Cortez, Colorado Population 2020

8,837

Cortez is a city located in Colorado. With a 2020 population of 8,837, it is the 56th largest city in Colorado and the 3345th largest city in the United States. Cortez is currently growing at a rate of 0.66% annually and its population has increased by 4.19% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,482 in 2010. Spanning over 6 miles, Cortez has a population density of 1,418 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cortez is $49,848 with a poverty rate of 25.23%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $737 per month, and the median house value is $168,300. The median age in Cortez is 35.9 years, 35.2 years for males, and 37.4 years for females. For every 100 females there are 101.6 males.

Cortez Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cortez was:

  • White: 76.95%
  • Native American: 12.75%
  • Other race: 6.90%
  • Two or more races: 2.88%
  • Asian: 0.41%
  • Black or African American: 0.12%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cortez, Colorado is 8,837, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 8,721.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 8,482.

Cortez, Colorado Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White6,64676.95%
American Indian and Alaska Native1,10112.75%
Some Other Race5966.90%
Two or More Races2492.88%
Asian350.41%
Black or African American100.12%

Cortez Population Pyramid 2020

Cortez Median Age

35.9


Total

35.2


Male

37.4


Female

Cortez Adults

There are 6,346 adults, (1,473 of whom are seniors) in Cortez.

Cortez Age Dependency

77.2

Age Dependency Ratio

30.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

47

Child Dependency Ratio

Cortez Sex Ratio

Female

4,284

49.60%

Male

4,353

50.40%

Cortez Households and Families

Cortez Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cortez Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married77.6%22.4%
All56.4%43.6%
Male54.7%45.3%
Non Family44%56%
Female29.8%70.2%

56.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,6362.3456.4
Married1,4603.0377.6
Non Family1,4031.2544
Female4972.7729.8
Male2763.554.7

2.99

Average Family Size

2.34

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cortez Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1843.31%
9th to 12th Grade4678.41%
High School Graduate1,68930.42%
Some College1,41725.52%
Associates Degree3726.70%
Bachelors Degree87215.71%
Graduate Degree5519.92%

Cortez Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White4,2023,8221,231
Hispanic71851798
Native American46440638
Other Race22913317
Multiple Races12411933
Asian352828
Black1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 80.00%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$31,068$37,364$25,771
Less Than High School$$25,771$
High School Grad$31,394$40,690$25,694
Some College$29,481$37,066$20,671
Bachelors Degree$31,287$46,250$30,266
Graduate Degree$50,530$50,758$

$31,068

Average Earnings

$37,364

Average Male

$25,771

Average Female

Cortez Language

Cortez Language by Age

Cortez Language

86.80% of Cortez residents speak only English, while 13.20% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other languages, which is spoken by 5.97% of the population.

Cortez Poverty

Cortez Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White5,65598817.47%
Hispanic1,53385155.51%
Other59644574.66%
Native1,10129226.52%
Multiple2493112.45%
Black33100.00%

25.23%

Overall Poverty Rate

25.51%

Male Poverty Rate

24.95%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cortez

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cortez is Black, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cortez is Multiple, with 12.45% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.36%. Among those working part-time, it was 32.46%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 25.53%.

Name Poverty
Less Than High School37.78%
High School19.86%
Some College18.37%
Bachelors or Greater8.94%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed70.71%
Male Unemployed61.74%
Female Employed16.39%
Male Employed11.72%

Cortez Income

Cortez Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$40,048$49,848
Families$41,286$57,447
Married Families$59,750-
Non Families$38,339$36,638

Cortez Marital Status

Cortez Marital Status

Marriage Rates

44.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

44.0%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cortez Married by Age and Sex

Cortez Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cortez Marital Status by Race

Cortez Veterans

675

Number of Veterans

658

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam247
First Gulf War158
Second Gulf War110
Korea88
World War II21
Age Group Veterans
65 to 74219
55 to 64192
75+169
35 to 5485
18 to 3410
Name Veterans % of Total
White64212.34%
Hispanic809.14%
2 or More158.98%
Other113.94%
Black770.00%

$Cortez Veterans by Education

6.20%

Veteran Poverty Rate

52.34%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cortez Employment Status

58.7%

Labor Force Participation

55.4%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cortez Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

45.70%

Born in Colorado

97.60%

Native Born

2.40%

Foreign Born

1.60%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

97.60% of Cortez residents were born in the United States, with 45.70% having been born in Colorado. 1.60% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20208,837580.66%
20198,779580.67%
20188,72190.10%
20178,712580.67%
20168,6541001.17%
20158,554440.52%
20148,510-11-0.13%
20138,521310.37%
20128,49010.01%
20118,489-18-0.21%
20108,5075300.65%
20007,9776930.91%
19907,2841890.26%
19807,0951,0631.64%
19706,032-732-1.14%
19606,7644,0849.70%
19502,6800.00%