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Encyclopedia > Montgomery County, Texas
Montgomery County, Texas
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Map of Texas highlighting Montgomery County
Location in the state of Texas
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Statistics
Founded 1837
Seat Conroe
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,789 km² (1,077 mi²)
2,704 km² (1,044 mi²)
85 km² (33 mi²), 3.04%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

293,768
109/km² 
Website: www.co.montgomery.tx.us

Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. The county was named for the town of Montgomery, Texas, at the time the largest community in the county, which in turn was named for Andrew Montgomery, a settler who founded the town. In 2000, its population was 293,768. In 2005, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated its population to be 378,033. The seat of the county is Conroe. Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... Image File history File links Map_of_USA_TX.svg‎ File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Texas ... Queen Victoria, Queen of the United Kingdom (1837 - 1901) 1837 (MDCCCXXXVII) was a common year starting on Sunday (see link for calendar). ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The city of Conroe is the county seatGR6 of Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... Area is a physical quantity expressing the size of a part of a surface. ... Square kilometre (U.S. spelling: square kilometer), symbol km², is a decimal multiple of SI unit of surface area square metre, one of the SI derived units. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... 2000 US Census logo The Twenty-Second United States Census, known as Census 2000 and conducted by the Census Bureau, determined the resident population of the United States on April 1, 2000, to be 281,421,906, an increase of 13. ... Population density by country, 2006 Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume. ... A county is generally a sub-unit of regional self-government within a sovereign jurisdiction. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  Politics Portal      A U.S. state is any one of the fifty subnational entities of the... Official language(s) No official language See languages of Texas Capital Austin Largest city Houston Largest metro area Dallas–Fort Worth Metroplex Area  Ranked 2nd  - Total 261,797 sq mi (678,051 km²)  - Width 773 miles (1,244 km)  - Length 790 miles (1,270 km)  - % water 2. ... The Houston Metropolitan Area consists of eight counties in Texas. ... Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... 2000 (MM) was a leap year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... The city of Conroe is the county seatGR6 of Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ...

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,789 km² (1,077 mi²). 2,704 km² (1,044 mi²) of it is land and 85 km² (33 mi²) of it (3.04%) is water. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Major Highways

See List of Highways in Montgomery County for more roadways in Montgomery County. Image File history File links I-45. ... Interstate 45 (abbreviated I-45 or in Texas IH-45) is an intrastate interstate highway located entirely within the state of Texas, United States. ... Image File history File links US_59. ... United States Highway 59 is a north-south United States highway (though it is signed east-west in parts of Texas). ... Image File history File links Texas_105. ... State Highway 105, or SH 105, is a Texas state highway that runs from Brenham to the outskirts of Beaumont. ... The following is a list of all state highways in Montgomery County, Texas maintained by the Texas Department of Transportation. ...


Adjacent counties

Walker County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... San Jacinto County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Liberty County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area. ... Harris County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Waller County is a county located in the state of Texas. ... Grimes County is a county located in the state of Texas. ...

Demographics

As of the census² of 2000, there were 293,768 people, 103,296 households, and 80,157 families residing in the county. The population density was 109/km² (281/mi²). There were 112,770 housing units at an average density of 42/km² (108/mi²). The racial makeup of the county was 88.25% White, 3.49% Black or African American, 0.47% Native American, 1.11% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.86% from other races, and 1.79% from two or more races. 12.65% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race. 1870 US Census for New York City A census is the process of obtaining information about every member of a population (not necessarily a human population). ... The following is a list of sources used in the creation of encyclopedia articles on various geographic topics and locations, such as cities, counties, states, and countries. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ...


There were 103,296 households out of which 40.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 64.20% were married couples living together, 9.50% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.40% were non-families. 18.30% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.20% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.83 and the average family size was 3.21. “Spouse” redirects here. ...


In the county, the population was spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.70% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 98.40 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.40 males.


The median income for a household in the county was $50,864, and the median income for a family was $58,983. Males had a median income of $42,400 versus $28,270 for females. The per capita income for the county was $24,544. About 7.10% of families and 9.40% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.90% of those under age 18 and 10.10% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


Elected officials

United States Congress

Senators Name Party First Elected Level
  Senate Class 1 Kay Bailey Hutchison Republican 1993 Senior Senator
  Senate Class 2 John Cornyn Republican 2002 Junior Senator
Representatives Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Montgomery County Represented
  District 8 Kevin Brady Republican 1996 Entire county

Kathryn Ann Bailey Hutchison, usually known as Kay Bailey Hutchison (born July 22, 1943, in Galveston, Texas), is the senior United States Senator from Texas. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... John Cornyn III (born February 2, 1952) is the junior United States Senator from Texas. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... porn director | name =Kevin Brady | image name =Brady2. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

Texas Legislature

Texas Senate

District Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Montgomery County Represented
  3 Robert Nichols Republican 2006 North and west (including Conroe)
  4 Tommy Williams Republican 2003 South (including The Woodlands)

Robert Nichols (born 25 November 1944) is a Republican candidate for District 3 in the Texas Senate. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... External links Texas Senator Tommy Williams (R-03) Campaign site Categories: Stub | Texas State Senators ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

Texas House of Representatives

District Name Party First Elected Area(s) of Montgomery County Represented
  15 Rob Eissler Republican 2002 South (including The Woodlands)
  16 C. Brandon Creighton Republican 2006 North and central areas (Conroe)
  18 John Otto Republican 2004 Southeast

The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The Woodlands is a census-designated place (CDP) and master-planned community located in the the counties of Montgomery and Harris in the state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ... The city of Conroe is the county seatGR6 of Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... The Republican Party is one of two major contemporary political parties in the United States of America, along with the Democratic Party. ...

