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Welcome to Montesano ...

The city of Montesano is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

Montesano is located in Grays Harbor County<1> and is the County Seat for Grays Harbor County.

The pronunciation of Montesano: MON-ta-SAY-no<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Montesano has a population of 4,047 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Montesano.

The community of Montesano is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Montesano lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Montesano is within the boundaries of the (360) area code.

The ZIP code for Montesano: 98563<5>

Websites for Montesano ...

Official Website:   www.montesano.us/

Chamber of Commerce:   www.graysharbor.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Montesano had an population of 4,047 people. This is an increase of 1.79% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 22.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montesano had a population of 3,976 people (which is 5.46% of the total population of Grays Harbor County). This makes Montesano the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Montesano represents 0.06% of the population of Washington (which has 6,724,540 people), making it the state's 127th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,976 people, the population of Montesano increased 20.05% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,312 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Montesano.

Communities Also Named Montesano ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Montesano - it's located in California.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Montesano.

Communities near Montesano ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Montesano.

  • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aberdeen
    • Aberdeen [Grays Harbor County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Montesano
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 16,827 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aberdeen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aberdeen<7>
  • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hoquiam
    • Hoquiam [Grays Harbor County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Montesano
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,699 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hoquiam
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hoquiam<7>
  • Elma [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elma
    • Elma [Grays Harbor County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Montesano
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,378 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elma<7>
  • McCleary [Grays Harbor County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McCleary
    • McCleary [Grays Harbor County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the east of Montesano
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,830 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCleary
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McCleary<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cosmopolis
      • Cosmopolis [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,680 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cosmopolis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cosmopolis<7>
    • Oakville [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakville
      • Oakville [Grays Harbor County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southeast of Montesano
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 697 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakville<7>
    • Brady [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brady
      • Brady [Grays Harbor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the east of Montesano
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brady
    • Central Park [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Park
      • Central Park [Grays Harbor County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<6> to the west of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Park have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Park
    • Satsop [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satsop
      • Satsop [Grays Harbor County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the east of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satsop have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satsop
    • Junction City [Grays Harbor County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Grays Harbor County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Montesano
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<8> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Montesano. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Montesano.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Montesano. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Montesano.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montesano. Our list includes 15 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Montesano.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Montesano ...

Looking for more information about Montesano? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Montesano, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Montesano.

Adding Montesano to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Montesano in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Montesano was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Montesano

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Montesano on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Washington

About Grays Harbor County

About Washington

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Montesano: www.montesano.us/

The official website for Grays Harbor County: www.co.grays-harbor.wa.us/

The official website for State of Washington: https://access.wa.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Washington's counties, including Grays Harbor, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The pronunciation we've provided is our attempt to give a phonetic pronunciation for Montesano. While it might not be exactly right, hopefully it will be close. If we have it wrong or there's a better way to pronounce the name, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montesano.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montesano - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Montesano). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Montesano or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montesano) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montesano. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontesanoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montesano. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.9815, Longitude: -123.6008    
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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