|City of Montrose|
Main Street (now M-57) in 1912
Location within Genesee County
|• Mayor||Colleen Brown|
|• Total||0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Land||0.98 sq mi (2.53 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||673 ft (205 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||1,585.47/sq mi (612.36/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC−5 (EST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0632609|
Montrose is a city in Genesee County in the U.S. state of Michigan. The population was 1,657 at the 2010 census. Once part of the surrounding Montrose Township, the city itself incorporated in 1980, and both are now administered autonomously.
Seymour W. Ensign, originally from New York then Saginaw, became the first white residents of present-day Montrose in 1842. The village of Montrose was incorporated from a portion of the Montrose Township in 1899. In 1980, the village became a city.
On Monday November 27, 2017, the northern loop set of Genesee County municipalities, including Montrose, began receiving water from the Karegnondi Water Authority pipeline and treated by Genesee County Drain Commission Water and Waste Division.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2010, there were 1,657 people, 668 households, and 429 families living in the city. The population density was 1,690.8 inhabitants per square mile (652.8/km2). There were 726 housing units at an average density of 740.8 per square mile (286.0/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 96.8% White, 0.7% African American, 0.7% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.8% from other races, and 0.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.4% of the population.
There were 668 households, of which 36.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.2% were married couples living together, 17.8% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 35.8% were non-families. 31.4% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the city was 36.4 years. 27.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 9.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.6% were from 25 to 44; 24.1% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 46.9% male and 53.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,619 people, 625 households, and 430 families living in the city. The population density was 1,773.7 per square mile (686.9/km2). There were 668 housing units at an average density of 731.8 per square mile (283.4/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.34% White, 0.12% African American, 0.62% Native American, 0.12% Asian, 0.31% from other races, and 1.48% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.79% of the population.
There were 625 households, out of which 35.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.5% were married couples living together, 13.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.2% were non-families. 27.0% of all households were made up of individuals, and 13.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 3.09.
In the city, the population was spread out, with 27.6% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 20.9% from 45 to 64, and 12.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 92.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $36,667, and the median income for a family was $46,172. Males had a median income of $33,750 versus $25,000 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,056. About 6.1% of families and 7.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.4% of those under age 18 and 8.6% of those age 65 or over.
The town is home to Montrose Orchards as well as the Montrose Historical and Telephone Pioneer Museum. It is also home to the annual Montrose Blueberry Festival celebrating its 50th anniversary in 2021.
- Scott Aldred, former Major League Baseball pitcher and current Minor League pitching coach, graduated in 1986 from Hill-McCloy High School in Montrose
- Amanda Carpenter, author, speechwriter and Fox News Channel political commentator, was born in Montrose
- John D. Cherry, Lieutenant Governor of Michigan (2003–2011) grew up in Montrose.
- William Andrew Streeter: From Genesee NY, first postmaster of Montrose. One of the founders of Genesee County.
- M-57 runs east and west through the city.
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