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Montgomery is a city in Montgomery County.
It is the state capital and the county seat.
The community was named after Gen. Richard Montgomery, who died in the Revolutionary War.
The latitude of Montgomery is 32.366N. The longitude is -86.3W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 240 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 200,123.
Major city in the civil rights movement; the Rev. Martin Luther King, Jr., led a four-day march from Selma to Montgomery in 1965. It was here that Rosa Parks refused to give up her seat on a crowded city bus, so that a white passenger could sit down.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Montgomery demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Montgomery area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36109 ZIP code.
5% of Montgomery residents report German ancestry, and 6% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Montgomery ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Montgomery was $19,385, compared with $21,587 nationally.
29% of Montgomery residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Historic districts in Montgomery include City of St. Jude Historic District, Cloverdale Historic District, Cottage Hill Historic District, Court Square-Dexter Avenue Historic District, East Dexter Avenue Historic District, Garden District, Huntingdon College Campus Historic District, Lower Commerce Street Historic District, North Lawrence - Monroe Street Historic District, Ordeman - Shaw Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Montgomery, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $416. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $823.
Libraries in Montgomery include Coliseum Boulevard Branch, E. L. Lowder Branch, Governor's Square Branch Library, Montgomery City-County Public Library, Pintlala Branch, Rosa Parks Avenue Branch, Rufus A. Lewis Regional Branch ... View libraries
TV stations in Montgomery include WAIQ, WBXM-CA, WCOV, WMCF, WNCF, WSFA.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WVAS.
Montgomery County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montgomery political report.
The average commute time for Montgomery workers is 20 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 63 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Montgomery between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 3.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
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