Montrose, Pennsylvania

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Montrose, Pennsylvania

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High Points

Montrose strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Pennsylvania):

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College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Montrose College Educated Adults
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 16% Montrose Affordability of Rents
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 16% Montrose Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Montrose, Pennsylvania

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 9 9
Female Share of the Population 8 8
Well-Paid Single Women 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 6
Age of the Population 6 5
Children Under 5 Years Old 5 7
Male Share of the Population 3 3
Racial Diversity 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 2 3
Average Household Size 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
Median Family Income 7 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
People Above Poverty 4 3

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Short Commute Times 9 9
Walking and Biking to Work 2 1
Working at Home 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 10 10
People Living Alone 10 10
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 10
Affordability of Rents 7 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 4
Housing Recently Built 1 1

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Montrose Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 31 miles N of Scranton, Pennsylvania (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles NW of Newark, New Jersey
County Susquehanna
Standard Zip Codes 18801
Phone Area Codes 570
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 41.833
Longitude -75.877

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 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 31 F
Apr Temp 33 to 54 F
Jul Temp 57 to 79 F
Oct Temp 37 to 59 F
Annual Precip 44.4 inches
Distance 20.2 miles
Jan Temp 14 to 32 F
Apr Temp 33 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Distance 25.9 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 28 F
Apr Temp 35 to 53 F
Jul Temp 59 to 78 F
Oct Temp 40 to 57 F
Annual Precip 38.6 inches
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Montrose Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,664 100%
Male 771 46.3%
Female 893 53.7%
Under 18 388 23.3%
18+ 1,276 76.7%
65+ 361 21.7%
Median Age 38.8
Average Family Size 2.96
White 1,645 98.9%
African-American 8 0.5%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 9 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 5 0.3%

Estimated Montrose Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,596
Growth -68
Growth % -4.1%

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 17.8%
English 16.4%
Irish 15.3%
Polish 9.4%
Italian 8.5%
US/American 6.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.9%
French (except Basque) 3.9%
Welsh 3.2%
Scottish 2.8%
Dutch 2.4%
Scotch-Irish 2%
British 1.8%
European 1%
Norwegian 0.7%
Austrian 0.7%
Swiss 0.6%
Pennsylvania German 0.4%
Czech 0.3%
Swedish 0.3%
Greek 0.3%
Brazilian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Montrose 1,664 $46,607
Great Bend 700 $39,464
Hallstead 1,216 $37,708
Hop Bottom 333 $36,827
Lanesboro 588 $34,844
New Milford 878 $33,571
Nicholson 713 $37,167

Montrose Public Libraries

Susque Co Hist Soc & Free Lib
Montrose, Pennsylvania
(570) 278-1881

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Montrose Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
(570) 278-3801
Emergency Service: No

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Montrose High Schools (2004)

Serves 952 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

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