Montrose County, Colorado

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Montrose County, Colorado
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 2,242.60 sq mi (5,808 km2)
 • Land 2,240.70 sq mi (5,803 km2)
 • Water 1.90 sq mi (5 km2), 0.08%
Population
 • (2010) 41,276
 • Density 18/sq mi (7/km²)
Congressional district 3rd
Time zone Mountain: UTC-7/-6
Website www.montrosecounty.net
Footnotes:
17th most populous Colorado county

Montrose County is the 17th most populous of the 64 counties of the State of Colorado of the United States. The county population was 41,276 at U.S. Census 2010.[1] The county was named for its county seat, the City of Montrose. The United States Office of Management and Budget (OMB) has designated Montrose County as the Montrose, CO Micropolitan Statistical Area.[2][3]

Geography[edit]

According to the 2010 census, the county has a total area of 2,242.60 square miles (5,808.3 km2), of which 2,240.70 square miles (5,803.4 km2) (or 99.92%) is land and 1.90 square miles (4.9 km2) (or 0.08%) is water.[4]

Adjacent counties[edit]

National protected areas[edit]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 3,980
1900 4,535 13.9%
1910 10,291 126.9%
1920 11,852 15.2%
1930 11,742 −0.9%
1940 15,418 31.3%
1950 15,220 −1.3%
1960 18,286 20.1%
1970 18,366 0.4%
1980 24,352 32.6%
1990 24,423 0.3%
2000 33,432 36.9%
2010 41,276 23.5%
Est. 2012 40,725 −1.3%
U.S. Decennial Census[5]
2012 Estimate[6]

As of the census[7] 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[8] 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.

Cities and towns[edit]

National Parks[edit]

National Recreation Areas[edit]

B.L.M. Recreation Area[edit]

National Forests[edit]

National Wilderness Areas[edit]

National Historic Trail[edit]

Native American museum[edit]

Historical Sites[edit]

Bicycle Routes[edit]

Scenic Byways[edit]

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Coordinates: 38°25′N 108°16′W / 38.41°N 108.27°W / 38.41; -108.27