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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.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Montrose demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montrose 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 81401 ZIP code.
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.
21% of Montrose residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Montrose, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $854.
Libraries in Montrose include Montrose Library District ... View libraries
Newspapers in Montrose include Montrose Daily Press
TV stations in Montrose include KREY.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KPRH., KVMT.
Montrose County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Montrose political report.
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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