See How the Montgomery County Population Changed in the Last Decade

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According to new census data, Montgomery County is one of the few counties in Pennsylvania that has seen its population increase over the last decade, write Jonathan Tamari and Jonathan Lai for The Philadelphia Inquirer.

Map image and Montgomery County data via The Philadelphia Inquirer.

While Pennsylvania added around 300,000 people from 2010 to 2020, the majority of these gains were in Southeastern Pennsylvania, in urban and suburban areas.

Meanwhile, huge chunks of the rest of the state, particularly rural, whiter areas, recorded a decrease in the area.

In Montgomery County, the numbers of people grew from 799,874 people in 2010 to 856,553 people in 2020. This is a difference of 56,679 people or 7.09 percent.

And while it is still predominantly white, Montgomery County is getting more diverse with time.

Over the last decade, the non-Hispanic white population decreased by 13,540 people.

Meanwhile, the Hispanic population increased by 20,279 people, followed by the multiracial population at 19,029 people, and the Asian and Pacific Islander population that grew by 16,354 people.

The Black population also increased by 11,928 people, while American Indians along with other races that were not included in previous categories added 2,629 people.

Read more about the changes in The Philadelphia Inquirer.

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