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Welcome to Montesano ...

The city of Montesano is located on the Olympic Peninsula.

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

The pronunciation of Montesano: MON-ta-SAY-no<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2017, Montesano has a population of 3,963 people<2> (see below for details).

The community of Montesano is 240 feet [73 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Montesano: (360)

The ZIP code for Montesano: 98563<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Montesano had a population of 3,976 people (or 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 (with a count of 3,312 people).

Taken from the 2017 Census Estimates, Montesano had an population of 3,963 people. This is a decrease of 0.33% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 19.66% since the 2000 Census).

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

Communities near Montesano ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Montesano and not the distance if you are driving.<5>.

Community   2017
Aberdeen   [Map]   16,462   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brady   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Central Park   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Cosmopolis   [Map]   1,624   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elma   [Map]   3,092   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hoquiam   [Map]   8,500   W   13 miles [20.9 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby 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.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Montesano. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • 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 community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Montesano. Our list includes 15 papers.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Montesano:

Websites for Montesano ...

Official Website:
Chamber of Commerce:

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.

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Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Montesano.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Montesano - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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).

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<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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 (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Montesano. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Montesano

Our 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     [Map].

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