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Montrose, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The Town of Montrose had a population of 190 as of July 1, 2019. Montrose ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montrose is located at latitude 39.0684 and longitude -79.8103 in Randolph County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Montrose encompass a land area of 0.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Randolph County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,985 feet.

The Town of Montrose (GNIS ID: 2391312) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Montrose is located within New Interest District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Randolph County.


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Montrose, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Montrose, WV Housing Affordability Index is 235
State of West Virginia Housing Affordability Index is 182
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Montrose, WV Wealth Index is 83
State of West Virginia Wealth Index is 64
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 190 (100%)
Population in Households 190 (100.0%)
Population in Families 160 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 0
Population Density 303
Diversity Index2 3
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $54,870
Average Household Income $72,725
Per Capita Income $29,832
Wealth Index4 83

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 96 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 81 (84.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 10 (10.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 5.2%)
Median Home Value $131,250
Housing Affordability Index3 235
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 91
Average Household Size 2.09
Family Households 67
Average Family Size 2
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.15% 1.03%
Households 2.26% 1.08%
Families 3.91% 0.88%
Median Household Income   2.57%
Per Capita Income   2.97%

Montrose, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montrose to the other 404 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 356 12th
Population Density # 331 18th
Diversity Index # 387 5th
Median Household Income # 52 87th
Per Capita Income # 49 88th

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