Montrose, Iowa

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Population in 2017: 860 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -10.1%
 
Males: 402  (46.8%)
Females: 458  (53.2%)
Median resident age:

45.5 years
Iowa median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 52639.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,444 (it was $35,341 in 2000)
Montrose:

$52,444
IA:

$58,570

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $26,686 (it was $17,010 in 2000)

Montrose city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $100,974 (it was $55,600 in 2000)
Montrose:

$100,974
IA:

$149,100

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $100,933; detached houses: $112,066; mobile homes: $6,446

Median gross rent in 2017: $594.

March 2019 cost of living index in Montrose: 82.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 13.0%
(13.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Montrose, IA (2010)
    • 87897.8%White alone
    • 80.9%Two or more races
    • 50.6%Hispanic
    • 40.4%Black alone
    • 30.3%Asian alone

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



According to our research of Iowa and other state lists, there were 4 registered sex offenders living in Montrose, Iowa as of August 10, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Montrose is 240 to 1.


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Ancestries: German (49.3%), American (15.1%), European (10.3%), Irish (5.4%), English (3.4%), Czech (2.6%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated in 1875

Elevation: 530 feet

Land area: 1.12 square miles.

Population density: 766 people per square mile   (low).

Montrose, Iowa map

3 residents are foreign born

This city:

0.3%
Iowa:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,448 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $1,051 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Iowa City, IA (78.1 miles , pop. 62,220).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Louis, MO (145.7 miles , pop. 348,189).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (214.6 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Nauvoo, IL (1.5 miles ),
Fort Madison, IA (2.8 miles ),
Keokuk, IA (3.0 miles ),
St. Francisville, MO (3.1 miles),
Hamilton, IL (3.2 miles ),
Franklin, IA (3.3 miles),
Donnellson, IA (3.3 miles ),
Alexandria, MO (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 40.53 N, Longitude: 91.42 W

Area code: 319

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

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $90,000
  • 1998: 2 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $41,500
  • 2000: 4 buildings, average cost: $50,400
  • 2001: 3 buildings, average cost: $149,100
  • 2003: 4 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 2004: 3 buildings, average cost: $50,300
  • 2005: 1 building, cost: $59,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $147,000
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $120,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $89,500
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $225,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Montrose, IA residents
Average permit cost in Montrose, IA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.6%
Iowa:

2.8%
Population change in the 1990s: +11 (+1.2%).
Most common industries in Montrose, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.8%)
  • Food (8.3%)
  • Transportation equipment (7.8%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Construction (5.7%)
  • Educational services (5.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.3%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (11.0%)
  • Construction (10.6%)
  • Food (8.5%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Paper (6.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Rail transportation (4.2%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (26.6%)
  • Educational services (8.5%)
  • Food (8.0%)
  • Public administration (7.5%)
  • Finance & insurance (6.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.0%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Montrose, IA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.6%)
  • Registered nurses (4.4%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (3.9%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (14.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (6.4%)
  • Rail and water transportation workers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (4.7%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Registered nurses (9.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.5%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.0%)
  • Other healthcare support occupations (4.0%)

Average climate in Montrose, Iowa

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Montrose, Iowa average temperatures Montrose, Iowa average precipitation Montrose, Iowa humidity Montrose, Iowa wind speed Montrose, Iowa snowfall Montrose, Iowa sunshine Montrose, Iowa clear and cloudy days
Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2000 was 12.1. This is significantly better than average.

City:

12.1
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2000 was 0.840. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.840
U.S.:

1.789

Tornado activity:

Montrose-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Iowa state average. It is 46% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/8/1999, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 8.8 miles away from the Montrose city center caused $15 million in damages.

On 1/24/1967, a category F3 tornado 10.9 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 6 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Montrose-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 236.9 miles away from Montrose center
On 6/10/1987 at 23:48:54, a magnitude 5.1 (4.9 MB, 4.4 MS, 4.6 MS, 5.1 LG) earthquake occurred 222.0 miles away from the city center
On 9/26/1990 at 13:18:51, a magnitude 5.0 (4.7 MB, 4.8 LG, 5.0 LG, Depth: 7.7 mi) earthquake occurred 253.7 miles away from the city center
On 6/18/2002 at 17:37:15, a magnitude 5.0 (4.3 MB, 4.6 MW, 5.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/2008 at 15:14:16, a magnitude 4.8 (4.5 MB, 4.8 MW, 4.6 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 237.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/3/1974 at 23:05:02, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 LG) earthquake occurred 222.1 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lee County (17) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 16
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 15, Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 6, Winds: 3, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Montrose topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Montrose:

  • MONTROSE HEALTH CENTER (400 SOUTH 7TH STREET)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Montrose:

