Montgomery, Illinois

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Montgomery, Illinois

Introduction to Montgomery, Illinois

Montgomery, Illinois, in Kendall county, is 4 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois and 36 miles W of Chicago, Illinois. There are an estimated 5,471 people in the village.

Montgomery History

The first European settler in this area was Jacob Carpenter, who arrived in 1832. Daniel Gray is credited with establishing the village, which he did in 1835. He named it Montgomery after Montgomery County, New York. Gray started several businesses in the area, including a gristmill that is now listed on the National Registry of Historic Places. Montgomery was incorporated as a village in 1858.

Montgomery and nearby Attractions

  • Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village
  • Farnsworth House
  • Ferson Creek Fen Nature Preserve
  • Hollywood Casino Aurora
  • Gaylord Building

Things To Do In Montgomery

The Fox River and its surrounding parks are popular local recreational spots. The Hollywood Casino Aurora is located nearby as well. Local museums and historic sites include the Gaylord Building, the Farnsworth House and Blackberry Farm's Pioneer Village.

Montgomery Transportation

Chicago O'Hare International Airport is nearby.

Montgomery Higher Education

Nearby colleges include the Adler School of Professional Psychology, Aurora University and Benedictine University.

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High Points

Montgomery strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Illinois):

Category Trophy
Racial Diversity
(vs. State)
Top 14% Montgomery Racial Diversity
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Montgomery Low Rate of Poverty
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 17% Montgomery Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 18% Montgomery Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Montgomery, Illinois

Comparing Montgomery to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Illinois (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 8 9
Racial Diversity 8 9
Well-Paid Single Women 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 8
Male Share of the Population 7 6
Age of the Population 6 6
Senior Citizens 6 5
Female Share of the Population 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 6 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
Median Family Income 8 8
College Educated Adults 5 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Working at Home 7 7
Walking and Biking to Work 3 5
Short Commute Times 3 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 6 8
People Living Alone 6 6
Affordability of Rents 4 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 1 2

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Montgomery Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 4 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois (center to center)
Nearest Large City 36 miles W of Chicago, Illinois
County Kendall
Standard Zip Codes 60538
Phone Area Codes 630
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.71
Longitude -88.33

Montgomery Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station AURORA
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 36 to 59 F
Jul Temp 61 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 63 F
Annual Precip 38.3 inches
Station WHEATON 3 SE
Distance 15.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 38 to 63 F
Jul Temp 63 to 87 F
Oct Temp 42 to 67 F
Annual Precip 37.9 inches
Distance 28.5 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 30 F
Apr Temp 38 to 58 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 42 to 62 F
Annual Precip 36.2 inches
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Montgomery Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 5,471 100%
Male 2,655 48.5%
Female 2,816 51.5%
Under 18 1,333 24.4%
18+ 4,138 75.6%
65+ 796 14.5%
Median Age 37.2
Average Family Size 3.1
White 4,887 89.3%
African-American 165 3%
Asian 44 0.8%
American Indian & Alaskan 23 0.4%
Other 267 4.9%
Mixed Race 83 1.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 741 13.5%

Estimated Montgomery Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 11,959
Growth 6,488
Growth % 118.6%

Montgomery Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 29.1%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 18.4%
English 8.5%
Irish 7.9%
Italian 6%
US/American 5.7%
Polish 4.4%
Swedish 3.2%
Norwegian 3.1%
French (except Basque) 2%
Scottish 1.9%
Dutch 1.2%
Romanian 1.2%
Czech 1%
Pennsylvania German 0.8%
Luxemburger 0.8%
Greek 0.8%
Scotch-Irish 0.5%
European 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
Swiss 0.4%
Latvian 0.3%
Russian 0.3%
African 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lithuanian 0.2%
French Canadian 0.2%
Czechoslovakian 0.2%
Eastern European 0.2%
Welsh 0.2%
Lebanese 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Montgomery 5,471 $61,319
Aurora 142,990 $61,113
North Aurora 10,585 $70,780
Oswego 13,326 $75,929
Plainfield 13,038 $86,417
Sugar Grove 3,909 $83,332
Yorkville 6,189 $67,521
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