Cortez is a city located in Manatee County Florida. With a 2020 population of 4,097, it is the 504th largest city in Florida and the 7458th largest city in the United States. Cortez is currently declining at a rate of -0.29% annually and its population has decreased by -19.48% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,088 in 2020. Spanning over 5 miles, Cortez has a population density of 1,837 people per square mile.
The average household income in Cortez is $77,401 with a poverty rate of 8.91%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,248 per month, and the median house value is $331,600. The median age in Cortez is 62.9 years, 61.9 years for males, and 66 years for females.
According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cortezwas:
Rate of Home Ownership
Average Family Size
Average Household Size
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 2+ races people with a rate of 79.17%.
96.69% of Cortez residents speak only English, while 3.31% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 1.59% of the population.
Overall Poverty Rate
Male Poverty Rate
Female Poverty Rate
The race most likely to be in poverty in Cortez is Black, with 66.67% below the poverty level.
The race least likely to be in poverty in Cortez is Hispanic, with 2.50% below the poverty level.
The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.00%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.93%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 11.41%.
Number of Veterans
Veteran Poverty Rate
Veteran Disability Rate
Labor Force Participation
Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.
Born in Cortez
95.32% of Cortez residents were born in the United States, with 12.85% having been born in Florida. 0.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.