Population and Housing
The Minnesota State Demographic Center estimated that the City of Montgomery’s population as of April 1, 2012 was 2,957 people. The 2010 Census stated that the City of Montgomery had a total population of 2,956 persons and 1,185 households. Also, Montgomery had a total of 1,306 housing units. The increase in population from the 2000 Census represented an increase of 5.8%.
2010 Census statistics indicate the City of Montgomery had a median age of 35.1 years, increasing from 34.5 years in the 2000 Census. Montgomery is younger than the median age in Le Sueur County which was 39.8 years, the State of Minnesota which was 37.4 years and the U.S. median age of 37.2% in 2010. 27.3% of Montgomery’s population in 2010 was under the age of 18 and 13.4% of the population was 65 years or older.
According to the 2010 Census, 1,871 people in Montgomery are 25 years of age and older. Of these, 87.1% graduated high school and 17.5% of these individuals have obtained a bachelors degree or higher.
The 2010 Census indicated that of the City of Montgomery’s labor force consisted of 1,668 people with 1,479 of those employed, resulting in an 8.4 unemployment rate. During this same time period Minnesota had an unemployment rate of 7.0% and the United States unemployment rate was 9.6%.
2010 Census statistics indicated that the racial makeup of the city was 94.4% White, 0.2% African American, 0.6% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 2.3% from other races, and 2.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 6.4% of the population.
According to the 2010 Census information, the City of Montgomery’s gender distribution is 50.6% male to 49.4% female, which is similar to the make up of Le Sueur County. Le Sueur County’s gender distribution is 50.5% male to 49.5% female. This ratio differs from the state and national distribution of 49.6% male to 50.4 female for the State of Minnesota and 49.2% male to 50.8% female for the nation as a whole.
The US Census Bureau estimates the median family income in Montgomery is $45,473, which is lower than the median family income for Le Sueur County, which is $58,074 in 2012.
Travel Time to Work
As a city within Le Sueur County, Montgomery now is considered a part of the Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) by the federal Office of Management and Budget meaning at least 25% of the county’s workforce commutes to the “core counties” of the MSA. According to the 2010 Census, residents of Montgomery traveled in average of 24.4 minutes to their place of employment, which is longer than the Minnesota mean travel time of 22.6 minutes, but less than the national mean travel time to work which was reported as 25.4 minutes.