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Montgomery city, Alabama

Montgomery city, Alabama
Nickname(s):The Gump
Incorporated:December 3, 1819
Population
- Total:205.764 (2010)
- Density:1.286,0/sq mi (497,0/sq km)
Area code(s):334
Time zone:CST (UTC-6)
Summer Time zone:CDT (UTC-5)
Website:www.montgomeryal.gov
Area
- Total:163 sq mi (421 sq km)
- Land:160 sq mi (414 sq km)
- Water:3 sq mi (7 sq km)
- % water:1,66 %
Latitude:+32.3462512
Longitude:-086.2685927

Quick information summary of the Montgomery city area.

Montgomery city is located in the state of Alabama. It occupies the area of 163 square miles. 3 square miles are water areas and 160 square miles remain for land areas. Center of the Montgomery city lies at +32.3462512, -086.2685927 coordinates. According to the 2010 Census, there are 205.764 living in the Montgomery city. The racial makeup shows these 3 races as the most frequent : Black or African American (56.63%), White (37.25%) and Asian (2.24%). Median age is 32 for the males and 36 for the females.

Montgomery is the capital city of Alabama, a US state in the southeastern region of the country. The city is located in Montgomery County (of which it is the seat), in the Gulf Coastal Plain region of Alabama. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Montgomery had a population of 205,764 in 2010. It is the second-largest city in Alabama (the largest one being Birmingham) and only the 103rd largest one in the United States. The city belongs to the Central Time Zone (UTC-6).

Montgomery is located on the Alabama River. It was created through a merger of two smaller towns on the river and incorporated in 1819. The city became the state capital in 1846. Montgomery is famous for being the first capital of the Confederate States of America, from February 1961 to May of that year, when the capital was moved to Richmond, VA. The city is also famous for several important events related to the African-American Civil Rights Movement.

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Statistical data for the Montgomery city based on the 2010 U.S. Census

Racial makeup

Total
205,764
White alone
76,65637.25 %
Black or African American alone
116,52456.63 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5120.25 %
Asian alone
4,6092.24 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1640.08 %
Some Other Race alone
4,6012.24 %
Two or More races
2,6981.31 %

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Population break-up based on Counties and Subdivisions in the area

Counties Subdivisions
County (whole county) Montgomery city part within the County Subdivision (whole subdivision) Montgomery city part within the Subdivision
Montgomery County 229.363- Montgomery city part205.764
Hope Hull CCD 8.627- Montgomery city part4.656
Montgomery CCD 189.183- Montgomery city part185.866
Mount Meigs CCD 8.677- Montgomery city part1.031
Pike Road CCD 19.164- Montgomery city part14.211

Profile of the Montgomery city

History of Montgomery

Before the first Europeans came to the area, Montgomery and the region along the banks of the Alabama River were inhabited by the Alibamu and Coushatta Native American tribes. The first Europeans to reach Montgomery were the members of the Hernando de Soto’s expedition in 1540. The expedition stayed only briefly before moving on and more than one century passed before other Europeans came to the area. The first permanent settler was a Scots trader called James McQueen, who arrived in 1617 and established close relations with the native tribes by marrying one of their women. In 1785, a trading post was established in Montgomery, which inevitably led to tensions between the newcomers and the Native Americans, especially the Creek people who came from the north.

It was only after the end of The Creek War in 1814 that larger groups of European-Americans started arriving to the area of present-day Montgomery. The settlers established two rivaling towns in the area, Alabama Town and New Philadelphia. The two merged into Montgomery in 1819. The new city grew quickly, mostly fueled by the increasing cotton trade. The state capital, which used to be in Tuscaloosa, was moved to Montgomery in 1846 and in 1961 it became the first capital of the newly formed Confederate States of America. In 1886, Montgomery got the nation’s first electric street car system. Thanks to this invention, the city was one of the first in the USA to experience the migration of population from the central residential areas to the developing suburban zones.

