Montrose, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 19,305 (96% urban, 4% rural).
Population change since 2000: +56.4%
Males: 9,677  (50.1%)
Females: 9,628  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

43.6 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81401.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,418 (it was $33,750 in 2000)
Montrose:

$49,418
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,350 (it was $18,097 in 2000)

Montrose city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $239,719 (it was $110,000 in 2000)
Montrose:

$239,719
CO:

$348,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $945.

March 2019 cost of living index in Montrose: 85.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 20.9%
(14.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 25.0% for Black residents, 35.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 41.3% for American Indian residents, 72.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 42.4% for other race residents, 38.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Montrose, CO (2017)
    • 14,43072.5%White alone
    • 4,75723.9%Hispanic
    • 1830.9%American Indian alone
    • 1430.7%Asian alone
    • 1360.7%Two or more races
    • 1260.6%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 650.3%Black alone

Races in Montrose detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 86 registered sex offenders living in Montrose, Colorado as of May 27, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Montrose is 229 to 1.


Crime rates in Montrose by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(6.7)
1
(6.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.4)
2
(10.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.2)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
7
(46.7)
6
(38.0)
4
(23.5)
6
(33.5)
4
(21.4)
5
(26.7)
2
(10.3)
0
(0.0)
1
(5.3)
0
(0.0)
2
(10.5)
1
(5.2)
7
(36.2)
13
(67.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
7
(46.7)
3
(19.0)
5
(29.4)
8
(44.7)
8
(42.9)
5
(26.7)
7
(36.0)
3
(15.6)
4
(21.1)
5
(26.3)
1
(5.3)
2
(10.5)
4
(20.7)
5
(25.9)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
17
(113.5)
23
(145.8)
47
(276.1)
34
(190.0)
52
(278.8)
30
(159.9)
21
(107.9)
38
(197.2)
43
(227.3)
27
(142.2)
20
(105.1)
26
(136.5)
32
(165.4)
48
(248.3)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
77
(514.2)
89
(564.3)
124
(728.4)
114
(637.0)
119
(638.0)
94
(501.1)
90
(462.4)
112
(581.1)
79
(417.6)
83
(437.2)
89
(467.7)
87
(456.6)
132
(682.3)
110
(568.9)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
562
(3,753)
510
(3,234)
579
(3,401)
661
(3,694)
756
(4,053)
586
(3,124)
561
(2,882)
555
(2,880)
496
(2,622)
638
(3,361)
721
(3,789)
713
(3,742)
735
(3,799)
729
(3,770)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
17
(113.5)
32
(202.9)
21
(123.4)
30
(167.6)
18
(96.5)
17
(90.6)
21
(107.9)
26
(134.9)
14
(74.0)
20
(105.3)
21
(110.4)
35
(183.7)
79
(408.4)
55
(284.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
5
(33.4)
2
(12.7)
11
(64.6)
4
(22.4)
4
(21.4)
15
(80.0)
4
(20.5)
3
(15.6)
3
(15.9)
4
(21.1)
4
(21.0)
2
(10.5)
2
(10.3)
2
(10.3)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)282.7263.1279.7284.0311.0249.9196.9221.1196.1220.3224.1231.0311.0324.6

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City-data.com crime index in Montrose, CO

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 57 (41 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.12
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: German (12.0%), English (11.4%), American (9.1%), Irish (7.8%), European (1.7%), Italian (1.6%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 5/1/1882

Elevation: 5806 feet

Land area: 11.5 square miles.

Population density: 1,683 people per square mile   (low).

Montrose, Colorado map

1,301 residents are foreign born (5.2% Latin America).

This city:

6.5%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,048 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,032 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 38.48 N, Longitude: 107.87 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +4,330 (+21.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 6,369 (75.4%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Montrose, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Montrose, CO in 2017
Montrose satellite photo by USGS

Montrose tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.0%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Montrose, CO
Historical housing units in Montrose, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +2,932 (+31.2%).
Most common industries in Montrose, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Educational services (6.2%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.7%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Educational services (4.5%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (3.7%)
  • Utilities (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (11.7%)
  • Educational services (8.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.9%)
  • Public administration (5.9%)
  • Personal & laundry services (4.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.3%)
Most common occupations in Montrose, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.5%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.1%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.6%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (2.8%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (2.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.1%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.8%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.5%)
  • Carpenters (4.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (3.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.8%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.7%)

Average climate in Montrose, Colorado

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Earthquake activity:

Montrose-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 230% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 532.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 494.9 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi) earthquake occurred 566.5 miles away from Montrose center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 3/28/1975 at 02:31:05, a magnitude 6.2 (6.1 MB, 6.0 MS, 6.2 ML, Class: Strong, Intensity: VII - IX) earthquake occurred 344.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 549.3 miles away from Montrose center
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
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montrose County (7) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Fires: 2, Landslides: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Mudslide: 1, Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Montrose topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Montrose:

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

Airports and heliports located in Montrose:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montrose:

  • Western State Colorado University (about 52 miles; Gunnison, CO; Full-time enrollment: 2,023)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 56 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 80 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • Fort Lewis College (about 84 miles; Durango, CO; FT enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 120 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Adams State University (about 129 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • United States Air Force Academy (about 165 miles; USAFA, CO; FT enrollment: 5,088)

Public high schools in Montrose:

  • MONTROSE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,314, Location: 600 SOUTH SELIG AVENUE, Grades: 9-12)
  • VISTA CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 171, Location: 932 NORTH PARK AVENUE BUILDING, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • PASSAGE CHARTER SCHOOL (Students: 24, Location: 703 SOUTH 9TH STREET, Grades: 9-12, Charter school)
  • PEAK VIRTUAL ACADEMY (Location: 526 N. 6TH STREET, Grades: KG-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Montrose:

Private elementary/middle school in Montrose:

  • COLORADO WEST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 143, Location: 2705 SUNNYSIDE RD, Grades: PK-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)

Points of interest:

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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 US Highway 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

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.

Montrose County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

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

MIDLANDS VILLAGE (Population served: 755, Purch surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: Total Haloacetic Acids (HAA5). Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014)
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JAN-2014 and MAR-2014, Contaminant: TTHM. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAY-07-2014), St Public Notif requested (MAY-07-2014)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-2010, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-10-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-10-2010), St Compliance achieved (NOV-10-2010), St Public Notif received (JUN-08-2011)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
ARROWHEAD RANCH WC (Population served: 225, Surface water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One regular monitoring violation
SONRISE MOUNTAIN RANCH (Population served: 110, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2007, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (OCT-03-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-03-2007), St Public Notif received (NOV-30-2007), St Compliance achieved (APR-01-2008)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In JUL-2014, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-05-2014), St Public Notif requested (SEP-05-2014)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
MILLARDS MANAGEMENT LLC (Population served: 77, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2012, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (OCT-30-2012), St Public Notif requested (OCT-30-2012)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2008, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (NOV-11-2008), St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-11-2008), St Compliance achieved (FEB-05-2009)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2006, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (FEB-09-2007), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-09-2007), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2005, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-14-2006), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-14-2006), St Compliance achieved (AUG-26-2008)
  • 65 regular monitoring violations
EARLES SUBDIVISION WC (Population served: 40, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring and Reporting (DBP) - Between JUL-2007 and SEP-2007, Contaminant: Chlorine. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (NOV-21-2007), St Compliance achieved (JAN-08-2008)

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

  • MONTROSE CITY OF (Population served: 17,000, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
  • CHIPETA WD (Population served: 3,260, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
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

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

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

For population 15 years and over in Montrose:

Marital status in Montrose, CO
  • Never married: 22.5%
  • Now married: 53.4%
  • Separated: 2.0%
  • Widowed: 6.4%
  • Divorced: 15.7%

For population 25 years and over in Montrose:

  • High school or higher: 89.3%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.5%
  • Unemployed: 5.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.3
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Montrose
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Religion statistics for Montrose, CO (based on Montrose County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,72139
Catholic2,9163
Other2,8268
Mainline Protestant1,7859
None30,028-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 8
This county:

2.03 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

3.30 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

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

7.35 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.2%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montrose County:

7.1%
Colorado:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Montrose:

48.7%
Colorado:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Montrose:

44.8%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Montrose:

28.6
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Montrose:

22.7%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Montrose:

11.4%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Colorado:

6.8

Overweight people:
Montrose:

34.0%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
This city:

53.4%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Montrose:

76.2%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Montrose, CO Residents

Montrose government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,410,000 ($280.24)
    Sewerage: $4,097,000 ($212.22)
    Water Utilities: $194,000 ($10.05)
    Parks and Recreation: $70,000 ($3.63)
    Housing and Community Development: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $5,039,000 ($261.02)
    Water Utilities: $3,542,000 ($183.48)
    Regular Highways: $3,023,000 ($156.59)
    Sewerage: $1,873,000 ($97.02)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,652,000 ($85.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $1,640,000 ($84.95)
    General - Other: $1,316,000 ($68.17)
    Central Staff Services: $1,012,000 ($52.42)
    Financial Administration: $586,000 ($30.35)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $557,000 ($28.85)
    General Public Buildings: $295,000 ($15.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $274,000 ($14.19)
    Housing and Community Development: $161,000 ($8.34)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $93,000 ($4.82)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $171,000 ($8.86)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $7,920,000 ($410.26)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $107,000 ($5.54)

