Montrose is a very small city located in the state of Minnesota. With a population of 3,046 people and just one neighborhood, Montrose is the 213th largest community in Minnesota. Montrose has seen a significant amount of newer housing growth in recent years. Quite often, new home construction is the result of new residents moving in who are middle class or wealthier, attracted by jobs, a healthy local economy, or other amenities as they leave nearby or far away areas for greener pastures. This seems to be the case in Montrose, where the median household income is $62,419.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some cities, Montrose isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Montrose are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Montrose is a city of service providers, sales and office workers and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Montrose who work in food service (12.70%), office and administrative support (9.62%) and management occupations (9.37%).
Also of interest is that Montrose has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Montrose is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Montrose a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The city’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Montrose has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Montrose’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
One downside of living in Montrose is that it can take a long time to commute to work. In Montrose, the average commute to work is 36.21 minutes, which is quite a bit higher than the national average.
Being a small city, Montrose does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.