Statewide Claims to Fame

Cortez is 1st in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Race - American Indian or Alaska Native

Cortez is 5th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Female residents

Cortez is 10th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Residents 65 or older

Cortez is 13th in Colorado out of 71 other cities in Retail sales per capita

Cortez is 20th in Colorado out of 109 other cities in Income below poverty line

Cortez, Colorado Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Current population (2012) 8,474 53rd 5,187,582 313,914,040
Size in square miles 6.2 69th 103,641.9 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 1,365 75th 48.5 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Residents younger than 5 7.8% 41st 6.5% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.2% 63rd 23.7% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 17.8% 10th 11.8% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 86.7% 72nd 89.7% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 24.2% 72nd 36.3% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Race - White 79.2% 75th 88.1% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 0.4% 98th 4.3% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 11.8% 1st 1.6% 1.2%
Race - Asian 0.8% 80th 3.0% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.0% 75th 0.2% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 3.3% 36th 2.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 15.8% 55th 21.0% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 70.6% 67th 69.6% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Female residents 51.9% 5th 49.8% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 1.9% 107th 9.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Housing units 3,885 65th 2,224,603 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 19.9% 55th 25.7% 25.9%
Households 3,709 59th 1,941,193 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 62.4% 76th 66.8% 66.1%
Home median value $157,000 91st $236,700 $186,200
People per household 2.2 95th 2.5 2.6

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Income per capita $23,128 78th $30,816 $27,915
Income per household $41,238 93rd $57,685 $52,762
Income below poverty line 18.4% 20th 12.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Cortez Rank Colorado US
Total businesses (including small businesses) 1,259 56th 547,770 27,092,908
Retail sales $262,340 34th $65,896,788 $3,917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $30,922 13th $13,609 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $33,012 40th $11,440,395 $613,795,732

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