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Montrose County, Colorado

81401, 81402

Page Contents for Montrose, Colorado

Statistics & Facts


Weather & Climate

History & History-related items

City Attractions


Chamber of Commerce.

Organizations, Churches, and Sports.



Statistics & Facts

The Colorado state capital is Denver.
The population of Montrose is approximately 19,132 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 5,581 (2000), 7871 (2010).
The amount of land area in Montrose is 15.136 sq. kilometers.
The amount of land area in Montrose is 11.5 sq. miles.
The amount of surface water is 0 sq kilometers.
The distance from Montrose to Washington DC is 1750 miles.
The distance to the Colorado state capital is 191 miles. (as the crow flies)
Montrose is positioned 38.47 degrees north of the equator and 107.87 degrees west of the prime meridian.
Montrose elevation is 5,794 feet above sea level.
Montrose per capita income is $ 21,785 (2009).
Montrose median income is $ 44,132 (2009).
The Montrose median home price is $ 180,915 (2009).
Montrose average annual precipitation is 9.53 inches peryear.
Montrose average annual snowfall is 25.8 inches per year.
The average low temperature is 34.6 degrees F.
The average high temperature is 63.3 degrees F.


In southwest Colorado on the western side of the Rockies. The San Juan range is south of Montrose and the Uncompahgre Plateau is nearby to the west. It is about 260 miles southwest of Denver. Other nearby communities include: Olathe, Loghill Village, Crawford, Delta, Ridgway, Hotchkiss, Orchard City and Cedaredge.

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semi-arid. Montrose has both mild summers and winters. The city receives only a small amount of snow. Most days are sunny here. Here is a weather page for Montrose.
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History & History Related Items

Montrose was named for the Duchess of Montrose who was a character in a Sir Walter Scott novel. It was officially founded in 1882. The local people needed a good water source to expand their planting and prosper. They looked to the Gunnison River in Black Canyon for this water. The Gunnison Tunnel was built in 1909 which brought the needed water to the area. This was called the Uncompahgre Project.
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Black Canyon National Park
This canyon is more than 2000 feet deep. It is twelve miles east of Montrose using US 50 and Colorado 347.
Park Headquarters
102 Elk Creek
Gunnison, CO 81230
Headquarters 970-641-2337
Visitor Information 970-641-2337 x205

Uncompahgre Valley Farmer's Market
The market runs from late spring through early fall. It is held at the Montrose County Fairgrounds. It is open on Wednesdays and Saturdays. Please call the visitor's center toll-free at 800-873-0244 for specific hours.

The Ute Indian Museum and Ouray Memorial Park
This museum displays the heritage of the native Utes. It is just south of Montrose on Highway 550.
17253 Chipeta Rd.
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: 970-249-3098

Biking in the area.

Gunnison Gorge
This recreational area has 64,000 acres with all types of outdoor activities. It is located below Black Canyon and is east of Montrose.
Call Montrose Public Lands at 970-240-5300 for more information.

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Montrose City Government

City of Montrose
433 South First Street
P.O. Box 790
Montrose, Colorado 81402
Phone: 970-240-1400

Montrose Regional Airport

Montrose Chamber

Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism
1519 E. Main St.
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: 970-249-5000
Toll-free: 800-923-5515

Montrose Organizations

Montrose Association of Commerce and Tourism
1519 E. Main St.
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: 970-249-5000
Toll-free: 800-923-5515

Montrose Schools

Montrose & Olathe Schools
930 Colorado Avenue
PO Box 10,000
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: 970.249.7726 Montrose


The population of Montrose was:
1990 - 8,854
2000 - 12,344
2006 - 15,479
2010 - 19,132

Population Density:
2000 - 1,076.3 persons per square mile

Median age:
2000 - 40 years

Number of Housing Units:
1990 - 3,915
2000 - 5,581

Median Household Income:
2000 - $ 33,750
2009 - $ 44,132

Per Capita Income:
2000 - $ 18,097
2009 - $ 21,785

Median House Value:
2000 - $ 110,000
2009 - $ 180,915

Montrose is located in the Mountain Time Zone and does participate in daylight savings time during a portion of the year.

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