Montgomery, a medium-size city in Alabama, has a population of approximately 200,000. The city's population, at an average age of just under 37, is younger than most cities in Alabama. The majority of residents own their homes in Montgomery, and 44% of residents rent. With an average rent of $888 per month, exceeding the state average by $81/month, relatively high rent costs could be playing a role in the higher levels of ownership.
With an average commute time of about 21 minutes, outperforming most cities in the state, Montgomery residents find that it isn't overly time-consuming to travel to work. Driving a car or truck is the most common means of commuting to work, opted for by 41% of commuters, while public transit is not used widely. Walking isn't a common method of commuting to work.
Among residents older than 25 in Montgomery, 12% have a Bachelor's degree and 7% have earned a Master's degree or Doctorate. Many Montgomery residents work in one of three industries: retail, healthcare, and manufacturing. Combined, these industries account for 17% of the city's labor force. Meanwhile, looking at job function, many residents work in sales, as 7% of the city's population reports this as their field of work, the highest number of any profession. With an average annual income of around $60K, Montgomery workers earn about the same as the average Alabama resident. However, Montgomery compares less favorably to the national average of $73,345.