Demographics

Labor Market Data 

Population

2001

2011

2020

Montgomery County

84,941

94,342

99,923

Extended Labor Market Area

402,178

421,361

438,294

Total

487,119

515,703

538,217

 

Gender Distribution (2014)

Male

Female

Montgomery County

52.1%

47.9%

 

Population by Age Group (2014)

Age 0-4

4,418

4.5%

Age 5-9

4,311

4.4%

Age 10-14

4,202

4.3%

Age 15-19

10,670

11%

Age 20-29

27,849

28.6%

Age 30-39

10,617

10.9%

Age 40-49

10,033

10.3%

Age 50-59

9,997

10.3%

Age 60-69

8,030

8.3%

Age 70+

7,117

7.3%

 

Median Age (2014)

28 years

 

Race/Ethnicity (2014)

Classification

Profile Area

Extended Labor Area

White

84,839

363,791

Asian

5,768

7,054

Black

4,116

46,305

Two or More

2,180

7,442

American Indian or Alaska Native

291

1,338

Pacific Islander

50

186

Hispanic (may be of any race)

2,942

35,304

 

Civilian Labor Force

2014

2010

2009

2008

Montgomery County

50,249

47,342

46,397

45,634

Extended Labor Market Area

212,249

214,479

213,758

209,765

Total

262,498

261,821

260,155

255,399

 

Labor Force Participation (2009-2013)

Montgomery County

58.4%

Extended Labor Market Area

60%


Unemployment

Unemployment Rate (July 2015)

 

Montgomery County

4.9%

Extended Labor Market Area

5.1%

Statewide

4.7%

 

Unemployment Rate

2014

2010

2009

2008

Montgomery County

5%

7.3%

7.1%

4.1%

Extended Labor Market Area

5.5%

8.3%

8.4%

4.7%

Statewide

5.5%

6.9%

6.9%

4.0%

 

Unemployed (2014)

2014

2010

2009

2008

Montgomery County

2,536

3,458

3,305

1,883

Extended Labor Market Area

11,684

17,759

17,901

9,806

Total

14,220

18,869

18,716

17,294

 

Underemployed (2nd Quarter 2015)

2nd 2015

2nd 2012

1st 2012

4th 2011

Montgomery County

5,996

5,705

6,035

5,242

Extended Labor Market Area

22,162

25,248

23,788

19,414

Total

28,158

30,953

29,823

24,656

 

Commute Time (2009-2013)

Worked from home

2,410

5.5%

Under 15 minutes

18,882

46%

15-24 minutes

13,085

31.6%

25-34 minutes

5,134

12.4%

35-44 minutes

1,863

4.5%

45-59 minutes

1,532

3.7%

Over 60 minutes

911

2.2%

Mean Travel Time to Work (minutes) 

 18

2.2%

 

Additional Labor Resources

High School Graduates Not Continuing (2013-2014

112

Two-Year College Graduates (Spring 2014)

1,904

Two-Year College Enrollees (Fall 2014)

13,442

Other College and University Graduates (Spring 2014)

11,590

Total

27,058

 

Career Readiness Certificate (01/01/2014-10/31/2014)

 

Virginia’s Career Readiness Certificate (CRC) assists employers by certifying that a recipient possesses core skills in applied math, reading for information, and locating information. The CRC certification is based on established Workeys ® assessment tests. Virginia uses a three-tiered approach (bronze, silver, gold) to credentialing certificate holders that is based on the recipient’s level of development skills.

 

Montgomery County

207

Extended Labor Market Area

1.220

Total

1,427

 

Educational Attainment

On-time graduation rate (Class of 2014)

87.4%

Percentage of Montgomery County population age 25+ who are high school graduates (2009-2013)

89.6%

Percentage of Montgomery County population age 25+ who have earned a Bachelor's Degree or higher (2009-2013)

42.4%

 

Employment by Sector* (4th Qtr. 2014)

Agriculture Forestry Fishing and Hunting

103

0.3%

Mining Quarrying and Oil and Gas Extraction

N.D.

N.D.

Utilities

N.D.

N.D.

