Cortez, Colorado

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Population in 2017: 8,709 (95% urban, 5% rural).
Population change since 2000: +9.2%
 
Males: 4,317  (49.6%)
Females: 4,392  (50.4%)
Median resident age:

37.0 years
Colorado median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 81321.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $42,135 (it was $28,776 in 2000)
Cortez:

$42,135
CO:

$69,117

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $27,264 (it was $18,040 in 2000)

Cortez city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $188,070 (it was $86,300 in 2000)
Cortez:

$188,070
CO:

$348,900

Median gross rent in 2017: $817.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cortez: 85.7 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 21.4%
(17.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 27.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 34.2% for American Indian residents, 38.3% for other race residents, 12.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cortez, CO (2017)
    • 6,00066.1%White alone
    • 1,49816.5%American Indian alone
    • 1,25213.8%Hispanic
    • 3764.1%Two or more races
    • 70.08%Asian alone
    • 10.01%Black alone

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



According to our research of Colorado and other state lists, there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Cortez, Colorado as of June 07, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cortez is 138 to 1.


Crime rates in Cortez by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
1
(12.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.3)
1
(11.5)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
4
(47.2)
4
(46.6)
2
(23.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(33.0)
1
(11.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
2
(23.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
5
(57.6)
2
(23.3)
2
(23.2)
3
(35.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.6)
1
(11.4)
4
(44.0)
3
(34.3)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
16
(191.3)
22
(261.9)
21
(246.7)
12
(139.6)
22
(253.5)
17
(198.4)
21
(243.3)
23
(268.4)
12
(141.7)
12
(139.7)
11
(127.4)
13
(148.4)
8
(88.0)
24
(274.7)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
47
(561.8)
32
(381.0)
20
(234.9)
16
(186.1)
16
(184.3)
18
(210.0)
20
(231.7)
18
(210.1)
16
(188.9)
5
(58.2)
9
(104.3)
8
(91.3)
2
(22.0)
9
(103.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
319
(3,813)
269
(3,202)
288
(3,383)
262
(3,047)
360
(4,147)
316
(3,687)
333
(3,859)
265
(3,093)
321
(3,790)
304
(3,540)
230
(2,665)
199
(2,271)
283
(3,112)
221
(2,529)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
14
(167.3)
11
(131.0)
10
(117.5)
9
(104.7)
12
(138.2)
11
(128.4)
6
(69.5)
14
(163.4)
11
(129.9)
14
(163.0)
5
(57.9)
2
(22.8)
3
(33.0)
9
(103.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.6)
2
(23.0)
1
(11.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(11.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)267.4224.8210.5230.5280.9219.1231.7215.7288.5227.4166.0132.2185.8191.0

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City-data.com crime index in Cortez, CO

Crime rate in Cortez detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 47 (29 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

3.32
Colorado average:

2.17
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Ancestries: American (28.0%), English (6.0%), German (5.1%), Italian (4.2%), Irish (3.4%), Scottish (2.1%).

Current Local Time: MST time zone

Incorporated on 11/10/1902

Elevation: 6201 feet

Land area: 5.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,583 people per square mile   (low).

Cortez, Colorado map

324 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 0.6% Europe).

This city:

3.6%
Colorado:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $813 (0.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $728 (0.4%)

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 )

Latitude: 37.35 N, Longitude: 108.58 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +1,583 (+17.4%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,622 (64.6%)

Area code: 970

Distribution of median household income in Cortez, CO in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cortez, CO in 2017
Cortez satellite photo by USGS

Cortez tourist attractions:

Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Colorado:

3.0%
Historical population in Cortez, CO
Historical housing units in Cortez, CO

Population change in the 1990s: +603 (+8.2%).
Most common industries in Cortez, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (11.8%)
  • Health care (10.8%)
  • Educational services (10.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.8%)
  • Public administration (4.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.2%)
  • Health care (6.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.5%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (4.4%)
  • Educational services (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.9%)
  • Public administration (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (16.3%)
  • Health care (15.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (14.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (6.5%)
  • Personal & laundry services (5.8%)
  • Public administration (4.6%)
  • Finance & insurance (4.0%)
Most common occupations in Cortez, CO (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Carpenters (6.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.1%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Supervisors, construction and extraction workers (4.8%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (7.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.2%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.7%)
  • Registered nurses (4.3%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)

Average climate in Cortez, Colorado

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Cortez, Colorado environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 61.1. This is better than average.

