November 10, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

2020 Census Reflects Area’s Growth Over Past Decade in Population, Diversity

Montgomery County’s population now stands at 1,062,000, according to the U.S. 2020 Census. A decade ago, it was 971,177. Staff at the Metropolitan Washington Council of Governments reviewed data from the 2020 census at its Wednesday meeting and concluded that fewer than half the population in the Washington, D.C. area is White. The average family size […]

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September 23, 2021 | Maryam Shahzad

Community Mental Health Providers Say Staffing is a Challenge 

Community and nonprofit mental health organizations in Montgomery County say hiring diverse professionals is a challenge. The county council’s Education and Culture and Health and Human Services committees heard from several organizations during a virtual meeting Thursday. Jose Hernández, a bilingual psychotherapist for the nonprofit Affiliated Sante Group, said barriers include a shortage of licensed […]

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August 19, 2021 | Michael Hernández

Census Data: Gaithersburg Now the 3rd Most Populous City in Maryland

The City of Gaithersburg is now the third largest city in Maryland with a population increase of 59,933 in 2010 to 69,657 in 2020, or 16%, according to recently released 2020 Census data. On August 12, the US Census Bureau released redistricting data to the states and the public through its website at a virtual […]

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May 13, 2021 | Suzanne Pollak

County Population Continues to Diversify but Changes Aren’t Uniformly Distributed

Between July 2010 and July 2019, Montgomery County’s population grew 7.7%, according to a presentation Thursday morning by the Montgomery County planners, who created the Montgomery County QuickStats 2019 report. The population has grown up about 76,000 in the past 10 years. The racial breakdown of Montgomery County’s 1,050,688 residents is 42.6% white, 20.1% Hispanic, […]

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April 19, 2021 | Abby Espiritu

Montgomery County Shines in WalletHub’s ‘Most Diverse Cities in America’ Report

Three Montgomery County cities were ranked within the top 15 of WalletHub’s report, “2021’s Most Diverse Cities in America” with Gaithersburg at #6, Silver Spring at #7 and Germantown at #12. According to WalletHub, the report is the final installment of their diversity study series, where they determined the final list through combining household diversity […]

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February 19, 2021 | Jasmine Boykin

Four Montgomery County Cities Named Top 10 Most Ethnically Diverse in U.S.

Four Montgomery County cities were listed in the top 10 most ethnically diverse cities in the country, according to a WalletHub report released this week. The study ranked Gaithersburg as the second most diverse city, followed by Germantown and Silver Spring in third and fifth place respectively, along with Rockville in seventh place. The report […]

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June 17, 2020 | Shauneen Miranda

Gaithersburg Book Festival Hosting Virtual Diversity Discussion

The Gaithersburg Book Festival will host a live YouTube discussion about understanding diversity through literature on June 24 at 7 p.m. As protests continue & another chapter is written in the record of US's struggle /w race relations the @GburgBookFest has put together a special panel on how books & stories from diverse voices can […]

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February 25, 2020 | Jordan Lindsay

Black History Month: MCPS Board of Education Voting Majority Makes History

For the first time, five of the eight MCPS Board of Education members are African American. MyMCMedia’s Jordan Lindsay has more details on what motivated each of them to serve as a voice for all students. With more than 165 thousand students across 208 schools, the entire board is passionate about the work they do […]

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November 14, 2019 | Jordan Lindsay

Five Things to Know for Nov. 14 in Montgomery County

Good morning! It’s Thursday, Nov. 14 and here are five things to know in Montgomery County. 1. World Diabetes Day: First created in 1991 to help to spread awareness and education. Health officials say diabetes is a leading cause of blindness, amputation, heart disease, kidney failure and early death. Simple action can reduce the risk. […]

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June 14, 2019 | Staff Writer

Headlines from the 2018-2019 School Year

With today being the last day of school for Montgomery County Public Schools students, MyMCMedia looks back at the headlines from the 2018-2019 school year. The year was marked by the assault scandal at Damascus High School, and a number of hate incidents. MyMCMedia coverage included a number of student achievers, whether they were excelling […]

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