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Population in 2012: 18,981 (96% urban, 4% rural). Population change since 2000: +53.8%
Males: 9,183  (48.4%)
Females: 9,798  (51.6%)

Median resident age:  39.9 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81401.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $44,307 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Montrose:

$44,307
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $20,900

Montrose city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $184,111 (it was $110,000 in 2000)
Montrose:

$184,111
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $199,830; Detached houses: $217,534; Townhouses or other attached units: $231,918; In 2-unit structures: $218,090; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $163,337; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $343,617; Mobile homes: $68,179

Median gross rent in 2012: $810.

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  • White alone - 13,716 (72.4%)
  • Hispanic - 4,833 (25.5%)
  • Two or more races - 208 (1.1%)
  • Asian alone - 93 (0.5%)
  • Black alone - 82 (0.4%)
  • American Indian alone - 8 (0.04%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Montrose: 84.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (19.3%), English (10.9%), Irish (10.2%), United States (5.3%), French (3.0%), Italian (2.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 5/1/1882

Elevation: 5806 feet

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,655 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Montrose:

  • High school or higher: 83.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 19.6 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Montrose city:

  • Never married: 21.3%
  • Now married: 57.1%
  • Separated: 1.2%
  • Widowed: 6.6%
  • Divorced: 13.8%

1,623 residents are foreign born

This city:  8.6%
Colorado:  9.8%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $961 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $916 (0.5%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Colorado Springs, CO (168.1 miles , pop. 360,890).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (415.4 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Olathe, CO (3.3 miles ), Colona, CO (3.4 miles) , Loghill Village, CO (4.4 miles ), Crawford, CO (4.6 miles ), Delta, CO (4.6 miles ), Ridgway, CO (4.8 miles ), Hotchkiss, CO (4.9 miles ), Orchard City, CO (4.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 93 buildings, average cost: $74,300
  • 1998: 136 buildings, average cost: $74,400
  • 1999: 151 buildings, average cost: $77,600
  • 2000: 181 buildings, average cost: $88,800
  • 2001: 194 buildings, average cost: $97,100
  • 2002: 181 buildings, average cost: $115,000
  • 2003: 245 buildings, average cost: $122,100
  • 2004: 291 buildings, average cost: $130,500
  • 2005: 401 buildings, average cost: $127,700
  • 2006: 362 buildings, average cost: $134,900
  • 2007: 241 buildings, average cost: $160,100
  • 2008: 97 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2009: 47 buildings, average cost: $168,000
  • 2010: 32 buildings, average cost: $186,400
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $217,200
  • 2012: 19 buildings, average cost: $196,400

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 38.48 N, Longitude: 107.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,744 (+19.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 5,874 (75.6%)

Area code: 970

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Crime rates in Montrose by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008
Murders 010101100
per 100,000 0.07.90.07.20.06.76.30.00.0
Rapes 107137127646
per 100,000 76.655.2100.550.383.646.738.023.533.5
Robberies 206527358
per 100,000 15.30.046.435.913.946.719.029.444.7
Assaults 232729203317234734
per 100,000 176.3213.0224.2143.7229.9113.5145.8276.1190.0
Burglaries 8180110132747789124114
per 100,000 620.7631.0850.5948.3515.6514.2564.3728.4637.0
Thefts 606490585582516562510579661
per 100,000 4644.03865.04523.34181.33595.13752.73233.63401.13693.8
Auto thefts 232933252817322130
per 100,000 176.3228.7255.2179.6195.1113.5202.9123.4167.6
Arson 5673552114
per 100,000 38.347.354.121.634.833.412.764.622.4
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 316.9) 345.6320.7401.4343.2313.6283.6263.9280.6284.9

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Crime rate in Montrose detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 53 (38 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.97
Colorado average:

2.23

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Montrose, Colorado accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

8.6%
Colorado:

6.9%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +2,932 (+31.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (25%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Health care and social assistance (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (32%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (8%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (7%)
  • Educational services (7%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4%)
  • Carpenters (4%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (4%)

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Earthquake activity:

Montrose-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Colorado state average. It is 7% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/13/1994 at 06:01:23, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 23.3 miles away from the city center
On 5/27/2000 at 21:58:18, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 54.7 miles away from Montrose center
On 11/7/2004 at 06:54:59, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 ML, Depth: 0.4 mi) earthquake occurred 59.3 miles away from the city center
On 8/9/2001 at 22:38:54, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from the city center
On 6/20/2002 at 22:17:04, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 ML, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 38.4 miles away from Montrose center
On 2/10/2006 at 21:48:13, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MW, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 80.5 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montrose County (6) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fires: 2, Heavy Rain: 1, Landslide: 1, Mudslide: 1, Flood: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Montrose topographic map

Birthplace of: Dalton Trumbo - Screenwriter and novelist, Keplar B. Johnson - Architect, Pat Valenzuela - Jockey, Al Taliaferro - Artist, Anna Lee Aldred - Jockey, Brent Erickson - Video game designer, John Ennis (baseball) - Baseball player, Robert M. Warner - Historian.


