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Montgomery County is a county in the U.S. state of Alabamamarker. It is the most populous county in the Montgomery Metropolitan Statistical Areamarker; its population in 2000 was 223,510.

History

Montgomery County was established on December 6, 1816. It is named for Lemuel P. Montgomery, a military officer killed at the Battle of Horseshoe Bend in the War of 1812. The city of Montgomerymarker, which is the county seat, is named for Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec Citymarker, Canadamarker.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 800 square miles (2,071 km²), of which 790 square miles (2,045 km²) are land and 10 square miles (26 km²) (1.25%) are water.

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Demographics

As of the census of 2000, there were 223,510 persons, 86,068 households, and 56,804 families in the county. The population density was 283 persons per square mile (109/km²). There were 95,437 housing units, at an average density of 121 per square mile (47/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 48.85% White, 48.58% Black or African American, 0.99% Asian, 0.25% Native American, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 0.35% from other races, and 0.94% from two or more races. Hispanics and Latinos, of any race, made up 1.19% of the population.

The total population was estimated to have grown by 61 persons from 2000 to 2006.

By 2005, 52.5% of the population was black, 44.0% was non-Hispanic white, 1.4% was Hispanic, 1.2% was Asian, 0.2% was Native American, and 0.9% of the population reported two or more races. This excludes those who reported "some other race" and "white", because the Census Bureau reclassified all who reported "some other race" as white.

There were 86,068 households, 32.20% of which included children under the age of 18, 43.80% were married couples living together, 18.60% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.00% were non-families. Single-persons households were 29.50% of the total; 9.40% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46. The average family size was 3.06.

Persons younger than 18 were 25.80% of the population; those 18–24, 11.70%; 25–44, 29.80%; 45–64, 20.90%; and 65 and older, 11.80%. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 90.80 males. For every 100 females aged 18 and over, there were 86.70 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $35,962, and the median income for a family was $44,669. Males had a median income of $32,018; females, $24,921. The per capita income for the county was $19,358. About 13.50% of families and 17.30% of the population were below the poverty line, including 25.10% of those under age 18 and 13.70% of those 65 and older.

2008 election results

In the presidential race, Barack Obama won 62,166 votes, or 59%, while 42,031 votes (40% of those cast) were for John McCain

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References

  1. http://www.uselectionatlas.org/RESULTS/



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