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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 Population18,970
Male Share of the Population50.2%
Female Share of the Population49.8%
Senior Citizens21.2%
Employed Population 16+7,529
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married53.6%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher27.4%
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 Level77.8%
% Below Poverty Level22.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time18 minutes
% Working from Home4.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work4.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone31.8%
Median Gross Rent$825
Median House Value$177,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29.7%
US/American0%
English14.8%
Irish12.7%

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

Montrose Almanac

CategoryValue
Nearest Large City166 miles W of Colorado Springs, Colorado
CountyMontrose
Standard Zip Codes81401
P.O. Box Zip Codes81402
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneMountain (-7 hours from GMT)
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude38.478
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)

StationMONTROSE NO 2
Distance0.5 miles
Jan Temp15 to 37 F
Apr Temp35 to 61 F
Jul Temp57 to 87 F
Oct Temp36 to 65 F
Annual Precip9.7 inches
StationCIMARRON
Distance16.8 miles
Jan Temp2 to 33 F
Apr Temp25 to 57 F
Jul Temp44 to 85 F
Oct Temp25 to 64 F
Annual Precip13.1 inches
StationTELLURIDE 4 WNW
Distance36.5 miles
Jan Temp2 to 37 F
Apr Temp22 to 51 F
Jul Temp41 to 77 F
Oct Temp23 to 59 F
Annual Precip23.4 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

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crawford287$37,917
Delta8,779$51,922
Hotchkiss932$40,625
Olathe1,999$41,314
Ridgway898$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

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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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