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Montrose County, Colorado

Montrose County, Colorado
The Montrose County Courthouse in Montrose.
Map of Colorado highlighting Montrose County
Location in the state of Colorado
Map of the United States highlighting Colorado
Colorado's location in the U.S.
Founded February 11, 1883
Named for City of Montrose
Seat Montrose
Largest city Montrose
Area
 • Total 2,243 sq mi (5,809 km2)
 • Land 2,241 sq mi (5,804 km2)
 • Water 1.9 sq mi (5 km2), 0.08%
Population (est.)
 • (2015) 42,597
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website .net.montrosecountywww

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.[1] The county seat is Montrose,[2] for which the county is named.

Montrose County comprises the Montrose, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[3][4]

Contents

  • Geography 1
    • Adjacent counties 1.1
    • National protected areas 1.2
    • River 1.3
    • Trails and byways 1.4
    • Historical site 1.5
  • Demographics 2
  • Culture 3
  • Communities 4
  • See also 5
  • References 6
  • External links 7

Geography

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.[5]

Adjacent counties

National protected areas

River

Trails and byways

Historical site

Demographics

As of the census[11] 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[12] 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.

Culture

Communities

See also

References

  1. ^ a b "State & County QuickFacts". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Retrieved 2011-06-07. 
  3. ^ "OMB Bulletin No. 10-02: Update of Statistical Area Definitions and Guidance on Their Uses" (PDF).  
  4. ^ See the Colorado census statistical areas.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990".  
  6. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population for Incorporated Places: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2014". Retrieved June 4, 2015. 
  7. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Historical Census Browser". University of Virginia Library. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Population of Counties by Decennial Census: 1900 to 1990". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Census 2000 PHC-T-4. Ranking Tables for Counties: 1990 and 2000" (PDF). United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 8, 2014. 
  11. ^ "American FactFinder; 2010 Census Demographic Profile Summary File".  
  12. ^ "American FactFinder; 2008-2010 American Community Survey 3-Year Estimates".  

External links

  • Montrose County Government website
  • Colorado County Evolution by Don Stanwyck
  • Colorado Historical Society

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