The 2020 census showed that white populations decreased across the United States in the past decade, but Montgomery County was one of the exceptions.
Data shows that the county saw a 7.2% increase in people identifying as “white alone,” enough to put it in Texas’ top 10 counties for that category.
Montgomery County overall saw a population increase of over 160,000, with a total of 620,443.
The county also had one of the largest increases in Hispanic or Latino populations as a percentage of the total population, ranking third statewide only behind Liberty and Kaufman counties.
Demographics see increase across the board, leading to increased county diversity
Montgomery County’s Asian population saw an increase of 128.7% in the past decade, putting it at the 20th spot statewide in terms of increases. The census shows that people identifying as Asian alone make up 3.5% of the county’s population, placing Montgomery County at 17th in the state. Neighboring Harris County sits at sixth statewide.
The county’s Black and African American population nearly doubled in number in the last decade, increasing to 35,394 and accounting for an 82.4% increase since 2010, the 11th-highest in the state.
Overall increases in minority populations meant that although Montgomery County did see an increase in people identifying as white alone; that demographic is now a smaller percentage of the total population, clocking in at 65.7% compared to 83% in 2010.