Hospitals/medical centers in Montrose:

  • BLACK CANYON DIALYSIS (DVA) (Dialysis Facility, 3421 S RIO GRANDE STE D)
  • MONTROSE DIALYSIS (DCI) (Dialysis Facility, 945 S 4TH ST)
  • ALPINE HOME HEALTH INC (Home Health Center, 924 SPRING CREEK ROAD)
  • VOLUNTEERS OF AMERICA HOME HEALTH OF WESTERN COLO (Home Health Center, 300 NORTH CASCADE SUITE U-9)
  • MONTROSE MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Local, 800 S 3RD ST)
  • EVERGREEN CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 300 N CASCADE AVE BOX 1028)
  • SAN JUAN LIVING CENTER (Nursing Home, 1043 RIDGE STREET)
  • VALLEY MANOR CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 1401 SOUTH CASCADE)

Political contributions by individuals in Montrose, CO

Airports and heliports located in Montrose:


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Local government website: montrose.org/city/index.html

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montrose:

  • Western State College of Colorado (about 52 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,025)
  • Mesa State College (about 56 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 5,126)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 84 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • San Juan College (about 120 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 3,028)
  • Adams State College (about 129 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,076)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 165 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 4,620)
  • Colorado Technical University Online (about 167 miles; Colorado Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 30,924)

Public high schools in Montrose:

Private high school in Montrose:

  • ROCKY MOUNTAIN INTERNATIONAL ACADEMY (Students: 54; Location: 1840 E NIAGARA RD; Grades: 6 - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Montrose:

Private elementary/middle schools in Montrose:

  • COLORADO WEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 168; Location: 2705 SUNNYSIDE RD; Grades: KG - 9)
  • SPRING CREEK ADVENTIST SCHOOL (Students: 27; Location: 14488 1675 RD; Grades: KG - 8)
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Library in Montrose:

  • MONTROSE REGIONAL LIBRARY DISTRICT (Operating income: $2,048,721; Location: 320 SOUTH 2ND STREET; 103,519 books; 8,084 audio materials; 6,480 video materials; 14 other licensed databases; 171 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Montrose: Montrose Golf Course (A), Centennial Plaza (B), Tri State Care Flight Montrose (C), Montrose Pavilion (D), Montrose Senior Center (E), Montrose Chamber of Commerce - Visitors Center (F), Aquatic Center (G), Montrose Police Department (H), Montrose City Hall (I), Montrose Fire Protection District Station 1 (J), Saint Marys Parish Center (K), Montrose Lions Community Building (L), Montrose Regional Library (M), Montrose County Court House (N), Ute Indian Museum (O), Montrose Regional Airport Fire Department (P). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Montrose Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Montrose include: First Baptist Church (A), Church of Christ (B), Grace Baptist Church (C), First Presbyterian Church (D), First Assembly of God (E), Faith Baptist Church (F), Hope Lutheran Church (G), Saint Marys Catholic Church (H), United Methodist Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creek: Dolores Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Montrose include: Baldridge Park (1), Ute Park (2), McNeil Fields (3), Altrusa Park (4), Montrose Botanic Gardens (5), Buckley Park (6), Montrose Lions Park (7), Rotary Park (8). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Montrose County - Historical Society Museum (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 21 North Rio Grande Avenue) (1), Visitor's Information Center (17253 Chipeta Road) (2), BLAY Gordon Outfitter (Tours & Charters; 65015 Racine Road) (3), Cimarron Ridge High Country Outfitters (Tours & Charters; 2400 East Main Street Suite I) (4). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites (1391 South Townsend Avenue) (1), Canyon Trails Inn (1225 East Main Street) (2), Days Inn-Montrose (1655 East Main Street) (3), Black Canyon Motel (1605 East Main Street) (4), Blue Sky Inn (1150 North Townsend Avenue) (5), Country Lodge (1624 East Main Street) (6), Cimarron Inn & Motel (82401 USHighway 50) (7), Affordable Inns (1480 South Townsend Avenue) (8), Comfort Inn Montrose (2100 East Main Street) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Courts: Colorado State Government - Courts- Judicial District Administrator (1200 North Grand Avenue Suite B) (1), Colorado State Government - Courts- Montrose County Combined Court- Water Court (4 Water Referee) (2), Colorado State Government - Courts- Montrose County Combined Court- Collections Investig (1200 North Grand Avenue Suite B) (3), Montrose City - City Hall- Municipal Court (433 South 1st Street) (4), Colorado - State - Montrose- Clerk Of District Court (1200 North Grand Avenue) (5), Colorado State Government - Courts- Ouray County Combined Court- Proba (541 4 Street) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