Montgomery was crucial for the African-American Civil Rights Movement. It was there that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat in the bus in 1955, which sparkled the Montgomery Bus Boycott, a campaign that eventually led to the desegregation of the public transportation. Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor in Montgomery and had participated in or organized most of the campaigns and rallies associated with the Movement (such as the march to Montgomery), which eventually led to the passing of the Voting Rights Act of 1965.

Geography and Climate :

Most of the important government institutions are located in the downtown Montgomery, on the southern bank of the Alabama River. Some of the most important landmarks in this part of the city include the Alabama State Capitol, the RSA Tower, the Dexter Avenue Baptist Church (where Martin Luther King, Jr. was a pastor) and the First White House of Confederacy.

The east side Montgomery is the fastest-growing part of the city. New shopping malls, large department stores and new residential developments are emerging there every year. This part of the city is also where the Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts and the Wynton M. Blount Cultural Park are located.

Montgomery has a humid subtropical climate. The winters there are generally short and mild, summers are hot and humid and the springs and autumns are warm. Sometimes an entire winter goes without snowing and the snow is usually short and light.

Population of Montgomery

The largest portion of the population in Montgomery is Black (56.6%), followed by White (37.3%), Hispanic or Latino (3.9%), Asian (2.2%), Native American (0.2%) and Pacific Islander (0.1%). Contrary to its reputation as a dangerous city, Montgomery actually has crime rates that are either below or similar to both the state and the national average.

Economy

Montgomery is the largest city in the Black Belt, a region characterized by a thin layer of rich black topsoil. This fact was crucial in the development of the economy not only in the city, but in the entire state of Alabama. Montgomery is today the processing center for cotton, soybeans and peanuts. The city’s position on the Alabama River, along with the extensive railroad network, made the city one of the largest regional distribution hubs as well. The median income in the city is $35,627.

The largest airport in the area is the Montgomery Regional Airport. Two interstate highways pass through Montgomery: I-65 and I-85. Passenger railway transportation is not particularly developed, especially since Amtrak discontinued its Floridian route.

Culture, Education and Sports

Montgomery is also famous for its music scene and for being the birthplace or the starting point of some of the nation’s most famous musicians, such as Nat King Cole, Hank Williams and Big Mama Thornton. F. Scott Fitzgerald met his wife Zelda in Montgomery (where she was born) and the house they lived in today serves as the F. Scott and Zelda Fitzgerald Museum.

The most important institution of higher education in Montgomery is the Alabama State University, a historically Black university. Other important institutions include Troy University, with the Rosa Parks Library and Museum, the Huntingdon College (used as one of the set locations for the movie “Big Fish”) and Faulkner University. Air University, which is the U.S. Air Force education center, is headquartered in the Maxwell Air Force Base in Montgomery. The base is also one of the largest employers in the city.

Montgomery does not have a professional major league sports team, but it has several successful college teams, most notably the Alabama State University Hornets.

Statistical data for the Montgomery city

Data Source : US Census Bureau

Racial makeup

Total
205,764
White alone
76,65637.25 %
Black or African American alone
116,52456.63 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
5120.25 %
Asian alone
4,6092.24 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
1640.08 %
Some Other Race alone
4,6012.24 %
Two or More races
2,6981.31 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin

Total
205,764
Not Hispanic or Latino
197,76696.11 %
Hispanic or Latino
7,9983.89 %

Hispanic or Latino Origin by Race

Total
205,764
Not Hispanic or Latino
197,76696.11 %
White alone
74,22737.53 %
Black or African American alone
116,00158.66 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
4490.23 %
Asian alone
4,5802.32 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
790.04 %
Some Other Race alone
1840.09 %
Two or More races
2,2461.14 %
Hispanic or Latino
7,9983.89 %
White alone
2,42930.37 %
Black or African American alone
5236.54 %
American Indian and Alaska Native alone
630.79 %
Asian alone
290.36 %
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone
851.06 %
Some Other Race alone
4,41755.23 %
Two or More races
4525.65 %

Median Age by Sex

Both sexes
34
Male
32
Female
36

Household Type

Total
81,486
Family households
51,62863.36 %
Husband-wife family
29,94558.00 %
Other family
21,68342.00 %
Male householder, no wife present
3,95318.23 %
Female householder, no husband present
17,73081.77 %
Nonfamily households
29,85836.64 %
Householder living alone
25,35584.92 %
Householder not living alone
4,50315.08 %

