Cortez, CO 81321 ZIP Code Profile

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ZIP Code 81321: Basic Data & USPS Preferred City Name

Preferred Name, USPS
Cortez, CO 81321

Not Acceptable, USPS
Arriola, CO 81321
Hovenweep National Monument, CO 81321

  • ZIP Code Type: STANDARD
  • Businesses Addresses: 740
  • Single Family Addresses: 5,355
  • Multi-Family Addresses: 204
  • County: Montezuma County
  • Centroid: Latitude 37.347, Longitude -108.736
  • Time Zone: Mountain Time Zone (UTC -7 hours)
  • Observes DST: Yes

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Cortez, CO 81321 Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 14,891
Population in Households 14,759
Population in Familes 11,909
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 6,044
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 3,998
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,692 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,049 (60.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,995 (29.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 648 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $175,494
Average Home Value $215,393


Median Household Income $40,936
Average Household Income $55,762
Per Capita Income $22,767
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.45% 0.56%
Households 0.25% 0.43%
Families 0.23% 0.42%
Median Household Income   2.92%
Per Capita Income   1.8%
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.

Cortez, CO 81321 - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares 81321 to the other 504 ZIP Codes in Colorado 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 # 141 72nd
Population Density1 # 236 54th
Diversity Index2 # 132 74th
Median Household Income # 398 21st
Per Capita Income # 410 19th

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