Cortez, CO Profile: Facts & Data

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Cortez, Colorado - Basic Facts

The City of Cortez had a population of 8,815 as of July 1, 2018. 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.


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Cortez, CO Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)

POPULATION

Total Population 8,815
Population in Households 8,705
Population in Familes 6,821
Population in Group Qrtrs 110
Population Density2 1,419
Diversity Index3 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $38,669
Average Household Income $52,475
Per Capita Income $22,285

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 4,047 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,164 (53.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,556 (38.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 327 ( 8.1%)
Median Home Value $168,717
Average Home Value $182,998
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 3,720
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 2,319
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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

2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.47% 0.84%
Households 0.43% 0.83%
Families 0.45% 0.77%
Median Household Income   0.86%
Per Capita Income   0.82%

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, 2018 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 # 77 83rd
Population Density # 131 72nd
Diversity Index # 99 79th
Median Household Income # 383 17th
Per Capita Income # 384 16th

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