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Overview

Introduction to Montgomery, Illinois

Montgomery, Illinois, in Kendall county, is 4 miles SW of Aurora, Illinois and 36 miles W of Chicago, Illinois.

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.

People

Total Population 19,196
Male Share of the Population 51%
Female Share of the Population 49%
Senior Citizens 7.2%
Employed Population 16+ 9,501
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 54.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 29.8%
Median Earnings25+ $46,045
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,572
Median Earnings With High School Degree $33,185

Wealth

Median Family Income $85,299
% Above Poverty Level 94.8%
% Below Poverty Level 5.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.2%
% Using Public Transportation 2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone 19.5%
Median Gross Rent $1,224
Median House Value $185,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.4%
US/American 0%
English 3.8%
Irish 12.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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

Notes:

  • 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
Station CHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Aurora 200,614 $71,174

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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