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Montrose County, Colorado

161 S Townsend
Montrose, CO 81401
Phone: (970) 249-3362
Fax: (970) 249-7761
www.co.montrose.co.us

On central western border of CO, south of Grand Junction; organized Feb 11, 1883 from Gunnison County. Name Origin: For the city, named for The Legend of Montrose, by Sir Walter Scott (1771-1832), for the similarity of the surrounding country; also possibly an allusion to Montrose, Scotland.

Area (sq mi):: 2242.57 (land 2240.61; water 1.96) Population per square mile: 16.70
Population 2005: 37,482 State rank: 17 Population change: 2000-20005 12.10%; 1990-2000 36.90% Population 2000: 33,432 (White 82.40%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 14.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 9.30%). Foreign born: 5.60%. Median age: 38.80
Income 2000: per capita $17,158; median household $35,234; Population below poverty level: 12.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,145-$24,658
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.20% Median travel time to work: 21.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Montrose County seat (14,771)

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