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Montrose County, Colorado
Map
Map of Colorado highlighting Montrose County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the USA highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Statistics
Founded February 11, 1883
Seat Montrose
Largest City Montrose
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

2,243 sq mi (5,809 km²)
2,241 sq mi (5,804 km²)
1.9 sq mi (5 km²), 0.08%
PopulationEst.
 - (2015)
 - Density

40,946
18/sq mi (7/km²)
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website: www.montrosecounty.net
Named for: City of Montrose

Montrose County is one of the 64 counties of the U.S. state of Colorado. As of the 2010 census, the population was 41,276. The county seat is Montrose, for which the county is named.

Montrose County comprises the Montrose, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 2,243 square miles (5,810 km2), of which 2,241 square miles (5,800 km2) is land and 1.9 square miles (4.9 km2) (0.08%) is water.

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison National Park
  • Black Canyon of the Gunnison Wilderness
  • Curecanti National Recreation Area (part)
  • Dominguez-Escalante National Conservation Area (part)
  • Gunnison Gorge National Conservation Area (part)
  • Gunnison Gorge Wilderness
  • Gunnison National Forest (part)
  • Manti-La Sal National Forest (part)
  • Old Spanish National Historic Trail
  • Uncompahgre National Forest (part)

River

  • Dolores River (part)
  • Uncompahgre River (part)
  • San Miguel River(part)

Gunnison River (part)

Trails and byways

  • Great Parks Bicycle Route
  • Unaweep/Tabeguache Scenic and Historic Byway
  • West Elk Loop Scenic Byway
  • Western Express Bicycle Route

Historical site

  • Hanging Flume
  • Historic Town of Uravan

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,980
1900 4,535 13.9%
1910 10,291 126.9%
1920 11,852 15.2%
1930 11,742 −0.9%
1940 15,418 31.3%
1950 15,220 −1.3%
1960 18,286 20.1%
1970 18,366 0.4%
1980 24,352 32.6%
1990 24,423 0.3%
2000 33,432 36.9%
2010 41,276 23.5%
Est. 2015 40,946 −0.8%
U.S. Decennial Census
1790-1960 1900-1990
1990-2000 2010-2015

As of the census of 2010, there were 41,276 people, 16,484 households, and 11,461 families residing in the county. The population density was 18 people per square mile (7/km²). There were 18,250 housing units at an average density of 8 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 86.70% White, 0.40% Black or African American, 1.10% Native American, 0.60% Asian, 0.10% Pacific Islander, 8.70% from other races, and 2.40% from two or more races. 19.70% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 16,484 households out of which 31.20% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.10% were married couples living together, 9.10% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.50% were non-families. 25.80% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.00% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.47 and the average family size was 2.97.

The county population was spread out with 24.70% under the age of 18, 6.40% from 18 to 24, 22.50% from 25 to 44, 28.60% from 45 to 64, and 17.80% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 96.00 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.00 males.

Also from the census of 2010, the median income for a household in the county was $46,058, and the median income for a family was $52,152. Males had a median income of $41,301 versus $31,659 for females. The per capita income for the county was $22,413. About 7.30% of families and 10.20% of the population were below the poverty line, including 13.40% of those under age 18 and 9.80% of those age 65 or over.

Culture

  • Ute Indian State History Museum

Communities

City

Towns

Census-designated place

Other unincorporated places


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