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Montgomery County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2014: 10,421 (52% urban, 48% rural); it was 11,771 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,850
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,433
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,578
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,275 (it was 1,308 in 2000)
% of renters here:

27%
State:

28%

Land area: 424 sq. mi.

Water area: 0.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 25 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Montgomery County: 78.0 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (34.0%), Educational, health and social services (14.7%), Manufacturing (13.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 38%
  • Government: 0%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 60%
  • Unpaid family work: 2%
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Races in Montgomery County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.6%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (2.8%)
  • Two or more races (0.8%)
Median resident age:  44.0 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,054  (48.5%)
Females: 5,367  (51.5%)
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Montgomery County,IA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Montgomery County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2015: $43,656 ($33,214 in 1999)

This county:

$43,656
Iowa:

$54,736

Median contract rent in 2015 for apartments: $459 (lower quartile is $362, upper quartile is $547)
This county:

$459
State:

$594


Estimated median house or condo value in 2015: $82,903 (it was $58,800 in 2000)
Montgomery:

$82,903
Iowa:

$136,100
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $50,815 - $133,450
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $921
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 195
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $114,800
  • 2008: 13 buildings, average cost: $148,700
  • 2009: 5 buildings, average cost: $200,400
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $193,400
  • 2011: 2 buildings, average cost: $180,000
  • 2012: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,800
  • 2013: 5 buildings, average cost: $315,000
  • 2014: 11 buildings, average cost: $162,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012 2016

1996 Presidential Elections Results

2000 Presidential Elections Results

2004 Presidential Elections Results

2008 Presidential Elections Results

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: $1,484 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2015: $1,237 (1.7%)

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: 16.8%
(16.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 30.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2015: 16.3%
Montgomery County:

16.3%
Iowa:

12.2%
(15.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 31.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.1% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2015: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 34 years old, American Indian residents: 53 years old, Asian residents: 16 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19 years old, Other race residents: 39 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Montgomery County is $452 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $569 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $698 a month.

Cities in this county include: Red Oak, Villisca, Stanton, Elliott, Grant, Coburg.

Montgomery County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2012 air pollution in Montgomery County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.037 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 22.1 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 8.8 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Montgomery County: Happy Hollow Country Club (A), Brooks (B), Adams County Fairgrounds (C), Adams County Speedway (D), Lakeview Campground (E), Timber Ridge Campground (F), Adams County Home (G), Union Townhall (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Montgomery County include: Strand Church (A), Stringtown Church (B), Mercer Church (C), Mount Etna Church of the Brethren (D), Lincoln Center United Methodist Church (E), Brooks Methodist Church (F), Carl Methodist Church (G), Salem Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oak Hill Cemetery (1), Oakland Cemetery (2), Baldwin Cemetery (3), Old Evergreen Cemetery (4), Old Queen City Cemetery (5), Carl Cemetery (6), Queen City Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoirs: Lake Icaria (A), Lake Binder (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Brown Branch (A), Cipra Branch (B), Show Creek (C), Shanghai Creek (D), Saylings Creek (E), Willow Creek (F), Petersons Creek (G), West Platte River (H), Moore Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Montgomery County: Lake Icaria County Recreation Area (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Adams County , Cass County , Davis County , Fremont County , Mills County , Pottawattamie County , Van Buren County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

3.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 278
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 81.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 12.9%

Number of foreign born residents: 147 (29% naturalized citizens)

Montgomery County:

1.2%
Whole state:

3.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 58
  • 1990 to 1994: 21
  • 1985 to 1989: 33
  • 1980 to 1984: 10
  • 1975 to 1979: 13
  • 1970 to 1974: 6
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 6
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 81.0%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,256
  • One, attached: 46
  • Two: 193
  • 3 or 4: 296
  • 5 to 9: 173
  • 10 to 19: 62
  • 20 or more: 64
  • Mobile homes: 307
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 2

Housing units in Montgomery County with a mortgage: 1,448 (170 second mortgage, 160 home equity loan, 2 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,327

Here:

52.2% with mortgage
State:

62.8% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Montgomery County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,91317
Evangelical Protestant1,16410
Catholic6052
Other-1
None5,058-
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: 3
Montgomery County:

2.73 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Montgomery County:

6.38 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 6
This county:

5.47 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Montgomery County:

9.0%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Montgomery County:

27.8%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

20.9%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Montgomery County:

Average size of farms: 416 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $141,559
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $275.29
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 40.27%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $116,264
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 73.81%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $84,549
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 85.42%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 10.98
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.98%
Corn for grain: 84934 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 82598 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Montgomery County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1618161.5 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 6 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 6/7/1984, a category 3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado injured 3 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montgomery County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Iowa state average. It is 76% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/16/2004 at 12:17:30, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 MW, 3.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 33.3 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 227.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 425.3 miles away from the county center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 309.5 miles away from the county center
On 2/11/1995 at 05:54:10, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 36.8 miles away from Montgomery County center
On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB) earthquake occurred 325.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 03, 2014 to June 05, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4181: July 14, 2014, FEMA Id: 4181, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: June 01, 2010 to August 31, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1930: July 29, 2010, FEMA Id: 1930, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: December 10, 2007 to December 11, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1737: January 04, 2008, FEMA Id: 1737, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: August 17, 2007 to September 05, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1727: September 14, 2007, FEMA Id: 1727, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding, and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 05, 2007 to May 07, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1705: May 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1705, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: July 02, 1999 to August 10, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1282: July 22, 1999, FEMA Id: 1282, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Flooding and Tornadoes, Incident Period: May 16, 1999 to May 29, 1999, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1277: May 21, 1999, FEMA Id: 1277, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • 6 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Montgomery County (16) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 15
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 12, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 7, Flash Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Wind: 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 (38%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
  • Health care and social assistance (40%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Manufacturing (9%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)
Most common occupations in 2015 (%)
Males Females
  • Management occupations (21%)
  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Material moving occupations (8%)
  • Transportation occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (12%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (6%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (6%)

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

  • Mexico (69%)
  • Korea (9%)
  • Philippines (9%)
  • Vietnam (4%)
  • Colombia (2%)
  • Sweden (1%)
  • Iran (1%)

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

  • German (28%)
  • Swedish (15%)
  • English (11%)
  • United States or American (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • Norwegian (3%)
  • French (except Basque) (3%)

Montgomery County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,334 (80%)
  • Carpooled: 602 (11%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 4 (0%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 4 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 2 (0%)
  • Taxi: 5 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 4 (0%)
  • Walked: 183 (3%)
  • Other means: 30 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 282 (5%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

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


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

  • 235 people in nursing homes
  • 10 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 8 people in homes for the mentally retarded
195 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
18 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $47,167.

5.07% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($31,457 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.07% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($18,370 average AGI)
2.00% relocated from other states ($13,087 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

2.00%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Pottawattamie County, IA  0.56% ($32,391 average AGI)
from Page County, IA  0.54% ($26,818)
from Mills County, IA  0.39% ($28,125)
from Douglas County, NE  0.39% ($27,188)
from Adams County, IA  0.27% ($25,727)


5.39% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,829 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.39%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
2.74% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($15,856 average AGI)
2.65% relocated to other states ($17,973 average AGI)
Montgomery County:

2.65%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Page County, IA  0.61% ($32,480 average AGI)
to Douglas County, NE  0.53% ($35,591)
to Pottawattamie County, IA  0.51% ($29,381)
to Cass County, IA  0.29% ($25,583)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.5
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 14.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 14.2

Deaths per 1000 population in Montgomery County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Montgomery County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 10.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.6%
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: 2,450 (2,125 aged, 325 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 142 (5%)

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, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (283)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (171)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (164)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (156)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (126)
  • Unspecified dementia (73)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (69)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (67)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (50)
  • Breast, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (32)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.77
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 14,678
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 351
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 48,605

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,123
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,361
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 106

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9

Household type by relationship:

Households: 10,527
  • In family households: 8,621 (2,210 male householders, 719 female householders)
    2,291 spouses, 2,838 children (2,562 natural, 73 adopted, 203 stepchildren), 116 grandchildren, 63 brothers or sisters, 40 parents, 60 other relatives, 259 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,906 (751 male householders (604 living alone)), 878 female householders (796 living alone)), 277 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 213 (195 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 1,545 2-persons, 577 3-persons, 441 4-persons, 229 5-persons, 92 6-persons, 45 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,400 1-person, 202 2-persons, 15 3-persons, 6 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 1 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

2,119 married couples with children.
634 single-parent households (160 men, 474 women).