Geographical and Cultural Features and Landmarks in the Montgomery city - including Historical Features

Distance is calculated from the Montgomery city center coordinates

Distance limit:

Random list of Geographic Features located within the radius of 3 miles from the Montgomery city center

Building

  • Montgomery Fire Department Station 7 [1.15 mi] [1.85 km]
  • Montgomery Fire Department Station 10 [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Alabama Masonic Home [0.76 mi] [1.23 km]

Canal

  • Genetta Ditch [3.5 mi] [5.63 km]

Cemetery

  • Flora Cemetery [3.99 mi] [6.42 km]
  • Holt Cemetery [2.53 mi] [4.08 km]

Church

  • Woodley Baptist Church [1 mi] [1.61 km]
  • Normandale United Methodist Church [1.77 mi] [2.85 km]
  • Whitfield Memorial United Methodist Church [1 mi] [1.6 km]
  • Gay Meadows Church of Christ [0.96 mi] [1.55 km]
  • Normandale Baptist Church [1.92 mi] [3.09 km]
  • Westminster Church [0.68 mi] [1.09 km]
  • Fundamental Methodist Church [0.65 mi] [1.05 km]
  • Ridgecrest Baptist Church [2.79 mi] [4.49 km]
  • Highland Church of Christ [2.6 mi] [4.19 km]
  • Aldersgate Church [3.74 mi] [6.02 km]
  • Agudath Israel Synagogue [1.39 mi] [2.24 km]
  • Etz Ahayem Congregation [1.52 mi] [2.45 km]
  • Montgomery Unitarian Church [2.94 mi] [4.73 km]
  • Ridgecrest Church [2.9 mi] [4.67 km]
  • Westgate Baptist Church [3.87 mi] [6.22 km]
  • Kingdom Hall of Jehovahs Witnesses [3.15 mi] [5.07 km]
  • Capitol City Church of the Nazarene [2.19 mi] [3.53 km]
  • Saint James United Methodist Church [2.29 mi] [3.68 km]
  • Cloverdale Church of Christ [2 mi] [3.21 km]
  • Harvest Time Church [2.14 mi] [3.45 km]
  • Memorial Presbyterian Church [2.35 mi] [3.78 km]
  • First Church of Christ Science [0.79 mi] [1.28 km]
  • Evangel Temple [1.62 mi] [2.61 km]
  • Cloverdale Baptist Church [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]
  • Heritage Baptist Church [1.51 mi] [2.43 km]
  • Mobile Heights Baptist Church [4.03 mi] [6.48 km]
  • Cloverdale Christian Church [1.45 mi] [2.34 km]
  • Mount Calvary Baptist Church [3.2 mi] [5.15 km]

Civil

  • City of Montgomery [0.14 mi] [0.23 km]

Crossing

  • Interchange 169 [3.29 mi] [5.3 km]
  • Interchange 170 [3.09 mi] [4.97 km]

Hospital

  • Fairview Hospital [3.28 mi] [5.27 km]

Locale

  • Lecroy Shopping Center [1.87 mi] [3 km]
  • Normandale Shopping Center [1.94 mi] [3.12 km]
  • Cloverland Shopping Center [2.35 mi] [3.78 km]
  • Gay Meadows Shopping Center [0.82 mi] [1.32 km]
  • Standard Country Club [0.79 mi] [1.28 km]
  • Old Town Shopping Center [0.77 mi] [1.24 km]
  • Vaughn Plaza Shopping Center [2.67 mi] [4.3 km]
  • Twin Oaks Village Shopping Center [2.71 mi] [4.36 km]
  • Westminster Shopping Center [0.43 mi] [0.69 km]
  • Faircourt Shopping Center [2.44 mi] [3.93 km]
  • Montgomery Country Club [0.85 mi] [1.36 km]
  • Fairview Plaza Shopping Center [3.16 mi] [5.08 km]