City:

61.1
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 34.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 0.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

34.7
U.S.:

33.3

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 Cortez 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 Cortez 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 the city 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 (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 2

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

Hospitals and medical centers in Cortez:

  • SOUTHWEST MEMORIAL HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Private, 1311 N MILDRED RD)
  • VISTA GRANDE INN (680 E HOSPITAL DRIVE)
  • 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)

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:

Private high school in Cortez:

  • LIGHTHOUSE CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 30, Location: 11502 HIGHWAY 145, Grades: KG-10)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cortez:

Private elementary/middle school in Cortez:

  • CORTEZ ADVENTIST CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 16, Location: 540 W 4TH ST, Grades: KG-6)
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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)

Points of interest:

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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).

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

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

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)
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

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.

For population 15 years and over in Cortez:

Marital status in Cortez, CO
  • Never married: 32.9%
  • Now married: 44.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 6.0%
  • Divorced: 16.3%

For population 25 years and over in Cortez:

  • High school or higher: 87.5%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.9%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 10.6%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.8 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.2
Colorado average:

11.3

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cortez
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Neighborhoods in Cortez:

(Cortez, Colorado Neighborhood Map)

Religion statistics for Cortez, CO (based on Montezuma County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant3,33428
Other2,3318
Catholic1,2883
Mainline Protestant1,0658
None17,517-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
This 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.
Colorado:

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
This county:

12.71 / 10,000 pop.
Colorado:

8.99 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Montezuma County:

6.3%
Colorado:

5.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Here:

19.0%
State:

18.4%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Montezuma County:

8.2%
State:

9.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

49.0%
State:

48.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cortez:

46.1%
Colorado:

46.2%

Average BMI:
Cortez:

28.9
Colorado:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cortez:

22.9%
Colorado:

21.2%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Here:

11.2%
Colorado:

10.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cortez:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

35.4%
State:

33.3%

General health condition:
Here:

54.8%
Colorado:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

77.8%
State:

79.8%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cortez, CO Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police - Other 43$164,931$46,0270$0
Parks and Recreation 14$52,439$44,94836$26,332
Solid Waste Management 12$40,597$40,5970$0
Streets and Highways 11$43,497$47,4510$0
Water Supply 8$33,449$50,1740$0
Financial Administration 7$29,477$50,5320$0
Other Government Administration 6$35,887$71,7747$2,900
Other and Unallocable 5$20,533$49,2791$286
Local Libraries 4$14,760$44,2807$9,079
Health 4$13,744$41,2323$3,240
Police Protection - Officers 3$18,932$75,7280$0
Airports 2$8,374$50,2440$0
Judicial and Legal 1$3,953$47,4362$3,038
Totals for Government 120$480,573$48,05756$44,875

Cortez government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Air Transportation: $2,328,000 ($267.31)
    Regular Highways: $1,529,000 ($175.57)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $4,740,000 ($544.26)
    Parks and Recreation: $2,686,000 ($308.42)
    Water Utilities: $1,256,000 ($144.22)
    Central Staff Services: $1,252,000 ($143.76)
    Regular Highways: $1,057,000 ($121.37)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,056,000 ($121.25)
    General - Other: $699,000 ($80.26)
    Libraries: $616,000 ($70.73)
    Financial Administration: $508,000 ($58.33)
    General Public Buildings: $276,000 ($31.69)
    Air Transportation: $210,000 ($24.11)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $198,000 ($22.74)
    Electric Utilities: $4,000 ($0.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $381,000 ($43.75)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $21,000 ($2.41)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $974,000 ($111.84)
    Water Utilities: $450,000 ($51.67)
    Parks and Recreation: $29,000 ($3.33)
    Police Protection: $3,000 ($0.34)

