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Montesano, Washington - Basic Facts

The City of Montesano had a population of 4,029 as of July 1, 2016. Montesano ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Washington. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Montesano is located at latitude 47.0147 and longitude -123.5857 in Grays Harbor County. The formal boundaries for the City of Montesano (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.58 sq. miles and a water area of 0.17 sq. miles. Grays Harbor County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 62 feet.

The City of Montesano (GNIS ID: 2411147) 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.

Washington is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Montesano is located within Montesano Division of Grays Harbor County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Montesano population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Montesano, WA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,029
Population in Households 3,835
Population in Familes 3,060
Population in Group Qrtrs 194
Population Density1 381
Diversity Index2 24


Total Households 1,559
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 1,028
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,707 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,067 (62.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 492 (28.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 148 ( 8.7%)
Median Home Value $187,850
Average Home Value $210,145


Median Household Income $52,124
Average Household Income $66,558
Per Capita Income $27,074
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.21% -0.04%
Households -0.04% -0.14%
Families -0.05% -0.2%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   1.98%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Montesano, WA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Montesano to the other 627 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Washington by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 211 67th
Population Density1 # 450 28th
Diversity Index2 # 483 23rd
Median Household Income # 344 45th
Per Capita Income # 313 50th

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