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41. Montgomery Village, MD

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Montgomery Village, MD Eric F. Long

Top 50 rank: 41

Population: 33,052

A planned community composed largely of condos, apartments, and townhouses, Montgomery Village mixes suburban comforts like community centers, pools, and tennis courts with access to good jobs.

Less than an hour’s commute from D.C. and Baltimore, the town also houses its own biotech and pharma firms. –K.F.

Montgomery Village, MD

Town stats

Median family income (per year) $99,596
Job growth % (2010-2012) 4.28%
Median home price (2012) $202,000
Reading test scores (% above/below average) 1.0%
Math test scores (% above/below average) -3.7%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 23
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 173

Financials

Median family income (per year) $99,596
Family purchasing power (annual, cost-of-living adjusted) $72,528
Sales tax 6.00%
State income tax rate (highest bracket) 5.75%I
State income tax rate (lowest bracket) 2.00%I
Auto insurance premiums (Average price quotes, for the state) $1,841
Job growth % (2010-2012) 4.28%

Housing

Median home price (2012) $202,000
Average property taxes(2012) $2,175

Education

Colleges, universities and professional schools (within 30 miles) 55
Reading test scores (% above/below state average) 1.0%
Test scores math (% above/below average) -3.7%
% students attending public/private schools (located within town limits) 90.9/9.1

Quality of life

Air quality index* (% of days AQI ranked as good) 78.9%
Personal crime incidents (per 1,000) 23
Property crime incidents (per 1,000) 173
Median commute time (in minutes) 31.5
% population with commute 45 mins. or longer 35.2%
% population walk or bike to work 1.7%

Leisure and culture

Movie theaters (within 15 miles) 13
Restaurants (within 15 miles) 1,577
Bars (within 15 miles) 66
Public golf courses (within 30 miles) 181
Libraries (within 15 miles) 28
Museums (accredited by AAM; within 30 miles) 40
Ski resorts (within 100 miles) N.A.
Arts funding (Dollars per person of state funds spent on arts) 2.2

Weather

Annual rainfall (inches) 41.8
% clear days in the area 54%
High temp in July ° F 85.4°
Low temp in Jan ° F 23.8°

Meet the neighbors

Median age 34.6
Completed at least some college (% of residents) 72.6%
Married % 47.3%
Divorced % 6.4%
Racial diversity index (100 is national average; higher numbers indicate greater diversity) 351.7

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