Montgomery, AL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    204,095
  • Population Density
    1,268 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    162 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    251 3.2
Montgomery is a midsize city in Alabama with 204,095 residents. It has low home values, average rent costs, and average unemployment levels. Its citizens generally have high education levels and average income levels.

Ratings and Reviews
3.2 from 251 reviews
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    • 4
    Housing at Montgomery: Quite spacious raising children until their preteen.
    • 4
    Community at Montgomery: The community in the area is very supportive.
    • 4
    Crime & Safety at Montgomery: The police here are responsive, and they show that care for the people they are protecting
    • 4
    Overall Experience at Montgomery: My area great if you are interested in retiring, and you like the peaceful and quite atmosphere
    • 3
    Crime & Safety at Montgomery: Overall it could be worse

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
Pike Road Township 19,420
3.66 Pike Road 6,605
2.66 Hope Hull Township 8,663
4.00 Mount Meigs Township 9,209

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 36117 52,187
3.33 36116 45,075
3.66 36109 23,851
2.33 36108 20,780
4.33 36106 14,467
3.66 36111 12,865
2.66 36110 12,923
2.66 36105 11,098
2.66 36104 8,287
3.00 36107 8,406
3.33 36064 8,141
2.66 36043 3,348
3.00 36113 1,685
2.33 36115 712
2.66 36013 475
2.66 36112 364

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
3.00 Montgomery County Schools 66

Top Public Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.33 Loveless Academic Magnet Program High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
4.00 Booker T. Washington Magnet High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.66 Brewbaker Tech Magnet High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Baldwin Art & Acadcs Magnet Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.33 Floyd Middle School Public, Magnet 6-8 Middle
3.33 Forest Avenue Elementary School Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.33 MacMillan International Academy Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.33 Bear Exploration Center Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
2.66 Brewbaker Primary School Public PK, K-2 Pre-K, Elementary
2.66 Carver Senior High School Public 9-12 High
3.33 Catoma Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.33 James W. Wilson Jr Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary
3.00 Johnnie R. Carr Jr High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.33 Flowers Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Morningview Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 Halcyon Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Dalraida Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.33 Wynton M. Blount Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 T. S. Morris Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Goodwyn Jr High School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Wares Ferry Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
2.66 Georgia Washington Jr High School Public 6-8 Middle
2.33 Southlawn Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
3.00 Vaughn Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
3.00 E. D. Nixon Elementary School Public PK, K-5 Pre-K, Elementary

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
4.00 St. James School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.66 Trinity Presbyterian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
Lighthouse Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Macon East Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Churchill Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Prattville Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 Eastwood Christian School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Success Unlimited Academy Private, Religious, Special Education PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Evangel Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Autauga Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
1.66 Hooper Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 New Life Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Victory Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Alabama Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 East Memorial Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 St. Jude Educational Institute Private, Religious 7-12 Middle, High
Holy Cross Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Green Gate School Private PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
Faulkner University
Tuskegee University
Huntingdon College
Auburn University - Montgomery
Alabama State University
H Councill Trenholm State Technical College
South University - Montgomery
Virginia College - Montgomery
Fortis College - Montgomery West
J F Ingram State Technical College
Amridge University
Prince Institute - Southeast
Fortis College - Montgomery East
The Hair Academy - Alabama

Around Montgomery

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Demographics

Racial Diversity

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
African American 57.74% 12.23% 26.22%
White 34.70% 63.25% 66.56%
Hispanic 3.64% 16.62% 3.98%
Asian 2.32% 4.83% 1.20%
Multiracial 1.27% 2.05% 1.44%
Native American 0.23% 0.66% 0.48%
Other 0.09% 0.19% 0.10%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.16% 0.03%

Age

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
9 years and under 14% 13% 13%
10 to 17 years 11% 11% 11%
18 to 24 years 12% 10% 10%
25 to 34 years 15% 13% 13%
35 to 44 years 12% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 13%
65 and over 12% 13% 15%

Education Levels

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Less than a high school diploma 15% 14% 16%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 31%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 30%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 14%
Master's degree or higher 12% 11% 9%

Gender

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Female 52.8% 50.8% 51.5%
Male 47.2% 49.2% 48.5%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Own 57.2% 64.9% 69.2%
Rent 42.8% 35.1% 30.8%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Assault 262.7 264.1 377.9
Murder 17.5 5.2 8.0
Rape 17.5 36.8 49.1
Robbery 224.8 135.0 149.2

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Burglary 1272.8 575.0 997.8
Larceny 2905.7 2114.0 3044.0
Motor vehicle theft 329.7 257.3 280.7

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
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Resident Opinions

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 38 responses

  • 55% Yes
  • 24% Not sure
  • 21% No

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 65 responses

Getting worse
Getting better
  • Schools/education
  • Crime/safety
  • Employment/jobs
  • Home values
  • Local government
  • New residents moving in
  • New businesses/restaurants opening
  • Overall quality of life

Rate the public services in this area:     Based on 60 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Police protection
  • Fire protection
  • Emergency medical services
  • Animal control services
  • Street repair/maintenance
  • Trash/recycling collection
  • Snow removal
  • Public transportation
  • Public recreation facilities
  • Park maintenance
  • Public libraries
  • Community education

How strongly do you agree or disagree with each of the following statements about houses in this area?     Based on 55 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Most properties are well-maintained (e.g. landscaping, painting, shoveling)
  • Most properties have large lawns and/or gardens.
  • Most properties have driveways.
  • Most properties have garages.
  • Most of the houses look the same and have a similar layout.
  • Most of the houses are built close together with little space between them.

How noisy is the area where you live?     Based on 58 responses

  • 17% It is very quiet and peaceful. There aren't many cars or trains to speak of.
  • 52% It is pretty quiet. Cars pass by regularly, but it isn't disruptive.
  • 24% There are moments of loud noise. Sometimes you hear traffic or emergency vehicles, but it is bearable.
  • 7% Loud noises are very common. Traffic, trains, pedestrians, and emergency vehicles are everywhere.

How accepting are others who live in this area toward minorities (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?     Based on 29 responses

  • 38% Very accepting.
  • 48% Most people are accepting, except for a few cases of intolerance.
  • 14% The area is split on its acceptance, quite a few minority groups are not well accepted.
  • 0% Not accepting. It's hard to be a minority in this area.

How safe do you feel in this area?     Based on 66 responses

  • 12% Very safe. There is really no crime to speak of.
  • 59% Pretty safe. There is some crime, but it doesn't impact me much.
  • 27% Somewhat safe. There is noticeable crime, and there are times I don't feel safe.
  • 2% Not safe. There is a lot of crime, and I regularly don't feel safe.

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 35 responses

  • 14% I love everything about it.
  • 46% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 29% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 11% I hate this area.

Rate the quality and ease of access to the following attractions in this area:     Based on 50 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Museums
  • Art galleries
  • Performance venues
  • Professional sport venues
  • Movie theaters
  • Zoos
  • Amusement parks
  • Parks and natural attractions
  • Historical landmarks/monuments