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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.


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Median household income
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$45,625
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Montreat demographic reports
Well-known residents have included:
· Rev. Billy Graham, evangelist
Colleges and universities: Montreat College

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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.

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84% of Montreat residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Montreat, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $445.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $920.


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Buncombe County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montreat political report.

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The average commute time for Montreat workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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