Construction

1,086

2.7%

Manufacturing

4,805

11.8%

Wholesale Trade

479

1.2%

Retail Trade

5,356

13.2%

Transportation and Warehousing

350

0.9%

Information

336

0.8%

Finance and Insurance

541

1.3%

Real Estate and Rental and Leasing

923

2.3%

Professional Scientific and Technical Services

2,171

5.3%

Management of Companies and Enterprises

151

0.4%

Administrative and Support and Waste Management

1,666

4.1%

Educational Services

3921

%

Health Care and Social Assistance

3,7901

9.6%

Arts Entertainment and Recreation

283

0.7%

Accomodation and Food Services

4,340

10.7%

Other Services

958

2.4%

Total Government

12,675

31.2%

Federal Government

216

0.5%

State Government

8,367

20.6%

Local Government

4,092

10.1%

Unclassified

0

0

Total

40,626

100.0%

N.D. - Not Disclosed

 

 

*By Business Establishment

 

 

 

Major Employers 

Manufacturing

Company

Product/Service

Estimated Employment

BAE Systems

Explosives

600 - 999

C & S Door Corp.

Doors & blinds

100 - 299

Cobham Sensor Systems

Circuit components 

50 - 99

Comprehensive Computer Solutions

Computer solutions 

50 - 99

Corning, Inc.

Ceramic fibers

300 - 599

Eagle Picher Industries

Automotive gaskets

300 - 599

Federal Mogul Corp.

Engine bearings

100 - 299

LUNA Innovations

New-generation products

100 - 299

Moog Components Group

Security products

600 - 999

Rowe Industries Inc.

Furniture

600 - 999

TECHLAB, Inc.

Diagnostics

50 - 99

United Pet Group

Animal food 

100 - 299

NonManufacturing

Company

Product/Service

Estimated Employment

Carillon New River Valley Medical Ctr

Health care

600 - 999

Dish Network

Satellite TV call center

600 - 999

Inorganic Ventures, Inc

Chemical Laboratory

50 - 99

Intrexon Corporation

Biotechnology R&D

50 - 99

LewisGale Montgomery Hospital

Health care

300 - 599

Rackspace, Inc.

Email Hosting Services

50 - 99

Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University

Higher education

10,000+

 

   

 

Closings, Reductions, Layoffs (1/2014 to date)

Date

Type

Company

Product/Service

Employees Affected 

1/1/2014

Closings

CraftMaster Manufacturing

Doors and windows 

109

 

Union Activity (2/2013 - 2/2015)

No Union Activity

 

 

Estimated Earnings (May 2013)

Occupation

Median
Wage

Mean
Wage

Median
Salary

Mean
Salary

Office Clerks, General

$11.76

$12.17

$24,463.74

$25,305.00

Bookkeeping, Accounting, and Auditing Clerks

$15.08

$16.05

$32,873.84

$33,683.79

Stock Clerks and Order Fillers

$10.12

$11.17

$21,048.18

$23,225.44

Maintenance and Repair Workers, General

$16.25

$17.73

$33,805.00

$36,000.77

Teacher Assistants

$10.83

$11.15

$22,530.01

$23,202.38

Electrical and Electronic Equipment Assemblers

$19.88

$20.47

$41,433.26

$42,573.85

General and Operations Managers

$40.82

$47.86

$84,899.00

$99,548.20

Licensed Practical and Licensed Vocational Nurses

$15.97

$16.29

$33,233.18

$33,873.10

Heavy and Tractor-Trailer Truck Drivers

$14.55

$15.81

$30,257.00

$33,000.00

Elementary School Teachers, Except Special Education

$23.77

$24.25

$49,451.22

$50,446.08

First-Line Supervisors of Office and Administrative Support Workers

$18.00

$20.19

$37,859.21

$41,897.65

Laborers and Freight, Stock, and Material Movers, Hand

$10.81

$11.47

$22,491.00

$23,861.00

Home Health Aides

$8.65

$8.87

$18,006.51

$18,446.29

Business Operations Specialists, All Other*

$24.13

$26.01

$50,187.82

$54,095.42

Machinists

$19.82

$19.81

$41,286.00

$41,495.00

Receptionists and Information Clerks

$11.55

$11.85

$24,027.29

$24,580.35

Mixing and Blending Machine Setters, Operators, and Tenders

$19.72

$20.33

$41,000.95

$42,295.77

Executive Secretaries and Executive Administrative Assistants

$18.20

$18.33

$37,843.44

$38,128.93

Team Assemblers

$15.31

$15.36

$31,835.07

$31,947.69

Automotive Service Technicians and Mechanics

$13.55

$13.97

$28,179.02

$29,074.79

 

