Montgomery County, AL

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2022 Population
228,132
0.41% 1-year decline
US Senator
Tommy Tuberville
Republican Party
US Senator
Katie Britt
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
36.9
0.272% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
19.6%
0.339% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$56,707
7.99% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$151,300
12.3% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Montgomery County, AL had a population of 228k people with a median age of 36.9 and a median household income of $56,707. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Montgomery County, AL declined from 229,072 to 228,132, a −0.41% decrease and its median household income grew from $52,511 to $56,707, a 7.99% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, AL are Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (58.9%), White (Non-Hispanic) (31.6%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (3.33%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.2%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.25%).

None of the households in Montgomery County, AL reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

97% of the residents in Montgomery County, AL are U.S. citizens.

In 2022, the median property value in Montgomery County, AL was $151,300, and the homeownership rate was 57.2%.

Most people in Montgomery County, AL drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 20.8 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, AL was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Montgomery County, AL is home to a population of 228k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2022, 4.83% of Montgomery County, AL residents were born outside of the country (11k people).

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Montgomery County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 7.59k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

97%
2022 Citizenship
96.9%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 97% of Montgomery County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, AL was 96.9%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Montgomery County, AL
  1. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    134k ± 695
  2. White (Non-Hispanic)
    72.2k ± 204
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    7.59k ± 233
3.77%
Hispanic Population
8.6k people

In 2022, there were 1.86 times more Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents (134k people) in Montgomery County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 72.2k White (Non-Hispanic) and 7.59k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

3.77% of the people in Montgomery County, AL are hispanic (8.6k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Montgomery County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Foreign-Born Population

4.83%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
11k people
4.88%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
11.2k people

As of 2022, 4.83% of Montgomery County, AL residents (11k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, AL was 4.88%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Gulf War (2001-)
    4,666 ± 640
  2. Vietnam
    4,043 ± 431
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    3,050 ± 403

Montgomery County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Gulf War (2001-), 1.15 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, AL employs 98.4k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,577 people), Manufacturing (12,059 people), and Public Administration (10,558 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($66,449), Utilities ($60,278), and Wholesale Trade ($57,461).

Occupations

98.4k
2022 Value
± 2,914
−0.849%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, AL declined at a rate of −0.849%, from 99.3k employees to 98.4k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,256 people), Management Occupations (9,623 people), and Sales & Related Occupations (8,953 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, AL.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

98.4k
2022 Value
± 2,914
−0.849%
1 Year decline
± 4.17%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Montgomery County, AL declined at a rate of −0.849%, from 99.3k employees to 98.4k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (13,577 people), Manufacturing (12,059 people), and Public Administration (10,558 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$42,263
Median earning men ± $1,590
$34,300
Median earning women ± $1,356

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Wholesale Trade ($59,792), Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($59,550), and Public Administration ($58,528).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($48,199), Wholesale Trade ($47,231), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($47,146).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.1%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 2.13M people employed in Alabama. This represents a 2.1% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.2%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Alabama.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 2,546
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 1,558
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 1,253
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Montgomery County, AL went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 65.1% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (33.6%), followed by Other (1.31%).

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing the state of Alabama. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Alabama

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Tommy Tuberville
Senator from Alabama2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021
Katie Britt
Senator from Alabama3
Assumed office on January 3, 2023

Tommy Tuberville and Katie Britt are the senators currently representing Alabama.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Alabama

Alabama is currently represented by 7 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Alabama have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

Awarded Degrees over Time

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.905% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.822% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.23M), Some college (913k), and Secondary Education (625k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, AL was $151,300 in 2022, which is 0.537 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $134,700 to $151,300, a 12.3% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, AL is 57.2%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Montgomery County, AL have an average commute time of 20.8 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Montgomery County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Montgomery County, AL is $56,707. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Montgomery County, AL was Census Tract 56.08 with a value of $153,036, followed by Census Tract 55.04 and Census Tract 56.07, with respective values of $141,601 and $125,306.

Property

$151,300
Median Property Value 2022
±$4,722
$51,349
Median Property Taxes
±$1,685

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Montgomery County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

57.2%
Homeownership
2022
68.2%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 57.2% of the housing units in Montgomery County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 57.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 56.08
  2. Census Tract 55.04
  3. Census Tract 56.07

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, AL was Census Tract 56.08 with a value of $153,036, followed by Census Tract 55.04 and Census Tract 56.07, with respective values of $141,601 and $125,306.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Montgomery County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$56,707
Median Household Income
± $1,821
89.7k
Number of Households
± 2,568

In 2022, the median household income of the 89.7k households in Montgomery County, AL grew to $56,707 from the previous year's value of $52,511.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, AL is from Alabama.
0.458
2022 Wage GINI in Alabama
0.458
2021 Wage GINI in Alabama

In 2022, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.458 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.0777% growth from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even. The GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.13%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.33%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Montgomery County, AL drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.13%) and those who worked at home (6.33%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

20.8 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, AL have a shorter commute time (20.8 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 1.65% of the workforce in Montgomery County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, AL have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

19.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, AL (42.9k out of 219k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

89.4% of the population of Montgomery County, AL has health coverage, with 40.7% on employee plans, 20.3% on Medicaid, 10.6% on Medicare, 14.1% on non-group plans, and 3.64% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, AL see 972 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.02% decrease from the previous year (982 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1269 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 570 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

972 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Montgomery County, AL

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, AL see an average of 972 patients per year. This represents a 1.02% decrease from the previous year (982 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, AL in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 25.7% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 36.4% between 35 and 64 years, and 15.6% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 45.5% were men and 54.5% were women.

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Uninsured People

10.6%
Uninsured
40.7%
Employer Coverage
20.3%
Medicaid
10.6%
Medicare
14.1%
Non-Group
3.64%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, AL grew by 2.02% from 10.4% to 10.6%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 81.7 in Montgomery County, AL.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 37.6% in Montgomery County, AL.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 11.7% in Montgomery County, AL.

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