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  1. Public Schools
    D+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C-
  3. Housing
    C+
  4. Nightlife
    B+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B+
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B+
Montgomery is a city in Alabama with a population of 200,761. Montgomery is in Montgomery County. Living in Montgomery offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Montgomery there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Montgomery and residents tend to be liberal.
About Montgomery...
Population
200,761

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$118,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    44%
  • Own
    56%
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Montgomery Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C-
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    422.4
    282.7
  • Murder
    19.1
    6.1
  • Rape
    26.1
    40.7
  • Robbery
    173.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    1,069.3
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,926.7
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    423.9
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    14%
  • 10-17 years
    10%
  • 18-24 years
    11%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    12%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    13%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    13%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    28%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    26%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    15%
    13%

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I have lived in Montgomery for most of my life, and it’s simple to say that the city is full of so much history. The Civil Rights Movement took place here and many historical figures such as Martin Luther King and Rosa Parks have set foot in the city. The downtown area is the scene where anyone and everyone will be for a good time and a night on the town! Although, at times the crime rate here seems back to back, it doesn’t distract from the beauty of this city. There is nothing more wonderful than living in a historic city located in the South!
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Love Montgomery! Although I've lived in several other cities in the US, I'm a Montgomery native and came back home for a reason. Downtown is experiencing a huge revitalization that is now spreading to Five Points/Cottage Hill and Cap Heights. For the naysayers who claim there's nothing to do, several new businesses -- including an escape game/virtual reality destination -- have opened. However, I wonder whether the naysayers actually visit and support these new businesses. Transplants and young professionals have introduced new events and festivals, including the state's first taco festival, Taco Libre (Birmingham now copied).
Montgomery is a city rich in history and full of entertainment. It is a beautiful city with many cool places to visit like the Legacy Museum or the Biscuits Stadium. Like other cities Montgomery does have it's problems with crime but because of our Chief of Police, Ernest N. Finley, crime has started to reduce and relationship between the police and the community are now stronger than ever. Also there are great schools here which are ranked the top in the state like Loveless Acaedmic Magnet Program High School (Lamp), Brewbaker Technology Magnet High School (Brew-tech) and my Booker T. Washington Magnet High School (BTW). Overall Montgomery is a beautiful place I call my home.