Montgomery, Alabama Population 2018

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’s population is primarily black, with this race making up 56.6% of the total population. Over 37% of the population is white, more than 2% of the city’s population is Asian, 2.2% are of another race, 1.3% are mixed race and close to 4% are of Hispanic or Latino descent. 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 has a higher rate of property crimes. 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.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
2017199,518-548-0.27%
2016200,066-732-0.36%
2015200,798-445-0.22%
2014201,243-983-0.49%
2013202,226-1,588-0.78%
2012203,814-1,379-0.67%
2011205,193-423-0.21%
2010205,6164,0480.20%
2000201,56814,4620.75%
1990187,1069,2490.51%
1980177,85744,4712.92%
1970133,386-1,007-0.08%
1960134,39327,8682.35%
1950106,52528,4413.15%
194078,08412,0051.68%
193066,07922,6154.28%
192043,4645,3281.32%
191038,1367,7902.31%
190030,3468,4633.32%
189021,8835,1702.73%
188016,7136,1254.67%
187010,5881,7451.82%
18608,8431150.13%
18508,7286,52814.78%
18402,2000.00%

Montgomery Population in 2018Source: By User:TantalumTelluride [GFDL (http://www.gnu.org/copyleft/fdl.html) or CC-BY-SA-3.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-sa/3.0/)], from Wikimedia Commons

Population by Race

Race Population
Black or African American119,783
White70,524
Asian4,754
Two or More Races3,528
Some Other Race2,735
American Indian and Alaska Native374
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander19

Race Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey)

Montgomery Population Pyramid 2018

0%2%4%6%8% Male Population0%2%4%6%8% Female Population80757065605550454035302520151050

Data via US Census (2016 ACS 5-Year Survey): Table S0101

Montgomery Median Age

35.1


Total

33.5


Male

36.6


Female

Montgomery Adults

There are 154,112 adults, (26,021 of which are seniors) in Montgomery.

Montgomery Age Dependency

57.6

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Montgomery Sex Ratio

Female

106,692

52.89%

Male

95,025

47.11%

Montgomery Households and Families

Montgomery Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Montgomery Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married76.7%23.3%
All55.8%44.2%
Male48.9%51.1%
Non Family45.8%54.2%
Female40.5%59.5%

55.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Montgomery Households by Type

Type Count Average Size Owned
All80,2862.4355.8
Non Family30,7841.2145.8
Married28,2923.1176.7
Female17,0383.3440.5
Male4,1723.1948.9

3.11

Average Family Size

2.43

Average Household Size

5.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.2%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Montgomery Households

Montgomery Education

Montgomery Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade5,9174.50%
9th to 12th Grade13,1179.98%
High School Graduate33,07225.17%
Some College29,83622.71%
Associates Degree8,4746.45%
Bachelors Degree25,00419.03%
Graduate Degree15,97312.16%

Montgomery Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
Black72,57058,67415,761
White50,53947,27121,953
Asian3,3813,1152,059
Hispanic3,3201,821525
Multiple Races1,5181,356613
Other Race1,306769258
Native American20616834
Islander4

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.53%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 60.90%.

Montgomery Earnings by Educational Attainment

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,488$37,494$27,150
Less Than High School$18,222$21,482$14,257
High School Grad$22,774$27,708$20,122
Some College$28,507$35,149$24,688
Bachelors Degree$42,964$53,750$37,221
Graduate Degree$56,132$76,667$50,185

$31,488

Average Earnings

$37,494

Average Male

$27,150

Average Female

Montgomery Language

Montgomery Language by Age

Montgomery Language

94.22% of Montgomery residents speak only English, while 5.78% speak other languages. The largest non-English language is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.54% of the population.

Montgomery Poverty

Montgomery Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Black116,14134,34129.57%
White64,7055,8229.00%
Hispanic6,6262,78942.09%
Other2,68588132.81%
Multiple3,27383625.54%
Asian4,70657512.22%
Islander19947.37%
Native33961.77%

22.65%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.90%

Male Poverty Rate

24.18%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montgomery

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montgomery is Islander, with 47.37% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montgomery is Native, with 1.77% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.56%. Among those working part-time, it was 29.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.63%.

Montgomery Poverty Rate by Education

Name Poverty
Less Than High School38.00%
High School21.61%
Some College15.95%
Bachelors or Greater4.76%

Montgomery Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Name Poverty
Female Unemployed55.94%
Male Unemployed39.70%
Female Employed13.22%
Male Employed9.14%

Montgomery Income

Montgomery Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$43,440$61,714
Families$54,800$73,801
Married Families$80,982$99,598
Non Families$29,735$40,259

Montgomery Marital Status

Montgomery Marital Status

Marriage Rates

37.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.4%

Male Marriage Rate

34.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Montgomery Married by Age and Sex

Montgomery Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45To54.

Montgomery Marital Status by Race

Montgomery Veterans

Montgomery Veterans by War

15,038

Number of Veterans

13,018

Male Veterans

2,020

Female Veterans

Name Veterans
Vietnam5,375
First Gulf War4,791
Second Gulf War3,609
Korea1,103
World War II411

Montgomery Veterans by Age

Name Veterans
35 to 544,630
55 to 643,488
65 to 742,908
75+2,410
18 to 341,602

Montgomery Veterans by Race

Name Veterans % of Total
Black7,8778.95%
White6,75611.82%
2 or More22512.68%
Hispanic1774.67%
Other785.34%
Asian742.06%
Indian289.56%

Montgomery Veterans by Education

9.05%

Veteran Poverty Rate

28.94%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montgomery Employment Status

Montgomery Employment by Age

62.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.7%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Montgomery Employment by Race

Montgomery Employment by Education

Montgomery Place of Birth

Origin of Non Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.48%

Born in Alabama

95.39%

Native Born

4.61%

Foreign Born

3.16%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

95.39% of Montgomery residents were born in the United States, with 71.48% having been born in Alabama. 3.16% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.