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Montgomery City, Missouri
Location of Montgomery City, Missouri
Location of Montgomery City, Missouri
Country United States
State Missouri
County Montgomery
Founded 1853
Incorporated 1857
Area
 • Total 3.40 sq mi (8.82 km2)
 • Land 3.38 sq mi (8.74 km2)
 • Water 0.03 sq mi (0.07 km2)
Elevation
823 ft (251 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 2,811
 • Estimate 
(2019)
2,678
 • Density 793.48/sq mi (306.33/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
63361
Area code(s) 573
FIPS code 29-49574
GNIS feature ID 0729556

Montgomery City is a city in and the county seat of Montgomery County, Missouri, United States. The population was 2,811 at the 2020 census.

History

Montgomery was platted in 1853, taking its name from Montgomery County. A post office called Montgomery City has been in operation since 1857.

The Sylvester Marion and Frances Anne Stephens Baker House was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1999.

Geography

Montgomery City is located at 38°58′37″N 91°30′18″W / 38.97694°N 91.50500°W / 38.97694; -91.50500 (38.976812, -91.505026). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 3.20 square miles (8.29 km2), of which, 3.17 square miles (8.21 km2) is land and 0.03 square miles (0.08 km2) is water.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 1,165
1890 2,199 88.8%
1900 2,026 −7.9%
1910 1,789 −11.7%
1920 1,688 −5.6%
1930 1,510 −10.5%
1940 1,671 10.7%
1950 1,679 0.5%
1960 1,918 14.2%
1970 2,187 14.0%
1980 2,101 −3.9%
1990 2,281 8.6%
2000 2,442 7.1%
2010 2,834 16.1%
2019 (est.) 2,678 −5.5%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 2,834 people, 1,141 households, and 711 families living in the city. The population density was 894.0 inhabitants per square mile (345.2/km2). There were 1,279 housing units at an average density of 403.5 per square mile (155.8/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 92.6% White, 3.6% African American, 0.2% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 1.9% from other races, and 1.5% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.6% of the population.

There were 1,141 households, of which 33.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.8% were married couples living together, 12.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.7% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.7% were non-families. 32.5% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.36 and the average family size was 2.97.

The median age in the city was 35.3 years. 26.6% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.4% were from 25 to 44; 24.7% were from 45 to 64; and 14.3% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.7% male and 51.3% female.

Education

Public education in Montgomery City is administered by Montgomery County R-II School District.

Montgomery City has a lending library, the Montgomery City Public Library.

Notable people

Montgomery City was the hometown of Ray Moore, the creator of the comic strip "The Phantom".

Former mayor Jeff Porter was elected in 2018 to the Missouri House of Representatives from the 42nd district.

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