Montgomery, AL
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Montgomery is a relatively large city located in the state of Alabama. With a population of 199,518 people and 58 constituent neighborhoods, Montgomery is the second largest community in Alabama.

Unlike some cities, Montgomery isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Montgomery are a mix 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 (13.59%), sales jobs (11.35%), and management occupations (9.08%).

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.

One thing noticeable about Montgomery, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Montgomery is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Montgomery a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The overall education level of Montgomery citizens is substantially higher than the typical US community, as 31.76% of adults in Montgomery have at least a bachelor's degree, and the average American community has 21.84%.

The per capita income in Montgomery in 2010 was $25,849, 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 $103,396 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 English, Irish, German, African, and Scottish.

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