Montgomery, Alabama Population 2024

194,020

Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County Alabama. Montgomery has a 2024 population of 194,020. It is also the county seat of Montgomery County.Montgomery is currently declining at a rate of -0.76% annually and its population has decreased by -3% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 200,024 in 2020.

The average household income in Montgomery is $75,844 with a poverty rate of 21.15%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Montgomery is 36.1 years, 34 years for males, and 38.3 years for females.

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

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.

Montgomery Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Montgomery was:

  • Black or African American: 62.73%
  • White: 28.96%
  • Asian: 3.47%
  • Two or more races: 3.23%
  • Other race: 1.48%
  • Native American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
159.9 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,213.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-3% (-6,004)
The current population of Montgomery, Alabama is 194,020 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 200,024.

Montgomery, Alabama Population 2024

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Montgomery Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American125,35462.73%
White57,86528.96%
Asian6,9263.47%
Two or more races6,4593.23%
Other race2,9611.48%
Native American2460.12%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander8
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Black or African American

White

Asian

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Montgomery Population by Race

Montgomery Population Pyramid 2024

Montgomery Median Age

36.1

Total

34

Male

38.3

Female

Montgomery Adults

There are 152,406 adults, (30,516 of whom are seniors) in Montgomery.

Montgomery Age Dependency

63.9

Age Dependency Ratio

25

Old Age Dependency Ratio

38.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Montgomery Sex Ratio

Female106,21853.16%
Male93,60146.84%

Montgomery Population by Age

Montgomery Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All79,4892.4253.546.5
Non Family32,9821.244.855.2
Married25,1973.2175.624.4
Female17,6563.3938.961.1
Male3,6543.3750.349.7
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3.19

Average Family Size

2.42

Average Household Size

53.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Montgomery Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Montgomery Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Montgomery Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

Montgomery Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$38,914

Average Earnings

$45,219

Average Male

$34,469

Average Female

Montgomery Earnings by Educational Attainment

Montgomery Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Montgomery Language

93.36% of Montgomery residents speak only English, while 6.64% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.88% of the population.

Montgomery Language

Montgomery Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black120,40931,86326.46%
White53,4354,8959.16%
Hispanic7,3242,44633.4%
Multiple6,2451,56125%
Other2,9031,15639.82%
Asian6,86270210.23%
Native23310846.35%
Islander8787.5%
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21.15%

Overall Poverty Rate

19.44%

Male Poverty Rate

22.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montgomery

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montgomery is Islander, with 87.5% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montgomery is White, with 9.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.09%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.76%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 30.34%.

Montgomery Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.04%
High School21.88%
Some College16.82%
Bachelors or Greater6.73%
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Montgomery Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed38.1%
Male Unemployed22.87%
Female Employed12.09%
Male Employed7.46%
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Montgomery Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Montgomery Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Montgomery Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

37.8%

Male Marriage Rate

31.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Montgomery Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Montgomery Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Montgomery Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Montgomery Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

13,424

Number of Veterans

10,814

Male Veterans

2,610

Female Veterans

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Montgomery Veterans by War

count

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Montgomery Veterans by Age

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Montgomery Veterans by Race

Montgomery Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

9.86%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.09%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montgomery Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

59.7%

Labor Force Participation

54.2%

Employment Rate

7.2%

Unemployment Rate

Montgomery Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Montgomery Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Montgomery Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

71.44%

Born in Montgomery

94.93%

Native Born

5.07%

Foreign Born

3.24%

Non Citizen

1.84%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.93% of Montgomery residents were born in the United States, with 71.44% having been born in Alabama. 3.24% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Montgomery Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
2029186,605-1,483-0.79%
2028188,088-1,483-0.78%
2027189,571-1,483-0.78%
2026191,054-1,483-0.77%
2025192,537-1,483-0.76%
2024194,020-1,483-0.76%
2023195,503-1,483-0.75%
2022196,986-1,483-0.75%
2021198,469-1,555-0.78%
2020200,0242,0471.03%
2019197,977-1,035-0.52%
2018199,012-1,259-0.63%
2017200,271-374-0.19%
2016200,645-498-0.25%
2015201,143-376-0.19%
2014201,519-979-0.48%
2013202,498-1,493-0.73%
2012203,991-1,232-0.6%
2011205,223-360-0.18%
2010205,5834,0151.99%
2000201,56814,4627.73%
1990187,1069,2495.2%
1980177,85744,47133.34%
1970133,386-1,007-0.75%
1960134,39327,86826.16%
1950106,52528,44136.42%
194078,08412,00518.17%
193066,07922,61552.03%
192043,4645,32813.97%
191038,1367,79025.67%
190030,3468,46338.67%
189021,8835,17030.93%
188016,7136,12557.85%
187010,5881,74519.73%
18608,8431151.32%
18508,7286,528296.73%
18402,200
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Montgomery Population by Year