  • RIVER HILLS VILLAGE IN KEOKUK (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • FORT MADISON HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 7 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • SOUTHEASTERN RENAL DIALYSIS, LC - FT MADISON (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • LEXINGTON SQUARE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • DAVE'S PLACE (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)
  • LEE COUNTY HEALTH DEPT COMM NU (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; FORT MADISON, IA)
  • KEOKUK AREA HOSPITAL HOME HEAL (Home Health Center, about 9 miles away; KEOKUK, IA)

Amtrak station near Montrose:

  • 8 miles: FORT MADISON (1601 20TH ST.) . Services: ticket office, partially wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Montrose:

  • Southeastern Community College (about 24 miles; West Burlington, IA; Full-time enrollment: 2,251)
  • Western Illinois University (about 39 miles; Macomb, IL; FT enrollment: 10,755)
  • Indian Hills Community College (about 63 miles; Ottumwa, IA; FT enrollment: 4,034)
  • Truman State University (about 66 miles; Kirksville, MO; FT enrollment: 5,553)
  • University of Iowa (about 79 miles; Iowa City, IA; FT enrollment: 24,735)
  • Augustana College (about 81 miles; Rock Island, IL; FT enrollment: 2,555)
  • Eastern Iowa Community College District (about 82 miles; Davenport, IA; FT enrollment: 5,507)

Library in Montrose:

  • MONTROSE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $24,585; Location: 202 MAIN; 10,641 books; 64 audio materials; 199 video materials; 13 state licensed databases; 54 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Montrose: Montrose Elevator (A), Montrose City Hall (B), Montrose Police Department (C), Montrose Memorial Library (D), Montrose Fire and Rescue (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Montrose include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Montrose Presbyterian Church (B), Saint Joseph Catholic Church (C), United Methodist Church (D), Saint Barnabas Episcopal Church (E). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Barnabas Cemetery (1), Montrose Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Jack Creek (A), Horton Creek (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Montrose include: Riverview Park (1), Cato Mead Historical Marker (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Montrose City Of (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; Main Street).

Birthplace of: Cal McVey - Baseball player, Nedra Volz - Actress.

Lee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Average household size:
This city:

2.4 people
Iowa:

2.4 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.4%
Whole state:

64.7%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

7.0%
Whole state:

6.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.0% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
47 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
46 people in nursing homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Montrose (2011 data):

  • Keokuk Savings Bank and Trust Company: Montrose Branch at 35 South First Street, branch established on 1952/03/15. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $106.8 mil, Deposits: $93.4 mil, headquarters in Keokuk, IA, positive income, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Ksb, Ltd.

For population 15 years and over in Montrose:

Marital status in Montrose, IA
  • Never married: 29.0%
  • Now married: 44.3%
  • Separated: 1.5%
  • Widowed: 10.6%
  • Divorced: 14.5%

For population 25 years and over in Montrose:

  • High school or higher: 91.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.7
Iowa average:

10.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Montrose, IA (based on Lee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant6,76526
Catholic6,3897
Evangelical Protestant4,13732
Other7257
None17,846-
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:

2.24 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Lee County:

5.60 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
This county:

11.20 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Lee County:

8.1%
Iowa:

7.8%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

28.2%
Iowa:

27.3%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Lee County:

13.2%
Iowa:

14.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Montrose:

54.7%
State:

48.7%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

43.8%
State:

44.7%

Average BMI:
Montrose:

28.4
Iowa:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

27.6%
State:

22.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

14.2%
State:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.9
Iowa:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

52.4%
Iowa:

33.5%

General health condition:
Montrose:

50.5%
Iowa:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

74.9%
Iowa:

77.3%

More about Health and Nutrition of Montrose, IA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other and Unallocable 2$5,930$35,5800$0
Other Government Administration 1$2,436$29,2321$1,692
Police Protection - Officers 1$3,246$38,9521$531
Water Supply 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 0$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Streets and Highways 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 4$11,612$34,8362$2,223

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

  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $155,000 ($180.23)
    Sewerage: $119,000 ($138.37)
    Regular Highways: $96,000 ($111.63)
    Police Protection: $73,000 ($84.88)
    General - Other: $43,000 ($50.00)
    Parks and Recreation: $36,000 ($41.86)
    Solid Waste Management: $31,000 ($36.05)
    Libraries: $25,000 ($29.07)
    Financial Administration: $24,000 ($27.91)
    General Public Buildings: $19,000 ($22.09)
    Local Fire Protection: $13,000 ($15.12)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $9,000 ($10.47)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($6.98)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $3,000 ($3.49)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $11,000 ($12.79)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Police Protection: $5,000 ($5.81)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $148,000 ($172.09)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $19,000 ($22.09)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $118,000 ($137.21)
    Solid Waste Management: $29,000 ($33.72)
    Parks and Recreation: $5,000 ($5.81)
    Other: $5,000 ($5.81)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $29,000 ($33.72)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $4,000 ($4.65)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $7,000 ($8.14)
    Interest Earnings: $1,000 ($1.16)
    Sale of Property: $1,000 ($1.16)
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000 ($1.16)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $162,000 ($188.37)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $97,000 ($112.79)
    Other: $5,000 ($5.81)
  • Tax - Property: $124,000 ($144.19)
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $91,000 ($105.81)
    Public Utilities Sales: $5,000 ($5.81)