Cortez government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Other: $1,592,000 ($182.80)
    Solid Waste Management: $1,129,000 ($129.64)
    Parks and Recreation: $552,000 ($63.38)
    Air Transportation: $212,000 ($24.34)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $2,232,000 ($256.29)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $923,000 ($105.98)
    General Revenue - Other: $407,000 ($46.73)
    Fines and Forfeits: $132,000 ($15.16)
    Donations From Private Sources: $103,000 ($11.83)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,139,000 ($245.61)
    Electric Utilities: $70,000 ($8.04)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,664,000 ($191.07)
    Other: $569,000 ($65.33)
    Highways: $181,000 ($20.78)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $11,091,000 ($1273.51)
    Public Utilities Sales: $706,000 ($81.07)
    Property: $112,000 ($12.86)
    Other License: $94,000 ($10.79)

Cortez government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,881,000 ($1019.75)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $8,226,000 ($944.54)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $655,000 ($75.21)

Cortez government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,116,000 ($1735.68)

8.44% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,413 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.44%
Colorado average:

10.99%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from San Juan County, NM  1.39% ($33,574 average AGI)
from La Plata County, CO  0.94% ($35,185)
from Maricopa County, AZ  0.38% ($40,324)


6.45% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($42,354 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Colorado average:

9.96%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to La Plata County, CO  0.69% ($36,182 average AGI)
to Maricopa County, AZ  0.39% ($56,919)
to San Juan County, NM  0.38% ($34,111)
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

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)
Cortez fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Cortez fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 5Number of bridges
  • 36ft / 10.7mTotal length
  • $199,000Total costs
  • 19,770Total average daily traffic
  • 1,650Total average daily truck traffic
  • 28,617Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cortez)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 111 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Cortez, CO)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 15 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 78 (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: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 87 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cortez)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 26 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cortez)

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 115. The highest number of reported fires - 154 took place in 2002, and the least - 65 in 2013. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Cortez, CO When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (62.8%), and Structure Fires (22.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cortez, CO
    • 1,22562.8%Outside Fires
    • 43022.1%Structure Fires
    • 1668.5%Other
    • 1296.6%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cortez, CO

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cortez, Colorado:

  • Best Western Turquoise Inn & Suites, 535 E Main St, Cortez, Colorado 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3778, Fax: (970) 565-3439
  • Travelodge, 440 S Broadway, Cortez, Colorado 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3755, Fax: (970) 565-7214
  • Travelodge Cortez, 1120 E Main St, Cortez, Colorado 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3761, Fax: (970) 564-9320
  • Cortez Mesa Verde Inn, 640 S Broadway, Cortez, Colorado 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3773, Fax: (970) 565-1027
  • Days Inn Of Cortez, Hwy 160 And Jct 145, Cortez, Colorado 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-8577
  • Hampton Inn Mesa Verde/Cortez, 2244 E Hawkins St, Cortez, Colorado 81321 , Phone: (970) 564-5924, Fax: (970) 564-5925
  • White Eagle Inn, 2110 S Broadway, Cortez, Colorado 81321 , Phone: (970) 565-3333
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cortez, Colorado
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
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cortez, CO
  • 73.4%Utility gas
  • 11.3%Electricity
  • 10.1%Wood
  • 4.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.8%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cortez, CO
  • 67.5%Utility gas
  • 30.4%Electricity
  • 1.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel


Cortez compared to Colorado state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Cortez on our top lists:

  • #65 on the list of "Top 100 highest located cities (pop. 5,000+)"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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