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  • Data and Demographics

  • Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama and the second largest city in the state. The metropolitan area is comprised of Autauga, Elmore, Lowndes and Montgomery counties. Our amazing city is the first city in Alabama to earn a public protection classification of 1 from the Insurance Services Office, as well as receiving the number one spot among winners of the Best Historic City category in the 10 Best Readers’ Choice travel award contest sponsored by USA TODAY.

    Montgomery is located in the Central time zone.

  • Population Estimates Population Estimates

    City of Montgomery 196,986
    Autauga County 59,759
    Elmore County 89,563
    Lowndes County 9,777
    Montgomery County 226,361
    Montgomery Metropolitan Area 385,460

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau Annual Estimates released 2023

    Population Breakdown by Age Population Breakdown by Age


    Source: U.S. Census Bureau ACS 5-year 2021; Montgomery Metro

    Population Breakdown by Race Population Breakdown by Race

    White 49.1%
    Black or African American alone 44.5%
    American Indian or Alaska Native alone 0.2%
    Asian alone 2.3%
    Some other race alone 0.9%
    Two or more races 2.9%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau ACS 5-yr 2021; Montgomery Metro

    Education Population 25 Years and Over Education Population 25 Years and Over

    Less than 9th grade 3.5%
    9th to 12th grade, no diploma 8.6%
    High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28.8%
    Some college, no degree 20.6%
    Associate's Degree 8.5%
    Bachelor's Degree 18.0%
    Graduate or Professional Degree 12.0%

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau ACS 5-yr 2021; Montgomery Metro

    Cost of Living Cost of Living

    Based on an average of 100, the C2ER Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services.
    Source: C2ER, 2023 Q1

    Median Family Income Median Family Income

    Source: HUD Office of Economic Affairs, FY 2023 (Montgomery Metro Area)


    Top Employers Top Employers

    Company/Organizations Employees Product/Service
    Maxwell Gunter Air Force Base 12,280 Military Base
    State of Alabama 10,315 State Government
    Montgomery Public Schools 4,524 Public Schools
    Baptist Health 4,300 Hospitals/Clinics
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama 3,530 Automobile Manufacturing
    ALFA Companies 2,568 Insurance Companies
    City of Montgomery 2,500 Local Government
    Business & Enterprise Systems 1,350 Software Development
    Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. 1,300 Hospitals/Clinics
    Koch Foods 1,250 Poultry Processing
    MOBIS Alabama 1,0,10 Automobile Manufacturing
    Baptist Medical Center South 980 Hospitals/Clinics
    Rheem Water Heaters 920 Water Heater Manufacturing
    UPS 850 Distribution/Logistics
    Glovis Alabama, LLC 832 Warehousing and Logistics
    Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. 736 Customer Contact Center
    Montgomery County Commission 700 Local Government
    Alabama Power Company 660 Utility 
    Auburn University at Montgomery 576 University
    Glovis America 545 Logistics
    Big Lots Stores, Inc. 497 Miscellaneous Consumer Goods Warehouse / Distribution
    DAS North America, Inc. 495 Automobile Seat Components Manufacturing
    US Foods 469 Food and Beverage Products Warehouse / Distribution
    ASK/Always Open 457 Customer Support Center
    Hyundai Power Transformers USA 441 Power Transformer Manufacturing
    Alorica 400 Customer Support Center
    SYKES Enterprises, inc. 400 Customer Support Center
    Capitol Hill Healthcare & Rehab First 382 Hospitals/Clinics
    Lear Corporation-Montgomery 373 Automobile Seat Manufacturing
    STERIS Corporation 370 Hospital Equipment Manufacturing
    Baptist Medical Center East 355 Hospitals/Clinics
    Peraton 350 Customer Support Center
    Flowers Bakery of Montgomery, LLC 332 Breads and Rolls Manufacturing
    Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa at the Convention Center 318 Hotel/Convention Center
    Coca Cola Bottling Company UNITED, Inc. Sales and Distribution Facility  305 Beverage Distribution
    Seoyon E Hwa 300 Door Trim Parts Manufacturing
    MAX Credit Union - Corporate Office 296 Banking
    187th Fighter Wing 290 Military Operation
    Montgomery Advertiser - USA Today Network 280 Newspaper
    Montgomery Water Works & Sanitary Sewer Board 280 Utility
    Smith Industries, Inc./Jay R. Smith Manufacturing Company 265 Commercial Plumbing Equipment Manufacturing
    Hager Companies 254 Industrial Grade Door Hinges and Accessories Manufacturing
    Health Services, Inc. 250 Hospitals/Clinics
    W.L. Petrey Wholesale 250 Miscellaneous Consumer Goods Distribution
    DG Fresh Distribution AL, LLC 235 Cold Storage Distribution Center
    Beasley Allen Law Firm 234 Law Firm
    Russell Brands, LLC 212 Sportswear Manufacturing
    Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Montgomery 201 Hospitals/Clinics
    Bradley Plumbing & Heating, Inc. 200 HVAC Services
    Crowne Health Care of Montgomery 200 Hospitals/Clinics
    Goodwill Industries of Central Alabama 200 Non Profit Association
    MS Companies 200 Logistics


  • Montgomery Area Chamber of Commerce
    600 S. Court St, P.O. Box 79
    Montgomery, Alabama 36101
    Tel: 334.834.5200   Fax: 334.265.4745

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