Montgomery County, AL

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Population

227,120

0.12% decline

Median Age

35.9


Median Household Income

$46,545

2.62% growth

Poverty Rate

20.8%


Number of Employees

100,874

0.13% decline

Median Property Value

$124,100

1.72% growth

About

In 2017, Montgomery County, AL had a population of 227k people with a median age of 35.9 and a median household income of $46,545. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Montgomery County, AL declined from 227,392 to 227,120, a -0.12% decrease and its median household income grew from $45,358 to $46,545, a 2.62% increase.

The population of Montgomery County, AL is 57.1% Black or African American Alone, 35.2% White Alone, and 3.36% Hispanic or Latino. 5.45% of the people in Montgomery County, AL speak a non-English language, and 97% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Montgomery County, AL are Auburn University at Montgomery (870 degrees awarded in 2016), Alabama State University (822 degrees), and Faulkner University (724 degrees).

The median property value in Montgomery County, AL is $124,100, and the homeownership rate is 59.1%. Most people in Montgomery County, AL commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 19.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Montgomery County, AL is 2 cars per household.

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Economy

The economy of Montgomery County, AL employs 101k people. The largest industries in Montgomery County, AL are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,304 people), Retail Trade (11,972 people), and Manufacturing (11,473 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,614), Utilities ($60,172), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,322).

Median household income in Montgomery County, AL is $46,545. Males in Montgomery County, AL have an average income that is 1.44 times higher than the average income of females, which is $40,615. The income inequality in Montgomery County, AL (measured using the Gini index) is 0.46, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$46,545

2017 value

± $1,309

2.62%

1 Year Growth

± 3.46%

Households in Montgomery County, AL have a median annual income of $46,545, which is less than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $45,358 in 2016, which represents a 2.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$58,549

Average Male Salary

± $1,465

$40,615

Average Female Salary

± $997

In 2017, full-time male employees in Montgomery County, AL made 1.44 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Montgomery County, AL by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,018 ± $10,489

  2. White

    $47,885 ± $1,063

  3. American Indian and Alaska Native tribes specified; or American Indian or Alaska Native, not specified and no other races

    $45,909 ± $38,465

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Montgomery County, AL workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.21 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Montgomery County, AL is from Alabama.

0.46

2017 Wage GINI

0.458

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Alabama was 0.46 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.343% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Alabama was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Alabama in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Alabama across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 56.07

  2. Census Tract 56.08

  3. Census Tract 55.03

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Montgomery County, AL was Census Tract 56.07 with a value of $109,115, followed by Census Tract 56.08 and Census Tract 55.03, with respective values of $100,444 and $94,770.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Montgomery County, AL colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

20.8% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Montgomery County, AL (45.9k out of 220k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. Black

    35,339 ± 1,357

  2. White

    8,426 ± 669

  3. Hispanic

    3,043 ± 334

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Montgomery County, AL is Black, followed by White and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

101k

2017 Value

± 2,330

-0.13%

1 Year decline

± 3.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, AL declined at a rate of -0.13%, from 101k employees to 101k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Montgomery County, AL, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,603 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,121 people), and Management Occupations (9,671 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, AL.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, AL, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (13,603 people), Sales & Related Occupations (11,121 people), and Management Occupations (9,671 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, AL has an unusually high number of residents working as Law Enforcement Workers Including Supervisors (1.58 times higher than expected), Legal Occupations (1.44 times), and Production Occupations (1.35 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Montgomery County, AL, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($65,033), Legal Occupations ($64,844), and Management Occupations ($62,292).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

101k

2017 Value

± 2,330

-0.13%

1 Year decline

± 3.21%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Montgomery County, AL declined at a rate of -0.13%, from 101k employees to 101k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Montgomery County, AL, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,304 people), Retail Trade (11,972 people), and Manufacturing (11,473 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Montgomery County, AL, though some of these residents may live in Montgomery County, AL and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Montgomery County, AL, by number of employees, are Health Care & Social Assistance (12,304 people), Retail Trade (11,972 people), and Manufacturing (11,473 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Montgomery County, AL has an unusually high number of Public Administration (2.38 times higher than expected), Manufacturing (1.12 times), and Other Services, Except Public Administration (1.1 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Montgomery County, AL, by median earnings, are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($67,614), Utilities ($60,172), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($50,322).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $40.7B

  2. $28B

  3. $21.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $40.7B, followed by Mixed freight with $28B and Coal-n.e.c. and $21.5B.

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Alabama products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$243B

2015 Value

$367B

Projected 2045 Value

50.7% growth

In 2015, total outbound Alabama trade was $243B. This is expected to increase 50.7% to $367B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Alabama trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Alabama to other states, or from other states to Alabama.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $25.3B

  2. $16.7B

  3. $14.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Alabama domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $25.3B, followed by Florida with $16.7B and Tennessee and $14.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Alabama shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

88.9% of the population of Montgomery County, AL has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 19.9% on Medicaid, 9.29% on Medicare, 14.2% on non-group plans, and 3.59% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Montgomery County, AL was $7,281 in 2014. This is a 4.07% increase from the previous year ($6,996).

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, AL see 1121 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.13% increase from the previous year (1087 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1479 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 884 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (21.1%). Additionally, Macon County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (47.8%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,121 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Montgomery County, AL see an average of 1,121 patients per year. This represents a 3.13% increase from the previous year (1,087 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Montgomery County, AL in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

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Health Care Spending

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$7,281

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$3,641

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,042

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,267

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Alabama (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 4.07%, from $6,996 to $7,281.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

11.1%

Uninsured

41.9%

Employer Coverage

19.9%

Medicaid

9.29%

Medicare

14.2%

Non-Group

3.59%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Montgomery County, AL declined by 8.26% from 12.1% to 11.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Montgomery County, AL changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 21.1% prevalence

  2. 20.9% prevalence

  3. 20.4% prevalence

Greene County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Alabama, at 21.1%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Alabama by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Montgomery County, AL is home to a population of 227k people, from which 97% are citizens. As of 2017, 4.59% of Montgomery County, AL residents were born outside of the country.

