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

33,064

Population
Growth Rate

-0.76%

Median Age

41

Diversity Index

41.900

Housing & Income

Households

13,336

Total Housing Units

16,394


Owner Occupied

9,364

Renter Occupied

3,972

Vacant

3,058

Median Home Value

$81,135


Average Home Value

$119,364

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.81%


Per Capita Income

2.23%

Income Projection

Median Household

$43,203 $47,876


Average Household

$56,428 $63,205


Per Capita

$22,812 $25,477

Workforce

Total Businesses

1,636

Total Employed

18,813

Workers 16+

14,340

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

20

Employed

53

Mining

Businesses

15

Employed

95

Utilities

Businesses

8

Employed

43

Construction

Businesses

98

Employed

683

Manufacturing

Businesses

87

Employed

4,201

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

54

Employed

910

Some
High School

1,527

Graduated
High School

5,397

Associates
Degree

3,084

Bachelor's
Degree

3,099

Graduate
Degree

1,495

Average Commute Time

17 min.



Resident Commuters

12,192

Non-Resident Commuters

1,195

Drive Alone

11,484

Carpooled

1,496

Public

5

Work At Home

369