Montgomery, AL - Niche

Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    204,760
  • Population Density
    1,268 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    162 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    152 3.2
Montgomery is a midsize city in Alabama with 204,760 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 152 reviews
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    • 4
    Public Services at Montgomery: Our mayor has exponentially improved the city since he was first elected.
    • 2
    Visiting at Montgomery: We don't have a lot of acts coming to town, nor do we have a lot o appreciation for the arts.
    • N/A
    Weather at Montgomery: We are not really exposed to a lot of different natural disasters in Alabama and when we are, we usually get the tail-end of them.
    • 4
    Food & Drink at Montgomery: There are a lot of options throughout the city, but the quality of the places vary on different sides of town.
    • 3
    Employment at Montgomery: Poverty is definitely a problem in my city, but at the same time there is a growing upper and middle class.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Ridgefield 3,921
3.00 Brentwood 2,423
3.33 McGehee/Allendale 2,331
2.33 Highland Park 2,249
3.00 Forest Park 2,009
3.33 Edgewood 1,648
3.33 Hillwood 1,527
3.66 Old Cloverdale 1,396
2.33 Garden District 1,253
2.00 South Hull 844
3.00 Cloverdale/Idlewild 841
1.66 Centennial Hill 278
1.66 Cottage Hill 179

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Pike Road Township 19,093
4.00 Pike Road 6,067
2.33 Hope Hull Township 8,510
3.66 Mount Meigs Township 8,599

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 36117 51,223
2.66 36116 46,139
3.00 36109 24,107
1.66 36108 21,025
3.33 36106 14,829
3.00 36111 12,814
2.00 36110 12,760
1.66 36105 11,351
1.66 36104 8,929
2.66 36107 8,261
4.00 36064 7,270
2.33 36043 3,114
3.00 36113 1,621
3.66 36115 724
4.33 36013 510
36112 394

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 Technology Magnet High School Public, Magnet 9-12 High
3.33 Baldwin Art & Academics Magnet School 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
3.00 MacMillan International Academy Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
3.00 Bear Exploration Center Public, Magnet K-5 Elementary
Head Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.66 Brewbaker Primary School Public K-3 Elementary
2.66 Carver Senior High School Public 9-12 High
2.66 Catoma Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
Houston Hill Junior High School Public 7-9 Middle
Hayneville Road Elementary School Public K-5 Elementary
McIntyre Middle School Public 6-8 Middle
Walter T. McKee Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.00 Carver Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.33 James W. Wilson Jr. Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.00 Carr Middle School Public 7-8 Middle
2.00 Pintlala Elementary School Public PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
2.66 Flowers Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
Harrison Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.00 Morningview Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Halcyon Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle
2.33 Dalraida Elementary School Public K-6 Elementary, Middle

Top Private Schools

Niche Grade Name Type Grades Grade Level
3.33 St. James School Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Montgomery Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
3.33 Trinity Presbyterian School Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
3.00 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
2.66 Prattville Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 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, High
2.66 Evangel Christian Academy Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Edgewood Academy Private K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.66 Autauga Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Hooper Academy Private PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 New Life Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Victory Baptist School Private, Religious K-12 Elementary, Middle, High
2.33 Alabama Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
2.00 East Memorial Christian Academy Private, Religious PK, K-12 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle, High
Hill & Lowe Educational Exploratorium Academy Private, Alternative 8-12 Middle, High
2.00 St. Jude Educational Institute Private, Religious 7-12 High
First Baptist Kindergarten Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Holy Cross Episcopal School Private, Religious PK, K-6 Pre-K, Elementary
Green Gate School Private PK, K-8 Pre-K, Elementary, Middle
First Baptist Child Development Center Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary
Camellia Baptist Weekday Education Ministry (WEM) Private, Religious PK, K Pre-K, Elementary

Top Colleges

Niche Grade Name
2.66 Faulkner University
2.66 Tuskegee University
2.66 Huntingdon College
2.33 Auburn University - Montgomery
1.66 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 57.20% 12.23% 26.16%
White 35.24% 63.25% 66.79%
Hispanic 3.72% 16.62% 3.92%
Asian 2.15% 4.83% 1.18%
Multiracial 1.32% 2.05% 1.35%
Native American 0.25% 0.66% 0.48%
Other 0.08% 0.19% 0.09%
Pacific Islander 0.04% 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 14% 13% 13%
35 to 44 years 13% 13% 13%
45 to 54 years 13% 14% 14%
55 to 64 years 11% 12% 13%
65 and over 12% 13% 14%

Education Levels

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Less than a high school diploma 14% 14% 17%
High school diploma or equivalent 26% 28% 31%
Some college or associate degree 28% 29% 29%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 14%
Master's degree or higher 12% 11% 8%

Gender

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Male 47.3% 49.2% 48.5%
Female 52.7% 50.8% 51.5%

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Rent 41.2% 35.1% 30.3%
Own 58.9% 64.9% 69.7%

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
4.6"
5.3"
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    Precipitation

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  • 5.3"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 57°
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    Precipitation

  • 4.6"
  • 5.3"
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Resident Opinions

In which direction are these things in this area generally going?     Based on 5 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 this area on the following topics:     Based on 6 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Cost of living
  • Quality of life
  • Things to do and see
  • The people

How likely are you to still be in this area in:     Based on 6 responses

Very unlikely
Very likely
  • 1 year
  • 5 years
  • 10 years
  • 20 years
  • Forever

How would you describe the local atmosphere of the area where you live?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% Always something fun and interesting going on.
  • 0% Usually plenty of things to do, but there is some down time.
  • 100% There are occasionally fun things to do, but it can get boring around here.
  • 0% There is never anything to do.

If you could do it all over again, would you still choose to live in this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Yes
  • 80% Not sure
  • 0% No

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank this neighborhood compared to other neighborhoods in the area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Top 1%
  • 0% Top 5%
  • 0% Top 10%
  • 80% Top 25%
  • 0% Top 50%
  • 0% Bottom 50%

In terms of overall quality of life, how would you rank the area you live in comparison to everywhere else in the country?     Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Top 1%
  • 17% Top 5%
  • 0% Top 10%
  • 0% Top 25%
  • 50% Top 50%
  • 17% Bottom 50%

In general, has this area become a better or worse place to live since you first moved there?     Based on 6 responses

  • 17% Significantly better
  • 33% Slightly better
  • 17% Same
  • 17% Slightly worse
  • 17% Significantly worse

What one word or phrase best describes this area?     Based on 7 responses

  • 33% Nice
  • 33% Serene
  • 17% Racially Divided
  • 17% Fast

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 17% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 67% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 17% I hate this area.

What are the best things about this state?     Based on 5 responses

  • 50% Family Values
  • 33% Religion
  • 17% Opportunity for growth

What are the worst things about this state?     Based on 5 responses

  • 60% Unhealthy Obsession with College Football
  • 40% Political underhandedness and old school thinking