Montgomery County is a rural
county located in the U.S. state of North Carolina.
As of 2000, the population was 26,823.
county seat is Troy .
Montgomery County's motto
is "The Golden Opportunity".
was formed in 1779 from Anson County. It was named in honor and respect of Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War
general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada.In 1841 the part of Montgomery County west of
the Pee Dee River became Stanly
Law and government
Montgomery County is a sustaining member of the regional Piedmont Triad Council of
As of the 2000 Census
Montgomery County is located entirely in North Carolina's 8th
and is currently represented in the
111th United States
by Larry Kissell
According to the U.S.
Montgomery County has a total area of 502 square miles
(1,299 km²), of which, 492 square miles (1,273 km²)
of it is land and 10 square miles (26 km²) of it (2.00%)
is water. It is situated in the heart of the Uwharrie National
The county is divided into eleven townships
: Biscoe, Candor, Mount
Gilead, Star, Troy.
As of the census
of 2000, there were 26,822
people, 9,848 households, and 7,189 families residing in the
county. The population density
was 55 people per square mile (21/km²). There were 14,145 housing
units at an average density of 29 per square mile (11/km²).
The racial makeup of the county was 69.07% White
, 21.84% Black
or African American
, 0.40% Native American
, 1.61% Asian
, 0.04% Pacific Islander
, 5.75% from
, and 1.29%
from two or more races. 10.43% of the population were Hispanic
of any race.
There were 9,848 households out of which 31.00% had children under
the age of 18 living with them, 55.60% were married couples
living together, 12.40% had a
female householder with no husband present, and 27.00% were
non-families. 24.10% of all households were made up of individuals
and 10.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or
older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family
size was 3.080.
In the county the population was spread out with 24.90% under the
age of 18, 9.00% from 18 to 24, 28.50% from 25 to 44, 23.60% from
45 to 64, and 14.00% who were 65 years of age or older. The median
age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 102.60 males.
For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 100.60
The median income for a household in the county was $32,903, and
the median income for a family was $39,616. Males had a median
income of $27,832 versus $21,063 for females. The per capita income
for the county was
$16,505. About 10.90% of families and 15.40% of the population were
below the poverty line
19.50% of those under age 18 and 17.80% of those age 65 or
Cities and towns
Map of Montgomery County, North
Carolina With Municipal and Township Labels