Cortez, Colorado

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Population in 2012: 8,474 (95% urban, 5% rural). Population change since 2000: +6.2%
 
Males: 3,987  (47.1%)
Females: 4,487  (52.9%)
Median resident age:  38.3 years
Colorado median age:  38.5 years

Zip codes: 81321.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $38,688 (it was $28,776 in 2000)
Cortez:

$38,688
CO:

$56,765
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $21,098 (it was $18,040 in 2000)

Cortez city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $152,764 (it was $86,300 in 2000)
Cortez:

$152,764
CO:

$234,900
Mean prices in 2009: All housing units: $152,433; Detached houses: $173,551; Townhouses or other attached units: $228,867; In 2-unit structures: $228,867; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $108,192; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $37,451; Mobile homes: $66,390; Occupied boats, RVs, vans, etc.: $8,322

Median gross rent in 2012: $679.

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Cortez races chart
  • White alone - 5,985 (70.6%)
  • Hispanic - 1,336 (15.8%)
  • American Indian alone - 908 (10.7%)
  • Two or more races - 144 (1.7%)
  • Asian alone - 72 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 27 (0.3%)
  • Other race alone - 8 (0.09%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

Races in Cortez detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth

Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cortez: 85.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: German (12.6%), United States (11.6%), Irish (11.6%), English (9.1%), French (2.4%), Dutch (2.3%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 11/10/1902

Elevation: 6201 feet

Land area: 5.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,540 people per square mile   (low).

Cortez,CO real estate house value index trend

Cortez, Colorado map

For population 25 years and over in Cortez:

  • High school or higher: 88.7%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 24.2%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 8.4%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 15.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cortez city:

  • Never married: 26.3%
  • Now married: 53.7%
  • Separated: 1.4%
  • Widowed: 6.8%
  • Divorced: 11.8%

180 residents are foreign born

This city:  2.1%
Colorado:  9.8%



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists there were 18 registered sex offenders living in Cortez, Colorado as of January 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cortez to the number of sex offenders is 471 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $658 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $573 (0.4%)

Cortez satellite photo by USGS

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Rio Rancho, NM (178.0 miles , pop. 51,765).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Albuquerque, NM (189.8 miles , pop. 448,607).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Phoenix, AZ (329.6 miles , pop. 1,321,045).

Nearest cities: Dolores, CO (3.1 miles ), Lewis, CO (3.4 miles ), Towaoc, CO (3.6 miles ), Mancos, CO (4.0 miles ), Pleasant View, CO (4.2 miles ), Ute Mountain, CO (4.2 miles ), Aneth, UT (5.8 miles ), Dove Creek, CO (5.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 11 buildings, average cost: $87,100
  • 1998: 19 buildings, average cost: $86,800
  • 1999: 14 buildings, average cost: $78,600
  • 2000: 22 buildings, average cost: $104,700
  • 2001: 23 buildings, average cost: $93,400
  • 2002: 25 buildings, average cost: $95,200
  • 2003: 15 buildings, average cost: $94,700
  • 2004: 23 buildings, average cost: $121,400
  • 2005: 33 buildings, average cost: $144,900
  • 2006: 51 buildings, average cost: $123,200
  • 2007: 29 buildings, average cost: $147,700
  • 2008: 18 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2010: 11 buildings, average cost: $160,900
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 2012: 7 buildings, average cost: $186,000

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 108.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +2,048 (+23.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,379 (67.7%)

Area code: 970

Cortez household income distribution Cortez home values distribution

Crime rates in Cortez by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 001210021000
per 100,000 0.00.012.224.212.00.00.023.311.50.00.00.0
Rapes 000000010000
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.011.60.00.00.00.0
Robberies 010102015223
per 100,000 0.012.00.012.10.023.80.011.657.623.323.235.0
Assaults 5189171622211222172123
per 100,000 61.0215.4109.5205.5191.3261.9246.7139.6253.5198.4243.3268.4
Burglaries 413330394732201616182018
per 100,000 500.4394.8365.1471.5561.8381.0234.9186.1184.3210.0231.7210.1
Thefts 340404395378319269288262360316333265
per 100,000 4149.94833.74807.14569.63813.13202.43383.13046.94147.53687.33858.63092.9
Auto thefts 1112181114111091211614
per 100,000 134.3143.6219.1133.0167.3131.0117.5104.7138.2128.469.5163.4
Arson 000000012100
per 100,000 0.00.00.00.00.00.00.011.623.011.70.00.0
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 298.9) 213.9266.6269.0305.2255.4214.7201.1220.2268.3209.3221.4206.0

