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Encyclopedia > Montrose, Colorado
City of Montrose, Colorado
Main Street
Location in Montrose County and the state of Colorado
Location in Montrose County and the state of Colorado
Coordinates: 38°28′37″N 107°51′56″W / 38.47694, -107.86556
Country United States
State Colorado
County Montrose County
Area
 - Total 11.5 sq mi (29.7 km²)
 - Land 11.5 sq mi (29.7 km²)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0 km²)
Elevation 5,806 ft (1,742 m)
Population (2006)
 - Total 15,479 (city proper)
 - Density 1,076.3/sq mi (521.2/km²)
Time zone MST (UTC-7)
 - Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 81401
Area code(s) 970
FIPS code 08-51745
GNIS feature ID 0203328
Website: http://www.cityofmontrose.org/

Montrose is a city in Montrose County, Colorado, United States. According to 2006 Census Bureau estimates, the population of the city is 15,479.[1] It is the county seat of Montrose CountyGR6. The main road that leads in and out of Montrose is U.S. Route 50. Image File history File links Metadata Size of this preview: 800 × 534 pixelsFull resolution (850 × 567 pixels, file size: 230 KB, MIME type: image/jpeg) Main Street - Montrose, Colorado Author: Felipe Galoppini File historyClick on a date/time to view the file as it appeared at that time. ... Image File history File links Montrose_County_Colorado_Incorporated_and_Unincorporated_areas_Montrose_Highlighted. ... Montrose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... This list of countries, arranged alphabetically, gives an overview of countries of the world. ... Federal courts Supreme Court Circuit Courts of Appeal District Courts Elections Presidential elections Midterm elections Political Parties Democratic Republican Third parties State & Local government Governors Legislatures (List) State Courts Local Government Other countries Atlas  US Government Portal      The political units and divisions of the United States include: The 50 states... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... List of 64 counties in the U.S. state of Colorado: Colorado counties Adams County - formed in 1902 from part of Arapahoe county. ... Montrose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... This article is about the physical quantity. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ... To help compare orders of magnitude of different geographical regions, we list here areas between 1,000 km² and 10,000 km². See also areas of other orders of magnitude. ... Elevation histogram of the surface of the Earth – approximately 71% of the Earths surface is covered with water. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... This article is about the unit of length. ... City limits refers to the defined limits of a citys area. ... Population density per square kilometre by country, 2006 Population density map of the world in 1994. ... Timezone and TimeZone redirect here. ... The Mountain Standard Time Zone is a geographic region that keeps time by subtracting seven hours from Coordinated Universal Time (UTC). ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Although DST is common in Europe and North America, most of the worlds people do not use it. ... Mountain Daylight Time or MDT is the Mountain Standard Time Zone (or MST) during Daylight Savings Time. ... −12 | −11 | −10 | −9:30 | −9 | −8 | −7 | −6 | −5 | −4 | −3:30 | −3 | −2:30 | −2 | −1 | −0:25 | UTC (0) | +0:20 | +0:30 | +1 | +2 | +3 | +3:30 | +4 | +4:30 | +4:51 | +5 | +5:30 | +5:40 | +5:45 | +6 | +6:30 | +7 | +7:20 | +7... Federal Information Processing Standards (FIPS) are publicly announced standards developed by the U.S. Federal government for use by all (non-military) government agencies and by government contractors. ... GNIS (The Geographic Names Information System) contains name and locative information about almost two million physical and cultural features located throughout the United States of America and its Territories. ... Montrose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... A county seat is a term for an administrative center for a county, primarily used in the United States. ... Montrose County is a county located in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... U.S. Route 50 is a major east-west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3000 miles (4800 km) from West Sacramento, California east to Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean. ...

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Geography

Montrose is located at 38°28′37″N, 107°51′56″W (38.476952, -107.865544)GR1.


According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 29.7 km² (11.5 mi²), all land. The United States Census Bureau (officially Bureau of the Census as defined in Title ) is a part of the United States Department of Commerce. ... A square metre (US spelling: square meter) is by definition the area enclosed by a square with sides each 1 metre long. ... A square mile is an English unit of area equal to that of a square with sides each 1 statute mile (≈1,609 m) in length. ...


Demographics

As of the censusGR2 of 2000, there were 12,344 people, 5,244 households, and 3,319 families residing in the city. The population density was 415.5/km² (1,076.3/mi²). There were 5,581 housing units at an average density of 187.9/km² (486.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city was 89.01% White, 0.44% African American, 0.98% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.07% Pacific Islander, 6.55% from other races, and 2.38% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.36% of the population. Image:1870 census Lindauer Weber 01. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... It has been suggested that Ethnicity (United States Census) be merged into this article or section. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ... The United States Census Bureau uses the federal governments definitions of race when performing a census. ...


There were 5,244 households out of which 28.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.8% were married couples living together, 10.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.7% were non-families. 31.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.29 and the average family size was 2.88. Marriage is an interpersonal relationship with governmental, social, or religious recognition, usually intimate and sexual, and often created as a contract, or through civil process. ...


In the city the population was spread out with 23.9% under the age of 18, 7.2% from 18 to 24, 25.8% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 20.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 90.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 87.2 males.


