African American Community
Montgomery County is home to over 132,000 African American residents, or over 15% of the county's population. Between 2000 and 2006, the population of the county's Black and African American increased significantly (43%) - much more than Marylands Black and African American Population (24%).
Community Partnerships is committed to bringing together this vibrant community to tackle issues of common concerns. We will work closely with residents and community groups to address some common barriers to these communities including language access, connection with government and other communities, service delivery to these communities, and a range of other issues identified from the Leadership Summit in October 2007.
2000 U.S. Census and 2007 American Community Survey
Share information about the Census among the community and help make sure everyone is counted! Census data are used to distribute Congressional seats to states, to make decisions about what community services to provide, and to distribute $400 billion in federal funds to local, state and tribal governments each year allocate state legislative districts and draw County Council districts.