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City-data.com crime rate counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cortez detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 51 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.15
Colorado average:

2.23
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

5.7%
Colorado:

5.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +603 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Retail trade (20%)
  • Public administration (11%)
  • Construction (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Wholesale trade (8%)
  • Accommodation and food services (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Accommodation and food services (15%)
  • Retail trade (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Carpenters (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (5%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Retail sales workers except cashiers (5%)
  • Supervisors of construction and extraction workers (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (7%)
  • Cashiers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (4%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4%)

Work and jobs in Cortez: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cortez, Colorado

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Cortez-area historical earthquake activity is above Colorado state average. It is 278% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/28/1992 at 11:57:34, a magnitude 7.6 (6.2 MB, 7.6 MS, 7.3 MW, Depth: 0.7 mi, Class: Major, Intensity: VIII - XII) earthquake occurred 496.9 miles away from the city center, causing 3 deaths (1 shaking deaths, 2 other deaths) and 400 injuries, causing $100,000,000 total damage and $40,000,000 insured losses
On 10/16/1999 at 09:46:44, a magnitude 7.4 (6.3 MB, 7.4 MS, 7.2 MW, 7.3 ML) earthquake occurred 481.5 miles away from Cortez center
On 10/3/1915 at 06:52:48, a magnitude 7.6 (7.6 UK) earthquake occurred 526.8 miles away from the city center
On 5/19/1940 at 04:36:40, a magnitude 7.2 (7.2 UK) earthquake occurred 492.7 miles away from the city center, causing $33,000,000 total damage
On 9/2/1992 at 10:26:20, a magnitude 5.9 (5.7 MB, 5.6 MS, 5.6 MW, 5.9 ML, Depth: 9.3 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 270.4 miles away from Cortez center
On 10/28/1983 at 14:06:06, a magnitude 7.3 (6.2 MB, 7.3 MS, 7.0 MW) earthquake occurred 539.6 miles away from the city center, causing 2 deaths (2 shaking deaths) and 3 injuries, causing $15,000,000 total damage
Magnitude types: body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Montezuma County (4) is a lot smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 1

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Landslide: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cortez topographic map

Birthplace of: Davis Filfred - Marine, Chuck Nevitt - Basketball player, Verdell Jackson - Montana legislator.

Hospitals and medical centers in Cortez:

  • SOUTHWEST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1311 N MILDRED RD)
  • FOUR CORNERS DIALYSIS CLINIC CORTEZ (DVA) (610 E MAIN STE C)
  • GUARDIAN ANGEL HOME HEALTH (925 S BROADWAY #286)
  • PASCO/SW INC (45 S WASHINGTON ST)
  • SOUTHWEST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL HOME HEALTH SERVICES (20 SOUTH MARKET STREET)
  • VISTA GRANDE INN (680 E HOSPITAL DRIVE)

Airports and heliports located in Cortez:

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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cortez:

  • Fort Lewis College (about 40 miles; Durango, CO; Full-time enrollment: 3,631)
  • San Juan College (about 46 miles; Farmington, NM; FT enrollment: 5,112)
  • Colorado Mesa University (about 120 miles; Grand Junction, CO; FT enrollment: 7,671)
  • Western State Colorado University (about 123 miles; Gunnison, CO; FT enrollment: 2,023)
  • Adams State University (about 149 miles; Alamosa, CO; FT enrollment: 2,805)
  • Colorado Mountain College (about 167 miles; Glenwood Springs, CO; FT enrollment: 3,463)
  • University of Phoenix-Albuquerque Campus (about 186 miles; Albuquerque, NM; FT enrollment: 2,335)

Public high schools in Cortez:

Public elementary/middle schools in Cortez:

Private elementary/middle schools in Cortez:

  • CORTEZ ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 18; Location: 540 W 4TH ST; Grades: KG - 8)
  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 7; Location: 11502 HWY 145; Grades: KG - 9)
See full list of schools located in Cortez

