About Montgomery County

By the Numbers

  • Third most populous county in Pennsylvania, behind only Philadelphia and Pittsburgh, with more than 816,000 residents
  • Larger than 4 states and several major metropolitan areas including Atlanta, Baltimore, Boston, and Washington DC
  • 545,605 registered voters (46% D, 38% R, 16% I)
  • 22 boroughs, 34 townships, and 6 municipalities
  • 22 school districts and 21 colleges and universities
  • 6 Parks
  • 5 Historic sites
  • 91 m in trail network
  • 62 municipalities
  • 50 Police Departments
  • 154 Preserved Farms totaling 9,089 acres

Montgomery County Government

An executive three-member Board of Commissioners oversees a budget of $380 million and direct more than 2,400 employees. Together they manage:

  • Human services for more than 100,000 residents
  • County courts and the criminal justice system
  • 100+ county bridges; 75 miles of roads and other infrastructure
  • Voter Services
  • Veterans Services