Everyone agrees that Montclair is a stable burg, but why? Sometimes this is hard to answer, so here’s more statistical proof.
Our Village is comprised of 80% homeowners versus 43% for Oakland overall. Also the median time living here is 4.7 years versus 3.3 years for Oakland. Yes, Montclarions settle in for a while.
We own homes as empty nesters or non-parents. There’s an average of two people per household and just a quarter of homes with kids.
We don’t make much of a dent in the Oakland stats, because Montclair represents about one percent of Oakland by population size. So you have to dig around to unearth our unique patterns.