Montreat, North Carolina

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Montreat, North Carolina

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High Points

Montreat strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in North Carolina):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Montreat College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Montreat Well-Paid Single Men
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Montreat Well-Paid Single Women
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Montreat Short Commute Times
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Montreat Median Family Income
Public Transportation Use
(vs. State)
Top 13% Montreat Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Montreat, North Carolina

Comparing Montreat to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in North Carolina (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 9 9
Racial Diversity 6 1
Female Share of the Population 2 1
Children Under 5 Years Old 1 1
Age of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 3 6
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
Median Family Income 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 8
People Above Poverty 5 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 10
Public Transportation Use 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 6 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Housing Recently Built 4 1
Affordability of Rents 3 3
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Property Taxes 2 1

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Montreat Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 14 miles E of Asheville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 87 miles W of Charlotte, North Carolina
County Buncombe
Metro Area Asheville
P.O. Box Zip Codes 28757
Phone Area Codes 828
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 35.644
Longitude -82.303

Montreat Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 66 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 41 to 68 F
Annual Precip 48.4 inches
Distance 7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 40 F
Apr Temp 40 to 60 F
Jul Temp 60 to 75 F
Oct Temp 43 to 61 F
Annual Precip 52.4 inches
Distance 7.4 miles
Jan Temp 17 to 34 F
Apr Temp 33 to 51 F
Jul Temp 53 to 68 F
Oct Temp 38 to 56 F
Annual Precip 74.5 inches
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Montreat Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 630 100%
Male 319 50.6%
Female 311 49.4%
Under 18 59 9.4%
18+ 571 90.6%
65+ 145 23%
Median Age 22.8
Average Family Size 2.63
White 601 95.4%
African-American 6 1%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.6%
Other 5 0.8%
Mixed Race 10 1.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 9 1.4%

Estimated Montreat Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 661
Growth 31
Growth % 4.9%

Montreat 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
English 34.8%
Scotch-Irish 19.1%
Scottish 12.4%
Irish 9.4%
German 6.7%
European 4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
British 2.7%
Brazilian 1.3%
Swedish 1.1%
French Canadian 1.1%
Welsh 0.9%
Dutch 0.9%
Russian 0.7%
Belgian 0.7%
Czech 0.4%
French (except Basque) 0.4%
Hungarian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Montreat 630 $60,625
Asheville 68,889 $44,029
Biltmore Forest 1,440 $152,654
Black Mountain 7,511 $43,373
Chimney Rock 175 $29,583
Old Fort 963 $28,854
Weaverville 2,416 $52,731
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