The ethnic composition of the population of Montgomery County, AL is composed of 130k Black or African American Alone residents (57.1%), 79.9k White Alone residents (35.2%), 7.63k Hispanic or Latino residents (3.36%), 5.52k Asian Alone residents (2.43%), 3.78k Two or More Races residents (1.67%), 296 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.13%), 188 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.0828%), and 37 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0163%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Montgomery County, AL are Spanish or Spanish Creole (5,061 speakers), Korean (1,722 speakers), and Chinese (447 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

36

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.2

38

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.4

In 2017, the median age of all people in Montgomery County, AL was 35.9. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 36, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 38. But people in Montgomery County, AL are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Montgomery County, AL residents was 36.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

4.59%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

4.36%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

As of 2017, 4.59% of Montgomery County, AL residents were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Montgomery County, AL was 4.36%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    51,837 ± 5,560 people

  2. Guatemala

    11,080 ± 2,581 people

  3. India

    9,229 ± 2,356 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Montgomery County, AL was Mexico, the natal country of 51,837 Montgomery County, AL residents, followed by Guatemala with 11,080 and India with 9,229.

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Citizenship

97%

2017 Citizenship

97.1%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 97% of Montgomery County, AL residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Montgomery County, AL was 97.1%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. Black or African American Alone

    130k ± 453

  2. White Alone

    79.9k ± 54

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    7.63k ± 967

In 2017, there were 1.62 times more Black or African American Alone residents (130k people) in Montgomery County, AL than any other race or ethnicity. There were 79.9k White Alone and 7.63k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Montgomery County, AL as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish or Spanish Creole

    5,061 speakers (2.38%)

  2. Korean

    1,722 speakers (0.81%)

  3. Chinese

    447 speakers (0.21%)

5.45% of Montgomery County, AL citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is lower than the national average of 21.5%. In 2015, the most common non-English language spoken in Montgomery County, AL was Spanish or Spanish Creole. 2.38% of the overall population of Montgomery County, AL are native Spanish or Spanish Creole speakers. 0.81% speak Korean and 0.21% speak Spanish or Spanish Creole, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    5,059 ± 363

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    4,191 ± 450

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    3,267 ± 391

Montgomery County, AL has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.21 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Montgomery County, AL awarded 3,894 degrees. The student population of Montgomery County, AL is skewed towards women, with 6,925 male students and 11,554 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Montgomery County, AL are Black or African American (1,990 and 52.4%), followed by White (1,400 and 36.8%), Unknown (240 and 6.32%), and Hispanic or Latino (53 and 1.39%).

The largest universities in Montgomery County, AL by number of degrees awarded are Auburn University at Montgomery (870 and 22.3%), Alabama State University (822 and 21.1%), and Faulkner University (724 and 18.6%).

The most popular majors in Montgomery County, AL are General Business Administration & Management (365 and 9.37%), Registered Nursing (236 and 6.06%), and Criminal Justice - Safety Studies (198 and 5.08%).

The median tuition costs in Montgomery County, AL are $18,320 for private four year colleges, and $7,908 and $16,911 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 161 degrees awarded

  2. 311 degrees awarded

  3. 181 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Montgomery County, AL was Registered Nursing with 161 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Montgomery County, AL according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 870 degrees awarded

  2. 822 degrees awarded

  3. 724 degrees awarded

$7,908

Median In-State Public

$18,320

Median Private

In 2016, the Montgomery County, AL institution with the largest number of graduating students was Auburn University at Montgomery with 870 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

1,363

Degrees Awarded to Men

2,531

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 1,363 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Montgomery County, AL, which is 0.539 times less than the 2,531 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. Black or African American

    1,990 degrees awarded

  2. White

    1,400 degrees awarded

  3. Unknown

    240 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Montgomery County, AL were to Black or African American students. These 1,990 degrees mean that there were 1.42 times more Black or African American students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, White, with 1,400 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Montgomery County, AL was $124,100 in 2017, which is 0.57 times smaller than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $122,000 to $124,100, a 1.72% increase. The homeownership rate in Montgomery County, AL is 59.1%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Montgomery County, AL have an average commute time of 19.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Montgomery County, AL is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$46,545

Median Household Income

± $1,309

89.8k

Number of Households

± 2,039

In 2017, the median household income of the 89.8k households in Montgomery County, AL grew to $46,545 from the previous year's value of $45,358.

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, AL distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$124,100

2017 Median

± $2,347

$122,000

2016 Median

± $2,204

In 2017, the median property value in Montgomery County, AL grew to to $124,100 from the previous year's value of $122,000.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Montgomery County, AL compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, AL the largest share of households have a property value in the $100k - $125k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Montgomery County, AL distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Montgomery County, AL the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

59.1%

2017 Homeownership

58.7%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 59.1% of the housing units in Montgomery County, AL were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 58.7%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Montgomery County, AL compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Montgomery County, AL distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Montgomery County, AL have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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Commute Time

19.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Montgomery County, AL have a shorter commute time (19.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 1.47% of the workforce in Montgomery County, AL have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    84.8%

  2. Carpooled

    9.05%

  3. Worked At Home

    3.39%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Montgomery County, AL was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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