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 Aviation, 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 places in Montgomery County, KS 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 13,928 residents employed in Montgomery County, which is a -1.03% growth from the previous year.  Although we have lost employees in Montgomery County, we have seen several new businesses open in the past year, for a total of 280 new jobs created in 2017. 

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

Montgomery County

Population

Total Population

33,427

Population
Growth Rate

-0.72%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

41.500

Housing & Income

Households

13,327

Total Housing Units

16,402


Owner Occupied

9,293

Renter Occupied

4,034

Vacant

3,075

Median Home Value

$87,197


Average Home Value

$119,808

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.92%


Per Capita Income

1.17%

Income Projection

Median Household

$42,973 $44,489


Average Household

$55,552 $59,278


Per Capita

$22,608 $23,962

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,592

Total Employed

18,789

Workers 16+

14,247

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

16

Employed

43

Mining

Businesses

15

Employed

88

Utilities

Businesses

10

Employed

63

Construction

Businesses

99

Employed

676

Manufacturing

Businesses

76

Employed

4,031

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

56

Employed

902

Some
High School

1,760

Graduated
High School

5,614

Associates
Degree

2,927

Bachelor's
Degree

2,788

Graduate
Degree

1,527

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

12,099

Non-Resident Commuters

1,234

Drive Alone

11,586

Carpooled

1,432

Public

9

Work At Home

269