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City Profile: Montgomery

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[This is still a work in progress. If you have any suggestions or corrections, please PM me.]


City Profile: Montgomery, Alabama

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Facts & Figures
 

Nicknames:

  • The Gump
  • Gumptown

 

City Flag:

 

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Website:  Montgomery, Alabama

Facebook:  Montgomery, Alabama

Twitter:  @CityofMGM

YouTube:  City of Montgomery

 

City of Montgomery Development Department:

     Website:  www.developmontgomery.com

     Facebook:  DevelopMontgomery

     Twitter:  @develop_mgm

     YouTube:  developmontgomery

     Google+:  Montgomery AL

 

Map of Downtown Montgomery:

Maps of Historic Districts:

Capitol Heights Historic Districts
Cloverdale Historic District
Cloverdale-Idlewild Historic District
Cottage Hill and Cottage Hill Annex
Garden District
Highland Avenue Historic District
Lower Commerce Street Historic District
North Hull Historic District
Powder Magazine Historic District

 

Political Status:

Vital Statistics:

  • Founded: 1819
  • Total Area: 156.19 sq. mi.
  • Land Area: 155.38 sq. mi.
  • Water Area: .81 sq. mi.
  • City Population: (2010) 205,764
  • Time Zone: Central

Diversity (2010 Census):

  • 56.6% Black/African-American
  • 37.3% White
  • 3.9% Hispanic/Latino
  • 2.2% Asian
  • 0.2% Native American
  • 0.1 Pacific Islander
  • 1.3% Two or more races
  • 2.2% Other

Median Income:

Housing:

Military Installations:

Maxwell Air Force Base

Air University

Maxwell Gunter Annex

 

Useful Websites:
Montgomery Convention & Visitors Bureau
Montgomery Chamber of Commerce

Montgomery Downtown Business Association
Montgomery Area Metropolitan Planning Organization

 

Promotional videos: 

 

 

Sister Cities:

Sources:

 

History

 

Sources:
 

Transportation

 

Public Transit:Montgomery Area Transit System
Airports:Montgomery Regional Airport / Dannelly Field
Interstate Highways:

     I-65
     I-85
Buses:

     Greyhound

     Megabus
     Trailways
Taxis:

Sources:

 

Media

 

Newspapers and Magazines:

Montgomery Advertiser
Montgomery Independent

MADE Paper

Midtown Montgomery Living

Capital City Free Press


Television:

WSFA-TV 12 (NBC)
WAKA-TV 8 (CBS)
WNCF-TV 32 ABC)
WCOV-TV 20 (FOX)
FM Radio Stations:

AM Radio Stations:

Sources:

 

Colleges & Universities

 

Alabama State University
Auburn University at Montgomery
Troy University at Montgomery
Huntingdon College
Faulkner University
Amridge University


Sports

 

Montgomery Biscuits Baseball

Robert Trent Jones Golf Trail - Capitol Hill

 

Arts & Entertainment

 

Theaters:

Davis Theatre
Capri Theatre (indie cinema)


Performing Arts:

Alabama Shakespeare Festival

     YouTube:  AlabamaShakespeare

Cloverdale Playhouse

Southern Writers' Project
Montgomery Symphony
Alabama Dance Theatre
Alabama Roots Music Society


Festivals and Events:

Alabama Book Festival

Montgomery Film Festival


Museums:

Rosa Parks Museum

Freedom Rides Museum
Montgomery Museum of Fine Arts
Hank Williams Museum
F. Scott & Zelda Fitzgerald Museum
Dexter Avenue Baptist Church Parsonage Museum
The MOOseum


Historic Sites:

Other Attractions:

Civil Rights Memorial Center
Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church
Old Alabama Town
Montgomery Zoo
Gayle Planetarium

Jasmine Hill Gardens


Parks:

Blount Cultural Park
Montgomery Skate Park

Bark Park


Sources:

 

Lodging

 

Hotels & Motels:

Bed & Breakfasts:

 

Trivia

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2010 Census population update

Montgomery: 205,764

Montgomery County: From 223,510 to 229,363, or 2.6 percent growth

Suburbs

Autagua County: From 43,671 to 54,571 almost 25 percent growth

Elmore County: From 5,874 to 79,303, or 20.4 percent growth

Edited by brad0022

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Nice exposure for Montgomery tonight on ESPN with the Inaugural Camellia Bowl between South Alabama & Bowling Green. Many tourism commercials touting Montgomery as the "Capital of Dreams"....during the telecast talk of downtown revitalization...nice shots of the riverfront & the city's Tallest building!

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Nice exposure for Montgomery tonight on ESPN with the Inaugural Camellia Bowl between South Alabama & Bowling Green. Many tourism commercials touting Montgomery as the "Capital of Dreams"....during the telecast talk of downtown revitalization...nice shots of the riverfront & the city's Tallest building!

 

Good stuff Richy, wish I had seen that broadcast. Your post prompted me to add some additional links to the OP. Links were added for those "Capital of Dreams" videos, social media info for the city and its development department, as well as some updates for local news media.

 

The improvements to downtown over the past few years made a big difference in the experience for visiting Camellia Bowl fans. Hotels, restaurants, bars, the tailgating area, and the stadium are all within walking distance now, so fans could park their cars and have a good time without having to drive anywhere. It was really nice to see fans walking all over the place on Friday and Saturday.

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