Montrose County CO Information


Montrose County Subdivisions

Montrose County CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 42,127
Population in Households 41,585
Population in Familes 34,617
Population in Group Qrtrs 542
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 16,883
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 11,718
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 18,710 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 11,806 (63.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 5,077 (27.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,827 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $210,167
Average Home Value $251,616


Median Household Income $47,321
Average Household Income $62,075
Per Capita Income $25,157
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.21%
Households 0.38% 0.25%
Families 0.36% 0.23%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   1.59%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Montrose County CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montrose County to the other 64 counties and county equivalents in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 17 75th
Population Density1 # 25 63rd
Diversity Index2 # 23 66th
Median Household Income # 33 50th
Per Capita Income # 35 47th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Colorado Census Data Comparison Tool.