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Cortez, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Cortez had a population of 8,680 as of July 1, 2017. Cortez ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Colorado. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cortez is located at latitude 37.3498 and longitude -108.5767 in Montezuma County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cortez (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.21 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Montezuma County is in the Mountain time zone (GMT -7). The elevation is 6,191 feet.

The City of Cortez (GNIS ID: 2410236) 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.

Colorado is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cortez is located within Cortez Division of Montezuma County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cortez population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.


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Cortez, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,680
Daytime Population: Workers 4,814
Daytime Population: Residents 4,929
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 9,743
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.12
Population in Households 8,572
Population in Familes 6,687
Population in Group Qrtrs 108
Population Density2 1,397
Diversity Index3 59
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $39,136
Average Household Income $53,051
Per Capita Income $22,477

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 3,933 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,156 (54.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,499 (38.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 278 ( 7.1%)
Median Home Value $166,582
Average Home Value $176,810
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,655
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 2,284
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.32% 0.45%
Households 0.25% 0.39%
Families 0.31% 0.37%
Median Household Income   1.77%
Per Capita Income   1.82%

Cortez, CO - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cortez to the other 458 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Colorado by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 75 84th
Population Density # 128 72nd
Diversity Index # 113 76th
Median Household Income # 369 20th
Per Capita Income # 372 19th

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