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Montrose, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Montrose had a population of 19,538 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Montrose is located at latitude 38.4692 and longitude -107.8607 in Montrose County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 17.61 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Montrose County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 5,807 feet.

The City of Montrose (GNIS ID: 2411151) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Montrose is located within Montrose Division of Montrose County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Montrose population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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


Total Population 19,538
Population in Households 19,095
Population in Familes 15,267
Population in Group Qrtrs 443
Population Density1 1,110
Diversity Index2 53


Total Households 8,040
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,166
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 8,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,052 (57.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,987 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 767 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $191,857
Average Home Value $213,151


Median Household Income $45,329
Average Household Income $58,572
Per Capita Income $24,515
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% 0.19%
Households 0.34% 0.21%
Families 0.33% 0.2%
Median Household Income   1.52%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montrose to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs 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 # 39 92nd
Population Density1 # 168 64th
Diversity Index2 # 137 70th
Median Household Income # 310 33rd
Per Capita Income # 315 31st

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