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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population19,016
Male Share of the Population50%
Female Share of the Population50%
Senior Citizens21.6%
Employed Population 16+7,824
Age of the Population43

Families

% of people married52.8%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher26.3%
Median Earnings25+$29,216
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$23,408
Median Earnings With High School Degree$26,977

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,655
% Above Poverty Level79.1%
% Below Poverty Level20.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time17 minutes
% Working from Home2.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work3.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.3%

Housing

People Living Alone32.4%
Median Gross Rent$806
Median House Value$182,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)30.1%
German19.7%
English14.4%
Irish12.9%
Italian3.5%
French Except Basque3.1%
Scottish3%
Polish2.6%
Norwegian2.3%
Swedish1.3%
Dutch0.9%
Czech0.9%
Russian0.9%
Welsh0.8%
Finnish0.7%
Danishn0.5%
Swiss0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Canadian0.3%
Austrian0.3%
Arab0.2%
Lithuanian0.2%
Croatian0.1%
Ukrainian0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lebanese0.1%
Australian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Syrian0.1%
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Montrose Almanac

CategoryValue
County Montrose County
Standard Zip Codes81401, 81403
P.O. Box Zip Codes81402
Phone Area Codes970
Time ZoneAmerica/Denver
Approximate Latitude38.49
Approximate Longitude-107.87

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Crawford279$0
Delta8,813$51,585
Hotchkiss967$43,235
Olathe1,878$41,813
Ridgway1,012$62,778

Montrose Public Libraries

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

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Montrose Hospitals

Montrose Memorial Hospital
(Non-profit)
800 S 3rd St
(970) 249-2211

Montrose Public Schools

Centennial Middle School
1100 South 5th Street
ZIP: 81401
Middle
Total Enrollment 572
Columbine Middle School
600 South 12th Street
ZIP: 81401
Middle
Total Enrollment 501
Cottonwood Elementary School
3500 Woodgate Road
ZIP: 81401
Primary
Total Enrollment 437
Johnson Elementary School
13820 6700 Road
ZIP: 81401
Primary
Total Enrollment 514
Montrose High School
600 South Selig Avenue
ZIP: 81401
High
Total Enrollment 1353
Northside Elementary School
528 North Uncompahgre
ZIP: 81401
Primary
Total Enrollment 364
Oak Grove Elementary School
62100 Oak Grove Road
ZIP: 81401
Primary
Total Enrollment 386
Passage Charter School
703 South 9th Street
ZIP: 81401
High
Total Enrollment 17
Peak Virtual Academy
526 N. 6th Street
ZIP: 81401
Other
Total Enrollment 149
Pomona Elementary School
1045 South Cascade
ZIP: 81401
Primary
Total Enrollment 375
Vista Charter School
932 North Park Avenue Building
ZIP: 81401
High
Total Enrollment 162
Early Childhood Center
18265 Highway 550
ZIP: 81403
Primary
Total Enrollment 275

Montrose Private Schools

Colorado West Christian School
2705 Sunnyside Rd
ZIP: 81401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 134
Montrose Chirstian Childhood Center
2351 Sunnyside Rd
ZIP: 81401
Elementary
Total Enrollment 7
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