Montgomery, Alabama Population 2019
Montgomery is a city located in the state of Alabama. In addition to being the county seat for Montgomery County, it is also the state capital. It is the second most populated city in the state, falling only behind Birmingham.
The last census taken in 2010 recorded a population of 205,764 for the city. This number has since dropped to 200,022 according to recent estimates. The city has won multiple awards throughout its history, including being named All-America City, being listed as one of the top cities for job growth, and named the “happiest city in Alabama.”
Montgomery Population Statistics
Residents between the ages of 25 and 44 make up the largest age group in the city, comprising about 27.3% of the population. Nearly one-quarter of residents are under age 18, while 11.8% are at least 65 years old.
There are more females than males residing in Montgomery, with 88.6 men for every 100 women.
Over 21% of the population lives below the federal poverty line. The city’s crime rates fall below the state and national averages for violent crimes but have a higher percentage of property crimes.
Montgomery Population Growth and Loss
Recent estimates show that the population has dropped by 2.8% since the last census after experiencing years of growth. However, with the many educational and employment opportunities, its military presence and its culture and recent city revitalization projects, there is no indicating that this downward trend will continue.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Montgomery was:
- Black or African American: 59.97%
- White: 34.09%
- Asian: 2.52%
- Two or more races: 1.89%
- Other race: 1.32%
- Native American: 0.20%
- Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.01%
Montgomery, Alabama's estimated population is 198,218 according to the most recent United States census estimates. Montgomery, Alabama is the 2nd largest city in Alabama based on official 2017 estimates from the US Census Bureau.
The population density is 1240.14 people/mi² (478.82 people/km²), with a household density of 222.33 people/km² (575.84 people/mi²).
The overall median age is 35 years, 33.1 years for males, and 36.5 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.9 males.
Based on data from the American Community Survey, in 2017 there were 92,040 households in the city, with an average size of people per household. The homeowner vacancy rate was 2.8%, with a median rent of $845/month. The median house has 5.7 rooms, and has a value of $118,000.
The median income for households in Montgomery, Alabama is $44,339, while the mean household income is $62,902.