Montrose, CO


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Montrose is a medium-sized city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 19,062 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Montrose is the 28th largest community in Colorado.

Montrose is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Montrose is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montrose who work in office and administrative support (13.52%), sales jobs (9.43%), and management occupations (8.27%).

Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Montrose spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.23 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.

The percentage of people in Montrose who are college-educated is somewhat higher than the average US community of 21.84%: 27.45% of adults in Montrose have at least a bachelor's degree.

The per capita income in Montrose in 2010 was $23,341, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $93,364 for a family of four. However, Montrose contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Montrose is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Montrose home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Montrose residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Montrose also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.24% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Montrose include English, Irish, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Montrose is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Vietnamese.

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