Montgomery, IL
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Montgomery is a medium-sized village located in the state of Illinois. With a population of 19,489 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Montgomery is the 136th largest community in Illinois. There's nothing like the smell of a brand new house, and in Montgomery, you'll find that a large proportion of houses were recently built. New growth in residential real estate is an indication that people are choosing to move to Montgomery, and putting down their money on brand new construction. Montgomery’s real estate is, on average, some of the newest in the nation. Montgomery does seem to be experiencing an influx of affluent people, because the median household income is $79,085.00.

Montgomery real estate is some of the most expensive in Illinois, although Montgomery house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some villages 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 village of sales and office workers, professionals, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montgomery who work in office and administrative support (15.37%), sales jobs (10.32%), and management occupations (10.29%).

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.

Montgomery is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The village’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Montgomery’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.

One downside of living in Montgomery is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Montgomery, the average commute to work is 31.68 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.

In terms of college education, Montgomery is substantially better educated than the typical community in the nation, which has 21.84% of the adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree: 29.81% of adults in Montgomery have a college degree.

The per capita income in Montgomery in 2010 was $27,813, which is upper middle income relative to Illinois and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $111,252 for a family of four. However, Montgomery contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Montgomery is an extremely ethnically-diverse village. 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Montgomery also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 31.86% of the village’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Montgomery include Irish, Polish, Italian, and English.

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

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