Montrose, IA Profile: Facts & Data


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Montrose, Iowa - Basic Facts

The City of Montrose had a population of 872 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Montrose, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 872
Population in Households 840
Population in Familes 676
Population in Group Qrtrs 32
Population Density2 779
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $51,380
Average Household Income $58,408
Per Capita Income $24,398


Total Housing Units 396 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 288 (72.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 62 (15.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (11.6%)
Median Home Value $97,897
Average Home Value $121,540


Total Households 350
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 237
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.36% -0.46%
Households -0.31% -0.52%
Families -0.25% -0.68%
Median Household Income   2.0%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2018 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 # 330 67th
Population Density # 437 57th
Diversity Index # 778 23rd
Median Household Income # 679 33rd
Per Capita Income # 879 13th

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