Montrose, NY
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Montrose is a very small town located in the state of New York. With a population of 2,812 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Montrose is the 483rd largest community in New York.

Housing costs in Montrose are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New York.

Montrose is a decidedly white-collar town, with fully 87.00% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Montrose is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montrose who work in sales jobs (12.49%), office and administrative support (11.33%), and management occupations (9.08%).

Of important note, Montrose is also a town of artists. Montrose has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Montrose’s character.

Also of interest is that Montrose has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

Because of many things, Montrose is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Montrose really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Montrose perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Montrose, however, the average commute to work is quite long. On average, people spend 30.91 minutes each day getting to work, which is significantly higher than the national average. One bright side is that local public transit is widely used, so it may be an option to avoid the headache of driving in the heavy traffic by leaving the car at home and taking transit.

Even though Montrose is a smaller town, it has many people who hop on public transportation – mostly the train for their daily commute to work. Typically, these people are commuting to good jobs in the surrounding cities.

The population of Montrose is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 37.51% of adults in Montrose have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Montrose in 2010 was $43,678, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $174,712 for a family of four.

Montrose is a very ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Montrose home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montrose residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Montrose also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.98% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Montrose include Irish, German, English, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Montrose is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Italian.