 
Montrose County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  PM10

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 25.2. This is better than average.
City:

25.2
U.S.:

32.0
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 27.2. This is worse than average. There were 7 monitors within city limits.
City:

27.2
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2006 was 7.08. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.3 miles away from the city center.
City:

7.08
U.S.:

11.24

Drinking water stations with addresses in Montrose and their reported violations in the past:

CHIPETA WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 3260, Purch_surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
MGM MILLARDS TRAILER PARK (Population served: 77, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2005 and DEC-2025, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2006)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • 22 regular monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Montrose that have no violations reported:

  • MONTROSE CITY OF (Address: PO BOX 790, Population served: 13493, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • MENOKEN WATER DISTRICT (Population served: 3500, Primary Water Source Type: Purch_surface_water)
  • ARROWHEAD RANCH WC (Population served: 225, Primary Water Source Type: Surface_water)
  • EARLES SUBDIVISION WATER COMPANY (Population served: 40, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 16.8%
(13.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 28.3% for Black residents, 24.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 70.9% for American Indian residents, 14.0% for other race residents, 36.5% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  64.3%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Montrose, CO

People in group quarters in Montrose in 2010:

  • 146 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 115 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 113 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 44 people in workers’ group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 30 people in other noninstitutional facilities

People in group quarters in Montrose in 2000:

  • 241 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 92 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Montrose compared to Colorado state average:

Montrose, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.


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Banks with most branches in Montrose (2011 data):

  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Montrose Mb Branch, Montrose South Branch, Montrose Branch. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of the West: Montrose at 1105 S. Townsend Ave., branch established on 1998/08/14; Montrose Main Branch at 401 East Main Street, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/16: Bank assets: $62,408.3 mil, Deposits: $43,995.2 mil, headquarters in San Francisco, CA, positive income, 647 total offices, Holding Company: Bnp Paribas
  • MontroseBank: Montrosebank at 200 North Townsend Avenue, branch established on 1971/04/23; Montrosebank-South Branch at 16550 S. Townsend, branch established on 2001/09/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $221.4 mil, Deposits: $198.1 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 6 total offices, Holding Company: First Mountain Company
  • Alpine Bank: Montrose Branch at 2770 Alpine Drive, branch established on 2001/11/23; East Montrose Branch at 1400 E Main, branch established on 2004/03/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,256.5 mil, Deposits: $1,918.7 mil, headquarters in Glenwood Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 43 total offices, Holding Company: Alpine Banks Of Colorado
  • Academy Bank, National Association: South Townsend Branch at 16750 South Townsend, branch established on 2005/04/22. Info updated 2008/06/10: Bank assets: $282.1 mil, Deposits: $218.0 mil, headquarters in Colorado Springs, CO, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 54 total offices, Holding Company: Dickinson Financial Corporation Ii
  • Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: Montrose Branch at 1200 South Townsend, branch established on 1904/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Montrose Branch at 330 S 12th Street Unit B Stuite 1, branch established on 2006/10/24. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • Timberline Bank: Montrose Branch at Oxbow Drive, branch established on 2006/07/17. Info updated 2007/09/10: Bank assets: $172.7 mil, Deposits: $142.5 mil, headquarters in Grand Junction, CO, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Timberline Bancorporation
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Montrose Branch at 1500 East Oak Grove Road, branch established on 1950/03/01. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Montrose, Colorado:

  • Montrose Super 8 Motel Inc, 1705 E Main, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-9294, Fax: (970) 249-9294
  • Best Western Red Arrow, 1702 E Main St, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (800) 468-9323
  • Montrose Days Inn, 1655 E Main St, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-3411
  • Montrose Comfort Inn, 2100 E Main St, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 240-8000, Fax: (970) 240-4770
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1391 S Townsend Ave, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 240-1800, Fax: (970) 240-9093
  • Quality Inn And Suites, 2751 Commercial Way, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-1011, Fax: (970) 252-7186
  • Hampton Inn Montrose, 1980 N Townsend, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 252-3300, Fax: (970) 252-1919
  • Days Inn, 1417 E Main St, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-4507, Fax: (970) 249-1828
  • Black Canyon Motel, 1605 E Main St, Montrose, CO 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-3495, Fax: (970) 249-0990
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Montrose, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Montrose travel time to work - commute


