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Monte Vista is a city in Rio Grande County.

The community name derives from Spanish for "mountain view"

The latitude of Monte Vista is 37.579N. The longitude is -106.147W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 7,664 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,370.


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Median household income
Local
$28,393
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Monte Vista demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Lariat Siding
· Lariat
· Henry
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 8. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.8 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Crane Festival - March 9-11, 2007
  • Oktoberfest - Sept. 29, 2007
  • San Luis Valley Folk Art and Fiber Festival - June 13-15, 2007
Dates often change. Check Monte Vista web sites and events links in the sections below.
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Monte Vista demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Rio Grande County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81144 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

14% of Monte Vista residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Monte Vista ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Monte Vista was $13,612, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

14% of Monte Vista residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Monte Vista festival dates:

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History

Historic districts in Monte Vista include Monte Vista Downtown Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Monte Vista, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $296.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $746.


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Libraries in Monte Vista include Monte Vista / Rio Grande Library District ... View libraries

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Rio Grande County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Monte Vista political report.

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The average commute time for Monte Vista workers is 14 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Monte Vista include Best Western Movie Manor, Comfort Inn of Monte Vista.

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