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Welcome to Montgomery ...

The city of Montgomery is located in Montgomery County. It is the County Seat and the capital of Alabama.

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Montgomery has a population of 199,518 people<1> (see below for details).

Montgomery was established in 1816.

The community of Montgomery is 250 feet [76 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: Montgomery lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Montgomery lies within the (334) area code.

The ZIP codes for Montgomery: 36101-36121, 36123-36125, 36130-36135, 36140-36142, 36177, 36191<3>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montgomery had a population of 205,764 people (which is 89.71% of the total population of Montgomery County). This makes Montgomery the county's most populous community.

The population of Montgomery represents 4.3% of the total population of Alabama (which has 4,779,736 people), making it the state's 2nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 205,764 people, the population of Montgomery increased 2.08% from the 2000 Census (that had a count of 201,568 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Montgomery had an population of 199,518 people. This is a decrease of 3.04% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 1.02% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Montgomery.

Communities near Montgomery ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Montgomery and not the distance if you are driving it.<4>.

Community   2017
Coosada   [Map]   1,283   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Deatsville   [Map]   1,164   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Elmore   [Map]   1,306   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
English Village   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Lowndesboro   [Map]   100   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
Millbrook   [Map]   15,318   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Montgomery.

Communities Also Named Montgomery ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 36 communities that are also named Montgomery - they are located in Alberta, California, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (3), Louisiana, Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania, South Carolina, Tennessee (3), Texas, Vermont, Virginia (2) and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Montgomery.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Montgomery. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montgomery. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montgomery. Our list includes 138 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Montgomery:

Websites for Montgomery ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:
Junior League:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montgomery ...

Looking for more information about Montgomery? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Montgomery, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Montgomery.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Montgomery. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montgomery.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montgomery - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Montgomery). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montgomery or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Montgomery includes: 36101, 36102, 36103, 36104, 36105, 36106, 36107, 36108, 36109, 36110, 36111, 36112, 36113, 36114, 36115, 36116, 36117, 36118, 36119, 36120, 36123, 36124, 36130, 36131, 36132, 36133, 36134, 36140, 36141, 36177 & 36191.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Montgomery. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Montgomery) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montgomery. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montgomery

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montgomery. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3775, Longitude: -86.2997     [Map].

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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