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Montrose, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Montrose had a population of 19,488 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

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Montrose, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 19,488
Daytime Population: Workers 13,962
Daytime Population: Residents 10,318
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 24,280
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 19,045
Population in Familes 15,213
Population in Group Qrtrs 443
Population Density2 1,107
Diversity Index3 53


Median Household Income $47,003
Average Household Income $59,855
Per Capita Income $25,011


Total Housing Units 8,807 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,024 (57.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,984 (33.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 800 ( 9.1%)
Median Home Value $192,290
Average Home Value $214,583


Total Households 8,007
Average Household Size 2.38
Family Households 5,134
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.25% 0.27%
Households 0.23% 0.28%
Families 0.2% 0.24%
Median Household Income   1.5%
Per Capita Income   2.15%

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, 2017 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 # 40 91st
Population Density # 169 63rd
Diversity Index # 137 70th
Median Household Income # 299 35th
Per Capita Income # 319 31st

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