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Root is a town in Montgomery County, in the Amsterdam metro area.
The latitude of Root is 42.835N. The longitude is -74.483W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 863 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 1,752.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Root demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montgomery County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 12166 ZIP code.
21% of Root residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Root ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Root was $16,206, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Root residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Root, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $396. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $856.
Montgomery County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Root political report.
The average commute time for Root workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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