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

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $859,000 ($998.84)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $856,000 ($995.35)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $96,000 ($111.63)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $93,000 ($108.14)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $481,000 ($559.30)

5.03% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($43,038 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Iowa average:

6.23%

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 Des Moines County, IA  0.71% ($39,552 average AGI)
to Hancock County, IL  0.67% ($36,567)
to Henry County, IA  0.24% ($37,031)

Strongest AM radio stations in Montrose:

  • KOKX (1310 AM; 1 kW; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KBKB (1360 AM; 1 kW; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WCAZ (990 AM; 1 kW; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: RALLA BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WHO (1040 AM; 50 kW; DES MOINES, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WTAD (930 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • KXEN (1010 AM; 50 kW; FESTUS-ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: BDJ RADIO ENTERPRISES, LLC)
  • WGEM (1440 AM; 5 kW; QUINCY, IL; Owner: QUINCY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXEL (1540 AM; 50 kW; WATERLOO, IA; Owner: KXEL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KMOX (1120 AM; 50 kW; ST. LOUIS, MO; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WSCR (670 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WHB (810 AM; 50 kW; KANSAS CITY, MO; Owner: UNION BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGN (720 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: WGN CONTINENTAL BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WBBM (780 AM; 50 kW; CHICAGO, IL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Montrose:

  • KRNQ (96.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: DAVID M. LISTER)
  • KOKX-FM (95.3 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: W. RUSSELL WITHERS, JR.)
  • KBKB-FM (101.7 FM; FORT MADISON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • KMDY (90.9 FM; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WIUW (89.5 FM; WARSAW, IL; Owner: WESTERN ILLINOIS UNIVERSITY)
  • WCEZ (93.9 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: DANA R. WITHERS)
  • KDMG (103.1 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRXL (94.5 FM; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KIRX, INC.)
  • KAYP (89.9 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • KRRY (100.9 FM; CANTON, MO; Owner: BICK BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCOY (99.5 FM; QUINCY, IL; Owner: STARADIO CORPORATION)
  • WQKQ (92.1 FM; CARTHAGE, IL; Owner: PRITCHARD BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KGRS (107.3 FM; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Montrose:

  • K38AB (Channel 38; FORT MADISON, ETC., IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • KTVO (Channel 3; KIRKSVILLE, MO; Owner: KTVO LICENSE SUBSIDIARY, INC.)
  • KGWB-TV (Channel 26; BURLINGTON, IA; Owner: BURLINGTON TELEVISION ACQUISITION CORP.)
  • K60CL (Channel 60; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: CHRIST VISION, INC.)
  • K44AB (Channel 44; KEOKUK, IA; Owner: IOWA PUBLIC BROADCASTING BOARD)
  • W53BP (Channel 53; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • W49BS (Channel 49; QUINCY, IL; Owner: MS COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • KHQA-TV (Channel 7; HANNIBAL, MO; Owner: CHELSEY BROADCASTING COMPANY OF QUINCY, LLC)
  • WTJR (Channel 16; QUINCY, IL; Owner: BELIEVER'S BROADCASTING CORPORATION)

Montrose fatal accident list:

Oct 30, 1999 00:30 AM, Grand Ave, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 7Number of bridges
  • 52ft / 15.7mTotal length
  • 8,960Total average daily traffic
  • 880Total average daily truck traffic
  • 8,960Total future (year 2036) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Montrose)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

27 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1
  • Bnsf Ls7000 Mp 240.55 - Ft. Madison W. Aei - Trk 2 (Lat: 40.582250 Lon: -91.441222), Type: Mast, Structure height: 3.1 m, Call Sign: WPVX811,
    Assigned Frequencies: 902.250 MHz, 903.750 MHz, 903.750 MHz, 910.000 MHz, 910.000 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 911.500 MHz, 913.000 MHz, 913.000 MHz, 915.000 MHz... (+9 more), Grant Date: 07/02/2012, Expiration Date: 09/03/2022, Certifier: Robert C Leedham, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

