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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 196,268
    Autauga County 56,145
    Elmore County 82,158
    Lowndes County 9,641
    Montgomery County 224,639
    Montgomery Metropolitan Area 372,583

    Source: U.S. Census Bureau 2020 Estimates

    Population Breakdown by Age Population Breakdown by Age

    Median Age 37.4

    Source: Montgomery Metro; U.S. Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimates (2019)

    Population Breakdown by Race Population Breakdown by Race

    White 50.2%
    Black or African American alone 44.7%
    American Indian or Alaska Native alone 0.2%
    Asian alone 2.0%
    Some other race alone 1.1%
    Two or more races 1.8%

    Source: Montgomery Metro; U.S. Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimates (2019)

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

    Less than 9th grade 3.9%
    9th to 12th grade, no diploma 9.3%
    High school graduate (includes equivalency) 28.4%
    Some college, no degree 20.6%
    Associate's Degree 7.8%
    Bachelor's Degree 18.1%
    Graduate or Professional Degree 11.9%

    Source: Montgomery Metro; U.S. Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimates (2019)

    Cost of Living Cost of Living

    Comparative Cost of Living in Southeastern State Capitals

    Based on an average of 100, the C2ER Cost of Living Index measures relative price levels for consumer goods and services.
    Source: C2ER, 2021 Q1

    Median Family Income Median Family Income

    Source: HUD Office of Economic Affairs, FY 2021 (Montgomery Metro Area)


    Households Households

    Total Households; 144,883
    Source: Montgomery Metro; U.S. Census Bureau ACS 5-year estimates (2019)

    Top Employers Top Employers

    Company/Organizations Employees Product/Service
    Maxwell/Gunter Air Force Base 12,280 Federal Government
    State of Alabama 11,380 State Government
    Montgomery Public Schools 4,524 Local School System
    Baptist Health 4,300 Hospitals and Clinics
    Hyundai Motor Manufacturing Alabama 3,530 Automobile Manufacturing
    ALFA Insurance Companies 2,568 Corporate HQ and Insurance Companies
    City of Montgomery 2,500 Local Government
    MOBIS Alabama 1, 400 Automobile Parts Manufacturing
    Jackson Hospital & Clinic, Inc. 1,300 Hospitals and Clinics
    Koch Foods 1,250 Poultry Processing
    Rheem Water Heaters 1,070 Water Heater Manufacturing
    Baptist Medical Center South 980 Hospitals and Clinics
    Wind Creek Casino & Hotel Montgomery 850 Entertainment Venue
    Glovis Alabama, LLC 832 Warehousing and Distribution
    Alabama State University 792 University
    Convergent Outsourcing, Inc. 750 Customer Contact Center
    Montgomery County Commission 700 Local Government
    Alorica 670 Customer Contact Center
    Alabama Power Company 660 Electric Utility 
    Central AL Veteran’s Health Care System 600 Health Care
    Health Care 576 University
    Glovis America 545 Warehousing and Distribution
    Big Lots Stores, Inc. 500 Consumer Products Distribution
    SYKES Enterprises 500 Customer Contact Center
    DAS North America, Inc. 495 Automobile Parts Manufacturing
    US Foods 469 Food and Beverage Products Distribution
    Seoyon E Hwa 441 Door Trim Parts Manufacturing
    ASK Telemarketing/Always Open 423 Customer Contact Center
    Capitol Hill Healthcare & Rehab First 382 Nursing Homes/Assisted Living Facilities
    Hyundai Power Transformers USA 396 Power Transformer Manufacturing
    Baptist Medical Center East 355 Hospitals and Clinics
    STERIS Corporation 340 Hospital Equipment Manufacturing
    Renaissance Montgomery Hotel & Spa 318 Hotel and Spa
    Lear Corporation 308 Automobile Parts Manufacturing
    Coca Cola UNITED  305 Beverage Distribution



  • 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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