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Montrose Minnesota Community Guide

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 Montrose (city) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2007
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 379 762 1,008 1,143 2,438 135 13.39
Land Area (sq. mile) 0.60 0.54 0.59 0.96 -- 0.37 62.75
Density (persons per sq. mile) 631.7 1,411.1 1,708.5 1,190.4 -- -518.12 -30.33
Housing Units 129 278 400 467 -- 67 16.75
Households -- 251 367 454 1,043 87 23.71
Persons Per Household -- 3.04 2.75 2.52 2.33 -0.23 -8.25


Montrose is a city in Wright County, Minnesota. U.S. Route 12 and Minnesota State Highway 25 are two of the main routes in the community. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.0 square miles (2.5 km˛), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.5 km˛) of it is land and 1.03% is water. The elevation is 994 ft (303 m) above sea level.

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As of the census of 2000, there were 1,143 people, 454 households, and 281 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,190.4 people per square mile (459.7/km˛). There were 467 housing units at an average density of 486.3/sq mi (187.8/km˛). The racial makeup of the city was 97.20% White, 0.70% African American, 0.17% Asian, 1.31% from other races, and 0.61% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.31% of the population.

There were 454 households out of which 36.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 6.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 37.9% were non-families. 30.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 7.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.52 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the city the population was spread out with 28.7% under the age of 18, 11.6% from 18 to 24, 34.1% from 25 to 44, 17.7% from 45 to 64, and 7.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 107.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 107.9 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,583, and the median income for a family was $52,833. Males had a median income of $31,434 versus $26,481 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,281. About 4.6% of families and 6.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.1% of those under age 18 and 4.0% of those age 65 or over.

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MONTROSE, a city on the border of Marysville and Woodland Townships, was platted in 1878 in sections 35 and 36 of Marysville Township and was incorporated as a village on February 17, 1881, being named, like villages in 15 other states, from a royal burgh and seaport of Scotland. The city was platted for owners J. F. Miller, T. S. Gunn, and J. N. Haven, partners, who built a grain house and general store; its post office began in 1862; it had a station of the Great Northern Railway.

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Montrose City Hall
311 Buffalo Avenue South
PO Box 25
Montrose, MN 55363
Phone: (763) 675-3717

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Mayor Andrew Kauffman n/a
City Administrator Barbara Swanson (763) 675-3717
Council Member Jeff Petersen n/a
Council Member Sharon Knodel n/a
Council Member Scott Jensen n/a
Council Member Ryan Andreae n/a

Post Office:
US Post Office
360 Center Avenue S
Montrose, MN
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS

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Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
9:30 am - 12:00 pm
1:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           9:30 am - 10:00 am
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            4:15 pm
Saturday                10:00 am

Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity Xcel Energy (800) 892-0343
Natural Gas Western Gas Utilities (763) 972-2290
Wastewater Montrose Municipal (763) 675-3717
Water Montrose Municipal (763) 675-3717
Telephone Lakedale Telephone Co (320) 274-8201
Cable TV Paragon Cable (612) 675-3373

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees
Montrose Elementary School Elementary & Secondary Schools 65
Stock Building Supply Building Material & Supplies Dealers 19
Casey's Gasoline Stations with Convenience Stores 15
Great Northern Bar & Grill Full-Service Restaurants 15
Knight Colors & Chemicals Machinery, Equipment, & Supplies Merchant Wholesalers 15
Jimmy's Pizza Limited-Service Restaurants 10
MN Dept. of Natural Resources Admin. of Environmental Quality Programs 8
Canvas Works Canvas & Related Prod. Mills 7
Citizens State Bank Depository Credit Intermediation 7
Jeff Ex Automotive Repair & Maintenance 7
DeBarbeque Meat & Meat Prod. Merch. Whole. 6
US Post Office Postal Service 6
Fitzsimmons Management, Scientific, & Technical Consulting Services 5
Montrose Chiropractic Offices of Other Health Practitioners 5


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