Per Capita Personal Income (2013)

 

$31,168

 

Median Family Income (2009-2013)

 

$66,800


Education

Public School Enrollment (Fall 2014)

Level

Number

 Enrollment

Elementary

11

4,630

Middle

4

2,138

High School

4

2,935

 

Student Teacher Ratio (2014)

Elementary 

16:1

Secondary 

9:1

 

Per Pupil Expenditure (FY 2014)

$10,083.00

 

On-Time Graduation Rate (Class of 2014)

87.4%

 

High School Graduates Continuing Education (2013-2014)

82.7%


Advanced Programs (2013-2014) 

Governor's Schools

Southwest Virginia Governor's School For Science, Mathematics & Technology

 

Governor's School Enrollment 

20

Students taking 1 or more Advanced Placement (AP) Courses 

576

Students taking 1 or more AP Exams 

467

Students taking 1 or more college courses 

323

 

Higher Education Facilities

Facility

Fall 2014 Enrollment

Virginia Tech

31,224

Radford University

9,798

Virginia Western Community College

8,632

New River Community College

4,585

Roanoke College

2,090

Ferrum College

1,451

Jefferson College of Health Sciences

1,131

Hollins University

953

Roanoke Higher Education Center

235

Virginia Tech - Roanoke Center

*

ITT Technical Institute - Salem Campus

†  

National College - Roanoke Valley Campus

†  

Skyline College - Roanoke Campus

†  

*Enrollment figures are not available.


Transportation

Interstates 

Name

Distance

 

 

I-81

0.0 miles (0.0 km.)

I-581

12.9 miles (20.8 km.)

I-77

19.2 miles (31.0 km.)

I-64

27.7 miles (44.5 km.)

Note: Measured from border of locality/region.

 

 

Highways

Highway 11 

Highway 111 

Highway 114 

Highway 177 

Highway 232 

Highway 412 

Highway 460 

Highway 8 

Note: 4-Lane US Highways located within locality/region.

 

Commercial Air Service

Name

City

Distance

Roanoke Regional Airport

Roanoke

30.9 miles (49.8 km.)

Note: Within a 75-mile drive of the center of the locality.

 

General Aviation Service

Name

City

Runway Length

Virginia Tech/Montgomery Executive Airport

Blacksburg

4,539 ft (1,383 m)

 

Freight Rail Service

Norfolk Southern Railway Company

 

Seaports

Name

Distance

Port of Virginia

291.0 miles (468.3 km)

Note: Driving distance from the center of the locality to Port of Virginia and any other seaports within 100 miles.

 

Other Ports of Entry

Name

Distance

New River Valley Airport (Virginia TradePort)

21.7 miles (34.9 km)

Port of Washington - Dulles

244.9 miles (394.1 km)

Note: Driving distance from the center of the locality to Port of Washington - Dulles and any other port of entry within 100 miles.


Utilities

Electric

Appalachain Electric Power

Electric

Craig-Botetourt Electric Cooperative

Electric

Virginia Tech Electric Service

Electric

Alliant Techsystems

Natural Gas

Roanoke Gas Company

Natural Gas

Atmos Energy

Telecommunications

Comcast

Telecommunications

LUMOS

Telecommunications

Verizon-Virginia

Telecommunications

AT&T

Telecommunications

Mid-Atlantic Broadband Cooperative

Telecommunications

Citizens Telephone Cooperative

Water

Blacksburg-Christiansburg-VPI Water Authority

Water

Montgomery County Public Service Authority

Water

Virginia Tech Water Authority

Water

Town of Blacksburg

Water

Town of Christiansburg

Water

Alliant Techsystems

Waste Water Treatment

Blacksburg-VPI Sanitation Authority

Waste Water Treatment

Montgomery County Public Service Authority

Waste Water Treatment

Town of Christiansburg

Waste Water Treatment

Alliant Techsystems

Waste Water Treatment

Town of Blacksburg

Solid Waste Disposal

Montgomery Regional Solid Waste Authority


Financial Institutions

14 banks with assets totalling $3,196,541.7 million operate in Montgomery County. 

Taxes

Manufacturer's Tax Profile (Montgomery) (pdf)

Non-Manufacturer's Tax Profile (Montgomery) (pdf) 

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