Communities

Cities

The city of Conroe is the county seatGR6 of Montgomery County in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston-Sugar Land-Baytown metropolitan area. ... Cut and Shoot is a town located 6 miles east of Conroe, Texas and 40 miles North of Houston, Texas in eastern Montgomery County, Texas. ... Nickname: Location in the state of Texas Coordinates: , Country United States State Texas Counties Harris County Fort Bend County Montgomery County Incorporated June 5, 1837 Government  - Mayor Bill White Area  - City  601. ... This article contains a trivia section. ... Magnolia is a city in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. ... Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Oak Ridge North is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Patton Village is a city in Montgomery County, Texas, United States. ... Roman Forest is a town located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... ‹ The template below has been proposed for deletion. ... Splendora is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Stagecoach is a town located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Woodbranch is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Woodloch is a town located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Willis is a city located in Montgomery County, Texas. ...

Unincorporated areas

Imperial Oaks is an unincorporated master-planned community on the east side of Interstate 45 in southern Montgomery County, Texas, United States. ... New Caney is an unincorporated area in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Pinehurst is a census-designated place located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... ROSS PORTER President and Chief Executive Officer of JAZZ.FM91 since July of 2004, Ross Porter is acknowledged internationally as Canadas preeminent jazz broadcaster. ... Porter Heights is a census-designated place located in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Spring is a census-designated place (CDP) and unincorporated community located within the extraterritorial jurisdiction of Houston in northern Harris County, Texas and southern Montgomery County, Texas. ... The Woodlands is a census-designated place (CDP) and master-planned community located in the the counties of Montgomery and Harris in the state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ...

Education

Several school districts operate public schools in the county:

The county also is home to two campuses of the North Harris Montgomery Community College District: Montgomery College and The University Center. The county operates the Montgomery County Memorial Library System. Conroe Independent School District (CISD) is a school district based in Conroe, Texas. ... Magnolia Independent School District is a public school district based in Magnolia, Texas (USA). ... Montgomery Independent School District is a public school district based in Montgomery, Texas (USA). ... New Caney Independent School District is a public school district based in New Caney—an unincorporated area of southeastern Montgomery County, Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown metropolitan area. ... Splendora Independent School District is a public school district based in Splendora, Texas (USA). ... Tomball Independent School District is a school district serving Tomball, Texas. ... Willis Independent School District is a public school district based in Willis, Texas (USA). ... North Harris Montgomery Community College District (NHMCCD) is a community college system based in Montgomery County, Texas. ... Montgomery College is a Texas community college located between the towns of Conroe and The Woodlands. ... The University Center is a partnership between the North Harris Montgomery Community College District (NHMCCD) and six Texas universities. ... Montgomery County Memorial Library System is a public library system in Montgomery County, Texas. ...


Library Controversy

Montgomery County Texas is known for a devisive string of book challenges.[1] A library takeover was planned[2] by county commissioner Alan B. Sadler that almost resulted in his arrest. Sadler sought to approve all materials procured by the library. The ongoing struggle instigated by book banners and the county commissioner resulted in a Lifetime Achievement Award being presented to Library Director Jerilynn Williams from the ALA. ALA Logo The American Library Association (ALA) is a group based in the United States that promotes libraries and library education internationally. ...


External links

Flag of Texas Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown
METROPOLITAN AREA
Counties Austin | Brazoria | Chambers | Fort Bend | Galveston | Harris | Liberty | Montgomery | San Jacinto | Waller
"Principal"
cities
Houston | Sugar Land | Baytown | Galveston
Cities and
towns
Alvin | Angleton | Bellaire | Cleveland | Clute | Conroe | Dayton | Deer Park | Dickinson | Freeport | Friendswood | Galena Park | Hitchcock | Hempstead | Humble | Jacinto City | Jersey Village | Katy | Lake Jackson | La Marque | La Porte | League City | Liberty | Meadows Place | Missouri City | Pasadena | Pearland | Richmond | Rosenberg | Santa Fe | Seabrook | Sealy | South Houston | Stafford | Texas City | Tomball | Webster | West University Place
Unincorporated areas Atascocita | Channelview | Cloverleaf | Cypress | Klein | Spring | The Woodlands

Coordinates: 30°18′N 95°30′W / 30.30, -95.50 Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


  Results from FactBites:
 
Montgomery County, Texas - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (422 words)
Montgomery County is a county located in the U.S. state of Texas within the Houston–Sugar Land–Baytown Metropolitan Area.
The county was named for its largest community, the town of Montgomery, Texas, which in turn was named for Andrew Montgomery, a settler who founded the town.
In the county, the population is spread out with 29.50% under the age of 18, 8.00% from 18 to 24, 30.60% from 25 to 44, 23.10% from 45 to 64, and 8.70% who are 65 years of age or older.
Handbook of Texas Online: MONTGOMERY COUNTY (3683 words)
Montgomery County is on Interstate 45 forty miles north of downtown Houston in the East Texas Timberlands Region.
The county is bounded on the north by Walker and San Jacinto counties, on the east by Liberty County, on the south by Harris County, and on the west by Waller and Grimes counties.
The population of the county, swelled by the boom, grew by nearly 10,000 between 1930 and 1940, increasing from 14,588 to 23,055.
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