Montgomery is a city in Le Sueur County, Minnesota, in the United States, 45 miles south of Minneapolis. It was named after Richard Montgomery, an Irish-American soldier who served as a major general in the Continental Army during the Revolutionary War. The population was 2,956 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.62 square miles (6.79 km), all of it land.
Minnesota State Highways 13 and 21 are two of the main routes in the city.
Minnesota State Highway 99 is located directly to the South.
Montgomery is 15 miles from Interstate 35.
The closest towns to Montgomery are:
The closest major city is Faribault to the Southeast.
At the 2010 census, there were 2,956 people, 1,185 households and 760 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,128.2 inhabitants per square mile (435.6/km). There were 1,306 housing units at an average density of 498.5 per square mile (192.5/km). 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.
There were 1,185 households of which 33.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 47.4% were married couples living together, 10.5% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.9% were non-families. 30.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.49 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age was 35.1 years. 27.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.5% were from 25 to 44; 23.9% were from 45 to 64; and 13.4% were 65 years of age or older. The population was 50.6% male and 49.4% female.
At the 2000 census, there were 2,794 people, 1,105 households and 690 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,790.7 per square mile (691.5/km²). There were 1,137 housing units at an average density of 728.7 per square mile (281.4/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 93.59% White, 0.32% African American, 0.25% Native American, 0.32% Asian, 4.29% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.77% of the population.
There were 1,105 households of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 8.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.5% were non-families. 32.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.23.
28.7% of the population were under the age of 18, 9.4% from 18 to 24, 28.6% from 25 to 44, 19.3% from 45 to 64, and 14.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females, there were 98.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.5 males.
The median household income was $34,145 and the median family income was $48,011. Males had a median income of $30,707 compared with $23,977 for females. The per capita income was $16,128. About 8.1% of families and 11.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.6% of those under age 18 and 18.3% of those age 65 or over.