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Montgomery County, Alabama (AL)

County population in 2014: 226,189 (90% urban, 10% rural); it was 223,510 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 40,223
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 15,056
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 55,126
Renter-occupied apartments: 34,702 (it was 30,942 in 2000)
% of renters here:

36%
State:

30%

Land area: 790 sq. mi.

Water area: 10.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 286 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 86.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (25.6%), Educational, health and social services (19.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (10.9%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 60%
  • Government: 10%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 29%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Montgomery County, Alabama:

  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (54.5%)
  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (38.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.6%)
  • Asian alone (2.1%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  34.0 years
Alabama median age:  37.0 years
Males: 107,656  (47.6%)
Females: 118,533  (52.4%)
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Montgomery County,AL real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Montgomery County:

2.0 people
Alabama:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $42,477 ($35,962 in 1999)

This county:

$42,477
Alabama:

$44,765

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $643 (lower quartile is $497, upper quartile is $796)
This county:

$643
State:

$536


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $122,100 (it was $84,900 in 2000)
Montgomery:

$122,100
Alabama:

$134,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $74,100 - $197,400
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,096
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $326

Institutionalized population: 5,170

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 8
  • Robberies: 6
  • Assaults: 40
  • Burglaries: 202
  • Thefts: 481
  • Auto thefts: 53
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Health of residents in Montgomery County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.1. This is significantly worse than average.
67.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
43.8% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
97.4% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
63.3% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 195 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 167 pounds. This is more than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 740 buildings, average cost: $138,500
  • 2008: 353 buildings, average cost: $153,300
  • 2009: 237 buildings, average cost: $149,600
  • 2010: 248 buildings, average cost: $151,500
  • 2011: 479 buildings, average cost: $175,300
  • 2012: 517 buildings, average cost: $191,400
  • 2013: 474 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2014: 460 buildings, average cost: $168,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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1996 Presidential Elections Results

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2012 Presidential Elections Results

2016 Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2015: $500 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $356 (0.4%)

Montgomery County household income distribution in 2009 Montgomery County home values distribution Montgomery County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 22.5%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 41.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.0% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 31.8% for other race residents, 20.9% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 22.5%
Montgomery County:

22.5%
Alabama:

18.5%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 29.6% for Black residents, 39.4% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 26.0% for American Indian residents, 27.3% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 29.7% for other race residents, 16.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 35 years old
(Males: 33 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 35 years old, Asian residents: 36 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 24 years old, Other race residents: 28 years old)

Area name: Montgomery, AL MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montgomery County is $532 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $599 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $794 a month.

Cities in this county include: Montgomery, Hope Hull, Mount Meigs, Ramer, Pine Level, Pike Road.

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

2012 air pollution in Montgomery County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.030 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 14.2 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Barbour County , Dallas County , Elmore County , Evans County, Georgia , Rankin County, Mississippi .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

6.0%
Alabama:

5.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 16,879
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 80.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 28.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 4,443 (50% naturalized citizens)

Montgomery County:

2.0%
Whole state:

2.0%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 1,096
  • 1990 to 1994: 620
  • 1985 to 1989: 489
  • 1980 to 1984: 593
  • 1975 to 1979: 356
  • 1970 to 1974: 288
  • 1970 to 1974: 231
  • 1965 to 1969: 770
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.2 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 93.3%

Montgomery County marital status for males Montgomery County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 63,964
  • One, attached: 3,670
  • Two: 2,074
  • 3 or 4: 6,381
  • 5 to 9: 6,796
  • 10 to 19: 2,658
  • 20 or more: 4,644
  • Mobile homes: 5,228
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 22

Housing units in Montgomery County with a mortgage: 35,875 (3,683 second mortgage, 3,498 home equity loan, 84 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 12,794

Here:

73.7% with mortgage
State:

64.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montgomery County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant69,894182
Black Protestant44,08989
Mainline Protestant31,98354
Catholic9,4809
Other4,42419
Orthodox851
None69,408-
Montgomery County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 38
Montgomery County:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 8
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 108
Montgomery County:

4.78 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 144
This county:

6.37 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

33.0%
State:

31.7%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.0%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Montgomery County:

Average size of farms: 303 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $51,004
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $343.67
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 21.18%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 74.48%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $51,915
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 12.50%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.39%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $38,116
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 92.89%
Average age of principal farm operators: 58 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 23.13
Corn for grain: 780 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 780 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 897 harvested acres
Vegetables: 58 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 667 acres

Earthquake activity:

Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is near Alabama state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 102.6 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 94.0 miles away from the county center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 153.9 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 100.0 miles away from the county center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 132.6 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 243.2 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: April 27, 2011 to May 31, 2011, Emergency Declared EM-3319: April 27, 2011, FEMA Id: 3319, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Wind
  • Alabama Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Flooding, and Straight-line Winds, Incident Period: May 06, 2009 to May 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1842: June 03, 2009, FEMA Id: 1842, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Alabama Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 29, 2008 to September 03, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3292: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3292, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Storms and Tornadoes, Incident Period: March 01, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1687: March 03, 2007, FEMA Id: 1687, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Alabama Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3237: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3237, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 16, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1593: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1593, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 30, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1549: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1549, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Storms/Tornadoes/Floods, Incident Period: March 05, 1996 to March 06, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1108: March 20, 1996, FEMA Id: 1108, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Alabama Hurricane Opal, Incident Period: October 04, 1995 to October 08, 1995, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1070: October 04, 1995, FEMA Id: 1070, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Alabama Severe Snowfall, Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3096: March 15, 1993, FEMA Id: 3096, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 7, Floods: 5, Hurricanes: 5, Tornadoes: 5, Winds: 3, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (20%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (21%)
  • Retail trade (15%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (6%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (6%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Sales and related occupations (14%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Business and financial operations occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (9%)
  • Germany (9%)
  • United Kingdom (7%)
  • Philippines (6%)
  • India (5%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (5%)
  • Laos (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Montgomery County (%):

  • United States or American (13%)
  • English (7%)
  • Irish (5%)
  • German (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)
  • Italian (1%)

Montgomery County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 80,201 (83%)
  • Carpooled: 12,019 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 489 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 14 (0%)
  • Railroad: 13 (0%)
  • Taxi: 211 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 55 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 104 (0%)
  • Walked: 1,579 (2%)
  • Other means: 581 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 1,677 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Montgomery County, Alabama in 2000:

  • 3,195 people in military transient quarters for temporary residents
  • 2,957 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 1,147 people in nursing homes
  • 1,133 people in state prisons
  • 931 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 801 people in federal prisons and detention centers
  • 639 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 322 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 251 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 209 people in job corps and vocational training facilities
  • 139 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 91 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 45 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 34 people in other group homes
  • 32 people in halfway houses
  • 29 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 24 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 18 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped
  • 13 people in religious group quarters
  • 9 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Montgomery County, Alabama in 2010:

  • 2,818 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,004 people in state prisons
  • 1,005 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 914 people in federal prisons
  • 778 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 509 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 325 people in federal detention centers
  • 251 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 122 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 117 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 88 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 67 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 54 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 20 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $49,276.

6.57% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($32,472 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.57%
Alabama average:

6.02%


0.14% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,240 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.14%
Alabama average:

0.05%

3.66% relocated from other counties in Alabama ($15,695 average AGI)
2.77% relocated from other states ($15,537 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

2.77%
Alabama average:

2.63%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Elmore County, AL  0.75% ($29,071 average AGI)
from Autauga County, AL  0.45% ($26,696)
from Jefferson County, AL  0.31% ($25,591)
from Lowndes County, AL  0.20% ($23,195)
from Dallas County, AL  0.17% ($23,921)
from Lee County, AL  0.14% ($30,836)
from Macon County, AL  0.14% ($28,843)