Library in Cortez:

  • CORTEZ PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $461,128; Location: 202 N. PARK; 62,234 books; 5,069 audio materials; 6,532 video materials; 1 local licensed databases; 1 state licensed databases; 2 other licensed databases; 81 print serial subscriptions; 2 electronic serial subscriptions)

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Notable locations in Cortez: Conquistador Golf Course (A), Cortez Center (B), Southwest Memorial Hospital Emergency Medical Services (C), Axis Health System Cortez Office (D), Montezuma County Community Center (E), Montezuma County Senior Center (F), Cortez Police Department (G), Cortez Public Library (H), Justice Building (I), Montezuma County Court House (J), Cortez Fire Protection District Station 1 (K), Cortez City Hall (L), Cortez Fire Protection District Station 3 (M), Colorado Welcome Center (N). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Cortez Plaza Shopping Center (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Cortez include: New Life Chapel (A), Evangel Assembly of God (B), Montezuma Valley Presbyterian Church (C), Baptist Chapel (D), Seventh Day Adventist Church (E), Faith Bible Church (F), The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (G), First United Methodist Church (H), Church of Christ (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemetery: Cortez Cemetery (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Reservoir: Denny Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Parks in Cortez include: Denny Park (1), Mesa Park and Environmental Lab (2), Denny Lake Park (3), Cortez City Park (4), Centennial Park (5), Montezuma Park (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attractions: Cortez Cultural Center Inc (Museums; 25 North Market Street), Notah Dineh Trading CO (Cultural Attractions- Events- & Facilities; 345 West Main Street), Fun Center (Amusement & Theme Parks; 27688 Highway 160), Crow Canyon Archaeological Center (Tours & Charters; 23390 Road K).

Hotels: Aneth Lodge (645 East Main Street), Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites (535 East Main Street), Econo Lodge Cortez (2020 East Main Street), Comfort Inn Cortez (2321 East Main), Grizzly Roadhouse Bed & Breakfast (3450 Highway 160-491), Inn (301 West Main Street), Anasazi Motor Inn (640 South Broadway), Budget Host Inn (2040 East Main Street), Cortez Conference Center (2121 East Main Street).

Courts: Colorado State Government - Courts- Montezuma District Court- Collections Investig (601 North Mildred Road), Montezuma County Government - County Court Cortez (601 North Mildred Road), Cortez City Government - Municipal Court (210 East Main Street), Colorado State Government - Courts- Montezuma District Court (109 West Main Street), Colorado State Government - Courts- Montezuma District Court- Jury Commissi (601 North Mildred Road).

Montezuma County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 60.8. This is better than average.

City:

60.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 35.9. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

35.9
U.S.:

32.0

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2012 was 5.64. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

5.64
U.S.:

9.14

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cortez that have no violations reported:

  • MONTEZUMA CNTY WD NO 1 (Population served: 490, Primary Water Source Type: Purch surface water)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 22.8%
(15.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 30.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 45.2% for American Indian residents, 80.0% for other race residents, 26.0% for two or more races residents)
Average household size:
This city:  2.3 people
Colorado:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  62.2%
Whole state:  63.9%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  7.1%
Whole state:  6.5%

Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Cortez in 2010:

  • 73 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 38 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 12 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 3 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers

People in group quarters in Cortez in 2000:

  • 94 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 80 people in nursing homes
  • 80 people in other noninstitutional group quarters

Cortez, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Cortez compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.

Banks with branches in Cortez (2011 data):

