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The City of Montrose had a population of 470 as of July 1, 2016. Montrose ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in South Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montrose is located at latitude 43.7001 and longitude -97.1843 in McCook County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.41 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. McCook County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,470 feet.

The City of Montrose (GNIS ID: 1267483) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

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, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 470
Population in Households 413
Population in Familes 360
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density1 1,141
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 193
Average Household Size 2.14
Family Households 144
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 212 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 153 (72.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 40 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 19 ( 9.0%)
Median Home Value $121,739
Average Home Value $155,519


Median Household Income $47,906
Average Household Income $64,281
Per Capita Income $25,857
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.07% 0.08%
Households 0.17% 0.31%
Families 1.04% 0.14%
Median Household Income   1.56%
Per Capita Income   0.92%
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, SD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montrose to the other 391 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in South Dakota 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 # 150 62nd
Population Density1 # 72 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 216 45th
Median Household Income # 190 52nd
Per Capita Income # 227 42nd

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