Montgomery County, Maryland

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Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Maryland situated just north of Washington, D.C., and southwest of Baltimore. It is one of the most affluent counties in the USA,[1] and has the highest percentage (29.2%) of residents over 25 years of age who hold post-graduate degrees.[2] The county seat and largest municipality is Rockville.[3] Most of the county's approximately 971,600 residents[4] live in unincorporated locales, the most populous of which are Silver Spring, Germantown and Bethesda, though the incorporated cities of Rockville and Gaithersburg are also large population centers. It is a part of both the Washington Metropolitan Area and the Baltimore-Washington Metropolitan Area.

In 2008, Montgomery County was the second richest county in terms of per capita income in the State of Maryland and 8th richest in the USA, with a median household income of $91,440.[5][6]

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