  • Vectra Bank Colorado, National Association: City Market Branch at 508 East Main Street, branch established on 1996/03/15; Cortez Branch at 350 West Montezuma Avenue, branch established on 1973/05/31. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $2,356.9 mil, Deposits: $2,003.6 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 39 total offices, Holding Company: Zions Bancorporation
  • The Citizens State Bank of Cortez: Wal-Mart Supercenter Branch at 1835 East Main Cortez, branch established on 2000/01/26; The Citizens State Bank Of Cortez at 77 West Main Street, branch established on 1936/06/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $76.2 mil, Deposits: $64.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Community Bankshares, Inc.
  • Mancos Valley Bank: - Cortez Location at 27780 Hwy 160, branch established on 2007/07/09. Info updated 2008/02/27: Bank assets: $83.4 mil, Deposits: $76.2 mil, headquarters in Mancos, CO, positive income, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Southern Colorado Corp.
  • First National Bank, Cortez: at 2258 E. Main Street, branch established on 1958/05/31. Info updated 2011/06/21: Bank assets: $90.7 mil, Deposits: $77.3 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 1 total offices
  • Four Corners Community Bank: Cortez Branch at 343 E. Main St., branch established on 1984/11/01. Info updated 2007/10/02: Bank assets: $214.4 mil, Deposits: $165.7 mil, headquarters in Farmington, NM, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices
  • The Dolores State Bank: Cortez Branch at 744 East Main Street, branch established on 2001/09/24. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $127.3 mil, Deposits: $108.9 mil, headquarters in Dolores, CO, positive income, 2 total offices
  • Bank Midwest, National Association: Cortez Branch at 1438 East Main Street, branch established on 2000/03/28. Info updated 2012/03/19: Bank assets: $6,237.6 mil, Deposits: $5,064.6 mil, headquarters in Kansas City, MO, positive income, 138 total offices, Holding Company: Nbh Holdings Corp.
  • First Southwest Bank: Cortez Branch at 1510 East Main Street, branch established on 2007/06/07. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $245.8 mil, Deposits: $207.4 mil, headquarters in Alamosa, CO, negative income in the last year, Agricultural Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: First Southwest Bancorporation, Inc.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cortez, Colorado:

  • Holiday Inn Express, 2121 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-6000, Fax: (970) 565-3438
  • Cortez Super 8 Motel, 505 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-8888, Fax: (970) 565-6595
  • Econo Lodge Cortez, 2020 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3474
  • Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites, 535 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3778, Fax: (970) 565-3439
  • Travelodge, 440 S Broadway, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3755, Fax: (970) 565-7214
  • Rodeway Inn, 1120 E Main St, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3761, Fax: (970) 564-9320
  • Cortez Mesa Verde Inn, 640 S Broadway, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3773, Fax: (970) 565-1027
  • Days Inn Of Cortez, Hwy 160 And Jct 145, Cortez, CO 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-8577
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cortez, Colorado

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012

Cortez travel time to work - commute Cortez mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (65%)
  • Electricity (21%)
  • Wood (9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)
  • No fuel used (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

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Neighborhoods in Cortez:

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Religion statistics for Cortez city (based on Montezuma County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 30.80%
Here: 30.8%
USA: 50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchCatholic ChurchAssemblies of GodSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist Church
Adherents23.6%13.8%11.2%11.1%7.9%
Congregations12.5%7.5%12.5%10.0%7.5%
NameLutheran ChurchAmerican Baptist Churches in the USAChurches of ChristEpiscopal ChurchOther
Adherents5.7%5.7%4.1%3.9%12.9%
Congregations2.5%5.0%10.0%2.5%30.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Montezuma County:

1.59 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

1.50 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.40 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Montezuma County:

6.35 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 32
Here:

12.71 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Montezuma County:

19.0%
Colorado:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

8.2%
State:

9.6%
Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 15$53,620$42,8962$1,749
Other Government Administration 15$58,257$46,60612$1,219
Judicial and Legal 4$10,392$31,1762$2,062
Police Protection - Officers 53$279,579$63,3010$0
Police - Other 38$100,177$31,6350$0
Streets and Highways 24$80,779$40,3900$0
Airports 2$7,936$47,6162$472
Health 4$7,472$22,4165$4,121
Solid Waste Management 23$55,422$28,9160$0
Parks and Recreation 19$61,396$38,77624$14,256
Water Supply 13$39,901$36,8320$0
Local Libraries 8$20,944$31,4169$4,041
Other and Unallocable 13$38,243$35,3010$0
Totals for Government 231$814,118$42,29256$27,920

