Montrose, Illinois

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Montrose is a village in Effingham and Cumberland counties in the U.S. state of Illinois. The population was 257 at the 2000 census.

The Effingham County portion of Montrose is part of the Effingham Micropolitan Statistical Area, while the small portion that lies in Cumberland County is part of the CharlestonMattoon Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Montrose is located at 39°9′57″N 88°22′42″W / 39.16583°N 88.37833°W / 39.16583; -88.37833 (39.165768, -88.378386).[1] Most of the village lies in Effingham County, although a small portion extends into Cumberland County. In the 2000 census, all of Montrose's 257 residents lived in Effingham County.[2]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 0.7 square miles (1.8 km²), some land most of it contains an underground river.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 257 people, 106 households, and 64 families residing in the village. The population density was 361.9 people per square mile (139.8/km²). There were 114 housing units at an average density of 160.5/sq mi (62.0/km²). The racial makeup of the village was 100.00% White.

There were 106 households out of which 25.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.5% were married couples living together, 16.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 38.7% were non-families. 33.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.0% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.42 and the average family size was 3.18.

In the village the population was spread out with 23.3% under the age of 18, 8.9% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 21.0% from 45 to 64, and 19.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.3 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $26,250, and the median income for a family was $38,438. Males had a median income of $26,667 versus $18,333 for females. The per capita income for the village was $14,443. About 16.4% of families and 16.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 22.2% of those under the age of eighteen and 31.3% of those sixty five or over.

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