Cortez, Colorado Population 2024

9,220

Cortez is a city located in Montezuma County Colorado. Cortez has a 2024 population of 9,220. It is also the county seat of Montezuma County. Cortez is currently growing at a rate of 1.22% annually and its population has increased by 5.04% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,778 in 2020.

The average household income in Cortez is $66,913 with a poverty rate of 14.77%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cortez is 37.9 years, 38 years for males, and 37.9 years for females.

Cortez Demographics

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

  • White: 71.49%
  • Two or more races: 10.44%
  • Native American: 9.92%
  • Other race: 4.78%
  • Black or African American: 1.77%
  • Asian: 1.61%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
6.2 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,480.0/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
5.04% (442)
The current population of Cortez, Colorado is 9,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,778.

Cortez, Colorado Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White6,31471.49%
Two or more races92210.44%
Native American8769.92%
Other race4224.78%
Black or African American1561.77%
Asian1421.61%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Other race

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cortez Population by Race

Cortez Population Pyramid 2024

Cortez Median Age

37.9

Total

38

Male

37.9

Female

Cortez Adults

There are 6,746 adults, (2,016 of whom are seniors) in Cortez.

Cortez Age Dependency

86.7

Age Dependency Ratio

42.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cortez Sex Ratio

Female4,67952.98%
Male4,15347.02%

Cortez Population by Age

Cortez Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,5282.4664.235.8
Married1,3363.170.629.4
Non Family1,2701.2850.749.3
Female7122.6967.832.2
Male2104.7192.47.6

3.05

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

64.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cortez Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1863.08%
9th to 12th Grade2424%
High School Graduate2,01933.4%
Some College1,31221.7%
Associates Degree4086.75%
Bachelors Degree1,03117.06%
Graduate Degree84714.01%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cortez Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cortez Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White4,1943,9231,392
Hispanic975843306
Native American54654163
2+ Races340297111
Other Race26216315
Black1561560
Asian939322

The highest rate of high school graduation is among black people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 33.19%.

Cortez Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$40,151$48,008$29,167
Less Than 9th Grade$21,680$26,379$0
High School Graduate$32,432$48,477$0
Some College$27,029$31,845$26,121
Bachelors Degree$41,875$51,215$39,141
Graduate Degree$68,272$0$68,511

$40,151

Average Earnings

$48,008

Average Male

$29,167

Average Female

Cortez Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cortez Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cortez Language

86.77% of Cortez residents speak only English, while 13.23% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.88% of the population.

Cortez Language

Cortez Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Hispanic1,82854729.92%
White5,4854408.02%
Multiple91637040.39%
Other41617742.55%
Black15013992.67%
Native876505.71%

14.77%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.94%

Male Poverty Rate

14.63%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cortez

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cortez is Black, with 92.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cortez is Native, with 5.71% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.13%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.44%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 22.53%.

Cortez Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade23.73%
High School15.75%
Some College12.63%
Bachelors or Greater11.06%

Cortez Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed28.38%
Female Unemployed24.35%
Female Employed18.38%
Male Employed4.13%

Cortez Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cortez Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$55,962$66,913
Families$67,857$76,048
Married Families$72,218$-999,999,999
Non Families$32,721$44,644

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cortez Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

45.9%

Overall Marriage Rate

46.4%

Male Marriage Rate

45.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cortez Married by Age and Sex

male

female

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

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cortez Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

663

Number of Veterans

585

Male Veterans

78

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam306
First Gulf War143
Korea86
Second Gulf War54
World War II0

Cortez Veterans by War

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 74311
75+165
35 to 5496
55 to 6457
18 to 3434

Cortez Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White5099.98%
Native American7112.61%
2+ Races6613.07%
Hispanic585.34%
Black1710.9%

Cortez Veterans by Race

Cortez Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.59%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.7%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cortez Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

55.3%

Labor Force Participation

51.4%

Employment Rate

7%

Unemployment Rate

Cortez Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cortez Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cortez Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

43.35%

Born in Cortez

96.38%

Native Born

3.62%

Foreign Born

1.6%

Non Citizen

2.03%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

96.38% of Cortez residents were born in the United States, with 43.35% having been born in Colorado. 1.6% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cortez Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20299,7721101.14%
20289,6621111.16%
20279,5511101.17%
20269,4411111.19%
20259,3301101.19%
20249,2201111.22%
20239,1091101.22%
20228,999921.03%
20218,9071291.47%
20208,778240.27%
20198,754-10-0.11%
20188,764420.48%
20178,722330.38%
20168,6891131.32%
20158,576911.07%
20148,485-7-0.08%
20138,492290.34%
20128,46360.07%
20118,457-26-0.31%
20108,4835066.34%
20007,9776939.51%
19907,2841892.66%
19807,0951,06317.62%
19706,032-732-10.82%
19606,7644,084152.39%
19502,68000%
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Cortez Population by Year