Montgomery, AL
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Montgomery is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 200,022 people and 58 constituent neighborhoods, Montgomery is the second largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Montgomery is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Montgomery is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montgomery who work in office and administrative support (13.98%), sales jobs (10.88%), and management occupations (9.37%).

Also of interest is that Montgomery has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Although the majority of commuting trips in the city are by private automobile, Montgomery is somewhat unusual for a city of its size for having a substantial number of people who use public transportation. For a lot of people, the bus helps to get to and from their jobs every morning, which benefits everyone in the Montgomery area by reducing both traffic and air pollution.

The education level of Montgomery citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.19% of adults in Montgomery have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Montgomery in 2010 was $25,488, which is upper middle income relative to Alabama, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $101,952 for a family of four. However, Montgomery contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Montgomery is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Montgomery home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montgomery residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Montgomery include German, Irish, Scottish, and African.

The most common language spoken in Montgomery is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Korean.