Cortez, Florida

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Population in 2010: 4,241.
Population change since 2000: -5.6%
Males: 2,343  (55.3%)
Females: 1,898  (44.7%)
Median resident age:

64.3 years
Florida median age:

42.4 years

Zip codes: 34210.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,389 (it was $36,577 in 2000)
Cortez:

$58,389
FL:

$59,227

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $40,783 (it was $26,476 in 2000)

Cortez CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $329,222 (it was $105,500 in 2000)
Cortez:

$329,222
FL:

$245,100

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $321,129; detached houses: $420,415; townhouses or other attached units: $267,382; in 2-unit structures: $176,664; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $321,326; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $449,118; mobile homes: $55,059

Median gross rent in 2019: $1,261.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cortez: 97.2 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 12.3%
(12.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 71.4% for Black residents, 29.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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  • Races in Cortez, FL (2019)
    • 4,13592.0%White alone
    • 1453.2%Asian alone
    • 1162.6%Hispanic
    • 160.4%Black alone
    • 170.4%Two or more races
    • 10.02%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Florida and other state lists, there was 1 registered sex offender living in Cortez, Florida as of August 16, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cortez is 4,258 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is much lower than the state average.


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Ancestries: American (14.7%), English (14.6%), German (12.8%), Irish (9.4%), Polish (6.7%), Dutch (5.0%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 4 feet

Land area: 2.19 square miles.

Population density: 1,934 people per square mile   (low).

Cortez, Florida map

280 residents are foreign born (4.3% Europe).

This place:

6.1%
Florida:

20.7%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $3,577 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,712 (0.9%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sarasota, FL (12.1 miles , pop. 52,715).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Petersburg, FL (22.0 miles , pop. 248,232).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (787.6 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Bradenton Beach, FL (1.3 miles ),
Holmes Beach, FL (2.0 miles ),
West Bradenton, FL (2.1 miles ),
Longboat Key, FL (2.2 miles ),
South Bradenton, FL (2.4 miles ),
Anna Maria, FL (2.4 miles ),
Bradenton, FL (2.5 miles ),
Bayshore Gardens, FL (2.5 miles )

Latitude: 27.46 N, Longitude: 82.67 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 941

Distribution of median household income in Cortez, FL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cortez, FL in 2019
Cortez satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.3%
Florida:

6.3%
Most common industries in Cortez, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (14.3%)
  • Health care (8.1%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (6.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.8%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (18.9%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (8.5%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.0%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.4%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.5%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (12.6%)
  • Construction (9.0%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.9%)
  • Publishing, motion picture & sound recording industries (6.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.7%)
Most common occupations in Cortez, FL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.6%)
  • Media and communications workers (3.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3.6%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.0%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.3%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.7%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (10.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (8.8%)
  • Media and communications workers (8.2%)
  • Registered nurses (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.3%)
  • Cashiers (4.6%)

Average climate in Cortez, Florida

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.7. This is about average.

City:

66.7
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2007 was 0.288. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.288
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.88. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.88
U.S.:

5.56
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2017 was 0.545. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 3.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.545
U.S.:

1.789
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.8
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 16.8. This is about average. Closest monitor was 14.2 miles away from the city center.

City:

16.8
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 6.91. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 3.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

6.91
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2004 was 0.00408. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 21.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00408
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Cortez-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Florida state average. It is 20% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/31/1958, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 5.3 miles away from the Cortez place center injured 4 people and caused between $5000 and $50,000 in damages.

On 4/4/1966, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 32.5 miles away from the place center killed 11 people and injured 530 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cortez-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Florida state average. It is 90% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 258.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 375.5 miles away from the city center
On 3/31/1992 at 14:59:39, a magnitude 3.8 (3.8 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 213.7 miles away from the city center
On 5/6/2018 at 16:47:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 368.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/18/1997 at 14:57:35, a magnitude 3.9 (3.9 MB, Depth: 20.5 mi) earthquake occurred 266.6 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 405.2 miles away from Cortez center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Manatee County (27) is a lot greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 18
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 11, Tropical Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Fires: 4, Storms: 4, Tornadoes: 2, Freeze: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cortez topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cortez:

  • BRADENTON HEALTH CARE (Nursing Home, about 3 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • NURSING CENTER AT FREEDOM VILLAGE, THE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • HERITAGE PARK CARE AND REHABILITATION CENTER (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • BLAKE MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 4 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • BRADENTON DIALYSIS CENTER LLC (Dialysis Facility, about 4 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • CASA MORA REHABILITATION AND EXTENDED CARE (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)
  • SURREY PLACE HEALTHCARE AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 4 miles away; BRADENTON, FL)

Amtrak stations near Cortez:

  • 13 miles: BRADENTON (I-75 & RTE. 64) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, call for taxi service.
  • 20 miles: SARASOTA (I-75 AT CLARK RD.) - Bus Station . Services: public payphones, snack bar, free short-term parking, paid long-term parking.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cortez:

  • State College of Florida-Manatee-Sarasota (about 6 miles; Bradenton, FL; Full-time enrollment: 8,012)
  • Eckerd College (about 18 miles; Saint Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 2,437)
  • University of South Florida-St Petersburg (about 21 miles; St. Petersburg, FL; FT enrollment: 4,459)
  • St Petersburg College (about 31 miles; Clearwater, FL; FT enrollment: 21,467)
  • Hillsborough Community College (about 36 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 19,838)
  • The University of Tampa (about 36 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 7,216)
  • Strayer University-Florida (about 38 miles; Tampa, FL; FT enrollment: 2,723)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: West Manatee Fire and Rescue Station 2 (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in Cortez: Andrews Christian Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Palma Sola Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Court: Manatee County - Clerk Of Circuit Court- Courthouse- Cortez Schoolhouse Mu (4523 123rd Street Court West).