Park

  • Bellingrath Park [2.48 mi] [3.99 km]
  • Vaughn Road Park [1.36 mi] [2.19 km]
  • Taylor Field [1.21 mi] [1.95 km]

Populated Place

  • Cleveland Meadows [3.39 mi] [5.45 km]
  • Powelldale [1.16 mi] [1.86 km]
  • Clubview Estates [1.43 mi] [2.29 km]
  • Lynwood Terrace [2.36 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Carriage Hills [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Druid Hills [1.47 mi] [2.37 km]
  • Executive Park [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]
  • Gay Meadows [0.9 mi] [1.46 km]
  • Southern Meadows [2.82 mi] [4.54 km]
  • Gladlane Estates [1.23 mi] [1.98 km]
  • Normandale [1.71 mi] [2.75 km]
  • Georgetown [3.11 mi] [5 km]
  • Brentwood [1.09 mi] [1.76 km]
  • Ridgecrest [3.03 mi] [4.87 km]
  • Cloverland [2.17 mi] [3.49 km]
  • Westgate [3.95 mi] [6.36 km]
  • Wildwood [0.39 mi] [0.63 km]
  • Green Acres [1.88 mi] [3.02 km]
  • Edgemont Heights [2.91 mi] [4.68 km]
  • Carver Park [3.37 mi] [5.43 km]
  • Vaughan Meadows [0.96 mi] [1.54 km]
  • Mobile Heights [3.84 mi] [6.19 km]
  • Rosemond Estates [0.49 mi] [0.78 km]
  • McGehee Estates [0.23 mi] [0.37 km]
  • Cloverdale [1.61 mi] [2.59 km]
  • Ridgefield [0.86 mi] [1.38 km]
  • Steiner [0.54 mi] [0.87 km]
  • Heatherton Heights [1.98 mi] [3.18 km]
  • Rosemary [1.74 mi] [2.8 km]
  • Young Place [2.29 mi] [3.69 km]

School

  • Bear Elementary School [0.68 mi] [1.09 km]
  • Central Alabama Academy [3.58 mi] [5.77 km]
  • Davis Elementary School [2.78 mi] [4.47 km]
  • Floyd Junior High School [1.64 mi] [2.64 km]
  • Montgomery Catholic High School [3.1 mi] [4.99 km]
  • Jefferson Davis High School [0.44 mi] [0.71 km]
  • Dannelly Elementary School [0.56 mi] [0.9 km]
  • Bellingrath Junior High School [2.35 mi] [3.79 km]
  • Vaughn Road School [2.09 mi] [3.37 km]
  • Carver High School [3.29 mi] [5.29 km]
  • Huntingdon College [1.03 mi] [1.65 km]
  • Montgomery Academy [0.61 mi] [0.99 km]
  • Saint Jude Institution [3.51 mi] [5.65 km]
  • Cloverdale Junior High School [1.28 mi] [2.07 km]
  • Trinity High School [2.09 mi] [3.36 km]

Tower

  • WCOV-TV (Montgomery) [1.36 mi] [2.18 km]
  • WLSQ-AM (Montgomery) [3.35 mi] [5.4 km]

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City Alias ZIP Codes
MontgomeryAla Power Co36133
MontgomeryAla State Govt Mail36130
MontgomeryAlfa Ins Co36191
MontgomeryBass Anglers Sports Soc36141
MontgomeryChisolm36110
MontgomeryColonial Mortgage36142
MontgomeryDannelly36108
MontgomeryFirst Alabama Bank36134
MontgomeryGunter A F B36115
MontgomeryGunter A F S36115
MontgomeryGunter AFB36114, 36115
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MontgomeryGunter Afs-eci36118
MontgomeryGunter Eci36118
MontgomeryMafb Gun Annx36114
MontgomeryMaxwell AFB36113, 36112
MontgomeryMaxwell Afb Gunter Annex36114
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MontgomeryShakespeare36123
MontgomeryState Dept Industrial Relat36131
MontgomeryState Of Alabama Income Tax36135
MontgomeryState Of Alabama Revenue Dep36130, 36140, 36132

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