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Montrose, Michigan - Basic Facts

The City of Montrose had a population of 1,602 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Montrose is located at latitude 43.1763 and longitude -83.8932 in Genesee County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montrose (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.98 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Genesee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 673 feet.

The City of Montrose (GNIS ID: 1626762) 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, MI Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,602
Population in Households 1,589
Population in Familes 1,258
Population in Group Qrtrs 13
Population Density1 1,640
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 654
Average Household Size 2.43
Family Households 414
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 725 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 405 (55.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 249 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $89,453
Average Home Value $93,704


Median Household Income $34,694
Average Household Income $43,565
Per Capita Income $18,011
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.54% -0.58%
Households -0.34% -0.43%
Families -0.57% -0.59%
Median Household Income   -1.05%
Per Capita Income   1.2%
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, MI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montrose to the other 692 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Michigan 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 # 347 50th
Population Density1 # 179 74th
Diversity Index2 # 501 27th
Median Household Income # 594 14th
Per Capita Income # 612 12th

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