The median income for a household in the city was $33,750, and the median income for a family was $42,017. Males had a median income of $30,674 versus $21,067 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,097. About 11.3% of families and 14.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.9% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over. The per capita income for a group of people may be defined as their total personal income, divided by the total population. ... Map of countries showing percentage of population who have an income below the national poverty line The poverty line is the level of income below which one cannot afford to purchase all the resources one requires to live. ...


History

Montrose was incorporated on May 2, 1882 and named after Sir Walter Scott's Legend of Montrose. The Denver & Rio Grande railroad building west toward Grand Junction reached Montrose later in 1882 and Montrose became an important regional shipping center with a branch railroad line serving the mineral rich San Juan Mountains to the south. May 2 is the 122nd day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (123rd in leap years). ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... For the first Premier of Saskatchewan see Thomas Walter Scott Sir Walter Scott (August 14, 1771 - September 21, 1832) was a prolific Scottish historical novelist and poet popular throughout Europe. ... Categories: Rail stubs | Defunct railroad companies of the United States | Colorado railroads | New Mexico railroads | Utah railroads ... Mt. ... Year 1882 (MDCCCLXXXII) was a common year starting on Sunday (link will display the full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Friday of the 12-day slower Julian calendar). ... The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. ...


In 1909 the Gunnison Tunnel opened providing irrigation water from the Gunnison River in the Black Canyon to Uncompahgre Valley helping turn Montrose into an agricultural hub as well. Year 1909 (MCMIX) was a common year starting on Friday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar (or a common year starting on Thursday of the 13-day-slower Julian calendar). ... The Gunnison Tunnel is a 5. ... The Gunnison River, a tributary of the Colorado River, is shown highlighted on a map of the western United States The Gunnison River is a tributary of the Colorado River, approximately 180 mi (290 km) long, in the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado. ... The Uncompahgre Valley is an agricultural valley of the Uncompahgre River around the town of Montrose in the western part of the U.S. state of Colorado. ...


Today Montrose serves as the gateway to the Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park to the east of town, and winter transportation hub to ski areas of the San Juan Mountains to the south. Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park is a United States National Park located in western Colorado. ... A shaped, twin-tip alpine ski. ... The San Juan Mountains are a rugged mountain range in the Rocky Mountains in southwestern Colorado. ...


Transportation

Montrose Regional Airport serves the Montrose area with regional service to Denver. As the nearest major airport to the ski areas around Telluride, Montrose sees heavy seasonal service. Montrose Regional Airport is an airport in the southwest corner of the U.S. state of Colorado. ... Nickname: Location of Denver in Colorado Location of Colorado in the United States Coordinates: , Country State Founded [1] November 22, 1858 Incorporated November 7, 1861 Government  - Type Strong Mayor/Weak Council  - Mayor John Hickenlooper (D) Area [1]  - City & County  154. ... For other meanings, see Telluride (disambiguation). ...


Major Highways

Image File history File links US_50. ... U.S. Route 50 is a major east-west route of the U.S. Highway system, stretching just over 3000 miles (4800 km) from West Sacramento, California east to Ocean City, Maryland on the Atlantic Ocean. ... Sacramento redirects here. ... Nickname: Location in Maryland Coordinates: , County Founded 1875 Incorporated 1880 Government  - Mayor Rick Meehan Area  - City 94. ... Official language(s) English Capital Denver Largest city Denver Largest metro area Denver-Aurora Metro Area Area  Ranked 8th  - Total 104,185 sq mi (269,837 km²)  - Width 280 miles (451 km)  - Length 380 miles (612 km)  - % water 0. ... Mt. ... Gunnison is a city located in Gunnison County, Colorado. ... The City of Pueblo (IPA: //) is a Home Rule Municipality that is the county seat of Pueblo County, Colorado, USA. Pueblo is situated at the confluence of the Arkansas River and Fountain Creek. ... Image File history File links US_550. ... U.S. Highway 550 is a spur of U.S. Highway 50. ... Bernalillo is a town located in Sandoval County, New Mexico. ... “Albuquerque” redirects here. ... Downtown Durango, Colorado Durango (Navajo: Kinłání) is a city in La Plata County, Colorado (USA). ... Ridgway is a town located in Ouray County, Colorado. ...

Points of interest

Mesa State College is a public, co-educational, liberal-arts college centered in Grand Junction, Colorado. ... The Montrose Botanic Gardens are new botanical gardens located at 1800 Pavilion Drive, Montrose, Colorado. ...

References

  1. ^ Annual Estimates of the Population for All Incorporated Places in Colorado (CSV). 2005 Population Estimates. U.S. Census Bureau, Population Division (June 21, 2006). Retrieved on November 17, 2006.

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External links

Montrose Area

  • City of Montrose (official website)
  • Montrose Visitors and Convention Bureau
  • Montrose Colorado Online
  • Montrose Area Merchants Association, Inc.

Community Services

Coordinates: 38.476952° N 107.865544° W Map of Earth showing lines of latitude (horizontally) and longitude (vertically), Eckert VI projection; large version (pdf, 1. ...


 
 

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