Montgomery County Profile

mcacMontgomery County is located in Southeast Kansas and is home to some of the largest manufacturers, not only in the State of Kansas but in the country. Businesses such as Textron/Cessna, CVR Energy/Coffeyville Resources and John Deere call these thriving communities home. The region has benefited from being within a two-hour drive of both Wichita (the "Air Capital of the World"), and Tulsa, OK (home of American Airlines' maintenance base) as well as the Port of Catoosa. The population of Montgomery County is approximately 35,000 people, with nine incorporated cities and 12 townships. The cities of Caney, Cherryvale, Coffeyville and Independence are the largest.  

Montgomery County, KS, is the 17th largest county in Kansas by population. The largest cities in the county, by population, are Coffeyville, Independence, Caney and Cherryvale.

The median household income in Montgomery County was $41,083 in 2015, which represents a 0.9% growth from the previous year. The racial makeup of the county is 85.77% White, 6.07% Black or African American, 3.19% Native American, 0.47% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.13% from other races, and 3.34% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.08% of the population.

Additionally, there are 14,514 residents in Montgomery County with jobs in 2015, which is a -2.33% growth from the previous year. This loss is primarily due to the closure of the former Amazon.com Distribution and Logistics Center in Coffeyville (1200 employees), who left when the corporation decided to switch to a new business plan that required all distribution centers to be located in a major metropolitan community. 

Montgomery County, KS borders Chautauqua County, KSElk County, KSLabette County, KSNeosho County, KSWilson County, KSNowata County, OKWashington County, OK.

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Demographics

Total Population

34,117

Households

13,648

Median Age

41

Population Growth Rate

-1%

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Housing

Total Housing Units

16,477

Owner Occupied

9,413

Renter Occupied

4,235

Vacant

2,829

Median Home Value

$82,640


Average Home Value

$113,922

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Income

Median Household

2017

$44,221

2022

$46,950

Average Household

2017

$57,324

2022

$63,261

Per Capita

2017

$23,382

2022

$25,625

Cost of living

77.5

of US average
Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

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Commute

Average Commute Time

17 min.

Drive Alone

11,750

Carpooled

1,378

Public

11

Work At Home

262

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22

Workforce

Workers 16+

14,376

Graduates

High School

5,837

Associates

2,990

Bachelor's

2,694

Graduate

1,442

Total Employed

19,386

Total Businesses

1,584

AG/Forestry/
Fish/Hunting

Businesses

17

Employed

46

Mining

Businesses

16

Employed

111

Utilities

Businesses

9

Employed

46

Construction

Businesses

105

Employed

674

Manufacturing

Businesses

81

Employed

4,635

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

56

Employed

931

Source:

ESRI, 2018-06-22