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Montrose, Iowa - Basic Facts

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The City of Montrose had a population of 885 as of July 1, 2016. Montrose ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montrose is located at latitude 40.5268 and longitude -91.4167 in Lee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lee County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 528 feet.

The City of Montrose (GNIS ID: 2395390) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Montrose is located within Township of Montrose, a minor civil division (MCD) of Lee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Montrose population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Montrose, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 885
Population in Households 852
Population in Familes 693
Population in Group Qrtrs 33
Population Density1 790
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 353
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 240
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 405 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 284 (70.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 68 (16.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 52 (12.8%)
Median Home Value $95,506
Average Home Value $119,454


Median Household Income $45,445
Average Household Income $54,301
Per Capita Income $22,651
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.23% 0.09%
Households -0.27% -0.11%
Families -0.13% -0.08%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   1.84%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Montrose, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montrose to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 327 68th
Population Density1 # 433 57th
Diversity Index2 # 769 23rd
Median Household Income # 765 24th
Per Capita Income # 893 12th

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