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Overview

Introduction to Montrose, Colorado

Montrose, Colorado, in Montrose county, is 166 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado.

Montrose History

Montrose was officially incorporated on May 2, 1882. The community was named after a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel, "The Legend of Montrose." The Denver & Rio Grande railroad entered Montrose in 1882. This helped make Montrose an important regional shipping center. The construction of the Gunnison Tunnel in 1909 transformed Montrose into an agricultural hub.

Montrose and nearby Attractions

  • Montrose Regional Library
  • Montrose County Historical Museum
  • Montrose Botanic Gardens
  • Aquatic Center
  • Montrose Golf Course
  • Black Canyon National Park

Things To Do In Montrose

To learn more about the regional history and culture, one can visit the Ute Indian Museum or the Montrose County Historical Museum. The Montrose Plaza Shopping Center offers excellent entertainment opportunities. In addition, one can also spend a day at the Montrose Botanic Gardens, the Aquatic Center, Grand Mesa or the Gunnison national forests. Golfers can enjoy a round at the Montrose Golf Course.

Montrose Transportation

Montrose Regional Airport is the nearest airport.

Montrose Higher Education

Higher educational opportunities are provided by Mesa State College and the Western State College of Colorado.

People

Total Population 18,970
Male Share of the Population 50.2%
Female Share of the Population 49.8%
Senior Citizens 21.2%
Employed Population 16+ 7,529
Age of the Population 43

Families

% of people married 53.6%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 27.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,815
% Above Poverty Level 77.8%
% Below Poverty Level 22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 18 minutes
% Working from Home 4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 4.4%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $825
Median House Value $177,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 29.7%
US/American 0%
English 14.8%
Irish 12.7%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Montrose Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 166 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
County Montrose
Standard Zip Codes 81401
P.O. Box Zip Codes 81402
Phone Area Codes 970
Time Zone Mountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 38.478
Longitude -107.875

Montrose Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MONTROSE NO 2
Distance 0.5 miles
Jan Temp 15 to 37 F
Apr Temp 35 to 61 F
Jul Temp 57 to 87 F
Oct Temp 36 to 65 F
Annual Precip 9.7 inches
Station CIMARRON
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 33 F
Apr Temp 25 to 57 F
Jul Temp 44 to 85 F
Oct Temp 25 to 64 F
Annual Precip 13.1 inches
Station TELLURIDE 4 WNW
Distance 36.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 37 F
Apr Temp 22 to 51 F
Jul Temp 41 to 77 F
Oct Temp 23 to 59 F
Annual Precip 23.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Colona (81401)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Crawford 287 $37,917
Delta 8,779 $51,922
Hotchkiss 932 $40,625
Olathe 1,999 $41,314
Ridgway 898 $63,889

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Montrose Public Libraries

Library
Montrose Library District
320 SOUTH 2ND STREET
Montrose, Colorado
(970) 249-9656

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Montrose Hospitals

MONTROSE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Local)
800 S 3RD ST
(970) 249-2211
Emergency Service: Yes

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Montrose High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

MONTROSE HIGH SCHOOL
1002 SOUTH COLORADO AVENUE
970-249-6636
Serves 1,207 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.1

VISTA ADULT HIGH SCHOOL
8 SOUTH 5TH STREET
970-249-2944
A Non-traditional School
Serves 102 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 30

PASSAGE CHARTER SCHOOL
703 SOUTH 9TH STREET
970-249-1472
A Non-traditional School
A Charter School.
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 24 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.4

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