2. India
    94,596 ± 7,509 people
  3. Mexico
    56,409 ± 5,812 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Virginia was El Salvador, the natal country of 109,267 Virginia residents, followed by India with 94,596 and Mexico with 56,409.

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Foreign-Born Population

8.52%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
8.39k people
7.77%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
7.63k people

As of 2020, 8.52% of Montgomery County, VA residents (8.39k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, VA was 7.77%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    1,508 ± 274
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    889 ± 255
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    514 ± 205

Montgomery County, VA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.7 times greater than any other conflict.

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briefcaseEconomy

The economy of Montgomery County, VA employs 45.9k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, VA are Educational Services (13,562 people), Accommodation & Food Services (4,445 people), and Manufacturing (4,372 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($250,001), Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($97,800), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,082).

Males in Virginia have an average income that is 1.33 times higher than the average income of females, which is $60,365. The income inequality in Virginia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

45.9k
2020 Value
± 1,884
0.1%
1 Year growth
± 5.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Montgomery County, VA grew at a rate of 0.1%, from 45.8k employees to 45.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, VA, are Education Instruction, & Library Occupations (7,530 people), Sales & Related Occupations (4,315 people), and Management Occupations (3,921 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, VA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

45.9k
2020 Value
± 1,884
0.1%
1 Year growth
± 5.56%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Montgomery County, VA grew at a rate of 0.1%, from 45.8k employees to 45.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, VA, are Educational Services (13,562 people), Accommodation & Food Services (4,445 people), and Manufacturing (4,372 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, VA, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, VA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$41,922
Median earning men ± $1,650
$25,308
Median earning women ± $2,272

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($61,660), Public Administration ($58,208), and Manufacturing ($53,267).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Manufacturing ($44,329), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($35,507), and Agriculture, Forestry, Fishing & Hunting, & Mining ($32,679).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Virginia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Virginia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 873
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 504
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 477
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $938k
    Manufacturing
  2. $694k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $207k
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $37.3B
  2. $28.7B
  3. $25.6B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $37.3B, followed by Electronics ($28.7B) and Machinery ($25.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Virginia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$325B
2020 Value in Virginia
$612B
Projected 2050 Value in Virginia
88.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Virginia trade was $325B. This is expected to increase 88.1% to $612B by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Virginia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Virginia to other states, or from other states to Virginia.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $25B
  2. $18.9B
  3. $13.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Virginia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was North Carolina with $25B, followed by Maryland with $18.9B and Pennsylvania and $13.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Virginia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, VA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 51.6% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (45.8%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (2.09%).

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing the state of Virginia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Virginia

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Mark Warner
Senator from Virginia2
Assumed office on January 3, 2009
Tim Kaine
Senator from Virginia1
Assumed office on January 3, 2013

Mark Warner and Tim Kaine are the senators currently representing Virginia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Virginia

Virginia is currently represented by 11 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Virginia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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In 2020, universities in Montgomery County, VA awarded 10,047 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, VA in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 22,062 male students and 17,085 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, VA are White (6,366 and 70.9%), followed by Asian (980 and 10.9%), Hispanic or Latino (586 and 6.53%), and Black or African American (413 and 4.6%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, VA by number of degrees awarded are Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University (9,544 and 95%) and Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine (503 and 5.01%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, VA are Mechanical Engineering (488 and 4.86%), Management Science (442 and 4.4%), and General Computer & Information Sciences (388 and 3.86%).

The median tuition cost in Montgomery County, VA for a public four year colleges is $11,420 for in-state students and $29,960 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Montgomery County, VA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 65.8%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 32.6%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 39,147 (56.4% men and 43.6% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 39,147 students enrolled in Montgomery County, VA, 56.4% men and 43.6% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 23,832 records, of which 45.1% were women and 54.9% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 311 degree-majors awarded
  2. 442 degree-majors awarded
  3. 407 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Montgomery County, VA was General Computer & Information Sciences with 311 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Montgomery County, VA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 9,544 degrees awarded
  2. 503 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University with 9,544 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 5,283 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, VA, which is 1.11 times more than the 4,764 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,366 degrees mean that there were 6.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Asian, with 980 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Public, 4-year or above ($11,420) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,329) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,100) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.823% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.842% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.66M), Some college (1.42M), and Bachelors Degree (1.41M).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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The median property value in Montgomery County, VA was $230,000 in 2020, which is 1 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $227,100 to $230,000, a 1.28% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, VA is 55.4%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Montgomery County, VA have an average commute time of 18.4 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, VA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montgomery County, VA is $59,126. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, VA was Census Tract 213 with a value of $87,083, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $79,267 and $77,520.

In 2021, 18.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.61%.

Property

$230,000
Median Property Value 2020
±$8,162
$19,618
Median Property Taxes
±$1,103

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, VA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $800 - $1,499 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Montgomery County, VA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

55.4%
Homeownership
2020
66.8%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 55.4% of the housing units in Montgomery County, VA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 55.4%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 213
  2. Census Tract 206
  3. Census Tract 205

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, VA was Census Tract 213 with a value of $87,083, followed by Census Tract 206 and Census Tract 205, with respective values of $79,267 and $77,520.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Montgomery County, VA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$59,126
Median Household Income
± $2,531
35.4k
Number of Households
± 1,537

In 2020, the median household income of the 35.4k households in Montgomery County, VA grew to $59,126 from the previous year's value of $57,977.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, VA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, VA is from Virginia.
0.478
2020 Wage GINI in Virginia
0.479
2019 Wage GINI in Virginia

In 2020, the income inequality in Virginia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.181% decline from 2019 to 2020, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Virginia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Virginia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (76.1%)
  2. Carpooled (7.46%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.22%)

In 2020, 76.1% of workers in Montgomery County, VA drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (7.46%) and those who worked at home (6.22%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

18.4 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, VA have a shorter commute time (18.4 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 0.63% of the workforce in Montgomery County, VA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, VA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, VA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2021, 18.1% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Montgomery County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 1.61%.

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Poverty & Diversity

23.5% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, VA (20.9k out of 88.9k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, VA is White, followed by Asian and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2021, 13.8% of the children was living in poverty in Montgomery County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator declined 4.3%.

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Crimes & Accidents

Indicator

In 2021, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 128 in Montgomery County, VA. From 2014 to 2021, the indicator grew 4.56 per 100,000 population.

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94.1% of the population of Montgomery County, VA has health coverage, with 59.1% on employee plans, 7.23% on Medicaid, 10.5% on Medicare, 15.5% on non-group plans, and 1.7% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Virginia was $7,556 in 2014. This is a 3.42% increase from the previous year ($7,306).

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, VA see 1456 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.96% increase from the previous year (1428 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1971 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 421 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Virginia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,456 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, VA

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, VA see an average of 1,456 patients per year. This represents a 1.96% increase from the previous year (1,428 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, VA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Virginia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 21.1% under 18 years, 35.5% between 18 and 34 years, 30.9% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.5% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 51.1% were men and 48.9% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

5.95%
Uninsured
59.1%
Employer Coverage
7.23%
Medicaid
10.5%
Medicare
15.5%
Non-Group
1.7%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, VA declined by 3.2% from 6.15% to 5.95%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, VA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2021, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 47.1 in Montgomery County, VA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 29.4% in Montgomery County, VA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2021, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 10.4% in Montgomery County, VA.

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