7.62% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,085 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.62%
Alabama average:

6.06%


0.13% of residents moved to foreign countries ($926 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

0.13%
Alabama average:

0.06%

4.03% relocated to other counties in Alabama ($16,779 average AGI)
3.47% relocated to other states ($24,380 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

3.47%
Alabama average:

2.67%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Elmore County, AL  0.99% ($37,613 average AGI)
to Autauga County, AL  0.49% ($33,097)
to Jefferson County, AL  0.40% ($28,640)
to Mobile County, AL  0.19% ($21,544)
to Fulton County, GA  0.17% ($29,628)
to Lee County, AL  0.17% ($36,442)
to Muscogee County, GA  0.16% ($20,533)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 16.3
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 15.2
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.3

Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.2
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 8.9

Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 9.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montgomery County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 15.3%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.1%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Montgomery County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 33,058 (25,430 aged, 7,628 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 4,192 (7%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Most common underlying causes of death in Montgomery County, Alabama in 1999 - 2014:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (1,922)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,430)
  • Unspecified diabetes mellitus, without complications (1,324)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (1,270)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (1,157)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (1,123)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (1,051)
  • Congestive heart failure (931)
  • Unspecified dementia (911)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (883)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 144.7. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 108.9
  • Cut/Pierce - 19.9
  • Other - 16.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 101.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 73.0
  • Other - 28.8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 220,281
  • In family households: 182,167 (32,410 male householders, 25,466 female householders)
    34,713 spouses, 66,133 children (61,741 natural, 1,341 adopted, 3,051 stepchildren), 8,008 grandchildren, 3,511 brothers or sisters, 2,009 parents, 4,178 other relatives, 4,810 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 38,114 (14,111 male householders (11,441 living alone)), 17,994 female householders (15,899 living alone)), 6,009 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 9,082 (5,170 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 24,074 2-persons, 14,710 3-persons, 11,049 4-persons, 4,915 5-persons, 1,887 6-persons, 1,241 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 27,340 1-person, 3,931 2-persons, 548 3-persons, 204 4-persons, 59 5-persons, 15 6-persons, 8 7-or-more-persons.

29,743 married couples with children.
19,878 single-parent households (2,285 men, 17,593 women).

96.0% of residents of Montgomery County speak English at home.
1.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (63% speak English very well, 17% speak English well, 18% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (74% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 36% speak English well, 17% speak English not well, 1% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (75% speak English very well, 23% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $3,350,224,000 ($15,053 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $877,528,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $784,593,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $296,928,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $11,806,000
Federal grants: $1,310,575,000
Federal procurement contracts: $396,145,000 ($297,683,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $550,178,000 ($395,795,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $171,040,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $207,141,000
Federal Government insurance: $174,416,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 18,091
Here:

82 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 10,798
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

53 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +938
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+6 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -9,834
Here -44 per 1000 residents
State +2 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Montgomery County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 44.30 millions of gallons per day (48% from ground, 52% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.2
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.3

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 230
  • 2010 to 2013: 3,245
  • 2000 to 2009: 12,042
  • 1990 to 1999: 17,746
  • 1980 to 1989: 12,793
  • 1970 to 1979: 20,360
  • 1960 to 1969: 12,408
  • 1950 to 1959: 12,642
  • 1940 to 1949: 4,375
  • 1939 or earlier: 8,164
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 270
  • 3 rooms: 1,814
  • 4 rooms: 2,991
  • 5 rooms: 11,746
  • 6 rooms: 14,995
  • 7 rooms: 10,860
  • 8 rooms: 6,257
  • 9+ rooms: 6,184
  • 1 room: 1,124
  • 2 rooms: 3,208
  • 3 rooms: 5,588
  • 4 rooms: 7,598
  • 5 rooms: 6,848
  • 6 rooms: 3,741
  • 7 rooms: 1,635
  • 8 rooms: 770
  • 9+ rooms: 430
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Alabama
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population
  • no bedroom: 247
  • 1 bedroom: 1,086
  • 2 bedrooms: 7,937
  • 3 bedrooms: 31,877
  • 4 bedrooms: 12,324
  • 5+ bedrooms: 1,655
  • no bedroom: 1,478
  • 1 bedroom: 8,527
  • 2 bedrooms: 11,319
  • 3 bedrooms: 7,865
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,531
  • 5+ bedrooms: 222
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County, Alabama in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population
  • no vehicle: 2,765
  • 1 vehicle: 16,467
  • 2 vehicles: 23,760
  • 3 vehicles: 9,142
  • 4 vehicles: 2,373
  • 5+ vehicles: 619
  • no vehicle: 5,661
  • 1 vehicle: 15,835
  • 2 vehicles: 7,729
  • 3 vehicles: 1,315
  • 4 vehicles: 294
  • 5+ vehicles: 108

53% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 60% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 48% lived in Alabama.

Montgomery County:

52.6%
State average:

58.1%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 161,179
  • Northeast: 7,603
  • Midwest: 11,750
  • South: 30,757
  • West: 5,077

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $85,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montgomery County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.1%)
  • Electricity (26.4%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (5.2%)
  • Utility gas (48.2%)
  • Electricity (47.7%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3.0%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 4,795
Here:

17.5%
Alabama:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,477
Here:

19.1%
Alabama:

10.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 2,211
Here:

16.2%
Alabama:

14.1%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Montgomery County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Current Operations - Financial Administration: $19,659,000
    Correctional Institutions: $13,938,000
    Police Protection: $10,495,000
    Regular Highways: $8,361,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $4,450,000
    Health - Other: $2,727,000
    Libraries: $1,828,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,272,000
    General - Other: $1,257,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $888,000
    Central Staff Services: $876,000
    Corrections - Other: $488,000
    Local Fire Protection: $179,000
    Solid Waste Management: $97,000
  • Employee Retirement - Corporate Stocks: $21,532,000
    Corporate Bonds: $11,929,000
    Total Cash and Deposits: $5,704,000
    Benefit Payments: $3,556,000
    Withdrawals: $253,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,479,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $7,960,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $2,645,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,238,000
    General Public Building: $784,000
    Police Protection: $608,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $569,000
    Correctional Institutions: $168,000
    Corrections - Other: $41,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $40,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $30,075,000

Montgomery County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $4,841,000
  • Employee Retirement - From Parent Local Government: $4,167,000
    Earnings on Investments (calculated): $4,065,000
    Local Employee Contribution: $1,641,000
    From Other Governments: $282,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $143,000
    General Local Government Support: $52,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $3,160,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $1,992,000
    Rents: $1,309,000
    Interest Earnings: $1,091,000
    Sale of Property: $503,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $23,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $4,610,000
    Highways: $4,333,000
    Public Welfare: $1,352,000
    All Other: $506,000
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $41,065,000
    Property: $18,462,000
    Other Selective Sales: $1,110,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $288,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $282,000
    Other License: $208,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $200,000

Montgomery County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $48,608,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $45,153,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,455,000

Montgomery County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,099,000
  • Employee Retirement - Total Federal Securities: $32,825,000
    Total Other Securities: $268,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $36,741,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $353,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 9,309
  • Number of aged recipients: 833
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 8,476
  • Number of recipients under 18: 2,332
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 5,289
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 1,688
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 3,265
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 4,098
Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 53 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED701$136,926498$153,2693,056$162,733175$31,1893$7,977,000320$92,16619$40,158
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED35$126,54328$133,429246$168,52819$28,9470$018$103,72218$50,444
APPLICATIONS DENIED163$117,331148$103,2031,554$133,754230$34,7521$1,800,000127$78,43342$52,524
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN105$135,63898$153,2241,192$146,84623$61,3481$4,924,00036$84,3898$100,125
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS18$100,50023$185,826336$150,26829$63,0690$020$70,1503$42,333
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 39 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED120$204,642159$195,4785$125,400
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED36$229,52856$195,6074$103,500
APPLICATIONS DENIED23$196,69637$197,3515$50,800
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$216,77818$224,4441$111,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS11$165,5456$187,0005$62,000