3
  • FT. MADISON HBD, Bnsf Ls7000 Mp241.4 Ft. Madison Hbd (Lat: 40.575222 Lon: -91.456444), Type: Building, Structure height: 3 m, Overall height: 5.2 m, Call Sign: WNXF556,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.380 MHz, Grant Date: 06/21/2011, Expiration Date: 09/04/2021, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • MONTROSE HBD, Bnsf Ls14 Mp 191.6 - Montrose Hbd (Lat: 40.566806 Lon: -91.429389), Type: Building, Structure height: 2.7 m, Overall height: 3.4 m, Call Sign: WNYE304,
    Assigned Frequencies: 161.160 MHz, Grant Date: 12/20/2011, Expiration Date: 01/09/2022, Registrant: Bnsf Railway Co., 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4640, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:
  • 2467 Hendry Ladyn Drive (Lat: 40.575944 Lon: -91.436944), Type: Mast, Structure height: 12.2 m, Overall height: 15.8 m, Call Sign: WQOW399,
    Assigned Frequencies: 72.1800 MHz, Grant Date: 02/15/2012, Expiration Date: 02/15/2022, Certifier: Trevor Foster, Registrant: Jones Day, 51 Louisiana Avenue N.W., Washington, DC 20001, Phone: (202) 879-3630, Fax: (202) 626-1700, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

5
  • Call Sign: KA0QFZ, Licensee ID: L00238088, Grant Date: 04/04/1995, Expiration Date: 04/04/2005, Cancellation Date: 04/05/2007, Registrant: Wallace R Plowman Jr, 1 Scenic View Rd 27, Montrose, IA 52639
  • Call Sign: KB0EWA, Grant Date: 06/20/1989, Expiration Date: 06/20/1999, Cancellation Date: 06/21/2001, Registrant: Melissa M Akers, 501 Cedar St, Montrose, IA 52639
  • Call Sign: KB0RUV, Grant Date: 03/29/1995, Expiration Date: 03/29/2005, Cancellation Date: 03/30/2007, Registrant: Shawn M Ireland, 115 10th St, Montrose, IA 52639
  • Call Sign: KC0IHE, Licensee ID: L00259696, Grant Date: 06/16/2000, Expiration Date: 06/16/2010, Cancellation Date: 06/19/2012, Certifier: Jason L Weirather, Registrant: Jason L Weirather, 9 Cedar Crt, Montrose, IA 52639
  • Call Sign: KD0TIN, Licensee ID: L01735791, Grant Date: 10/15/2012, Expiration Date: 10/15/2022, Certifier: William D Hieatt, Registrant: William D Hieatt, 105 Elm St, Montrose, IA 52639

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: HICKEY TIMOTHY J CH-300 ZENITH (Category: Land, Seats: 3, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 171TL , Serial Number: 721, Airworthiness Date: 04/25/1991, Certificate Issue Date: 04/22/1986
    Registrant (Individual): Timothy J Hickey, 2658 300th St, Montrose, IA 52639
  • Aircraft: HICKEY TIMOTHY J/HICKEY MICHAE MURPHY REBEL (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: LYCOMING O-235-L2C (118 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 241HR , Serial Number: 808R, Year manufactured: 2016, Airworthiness Date: 07/06/2016, Certificate Issue Date: 12/22/2015
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Timothy J Hickey, 2658 300th St, Montrose, IA 52639, Other Owners: Michael W Hickey
  • Aircraft: HOLTKAMP RONALD D ROTORWAY EXEC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTORWAY RW-145 SERIES (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 889RH , Serial Number: 2997, Airworthiness Date: 05/30/1990, Certificate Issue Date: 03/13/1990
    Registrant (Individual): Ronald D Holtkamp, 2487 255th St, Montrose, IA 52639
  • Aircraft: SIXCHUTER SR7 (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 582DCDI (65 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 8603K , Serial Number: SR7X1-2568, Year manufactured: 2001, Airworthiness Date: 06/24/2007, Certificate Issue Date: 04/04/2007
    Registrant (Individual): Jamie R Wrieden, 2889 Highway 218, Montrose, IA 52639

2002 - 2017 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2017 the average number of fires per year is 12. The highest number of fires - 41 took place in 2012, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Montrose, IA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (44.4%), and Structure Fires (38.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Montrose, IA
    • 8344.4%Outside Fires
    • 7238.5%Structure Fires
    • 2312.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 94.8%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Montrose, IA
Most common first names in Montrose, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary1982.1 years
James1876.9 years
Charles1576.4 years
John1472.8 years
William1273.0 years
Donald1168.9 years
Robert973.9 years
Ruth882.5 years
Henry777.3 years
Carl769.4 years
Most common last names in Montrose, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith1180.6 years
Fowler1081.3 years
Brown1078.8 years
Johnson778.7 years
Davis771.7 years
Vanausdall682.5 years
St Clair669.8 years
Clark572.8 years
Junkins573.6 years
Comstock574.6 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Montrose, IA
  • 53.7%Electricity
  • 43.2%Utility gas
  • 2.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.1%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Montrose, IA
  • 69.5%Electricity
  • 28.0%Utility gas
  • 2.4%Wood


Montrose compared to Iowa state average:

  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage above state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.
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