Montrose mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (81%)
  • Electricity (15%)
  • Wood (3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Montrose city (based on Montrose County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 29.67%
Here29.7%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchChristian Churches and Churches of ChristLDS (Mormon) ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchSouthern Baptist Convention
Adherents20.2%9.7%7.8%7.7%7.3%
Congregations6.4%4.3%6.4%4.3%6.4%
NameEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church (USA)American Baptist Churches in the USAInternational Church of the Foursquare GospelOther
Adherents5.4%5.3%5.1%4.8%26.6%
Congregations2.1%2.1%4.3%4.3%59.6%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
Montrose County:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Montrose County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 13
Montrose County:

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 29
Here:

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

5.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Montrose County:

16.9%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

7.1%
State:

9.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$59,477$44,6080$0
Other Government Administration 29$128,257$53,07216$8,506
Judicial and Legal 5$23,141$55,5384$9,139
Police Protection - Officers 34$156,844$55,3571$1,689
Police - Other 13$36,571$33,7580$0
Streets and Highways 14$47,300$40,5430$0
Health 7$21,487$36,8352$2,278
Solid Waste Management 8$24,356$36,5340$0
Sewerage 8$26,803$40,2050$0
Parks and Recreation 12$40,177$40,1770$0
Water Supply 10$34,062$40,8740$0
Other and Unallocable 17$60,130$42,4452$4,222
Totals for Government 173$658,605$45,68425$25,834

Montrose government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $2,772,000 ($146.04)
    Regular Highways: $558,000 ($29.40)
    Parks and Recreation: $176,000 ($9.27)
    Housing and Community Development: $100,000 ($5.27)
    Sewerage: $35,000 ($1.84)
    General Public Buildings: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,431,000 ($180.76)
    Water Utilities: $3,196,000 ($168.38)
    Regular Highways: $2,427,000 ($127.86)
    Sewerage: $2,303,000 ($121.33)
    Central Staff Services: $1,526,000 ($80.40)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,171,000 ($61.69)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,144,000 ($60.27)
    General - Other: $1,138,000 ($59.95)
    Financial Administration: $1,004,000 ($52.90)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $436,000 ($22.97)
    Health - Other: $433,000 ($22.81)
    General Public Buildings: $272,000 ($14.33)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $218,000 ($11.49)
    Housing and Community Development: $165,000 ($8.69)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities, NEC: $76,000 ($4.00)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $423,000 ($22.29)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $2,089,000 ($110.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $227,000 ($11.96)
    General Public Building: $157,000 ($8.27)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,269,000 ($382.96)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $140,000 ($7.38)

Montrose government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,590,000 ($136.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,117,000 ($58.85)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $2,000 ($0.11)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $735,000 ($38.72)
    Fines and Forfeits: $188,000 ($9.90)
    General Revenue, NEC: $129,000 ($6.80)
    Special Assessments: $102,000 ($5.37)
    Sale of Property: $44,000 ($2.32)
    Rents: $20,000 ($1.05)
    Donations From Private Sources: $16,000 ($0.84)
    Royalties: $15,000 ($0.79)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $3,898,000 ($205.36)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $477,000 ($25.13)
    Housing and Community Development: $83,000 ($4.37)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $15,034,000 ($792.06)
    Other License: $959,000 ($50.52)
    Public Utilities Sales: $764,000 ($40.25)
    Other Selective Sales: $297,000 ($15.65)
    Motor Vehicle License: $61,000 ($3.21)
    Public Utility License: $56,000 ($2.95)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $33,000 ($1.74)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $13,000 ($0.68)

Montrose government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,950,000 ($682.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,250,000 ($592.70)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,700,000 ($89.56)

Montrose government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $560,000 ($29.50)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $29,055,000 ($1530.74)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $230,000 ($12.12)

9.34% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.34%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Delta County, CO  0.71% ($28,086 average AGI)
from Mesa County, CO  0.70% ($34,978)
from San Miguel County, CO  0.33% ($43,395)


7.37% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($37,421 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.37%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Delta County, CO  0.89% ($32,333 average AGI)
to Mesa County, CO  0.87% ($30,712)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.22% ($38,143)

Strongest AM radio stations in Montrose:

