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 neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Montrose is a town of professionals, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montrose who work in sales jobs (14.05%), office and administrative support (13.35%), and teaching (9.85%).
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.
Montrose 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 town’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, Montrose’s overall crime rate ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.
One downside of living in Montrose is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Montrose, the average commute to work is 32.74 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average. On the other hand, local public transit is widely used in the town, so leaving the car at home and taking transit is often a viable alternative.
Despite being a small town, Montrose has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other 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: 37.53% of adults in Montrose have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Montrose in 2010 was $44,064, which is wealthy relative to New York and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $176,256 for a family of four.
Montrose is a somewhat 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 Asian. Montrose also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 13.95% 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.