Montgomery County is located in southeast Kansas. The County Seat is Independence and the largest city is Coffeyville. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.mgcountyks.org/. The 2014 population estimate is 34,065 and the 2010 census population was 35,471. The land area is 643.53 square miles and there are 55.1 persons per square mile.
85.2% of the population is White, 5.7% is Black or African American, 6.1% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.7% is Asian, 3.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 4.7% is two or more races. 88.2% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $71,200, there are 14,000 households, an average of 2.41 persons per household. The per capita income is $21,332, the median household income is $39,669, and 19.4% of the persons in Montgomery County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 2,912. Retail sales (in $1000) were $364,610, and sales per capita were $10,599. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 28.4%.
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