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Montgomery County, AL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1,89678.1 years
James1,68470.9 years
John1,41473.1 years
William1,33073.0 years
Willie1,15272.0 years
Robert87169.6 years
Annie76778.7 years
Charles60070.9 years
George57274.0 years
Thomas47473.3 years
Most common last names in Montgomery County, AL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Williams99272.0 years
Smith85473.9 years
Johnson73573.0 years
Jones70673.2 years
Brown59873.2 years
Davis53572.1 years
Jackson51772.6 years
Harris44970.9 years
Thomas42471.1 years
Taylor36074.4 years
Businesses in Montgomery County, AL
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2La-Z-Boy1
Academy Sports + Outdoors1Lane Bryant1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Advance Auto Parts5LensCrafters1
Aeropostale1Little Caesars Pizza2
American Eagle Outfitters1Long John Silver's1
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Applebee's3Marriott5
Arby's6Mazda1
Audi1McDonald's13
AutoZone5Men's Wearhouse2
Avenue1Microtel1
BMW1Motel 63
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity1
Bath & Body Works2New Balance1
Baymont Inn1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond2Nike29
Best Western1Nissan1
Blockbuster3Office Depot2
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards1Old Navy1
Budget Car Rental1Olive Garden1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King7Outback Steakhouse1
CVS11Panera Bread2
Cache1Papa John's Pizza4
Casual Male XL1Payless3
Catherines1Penske3
Charlotte Russe1PetSmart1
Chevrolet1Pier 1 Imports1
Chick-Fil-A5Pizza Hut5
Chico's1Plato's Closet1
Chuck E. Cheese's1Popeyes3
Church's Chicken7Publix Super Markets4
Cinnabon 1Quality1
Clarion1Quiznos1
Coldwater Creek1RadioShack4
ColorTyme1Ramada1
Comfort Inn4Red Lobster1
Comfort Suites2Red Robin1
Costco1Red Roof Inn1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid7
Curves2Rodeway Inn1
Dairy Queen3Rooms To Go2
Days Inn2Ruby Tuesday2
Dennys1Rue212
Domino's Pizza2Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DressBarn1SAS Shoes1
Dressbarn1SONIC Drive-In4
Econo Lodge2Sam's Club1
Express1Sears3
Extended Stay America1Shoe Carnival1
FedEx52Sleep Inn2
Finish Line1Soma Intimates1
Firestone Complete Auto Care4Spencer Gifts1
Foot Locker2Sprint Nextel3
Ford1Starbucks4
GNC5Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
GameStop5Subaru1
Gap1Subway29
Goodwill1Super 81
H&R Block6T-Mobile10
Hardee's8T.J.Maxx1
Havertys Furniture1Taco Bell4
Haworth1Talbots1
Hilton5Target1
Hobby Lobby1The Room Place1
Holiday Inn5Toyota1
Home Depot2Toys"R"Us2
Honda1True Value2
Hot Topic1U-Haul24
Hyundai1UPS46
IHOP2Verizon Wireless3
InTown Suites1Victoria's Secret2
JCPenney1Volkswagen1
JoS. A. Bank1Waffle House7
Jones New York4Walgreens5
Justice1Walmart4
KFC7Wet Seal1
Kincaid1Wingate1
Kohl's1World Gym1
La Quinta2YMCA9

Montgomery County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents"
  • #16 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant adherents (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations"
  • #22 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the most Black Protestant congregations (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #28 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that visited a dentist within the past year"
  • #38 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #51 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"
  • #76 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people moving out compared to moving in (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #95 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents relocating from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011 (pop. 50,000+)"