Cortez government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,088,000 ($128.39)
    General Public Buildings: $515,000 ($60.77)
    Parks & Recreation: $433,000 ($51.10)
    Air Transportation: $380,000 ($44.84)
    Libraries: $336,000 ($39.65)
    Water Utilities: $170,000 ($20.06)
    Central Staff Services: $34,000 ($4.01)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $1,997,000 ($235.66)
    Parks & Recreation: $1,028,000 ($121.31)
    Central Staff Services: $851,000 ($100.42)
    Financial Administration: $727,000 ($85.79)
    Regular Highways: $683,000 ($80.60)
    Water Utilities: $678,000 ($80.01)
    Solid Waste Management: $635,000 ($74.94)
    Libraries: $296,000 ($34.93)
    General Public Buildings: $236,000 ($27.85)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $108,000 ($12.74)
    General - Other: $100,000 ($11.80)
    Air Transportation: $92,000 ($10.86)
  • Employee Retirement - Securities - Corporate Bonds (market): $816,000 ($96.29)
    Total Cash & Deposits: $80,000 ($9.44)
    Benefit Payments: $61,000 ($7.20)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $125,000 ($14.75)
    Libraries: $27,000 ($3.19)
    Solid Waste Management: $8,000 ($0.94)
    Water Utilities: $1,000 ($0.12)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,393,000 ($518.41)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $269,000 ($31.74)

Cortez government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $111,000 ($13.10)
  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $614,000 ($72.46)
    Parks & Recreation: $436,000 ($51.45)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $53,000 ($6.25)
    From Local Government: $46,000 ($5.43)
    From Other Government: $42,000 ($4.96)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - All Other: $503,000 ($59.36)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $241,000 ($28.44)
    Highways: $82,000 ($9.68)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $294,000 ($34.69)
    General Revenue, NEC: $232,000 ($27.38)
    Special Assessments: $63,000 ($7.43)
    Property Sale Other: $14,000 ($1.65)
    Rents: $6,000 ($0.71)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,548,000 ($182.68)
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $761,000 ($89.80)
    General Support: $647,000 ($76.35)
    Highways: $249,000 ($29.38)
  • Tax - Total General Sales: $5,920,000 ($698.61)
    Public Utilities: $300,000 ($35.40)
    Other Selective Sales: $258,000 ($30.45)
    NEC: $121,000 ($14.28)
    Property: $93,000 ($10.97)
    Motor Vehicle License: $23,000 ($2.71)

Cortez government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $4,633,000 ($546.73)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $4,585,000 ($541.07)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $48,000 ($5.66)

Cortez government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,795,000 ($1037.88)

9.08% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($39,788 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.08%
Colorado average:

10.77%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from La Plata County, CO  0.84% ($43,114 average AGI)
from San Juan County, NM  0.82% ($27,667)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.39% ($61,939)


8.14% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($30,717 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.14%
Colorado average:

10.03%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to San Juan County, NM  0.82% ($26,706 average AGI)
to La Plata County, CO  0.63% ($27,942)
to Mesa County, CO  0.48% ($36,075)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cortez:

  • KVFC (740 AM; 1 kW; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • KTNN (660 AM; 50 kW; WINDOW ROCK, AZ; Owner: THE NAVAJO NATION)
  • KNZZ (1100 AM; 50 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: M B C GRAND BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KLLV (550 AM; daytime; 2 kW; BREEN, CO; Owner: DAYSTAR RADIO, LTD.)
  • KIUP (930 AM; 5 kW; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KHAC (880 AM; 43 kW; TSE BONITO, NM; Owner: WESTERN INDIAN MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • KENN (1390 AM; 10 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KNDN (960 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: BASIN BROADCASTING CO.)
  • KRZE (1280 AM; 5 kW; FARMINGTON, NM; Owner: J. THOMAS DEVELOPMENT OF NM, INC.)
  • KKOB (770 AM; 50 kW; ALBUQUERQUE, NM; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KUBC (580 AM; 5 kW; MONTROSE, CO; Owner: WOODLAND COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • KJOL (620 AM; 10 kW; GRAND JUNCTION, CO; Owner: UNITED MINISTRIES)
  • KLTT (670 AM; 50 kW; COMMERCE CITY, CO; Owner: KLZ RADIO, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cortez:

