Montezuma is a very small city located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 1,444 people and just one neighborhood, Montezuma is the 201st largest community in Iowa. Much of the housing stock in Montezuma was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Occupations and Workforce
Because occupations involving physical labor dominate the local economy, Montezuma is generally considered to be a blue-collar town. 38.65% of the Montezuma workforce is employed in blue-collar occupations, compared to the national average of 27.7%. Overall, Montezuma is a city of sales and office workers, production and manufacturing workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montezuma who work in sales jobs (12.22%), management occupations (9.60%) and office and administrative support (8.60%).
Setting & Lifestyle
Montezuma is a good choice for families with children because of several factors. Many other families with children live here, making it a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic success. Many people own their own single-family homes, providing areas for children to play and stability in the community. Finally, Montezuma’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One of the benefits of Montezuma is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.96 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
Montezuma is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.