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Montrose, West Virginia
Location of Montrose in Randolph County, West Virginia.
Location of Montrose in Randolph County, West Virginia.
Country United States
State West Virginia
County Randolph
Area
 • Total 0.63 sq mi (1.62 km2)
 • Land 0.63 sq mi (1.62 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
1,985 ft (605 m)
Population
 (2010)
 • Total 156
 • Estimate 
(2019)
153
 • Density 244.02/sq mi (94.21/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
26283
Area code(s) 304
FIPS code 54-55540
GNIS feature ID 1555157

Montrose is a town in Randolph County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 156 at the 2010 census.

The town was so named on account of wild rose bushes near the original town site.

Geography

Montrose is located at 39°3′54″N 79°48′53″W / 39.06500°N 79.81472°W / 39.06500; -79.81472 (39.064958, -79.814810), along Leading Creek.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.63 square miles (1.63 km2), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 112
1920 129 15.2%
1930 114 −11.6%
1940 122 7.0%
1950 79 −35.2%
1960 114 44.3%
1970 115 0.9%
1980 129 12.2%
1990 140 8.5%
2000 156 11.4%
2010 156 0.0%
Est. 2019 153 −1.9%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census

At the 2010 census there were 156 people, 74 households, and 47 families living in the town. The population density was 247.6 inhabitants per square mile (95.6/km2). There were 79 housing units at an average density of 125.4 per square mile (48.4/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 100.0% White. Of the 74 households 20.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.7% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 4.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 36.5% were non-families. 32.4% of households were one person and 14.9% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.11 and the average family size was 2.68.

The median age in the town was 49.3 years. 17.3% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.4% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 18.6% were from 25 to 44; 43.6% were from 45 to 64; and 16% were 65 or older. The gender makeup of the town was 51.3% male and 48.7% female.

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