Overall
Niche Grade
Details
  • Setting
    Midsize City
  • Population
    205,548
  • Population Density
    1,271 people/sq.mi.
  • Size
    162 sq.mi.
  • Reviews
    136 3.2
Montgomery is a midsize city in Alabama with 205,548 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 136 reviews
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    • Parent
    • 3
    Weather at Montgomery: The weather here is pretty good. It is rather crazy though. One day it's hot as fire and the next week it may rain all week and then get cold. Coats are not needed that much though so much better weather than up north. The summers are hot and dry though. (Humidity is crazy!) Bad for the hair.
    • Parent
    • 2
    Food & Drink at Montgomery: Part of the reason for the bad restaurants and bars is that the workers are not trained and professional. The management is just usually someone who has the time to work all the hours but lacks professionalism. The cooks are not trained well and do not take pride in the finish product. Customer service is horrible.
    • Parent
    • 3
    Employment at Montgomery: There are more production companies coming into the area so it is making it much easier to get a job here with benefits and higher than minimum wage pay.

    The problem is not enough trained people that can do the work.
    • 4
    Weather at Montgomery: We are pretty much good on weather. Don't really see snow but it gets kind of cold but it do get really hot in the summer but not extremely. Nothing really too bad happens here and for that I'm thankful for.
    • 3
    Food & Drink at Montgomery: It's ok. Not the best area for nightlife and late night food. Plenty of fast food though.

Neighborhoods

Niche Grade Name Population
3.33 Ridgefield 3,921
3.00 Brentwood 2,423
3.33 McGehee/Allendale 2,332
2.33 Highland Park 2,250
3.00 Forest Park 2,009
3.33 Edgewood 1,648
3.33 Hillwood 1,528
3.66 Old Cloverdale 1,397
2.33 Garden District 1,253
2.00 South Hull 845
3.00 Cloverdale/Idlewild 842
1.66 Centennial Hill 278
1.66 Cottage Hill 180

Nearby Towns

Niche Grade Name Population
4.00 Pike Road Township 17,357
4.00 Pike Road 5,208
2.33 Hope Hull Township 8,943
3.66 Mount Meigs Township 8,268

ZIP Codes

Niche Grade Name Population
3.66 36117 49,256
2.66 36116 42,729
3.00 36109 25,454
1.66 36108 22,013
3.33 36106 14,518
3.00 36111 13,203
2.00 36110 12,806
1.66 36105 12,368
1.66 36104 10,424
2.66 36107 9,115
4.00 36064 6,467
2.33 36043 3,239
3.00 36113 1,646
3.66 36115 777
4.33 36013 493
36112 365

Top School Districts

Niche Grade Name Total Schools
2.33 Montgomery County Schools 63

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 55.93% 12.21% 26.08%
White 36.93% 64.16% 67.30%
Hispanic 3.55% 16.05% 3.66%
Asian 2.08% 4.67% 1.09%
Multiracial 1.16% 1.85% 1.24%
Native American 0.27% 0.66% 0.50%
Pacific Islander 0.02% 0.15% 0.02%
Other 0.02% 0.21% 0.07%

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% 14% 13%
45 to 54 years 14% 15% 15%
55 to 64 years 10% 12% 12%
65 and over 12% 13% 14%

Education Levels

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Less than a high school diploma 15% 15% 18%
High school diploma or equivalent 27% 29% 31%
Some college or associate degree 27% 29% 28%
Bachelor's degree 19% 18% 14%
Master's degree or higher 12% 10% 8%

Gender

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

Housing

Rent vs. Own

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Rent 39.2% 33.9% 29.3%
Own 60.8% 66.1% 70.7%

Crime Rates

Annual Violent Crimes (per 100,000)

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Assault 135.4 280.9 413.9
Murder 21.1 5.6 10.0
Rape 19.6 29.2 32.6
Robbery 219.6 150.7 168.1

Annual Property Crimes (per 100,000)

Montgomery, AL United States Alabama
Burglary 1631.0 718.3 1252.0
Larceny 3611.2 2276.2 3317.4
Motor vehicle theft 526.7 275.5 282.5

Income

Weather

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Precipitation
4.6"
5.3"
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    Avg. Temps

  • 57°
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    45°
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Resident Opinions

Rate this area on the following topics:     Based on 5 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 5 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 5 responses

  • 20% Top 1%
  • 20% Top 5%
  • 0% Top 10%
  • 0% Top 25%
  • 60% Top 50%
  • 0% Bottom 50%

In general, has this area become a better or worse place to live since you first moved there?     Based on 5 responses

  • 20% Significantly better
  • 40% Slightly better
  • 20% Same
  • 20% Slightly worse
  • 0% Significantly worse

What one word or phrase best describes this area?     Based on 6 responses

  • 40% Serene
  • 40% Nice
  • 20% Fast
  • 0% Racially Divided

What is your overall opinion of this area?     Based on 5 responses

  • 0% I love everything about it.
  • 20% I like mostly everything about this area, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 80% This area is okay. There are a lot of things I wish were different.
  • 0% 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