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Montgomery, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Montgomery had a population of 1,540 as of July 1, 2017. Montgomery ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montgomery is located at latitude 38.1734 and longitude -81.3199 in Kanawha County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montgomery (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.57 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Kanawha County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 636 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Montgomery are located in Kanawha County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Putnam County.

The City of Montgomery (GNIS ID: ) has a P1 Census Class Code which indicates populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Montgomery is located within Valley District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Kanawha County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Montgomery population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Montgomery: Coal Valley, Coal Valley City, Montgomery's Ferry, Montgomerys Landing, Montgomery's Landing.

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Montgomery, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,540
Daytime Population: Workers 1,016
Daytime Population: Residents 968
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,984
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.29
Population in Households 1,173
Population in Familes 787
Population in Group Qrtrs 367
Population Density2 982
Diversity Index3 34


Median Household Income $30,695
Average Household Income $48,528
Per Capita Income $21,113


Total Housing Units 797 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 283 (35.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (38.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 205 (25.7%)
Median Home Value $80,645
Average Home Value $100,355


Total Households 592
Average Household Size 1.98
Family Households 293
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.85% -0.68%
Households -1.18% -0.96%
Families -0.42% -1.12%
Median Household Income   0.66%
Per Capita Income   1.14%

Montgomery, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montgomery to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 102 75th
Population Density # 156 62nd
Diversity Index # 19 96th
Median Household Income # 338 17th
Per Capita Income # 232 43rd

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