Montrose government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $2,966,000 ($153.64)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,537,000 ($79.62)
    Other: $347,000 ($17.97)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.05)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $9,000 ($0.47)
  • Miscellaneous - Donations From Private Sources: $238,000 ($12.33)
    Fines and Forfeits: $187,000 ($9.69)
    General Revenue - Other: $141,000 ($7.30)
    Special Assessments: $127,000 ($6.58)
    Interest Earnings: $49,000 ($2.54)
    Rents: $2,000 ($0.10)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $5,320,000 ($275.58)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $2,254,000 ($116.76)
    Highways: $1,650,000 ($85.47)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($5.08)
    Housing and Community Development: $30,000 ($1.55)
    Water Utilities: $15,000 ($0.78)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $13,610,000 ($705.00)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,021,000 ($52.89)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $180,000 ($9.32)
    Severance: $168,000 ($8.70)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $74,000 ($3.83)
    Motor Vehicle License: $71,000 ($3.68)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $12,000 ($0.62)

Montrose government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,002,000 ($414.50)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,384,000 ($330.69)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,618,000 ($83.81)
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $1,731,000 ($89.67)
    End of Fiscal Year: $1,310,000 ($67.86)

Montrose government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $633,000 ($32.79)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $26,647,000 ($1380.32)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $60,000 ($3.11)

7.78% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($47,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.78%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Mesa County, CO  0.67% ($36,573 average AGI)
from Delta County, CO  0.62% ($38,021)
from Jefferson County, CO  0.34% ($81,231)


6.15% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($39,827 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.15%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Mesa County, CO  0.84% ($31,315 average AGI)
to Delta County, CO  0.82% ($28,298)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.21% ($47,469)
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 Rental1Nissan1
Burger King1Office Depot1
Chevrolet1Payless1
Cold Stone Creamery1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
Decora Cabinetry3SONIC Drive-In1
Dennys1Safeway1
Domino's Pizza1Sears1
Econo Lodge1Sephora1
Famous Footwear1Starbucks3
FedEx6Subaru1
Ford1T-Mobile2
GNC1Target1
GameStop1Toyota1
H&R Block2True Value1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul4
Home Depot1UPS8
JCPenney1Vans2
Jones New York1Vons1
KFC1Walgreens1
Kroger2Walmart1
La-Z-Boy1Wendy's1

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
See more detailed statistics of Montrose fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 34Number of bridges
  • 200ft / 60.7mTotal length
  • $2,125,000Total costs
  • 108,859Total average daily traffic
  • 6,482Total average daily truck traffic
  • 161,841Total future (year 2024) average daily traffic
New bridges in Montrose, CO - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 21920-1929
  • 11930-1939
  • 41950-1959
  • 21960-1969
  • 21970-1979
  • 121980-1989
  • 61990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Montrose, CO
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Montrose)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 192 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Montrose, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 39 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 261 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 2 (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: 210 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Montrose)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 12 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Montrose)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 86 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 152. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 196 took place in 2006, and the least - 116 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Montrose, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (57.0%), and Structure Fires (30.8%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Montrose, CO
    • 1,47457.0%Outside Fires
    • 79630.8%Structure Fires
    • 28210.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 351.4%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Montrose, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Montrose, Colorado:

  • Montrose Super 8 Motel Inc, 1705 E Main, Montrose, Colorado 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-9294, Fax: (970) 249-9294
  • Montrose Comfort Inn, 2100 E Main St, Montrose, Colorado 81401 , Phone: (970) 240-8000, Fax: (970) 240-4770
  • Holiday Inn Express Hotel & Suites, 1391 S Townsend Ave, Montrose, Colorado 81401 , Phone: (970) 240-1800, Fax: (970) 240-9093
  • Quality Inn And Suites, 2751 Commercial Way, Montrose, Colorado 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-1011, Fax: (970) 252-7186
  • Hampton Inn Montrose, 1980 N Townsend, Montrose, Colorado 81401 , Phone: (970) 252-3300, Fax: (970) 252-1919
  • Days Inn, 1417 E Main St, Montrose, Colorado 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-4507, Fax: (970) 249-1828
  • Black Canyon Motel, 1605 E Main St, Montrose, Colorado 81401 , Phone: (970) 249-3495, Fax: (970) 249-0990
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Montrose, Colorado
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Montrose, CO
  • 84.2%Utility gas
  • 10.4%Electricity
  • 2.8%Wood
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Montrose, CO
  • 69.7%Utility gas
  • 26.8%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%Other fuel
  • 0.7%Wood


Montrose compared to Colorado state average:

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

Montrose on our top lists:

  • #82 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
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