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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,187
Male Share of the Population49.1%
Female Share of the Population50.9%
Senior Citizens5.8%
Employed Population 16+9,376
Age of the Population32

Families

% of people married56.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher34.2%
Median Earnings25+$51,435
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$33,858
Median Earnings With High School Degree$47,255

Wealth

Median Family Income$93,936
% Above Poverty Level94.9%
% Below Poverty Level5.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation2.9%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,110
Median House Value$207,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)44.4%
German18.4%
Irish14.2%
Polish6.9%
Italian5.6%
English5%
Norwegian2.5%
French Except Basque1.5%
Syrian1.3%
Arab1.3%
Austrian1%
Swedish0.9%
Czech0.9%
Dutch0.8%
Slovak0.5%
Iranian0.5%
Lithuanian0.4%
Greek0.3%
Scottish0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Luxemburger0.3%
Danishn0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Russian0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Latvian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
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Montgomery Almanac

CategoryValue
County Kendall County
Standard Zip Codes60538
Phone Area Codes3,31,630
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude41.72
Approximate Longitude-88.34

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)

StationAURORA
Distance4 miles
Jan Temp11 to 29 F
Apr Temp36 to 59 F
Jul Temp61 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 63 F
Annual Precip38.3 inches
StationWHEATON 3 SE
Distance15.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 32 F
Apr Temp38 to 63 F
Jul Temp63 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 67 F
Annual Precip37.9 inches
StationCHICAGO OHARE INTL AP
Distance28.5 miles
Jan Temp14 to 30 F
Apr Temp38 to 58 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp42 to 62 F
Annual Precip36.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Aurora200,946$76,033
North Aurora17,473$100,781
Oswego33,759$110,938
Plainfield41,978$129,900
Sugar Grove9,417$115,443
Yorkville18,691$102,205

Montgomery Public Schools

Boulder Hill Elem School
163 Boulder Hill Pass
ZIP: 60538
(630) 636-2910
Primary
Total Enrollment 612
Kaneland Mcdole Elem School
2901 Foxmoor Dr
ZIP: 60538
(630) 897-1961
Primary
Total Enrollment 611
Lakewood Creek Elementary
2301 Lakewood Crk
ZIP: 60538
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Long Beach Elem School
67 Longbeach Rd
ZIP: 60538
(630) 636-3489
Primary
Total Enrollment 517
Nicholson Elem School
649 N Main St
ZIP: 60538
(630) 301-5013
Primary
Total Enrollment 338

Montgomery Private Schools

St Luke's Lutheran School
63 Fernwood Rd
ZIP: 60538
Elementary
Total Enrollment 93
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