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Monte Vista is the Home Rule Municipality that is the most populous municipality in Rio Grande County, Colorado, United States. The city population was 4,444 at the 2010 United States Census.HistoryMonte Vista was laid out in 1884. The site had previously served as a watering stop for the Denver and Rio Grande Western Railroad. Monte Vista is a name derived from Spanish meaning "mountain view".GeographyMonte Vista is located in the San Luis Valley at (37.577287, -106.145828).According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.0sqmi, of which, 1.9sqmi of it is land and 0.1sqmi of it (2.56%) is water.DemographicsAs of the 2000 census, there were 4,529 people, 1,715 households, and 1,212 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,390.1 people per square mile (925.2/km²). There were 1,854 housing units at an average density of 978.4 per square mile (378.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 63.08% White, 0.38% African American, 1.61% Native American, 0.29% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 31.82% from other races, and 2.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 58.20% of the population.Take stress off the schedule by using our United States road trip tool.
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