Montpelier is a tiny town located in the state of Iowa. With a population of 186 people and just one neighborhood, Montpelier is the 434th largest community in Iowa. Montpelier has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic towns in the country.
Montpelier real estate is some of the most expensive in Iowa, although Montpelier house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
When you are in Montpelier, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 79.10% of Montpelier’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Montpelier is a town of production and manufacturing workers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Montpelier who work in office and administrative support (10.45%), architecture and engineering (10.45%), and sales jobs (0.00%).
Overall, Montpelier’s crime rate is one of the lowest in the nation, which makes a great place to live if safety is an important concern.
It is a fairly quiet town because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Montpelier has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Montpelier has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Montpelier than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Montpelier may be for you.
One of the benefits of Montpelier is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.90 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.
Montpelier is a very car-oriented town. 100.00% of residents commute to work in a private automobile rather than by other means, such as public transit, bicycling, or walking. This is because Montpelier is a small town , and most people who live here have to drive out of town for work, and the town population is not large nor dense enough to support an extensive public transportation system. Montpelier has a lot of rural roads, and houses can be far apart. Many residents drive out of town for regular shopping trips as well.
Montpelier is a small town, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Montpelier rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.44% of adults 25 and older in Montpelier have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Montpelier in 2018 was $35,181, which is upper middle income relative to Iowa and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $140,724 for a family of four.
The people who call Montpelier home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montpelier residents report their race to be White. Important ancestries of people in Montpelier include German, Irish, English, Yugoslavian, and Other West Indian.
The most common language spoken in Montpelier is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and African languages.
The way a neighborhood looks and feels when you walk or drive around it, from its setting, its buildings, and its flavor, can make all the difference. This neighborhood has some really cool things about the way it looks and feels as revealed by NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research. This might include anything from the housing stock to the types of households living here to how people get around.
If you are planning to retire in Iowa, this neighborhood should be on your must-see list. For many reasons, may be considered a retiree's dream neighborhood. According to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and metrics, it's peaceful and quiet, has above average safety from crime compared to other neighborhoods in Iowa, while also offering a diverse range of housing options. This, along with the vibrant mix of very educated seniors and other age groups who choose to live here, makes the neighborhood more retiree-friendly than 98.1% of neighborhoods in IA. If a Iowa retirement is in your future, this neighborhood should be one of the places you visit.
Unpopulated, and rural, the neighborhood is one of the least crowded neighborhoods in all of America. If you like open space, no traffic, and lots of room, this neighborhood may be just what you are looking for. According to NeighborhoodScout's leading research, this neighborhood is less densely populated than 92.6% of the neighborhoods in America. One of the notable things about is that it is one of the quietest neighborhoods in America, according to NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis and quantitative rating of quietness. When you are here, you will find it to be very quiet. If quiet and peaceful are your cup of tea, you may have found a great place for you.
The freedom of moving to new places versus the comfort of home. How much and how often people move not only can create diverse and worldly neighborhoods, but simultaneously it can produce a loss of intimacy with one's surroundings and a lack of connectedness to one's neighbors. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive research has identified this neighborhood as unique with regard to the transience of its populace. More residents of the neighborhood live here today that also were living in this same neighborhood five years ago than is found in 97.1% of U.S. neighborhoods. This neighborhood is really made up of people who know each other, don't move often, and have lived here in this very neighborhood for quite a while.
Did you know that the neighborhood has more Norwegian ancestry people living in it than nearly any neighborhood in America? It's true! In fact, 6.5% of this neighborhood's residents have Norwegian ancestry.
There are two complementary measures for understanding the income of a neighborhood's residents: the average and the extremes. While a neighborhood may be relatively wealthy overall, it is equally important to understand the rate of people - particularly children - who are living at or below the federal poverty line, which is extremely low income. Some neighborhoods with a lower average income may actually have a lower childhood poverty rate than another with a higher average income, and this helps us understand the conditions and character of a neighborhood.
The neighbors in the neighborhood in Montpelier are upper-middle income, making it an above average income neighborhood. NeighborhoodScout's exclusive analysis reveals that this neighborhood has a higher income than 69.0% of the neighborhoods in America. In addition, 3.5% of the children seventeen and under living in this neighborhood are living below the federal poverty line, which is a lower rate of childhood poverty than is found in 70.1% of America's neighborhoods.
The old saying "you are what you eat" is true. But it is also true that you are what you do for a living. The types of occupations your neighbors have shape their character, and together as a group, their collective occupations shape the culture of a place.
In the neighborhood, 35.7% of the working population is employed in manufacturing and laborer occupations. The second most important occupational group in this neighborhood is executive, management, and professional occupations, with 31.1% of the residents employed. Other residents here are employed in sales and service jobs, from major sales accounts, to working in fast food restaurants (21.6%), and 11.1% in clerical, assistant, and tech support occupations.
The most common language spoken in the neighborhood is English, spoken by 93.3% of households. Some people also speak Spanish (5.8%).
Culture is the shared learned behavior of peoples. Undeniably, different ethnicities and ancestries have different cultural traditions, and as a result, neighborhoods with concentrations of residents of one or another ethnicities or ancestries will express those cultures. It is what makes the North End in Boston so fun to visit for the Italian restaurants, bakeries, culture, and charm, and similarly, why people enjoy visiting Chinatown in San Francisco.
In the neighborhood in Montpelier, IA, residents most commonly identify their ethnicity or ancestry as German (23.3%). There are also a number of people of Irish ancestry (17.1%), and residents who report Mexican roots (8.5%), and some of the residents are also of Norwegian ancestry (6.5%), along with some Swedish ancestry residents (4.1%), among others.
How you get to work – car, bus, train or other means – and how much of your day it takes to do so is a large quality of life and financial issue. Especially with gasoline prices rising and expected to continue doing so, the length and means of one's commute can be a financial burden. Some neighborhoods are physically located so that many residents have to drive in their own car, others are set up so many walk to work, or can take a train, bus, or bike. The greatest number of commuters in neighborhood spend between 15 and 30 minutes commuting one-way to work (57.5% of working residents), which is shorter than the time spent commuting to work for most Americans.
Here most residents (89.3%) drive alone in a private automobile to get to work. In addition, quite a number also carpool with coworkers, friends, or neighbors to get to work (6.2%) . In a neighborhood like this, as in most of the nation, many residents find owning a car useful for getting to work.