Montreat, NC Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Montreat, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Montreat had a population of 781 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Montreat, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 781
Daytime Population: Workers 518
Daytime Population: Residents 357
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 875
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 625
Population in Familes 482
Population in Group Qrtrs 156
Population Density2 286
Diversity Index3 20


Median Household Income $46,739
Average Household Income $63,056
Per Capita Income $27,464


Total Housing Units 715 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 145 (20.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 71 ( 9.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 499 (69.8%)
Median Home Value $260,000
Average Home Value $326,541


Total Households 216
Average Household Size 2.89
Family Households 135
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.07% 1.05%
Households 1.0% 1.26%
Families -0.1% 1.16%
Median Household Income   2.13%
Per Capita Income   2.24%

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, 2017 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 Density # 571 23rd
Diversity Index # 633 14th
Median Household Income # 259 65th
Per Capita Income # 206 72nd

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