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Comparative characteristics of the foreign-born and native-born population of Montgomery County

1994

Comparative characteristics of the foreign-born and native-born population of Montgomery County, 1994
Characteristic Households headed by foreign-born residents Households headed by native-born residents
Age
Median Age of Residents in Household 34 37
Percent of Households with Children Under 18 30.8% 25.1%
Percent of Residents in Household Age 65 or Over 8.8% 13.3%
Education
Percent of Adults With Bachelor's Degree 53.9% 56.2%
Percent of Adults With Master's Degree 28.5% 26.7%
Percent of Adults With Ph.D.s 9.1% 5.1%
Employment and income
Household income $53,367 $60,627
Percent of Residents Employed by Private Sector (For Profit) 52.0% 49.8%
Percent of Residents Employed by Private Sector (Non-Profit) 13.2% 11.8%
Percent of Residents Self-Employed 12.8% 10.5%
Percent of Residents Employed by Public Sector 22.1% 27.9%
Housing structure type
Single Family Detached 49.1% 55.3%
Townhouse 19.3% 17.6%
Garden Apartment/Condo 21.7% 18.3%
High Rise Apartment/Condo 9.9% 8.8%
Housing tenure
Own 68.3% 75.8%
Rent 31.7% 24.2%

Source: Montgomery County Department of Park and Planning, Research and Technology Center, 1994 Census Update Survey.