Montrose, Colorado Population 2024

21,631

Montrose is a city located in Montrose County Colorado. Montrose has a 2024 population of 21,631. It is also the county seat of Montrose County.Montrose is currently growing at a rate of 1.47% annually and its population has increased by 6.26% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 20,356 in 2020.

The average household income in Montrose is $81,652 with a poverty rate of 12.97%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Montrose is 48.7 years, 48.6 years for males, and 49.1 years for females.

Montrose Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Montrose was:

  • White: 83.75%
  • Two or more races: 11.1%
  • Other race: 2.34%
  • Native American: 1.41%
  • Asian: 0.95%
  • Black or African American: 0.44%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.02%
Land Area (mi²)
18.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,172.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
6.26% (1,275)
The current population of Montrose, Colorado is 21,631 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 20,356.

Montrose, Colorado Population 2024

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Montrose Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White17,07983.75%
Two or more races2,26411.1%
Other race4772.34%
Native American2871.41%
Asian1930.95%
Black or African American900.44%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander40.02%
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White

Two or more races

Other race

Native American

Asian

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Montrose Population by Race

Montrose Population Pyramid 2024

Montrose Median Age

48.7

Total

48.6

Male

49.1

Female

Montrose Adults

There are 16,369 adults, (5,503 of whom are seniors) in Montrose.

Montrose Age Dependency

87.7

Age Dependency Ratio

50.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37

Child Dependency Ratio

Montrose Sex Ratio

Female10,97653.82%
Male9,41846.18%

Montrose Population by Age

Montrose Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All8,4502.3671.228.8
Married3,9372.9184.915.1
Non Family3,1571.1460.439.6
Female9593.5860.739.3
Male3973.7446.953.1
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2.98

Average Family Size

2.36

Average Household Size

71.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Montrose Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Montrose Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Montrose Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among islander people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among black people with a rate of 47.78%.

Montrose Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$39,671

Average Earnings

$45,041

Average Male

$36,468

Average Female

Montrose Earnings by Educational Attainment

Montrose Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Montrose Language

83.57% of Montrose residents speak only English, while 16.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 13.68% of the population.

Montrose Language

Montrose Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White15,1351,83912.15%
Hispanic4,09868516.72%
Multiple2,25645019.95%
Asian193199.84%
Other473194.02%
Black851011.76%
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12.97%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.44%

Male Poverty Rate

14.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Montrose

The race most likely to be in poverty in Montrose is Multiple, with 19.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Montrose is Other, with 4.02% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.9%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.25%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.73%.

Montrose Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.31%
High School14.97%
Some College11.24%
Bachelors or Greater5.85%
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Montrose Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed8.1%
Female Employed5.72%
Female Unemployed4.21%
Male Unemployed3.21%
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Montrose Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Montrose Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Montrose Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

52.8%

Overall Marriage Rate

54.0%

Male Marriage Rate

51.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Montrose Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Montrose Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Montrose Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Montrose Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

1,291

Number of Veterans

1,113

Male Veterans

178

Female Veterans

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Montrose Veterans by War

count

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Montrose Veterans by Age

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Montrose Veterans by Race

Montrose Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

5.56%

Veteran Poverty Rate

37.78%

Veteran Disability Rate

Montrose Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.9%

Labor Force Participation

49.9%

Employment Rate

5.1%

Unemployment Rate

Montrose Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Montrose Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Montrose Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.69%

Born in Montrose

92.45%

Native Born

7.55%

Foreign Born

4.52%

Non Citizen

3.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

92.45% of Montrose residents were born in the United States, with 43.69% having been born in Colorado. 4.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Montrose Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202923,2013141.37%
202822,8873141.39%
202722,5733141.41%
202622,2593141.43%
202521,9453141.45%
202421,6313141.47%
202321,3173141.5%
202221,0033141.52%
202120,6893331.64%
202020,3567503.83%
201919,6062291.18%
201819,3772041.06%
201719,1732271.2%
201618,9462281.22%
201518,718-35-0.19%
201418,753-20-0.11%
201318,773-80-0.42%
201218,853-137-0.72%
201118,990-120-0.63%
201019,1106,76654.81%
200012,3443,49039.42%
19908,8541321.51%
19808,7222,22634.27%
19706,4961,45228.79%
19605,044801.61%
19504,9642004.2%
19404,7641,19833.6%
19303,566-15-0.42%
19203,58132710.05%
19103,254
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Montrose Population by Year