Montrose, Pennsylvania

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Montrose is a borough in Susquehanna County, Pennsylvania, United States, 46 miles (74 km) north by west of Scranton. Montrose was laid out in 1812 and incorporated as a borough on March 19, 1824. Its name is a combination of "mont", the French word for “mountain” and Rose, for Dr. L R. Rose, a prominent citizen. The land is elevated about 1,400 feet (427 m) above sea level. The traditional older industries included creameries and the manufacturing of cut glass, boxes, sawing machinery, lumber, etc. In 1900, 1,827 people lived here, and in 1910, 1,914 people lived here. The population was 1,664 at the 2000 census. A 2007 estimate states that the population is 1,843. It is the county seat of Susquehanna County[1]. The area of Montrose is notable for its many quarry sites. A type of rock that is indigenous to this area is called blue stone. The Montrose Club a private golf course is said to be one of the oldest golf courses in the United States.

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Geography

Montrose is located at 41°49′59″N 75°52′38″W / 41.83306°N 75.87722°W / 41.83306; -75.87722 (41.833064, -75.877190)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.3 km²), 99.9% of it land.

Demographics

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 1,664 people, 734 households, and 405 families residing in the borough. The population density was 1,288.2 people per square mile (498.0/km²). There were 834 housing units at an average density of 645.7/sq mi (249.6/km²). The racial makeup of the borough was 98.86% White, 0.48% African American, 0.06% Asian, 0.06% from other races, and 0.54% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.30% of the population.

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