Montgomery is a city located in Montgomery County, Alabama. With a 2020 population of 197,282, it is the 3rd largest city in Alabama (after Birmingham and Huntsville) and the 128th largest city in the United States. Montgomery is currently declining at a rate of -0.24% annually and its population has decreased by -4.12% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 205,764 in 2010. Montgomery reached it's highest population of 205,593 in 2010. Spanning over 162 miles, Montgomery has a population density of 1,234 people per square mile.
The average household income in Montgomery is $65,986 with a poverty rate of 21.94%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $867 per month, and the median house value is $119,600. The median age in Montgomery is 35.3 years, 33.4 years for males, and 36.8 years for females. For every 100 females there are 88.5 males.
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.”
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.