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Montrose, South Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Montrose had a population of 479 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Montrose, SD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 479
Daytime Population: Workers 249
Daytime Population: Residents 178
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 427
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.89
Population in Households 422
Population in Familes 366
Population in Group Qrtrs 57
Population Density2 1,163
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $49,504
Average Household Income $66,412
Per Capita Income $26,472


Total Housing Units 217 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 157 (72.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 39 (18.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 21 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $125,000
Average Home Value $158,599


Total Households 196
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 146
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.2% 0.37%
Households 0.36% 0.51%
Families 1.09% 0.41%
Median Household Income   5.94%
Per Capita Income   3.81%

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, 2017 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 # 149 62nd
Population Density # 70 82nd
Diversity Index # 241 39th
Median Household Income # 212 46th
Per Capita Income # 239 39th

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