Cortez Information

Cortez Information

Travel info, sports, demographic data, and general statistics about the city of Cortez, CO

General Cortez Information

State: Colorado

County: Montezuma County

Close cities: Pleasant View, CO, Towaoc, CO, Hesperus, CO, Rico, CO, Yellow Jacket, CO, Lewis, CO, Cahone, CO, Dolores, CO, Dove Creek, CO, Mancos, CO

Cortez Population (census data)
Total 8,531 (+5.1% since 2000)
Male 4,073 (47.7%)
Female 4,458 (52.3%)

Population Density: 1,551 people per sq. mile

Cost of Living Index: 84.0 (US Avg is 100)

Cortez Elevation: 6,201 feet above sea level

Incorporated in 1902

Land Area: 5.50 square miles

Median Household Income: $32,423

Zip Codes: 81321.

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Cortez Demographic Data

Ethnic Information:
  • White Non-Hispanic (74.7%)
  • Hispanic (13.3%)
  • American Indian (11.4%)
  • Other race (6.0%)
  • Two or more races (2.4%)
Ancestry Information:
  • German (18.5%)
  • English (15.0%)
  • Irish (10.6%)
  • United States (8.7%)
  • French (3.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2.9%)
Foriegn Born: 223 people (2.6%)
  • Latin America (56.0%)
  • Europe (44.0%)

Local Cortez Sports Teams

Major League Baseball: Colorado Rockies
NFL Football: Denver Broncos, Arizona Cardinals
NBA Basketball: Denver Nuggets, Utah Jazz
NHL Hockey: Colorado Avalanche
NCAA Sports: University of Denver, University of Colorado

Cortez School Information

High Schools
Montezuma-Cortez High School (206 West 7th Street, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Middle Schools
Cortez Middle School (450 West 2nd Street, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Elementary Schools
Kemper Elementary School (620 East Montezuma, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Lewis-Arriola Elementary School (21434 Road U, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Manaugh Elementary School (300 East 4th Street, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Mesa Elementary School (703 West 7th Street, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Other/Private Schools
Battle Rock Charter School (11247 County Road G, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Preschool/Jumpstart (210 South Washington Street, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)
Southwest Open Charter School (401 North Dolores Road, Cortez, CO, 81321 - Montezuma-Cortez RE-1 District)

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