Montrose, Iowa

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Montrose, Iowa

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Comparative Profile of Montrose, Iowa

Comparing Montrose to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Iowa (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 8 7
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 7 7
Senior Citizens 7 5
Well-Paid Single Men 6 3
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 3 2
Racial Diversity 2 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 7 6
People Above Poverty 7 4
Median Family Income 5 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 8 5
Working at Home 5 3
Walking and Biking to Work 4 4
Public Transportation Use 4 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Rents 8 7
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 7 7
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 7
People Living Alone 6 5
Housing Recently Built 6 9

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Montrose Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 78 miles S of Iowa City, Iowa (center to center)
Nearest Large City 144 miles NW of St. Louis, Missouri
County Lee
Standard Zip Codes 52639
Phone Area Codes 319
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 40.532
Longitude -91.414

Montrose Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 7.2 miles
Jan Temp 16 to 32 F
Apr Temp 44 to 62 F
Jul Temp 70 to 86 F
Oct Temp 47 to 65 F
Annual Precip 38.5 inches
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 42 to 62 F
Jul Temp 67 to 87 F
Oct Temp 45 to 66 F
Annual Precip 37.3 inches
Station CANTON L AND D 20
Distance 27 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 33 F
Apr Temp 41 to 63 F
Jul Temp 66 to 88 F
Oct Temp 43 to 67 F
Annual Precip 38.4 inches
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Montrose Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 957 100%
Male 447 46.7%
Female 510 53.3%
Under 18 233 24.3%
18+ 724 75.7%
65+ 179 18.7%
Median Age 41.2
Average Family Size 3
White 936 97.8%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 7 0.7%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 10 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 8 0.8%

Estimated Montrose Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 942
Growth -15
Growth % -1.6%

Montrose Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 39.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.1%
US/American 12.8%
English 9.7%
Irish 8.4%
Dutch 4.2%
French (except Basque) 3.2%
British 2.6%
Italian 1%
Scotch-Irish 1%
Norwegian 0.9%
Scottish 0.9%
Welsh 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Danish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Montrose, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Bluff Park (52639)
Galland (52639)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Montrose 957 $40,865
Donnellson 963 $41,500
Fort Madison 10,715 $42,067
Franklin 136 $41,250
Keokuk 11,427 $39,574
St. Paul 118 $58,750
West Point 980 $50,724

Montrose Public Libraries

Montrose Public Library
Montrose, Iowa
(319) 463-5532

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