97.4% of residents of Montgomery County speak English at home.
1.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (53% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 20% speak English not well, 26% don't speak English at all).
0.6% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (80% speak English very well, 17% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
0.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (86% speak English very well, 14% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $81,086,000 ($7,114 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $5,587,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $32,958,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $19,231,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $9,561,000
Federal grants: $10,937,000
Federal procurement contracts: $757,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $7,642,000 ($4,424,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $924,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $4,620,000
Federal Government insurance: $44,547,000

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

Births: 662
Here:

59 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 817
Here:

72 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +39
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -331
Here -29 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Montgomery County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.46 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.3
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2014 or later: 28
  • 2010 to 2013: 22
  • 2000 to 2009: 144
  • 1990 to 1999: 307
  • 1980 to 1989: 338
  • 1970 to 1979: 812
  • 1960 to 1969: 620
  • 1950 to 1959: 467
  • 1940 to 1949: 177
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,313
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery population
Rooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 3
  • 3 rooms: 25
  • 4 rooms: 360
  • 5 rooms: 832
  • 6 rooms: 740
  • 7 rooms: 614
  • 8 rooms: 492
  • 9+ rooms: 510
  • 1 room: 2
  • 2 rooms: 30
  • 3 rooms: 235
  • 4 rooms: 329
  • 5 rooms: 295
  • 6 rooms: 158
  • 7 rooms: 119
  • 8 rooms: 71
  • 9+ rooms: 69
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Montgomery County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population
  • no bedroom: 2
  • 1 bedroom: 80
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,072
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,541
  • 4 bedrooms: 703
  • 5+ bedrooms: 180
  • no bedroom: 9
  • 1 bedroom: 318
  • 2 bedrooms: 526
  • 3 bedrooms: 301
  • 4 bedrooms: 120
  • 5+ bedrooms: 34
Cars and other vehicles available in Montgomery County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Note: State values scaled to Montgomery County population
  • no vehicle: 139
  • 1 vehicle: 927
  • 2 vehicles: 1,638
  • 3 vehicles: 643
  • 4 vehicles: 155
  • 5+ vehicles: 76
  • no vehicle: 219
  • 1 vehicle: 680
  • 2 vehicles: 287
  • 3 vehicles: 79
  • 4 vehicles: 32
  • 5+ vehicles: 11

59% of Montgomery County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 51% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 55% lived in Iowa.

Montgomery County:

59.5%
State average:

57.7%

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

  • This state: 8,233
  • Northeast: 89
  • Midwest: 2,586
  • South: 259
  • West: 428

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $34,100


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 2%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Montgomery County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (64.5%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (19.6%)
  • Electricity (11.6%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (2.8%)
  • Wood (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (55.1%)
  • Electricity (22.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (18.0%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (1.5%)
  • No fuel used (0.6%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 11
Here:

0.8%
Iowa:

10.8%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 38
Here:

5.6%
Iowa:

7.1%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 63
Here:

26.7%
Iowa:

25.4%

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 - Hospitals: $16,293,000
    Regular Highways: $2,611,000
    Health - Other: $1,200,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,177,000
    General - Other: $713,000
    Financial Administration: $416,000
    Police Protection: $354,000
    Housing and Community Development: $240,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $160,000
    Central Staff Services: $118,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $150,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $646,000
    General - Other: $19,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $13,270,000

Montgomery County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $19,186,000
    All Other: $277,000
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $144,000
    General Revenue, NEC: $64,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $1,946,000
    General Local Government Support: $830,000
    Health and Hospitals: $591,000
    Housing and Community Development: $240,000
    All Other: $110,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,524,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $253,000
    Other License: $6,000

Montgomery County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,741,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,149,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $592,000

Montgomery County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,126,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 203
  • Number of aged recipients: 9
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 194
  • Number of recipients under 18: 27
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 148
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 28
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 91
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 81
Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Montgomery County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Montgomery County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John10379.5 years
Mary8683.8 years
Ruth7181.6 years
Dorothy6978.4 years
Carl6780.4 years
Robert6570.4 years
Anna6486.7 years
Helen6381.7 years
Donald6373.5 years
James5973.7 years
Most common last names in Montgomery County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson16480.6 years
Anderson14080.5 years
Peterson11380.9 years
Nelson7281.5 years
Swanson6983.2 years
Smith6476.6 years
Jones5979.3 years
Larson5882.4 years
Carlson5080.3 years
Bergren3579.7 years
Businesses in Montgomery County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1RadioShack1
Ford1Subway1
H&R Block1Super 81
KFC1Taco Bell1
Kmart1True Value1
MasterBrand Cabinets1U.S. Cellular1
McDonald's1UPS2
New Balance1YMCA1

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