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Montgomery, Ohio
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio
Location in Hamilton County and the state of Ohio
Country United States
State Ohio
County Hamilton
 • Total 5.32 sq mi (13.78 km2)
 • Land 5.31 sq mi (13.75 km2)
 • Water 0.01 sq mi (0.03 km2)
801 ft (244 m)
 • Total 10,853
 • Density 2,048.62/sq mi (790.96/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 513
FIPS code 39-51716
GNIS feature ID 1065047

Montgomery is a city in Hamilton County, Ohio, United States, settled in 1795. The town was a coach stop on the Cincinnati-Zanesville Road, later known as the Montgomery Pike, with an inn, two taverns, a grist mill and a carding mill to process its agricultural products. It would remain a rather sleepy hamlet until the 1960s when it became an affluent bedroom community for people working in Cincinnati. It retains its historic downtown with many other 19th-century houses scattered throughout the community. It is currently accessed from exit 15 off Interstate 71 and exit 50 off Interstate 275, and it is the eastern terminus of the Ronald Reagan Cross County Highway about five miles northeast of the Cincinnati city line. The population was 10,251 at the 2010 census.


Montgomery is located at 39°14′50″N 84°20′51″W / 39.24722°N 84.34750°W / 39.24722; -84.34750 (39.247359, -84.347556).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 5.30 square miles (13.73 km2), of which 5.29 square miles (13.70 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2) is water.


Montgomery is one of the oldest settlements in Hamilton County, almost as old as Columbia-Tusculum. A log cabin was the first tavern of the community; this was a resting place for teamsters and travelers on the main road. In 1806-7 a number of people from Montgomery, New York settled around this point for trade and farming, and named the village for their former home.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1920 378
1930 394 4.2%
1940 461 17.0%
1950 579 25.6%
1960 3,075 431.1%
1970 5,683 84.8%
1980 10,084 77.4%
1990 9,753 −3.3%
2000 10,163 4.2%
2010 10,251 0.9%
2020 10,853 5.9%

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 10,251 people, 3,849 households, and 2,940 families living in the city. The population density was 1,937.8 inhabitants per square mile (748.2/km2). There were 4,055 housing units at an average density of 766.5 per square mile (295.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 89.9% White, 2.7% African American, 0.1% Native American, 5.6% Asian, 0.4% from other races, and 1.4% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.

There were 3,849 households, of which 34.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 68.5% were married couples living together, 5.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 1.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 23.6% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 12.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.04.

The median age in the city was 46.9 years. 25.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.8% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.7% were from 25 to 44; 33.3% were from 45 to 64; and 19.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.1% male and 51.9% female.

Sister cities

Montgomery has one sister city, as designated by the Sister Cities International:


Montgomery is served by the Sycamore Community School District which has received the highest rating from the state of Ohio ten consecutive years. Sycamore Community School District also serves Blue Ash, Ohio and Symmes Township, Hamilton County, Ohio. The city is also served by the private schools of Moeller High School for boys and Ursuline Academy for girls. Montgomery lies within the Great Oaks joint vocational school district.

Notable people

  • Jane French, singer and songwriter
  • Paul O'Neill, Major League Baseball player
  • Connie Pillich, Ohio state representative
  • Daniel von Bargen, actor
  • John B. Weller, governor of California
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