About Our Community
Montrose is located in the center of the Uncompahgre Valley on the Western Slope of the Continental Divide, 269 miles south west of Denver. Montrose County is the Colorado that people dream about. The Colorado Rockies lie directly east of Montrose and the spires of the San Juan Mountains sparkle just 25 miles south. Grand Mesa, the largest flat top mountain in the world, looms 40 miles to the north, while the world renowned hunting grounds of the Uncompahgre Plateau frame the western sunset.
Montrose County Pop.: 33,432
Average Home Price: $121,000
Average Apartment Rental: $500
Median Age: 41
Average Wage: $23,550
Elevation: 5,794 Ft.
16 Public Parks, 5 Movie Theaters, 9 Campgrounds, 3 Golf Courses Plus...
Home of the Black Canyon of the Gunnison
Blue Mesa Reservoir
Montrose Regional Airport
Resorts within 2 Hours...
Telluride, Crested Butte, Grand Mesa
Small Community of the Year, 2001!
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Average annual precipitation 9.57"
Average annual snowfall 25.9"
*Information courtesy of the Western Regional Climate Center.
Estimated population of Montrose City is 13,100 and Montrose County is 33,432. From 1990-1999 compounded growth rate in the city was 4.4% and the annual growth rate percentage change from 1990-1999 was 31% in the city and 28.7% in the county.
*Information courtesy of the Department of Local Affairs, State of Colorado as of July 1999.
- Caucasian 83.300
- Hispanic 15.400
- Native American 0.576
- African American 0.429
- Asian 0.214
- Other 0.102
*Distribution percentages from the 1990 Census for Montrose City.
City Police/Patrolmen: (970)249-6609
Montrose Co Sheriff: (970)249-6606
Full-time Sheriff Patrolmen: 14 East End
5 West End
- Elementary 6
- Jr High/Middle School 3
- Senior High Schools 2
- Special Education School Available
- Passage Charter School 1
- Vo-Tech/Junior Colleges 4
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Private Schools: 5
Teacher/Student ratio: 1:23
Total enrollment in 2000-2001: 5,479
Information courtesy of Western Style, 2002.