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Montreat is a town in Buncombe County, in the Asheville metro area.
The community name is a shortened form of "mountain retreat"
The latitude of Montreat is 35.644N. The longitude is -82.303W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 2,615 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 657.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Montreat demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Buncombe County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Asheville area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 28757 ZIP code.
8% of Montreat residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Montreat ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Montreat was $16,699, compared with $21,587 nationally.
84% of Montreat residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Montreat, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $920.
Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montreat political report.
The average commute time for Montreat workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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