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Montrose County, Colorado

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Founded  February 11, 1883
Largest city  Montrose
Time zone  Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Area  5,809 km²
Unemployment rate  5.9% (Apr 2015)
Named for  City of Montrose
Congressional district  3rd
Population  40,713 (2013)
County seat  Montrose
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Cities  Montrose, Olathe, Nucla, Naturita
Rivers  Gunnison River, Dolores River, Cimarron River
Points of interest  Black Canyon of the Gunni, Ute Indian Museum, East Portal Road, Painted Wall View, Tomichi Point

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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.


Map of Montrose County, CO, USA

Montrose County comprises the Montrose, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.


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

  • Mesa County - north
  • Delta County - northeast
  • Gunnison County - east
  • Ouray County - southeast
  • San Miguel County - south
  • San Juan County, Utah - west
  • 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

    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.


  • Ute Indian State History Museum
  • City

  • Montrose
  • Towns

  • Naturita
  • Nucla
  • Olathe
  • Census-designated place

  • Redvale
  • References

    Montrose County, Colorado Wikipedia

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