Montreat, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Montreat, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Montreat had a population of 769 as of July 1, 2016. Montreat ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montreat is located at latitude 35.648 and longitude -82.2992 in Buncombe County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Montreat (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Buncombe County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 2,602 feet.

The Town of Montreat (GNIS ID: 2406182) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Montreat is located within Township of Black Mountain, a minor civil division (MCD) of Buncombe County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Montreat population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Montreat, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 769
Population in Households 616
Population in Familes 476
Population in Group Qrtrs 153
Population Density1 282
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 213
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 134
Average Family Size 4


Total Housing Units 706 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 144 (20.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 ( 9.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 493 (69.8%)
Median Home Value $237,500
Average Home Value $311,724


Median Household Income $45,095
Average Household Income $60,624
Per Capita Income $26,440
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.99% 1.04%
Households 0.93% 1.1%
Families -0.24% 1.02%
Median Household Income   2.56%
Per Capita Income   1.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Montreat, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montreat to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 483 35th
Population Density1 # 580 22nd
Diversity Index2 # 630 15th
Median Household Income # 264 64th
Per Capita Income # 206 72nd

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE North Carolina Census Data Comparison Tool.