  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KAVP (1450 AM; 1 kW; COLONA, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)
  • KKZN (760 AM; 50 kW; THORNTON, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KOA (850 AM; 50 kW; DENVER, CO; Owner: JACOR BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC.)
  • KDTA (1400 AM; 1 kW; DELTA, CO; Owner: MONUMENT MEDIA LLC)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KMXA (1090 AM; 50 kW; AURORA, CO; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KALL (700 AM; 50 kW; NORTH SALT LAKE CITY, UT; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montrose:

  • K218BG (91.5 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO, INC)
  • K296AK (107.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: MESA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KWGL (105.7 FM; OURAY, CO; Owner: WS COMMUNICATIONS, L.L.C.)
  • KPRH (88.3 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PUBLIC BROADCASTING OF COLORADO INC)
  • KBNG (103.7 FM; RIDGWAY, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KKXK (94.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KVMT (89.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC)
  • KRYD (104.9 FM; NORWOOD, CO; Owner: ROCKY III INVESTMENTS, INC.)
  • K256AD (99.1 FM; PALISADE, CO; Owner: NORTH FORK VALLEY PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • K205CK (88.9 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: CALVARY CHAPEL OF TWIN FALLS, INC.)
  • K214CA (90.7 FM; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: FAMILY STATIONS, INC.)
  • K210CE (89.9 FM; MESA, CO; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KKNN (95.1 FM; DELTA, CO; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • KOTO (91.7 FM; TELLURIDE, CO; Owner: SAN MIGUEL EDUCATIONAL FUND, INC.)
  • KSTR-FM (96.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: LEGGETT BROADCASTING, INC)
  • KDNK (90.5 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: CARBONDALE COMM. ACCESS RADIO, INC.)
  • K274AF (102.7 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PROFESSIONAL ANTENNA, TOWER & TRNSLTR SERV.)
  • K247AD (97.3 FM; CARBONDALE, CO; Owner: PITKIN COUNTY TRANSLATOR)
  • KMTE-LP (99.1 FM; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: COLORADO, STATE OF, TELECOM SERVS)
  • KRVG (95.5 FM; GLENWOOD SPRINGS, CO; Owner: WESTERN SLOPE COMMUNICATIONS LLC)

TV broadcast stations around Montrose:

  • KREY-TV (Channel 10; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • K28AD (Channel 28; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: PIKES PEAK BROADCASTING COMPANY)

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Montrose fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 8
Total length: 19 meters (62ft)
Total average daily traffic: 63,838
Total average daily truck traffic: 4,838
Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic: 93,771

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Montrose)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 131 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 38 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Montrose, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 97 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 163 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Montrose)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 9 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Montrose)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 97 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 196
  • Hazardous Condition: 59
  • Service Call: 2
  • Good Intent Call: 48

Incident types - Montrose


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Montrose, CO

Most common first names in Montrose, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John14777.0 years
William13577.2 years
Robert12173.4 years
Mary11380.7 years
James10075.7 years
George8979.6 years
Charles8379.3 years
Richard6073.6 years
Helen5882.6 years
Dorothy5478.3 years
Most common last names in Montrose, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith6480.3 years
Johnson5576.7 years
Brown5373.2 years
Martinez4074.9 years
Miller3878.9 years
Wilson3380.4 years
Williams3180.5 years
Anderson2682.7 years
Moore2678.9 years
Davis2576.2 years
Businesses in Montrose, CO
NameCountNameCount
AT&T3Lane Furniture2
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Applebee's1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Ashley Furniture1Maurices1
AutoZone1McDonald's2
Best Western1Motel 61
Big O Tires1New Balance3
Blockbuster1Nike1
Budget Car Rental1Office Depot1
Burger King1Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry3SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Safeway1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Sephora1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks3
FedEx6T-Mobile2
GNC1Target1
GameStop1True Value1
H&R Block2U-Haul4
Holiday Inn1UPS8
Home Depot1Vans2
JCPenney1Vons1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger2Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1
Browse common businesses in Montrose, CO


Montrose on our top lists:

  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Other direct selling establishments (population 5,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Architecture and engineering occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, and similar organizations (population 5,000+)"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Education, training, and library occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Alcoholic beverage merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
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Top Patent Applicants
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  • Travis D. Haley (4)
  • Shane Mark Duckworth (3)
  • Benjamin Pilpel (3)
  • Glenn Patterson (2)
  • Douglas Kiesewetter (2)
  • William N. Patterson (2)
  • Robert T. Snead (2)
  • Douglas Helff Kiesewetter, Jr. (2)
  • Andrew Gordon (2)
  • Travis Darran Haley (1)

Total of 32 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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