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Montrose is a city in Montrose County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for a character in Sir Walter Scott's novel "The Legend of Montrose"

The latitude of Montrose is 38.478N. The longitude is -107.875W.

It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 5,807 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 14,195.


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Median household income
Local
$33,750
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Montrose demographic reports
Montrose is on the Uncompahgre River
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 33. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 2.4 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1969 movie, "True Grit"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dalton Trumbo, screenwriter
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Starbucks
Nearby parks & recreation: Black Canyon National Park, Uncompahgre, Grand Mesa, and Gunnison national forests
Historic sites and museums: Ute Indian Museum, Montrose County Historical Museum
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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21% of Montrose residents report German ancestry, and 13% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Montrose ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Montrose was $18,097, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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21% of Montrose residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Median rent in Montrose, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $854.


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Libraries in Montrose include Montrose Library District ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Montrose include Montrose Daily Press

TV stations in Montrose include KREY.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPRH., KVMT.

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Montrose County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montrose political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Montrose workers is 17 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Montrose between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Montrose include Americas Best Value Inn Montrose, Best Western, Black Canyon Motel, Comfort Inn, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Montrose Days Inn, Quality Inn, Super 8.

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