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 (12.47%), management occupations (8.82%), and sales jobs (8.45%).
One of the benefits of Montrose is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 18.09 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, Montrose is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 27.33% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Montrose in 2010 was $22,602, which is middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,408 for a family of four. However, Montrose contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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 24.36% 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 French.