  • KRTZ (98.7 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO., LLC)
  • K278AD (103.5 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KSJD (91.5 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: SAN JUAN BASIN AREA VOC-TECH SCHOOL)
  • K222AD (92.3 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K232DA (94.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K237CR (95.3 FM; HESPERUS, CO; Owner: NATIVE AMERICAN CHRISTIAN VOICE, INC.)
  • K242AJ (96.3 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • K265DC (100.9 FM; CORTEZ, ETC., CO; Owner: NAVAJO MISSIONS, INC.)
  • K281AC (104.1 FM; MANCOS, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)
  • KISZ-FM (97.9 FM; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K269EO (107.1 FM; DOLORES, CO; Owner: ALAN E. KARSH)
  • K248AJ (97.5 FM; MONTICELLO, UT; Owner: PROCLAIMING CHRIST'S LOVE MINISTRIES)
  • KIQX (101.3 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTINGS, LLC)
  • KRSJ (100.5 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: FOUR CORNERS BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KUTE (90.1 FM; IGNACIO, CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K210BA (89.9 FM; PURGATORY, ETC., CO; Owner: KUTE, INC.)
  • K216DB (91.1 FM; PLEASANT VIEW, CO; Owner: SAN JUAN BASIN AREA VOCATIONAL TECH.)
  • K249DE (97.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • KPTE (99.7 FM; DURANGO, CO; Owner: WINTON ROAD BROADCASTING CO, LLC)
  • K220DZ (91.9 FM; DOLORES, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)

TV broadcast stations around Cortez:

  • K08HQ (Channel 8; CHINLE, AZ; Owner: KOB-TV, LLC)
  • K06JF (Channel 6; CORTEZ, CO; Owner: EMMIS TELEVISION LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • K04OO (Channel 4; ISMAY CANYON, CO; Owner: SOUTHWEST COLORADO TV TRANSLATOR. ASSOCIATION)

Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2011 (per 100,000 population)

Cortez, Colorado:
  • Fatal accident count: 38
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 51
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 15
  • Fatalities: 38
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 96
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 13
Colorado average:
  • Fatal accident count: 160
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents: 248
  • Fatal accidents caused by drunken drivers: 73
  • Fatalities: 171
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents: 424
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents: 27
See more detailed statistics of Cortez fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cortez)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 77 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cortez, CO)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 59 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 53 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cortez)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 31 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cortez)

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 151
  • Hazardous Condition: 38
  • Good Intent Call: 6

Incident types - Cortez

See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cortez, CO
Most common first names in Cortez, CO among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary8981.9 years
John7974.2 years
James7671.9 years
William7176.2 years
Robert5669.3 years
Charles4573.8 years
George3878.1 years
Ruth3275.7 years
Frank2774.7 years
Margaret2577.3 years
Most common last names in Cortez, CO among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith4471.3 years
Johnson3074.2 years
Wilson2479.6 years
Martin2270.0 years
Brown2072.9 years
Miller1977.5 years
Taylor1981.5 years
Jones1675.9 years
Martinez1469.7 years
Reed1471.1 years
Businesses in Cortez, CO
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Arby's1Lane Furniture1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets8
Baymont Inn1McDonald's1
Best Western1Nike2
Big O Tires1Pizza Hut1
Budget Car Rental1RadioShack1
Burger King1Rodeway Inn1
Chevrolet1SONIC Drive-In1
Cold Stone Creamery1Safeway1
Dairy Queen1Sears1
Days Inn1Subway2
Dennys1Super 81
Econo Lodge1Taco Bell1
FedEx6True Value1
Ford1U-Haul1
GameStop1UPS6
H&R Block1Vans1
Holiday Inn1Vons1
Jones New York1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1
Kroger1Wendy's1

Cortez on our top lists:

  • #7 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Recyclable material merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest ratio of murders to rapes between 2001 and 2006"
  • #12 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Personal and laundry services (population 5,000+)"
  • #14 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Legal support workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #26 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #35 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #37 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Secondary school teachers (population 5,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest differences between daily high and daily low temperatures (population 5,000+)"
  • #97 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of police officers in 2006 per 1000 residents (population 5,000+)"
  • #100 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of workers with very short commute times (9 minutes or less) (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Sales and related occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most fire safe hotels and motels per 100,000 population (pop 5,000+)"
  • #90 (81321) on the list of "Top 101 zip codes with the largest percentage of residents speaking other language at home (pop 5,000+)"
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  • Wesley Robert Waggoner (1)
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Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2015.

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