Manatee County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Average household size:
This place:

1.9 people
Florida:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

59.0%
Whole state:

65.2%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

6.0%
Whole state:

7.3%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.5% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
3 people in military barracks, etc. in 2000

For population 15 years and over in Cortez:

Marital status in Cortez, FL
  • Never married: 18.0%
  • Now married: 50.9%
  • Separated: 1.0%
  • Widowed: 11.3%
  • Divorced: 18.8%

For population 25 years and over in Cortez:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 34.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 16.0%
  • Unemployed: 4.3%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 18.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Florida average:

12.1

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cortez
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cortez, FL (based on Manatee County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic50,7009
Evangelical Protestant48,255158
Mainline Protestant17,18040
Black Protestant2,51918
Other2,34717
Orthodox9602
None200,872-
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: 63
Manatee County:

2.01 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

2.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 4
Here:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

0.11 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 44
This county:

1.40 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

1.28 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 73
Here:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
State:

3.04 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 211
Manatee County:

6.72 / 10,000 pop.
Florida:

7.45 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

9.1%
Florida:

9.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Manatee County:

22.7%
Florida:

23.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Manatee County:

19.8%
Florida:

14.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cortez:

56.2%
Florida:

51.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

52.3%
State:

49.4%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.9
Florida:

28.6

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.6%
State:

19.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

11.9%
Florida:

10.7%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cortez:

7.0
Florida:

6.9

Overweight people:
Cortez:

38.2%
Florida:

34.7%

General health condition:
Cortez:

57.6%
Florida:

57.0%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

73.1%
Florida:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cortez, FL Residents

9.99% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($88,543 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.99%
Florida average:

7.69%

0.05% of residents moved from foreign countries ($994 average AGI)
Manatee County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Sarasota County, FL  2.00% ($55,082 average AGI)
from Hillsborough County, FL  0.59% ($59,039)
from Pinellas County, FL  0.47% ($61,837)


6.66% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($56,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.66%
Florida average:

6.59%

0.05% of residents moved to foreign countries ($527 average AGI)
Manatee County:

0.05%
Florida average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Sarasota County, FL  1.53% ($65,239 average AGI)
to Hillsborough County, FL  0.57% ($52,684)
to Pinellas County, FL  0.41% ($50,972)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cortez:

  • WMGG (820 AM; 50 kW; LARGO, FL; Owner: MEGA COMMUNICATIONS OF ST. PETERSBURG LICENSEE)
  • WBRD (1420 AM; 3 kW; PALMETTO, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP, INC.)
  • WQYK (1010 AM; 50 kW; SEFFNER, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF TAMPA)
  • WFLA (970 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WWPR (1490 AM; 1 kW; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: GREENROSE BROADCASTING SERVICES, INC)
  • WLSS (930 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: WGUL-FM, INC.)
  • WHNZ (1250 AM; 25 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WIBQ (1220 AM; 5 kW; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NOVA BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WFLF (540 AM; 50 kW; PINE HILLS, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WTIS (1110 AM; daytime; 10 kW; TAMPA, FL; Owner: WTIS-AM, INC.)
  • WRXB (1590 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG BEACH, FL; Owner: METROPOLITAN RADIO GROUP OF FLORIDA, INC.)
  • WDAE (620 AM; 5 kW; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WQTM (740 AM; 50 kW; ORLANDO, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cortez:

  • WCTQ (106.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WHPT (102.5 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WPOI (101.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWRM (94.9 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WRBQ-FM (104.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WFLZ-FM (93.3 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WMTX (100.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WQYK-FM (99.5 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORPORATION OF FLORIDA)
  • WTBT (103.5 FM; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLLD (98.7 FM; HOLMES BEACH, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSJT (94.1 FM; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WSRZ-FM (107.9 FM; CORAL COVE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WBVM (90.5 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: BISHOP OF THE DIOCESE/ST. PETERSBURG)
  • WUSF (89.7 FM; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF S. FLORIDA)
  • WXTB (97.9 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WKZM (104.3 FM; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THE MOODY BIBLE INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO)
  • WSSR (95.7 FM; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBBY (107.3 FM; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYUU (92.5 FM; SAFETY HARBOR, FL; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WDDV (92.1 FM; VENICE, FL; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)

TV broadcast stations around Cortez:

  • WSVT-LP (Channel 18; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WEDU (Channel 3; TAMPA, FL; Owner: FLORIDA WEST COAST PUBLIC BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WVEA-TV (Channel 62; VENICE, FL; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • WWSB (Channel 40; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCAST CORPORATION OF SARASOTA)
  • WXPX (Channel 66; BRADENTON, FL; Owner: PAXSON COMMUNICATION LICENSE COMPANY, LLC)
  • WTOG (Channel 44; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VIACOM INTERNATIONAL INC.)
  • WFLA-TV (Channel 8; TAMPA, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WFTS-TV (Channel 28; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TAMPA BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • W34AW (Channel 34; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WUSF-TV (Channel 16; TAMPA, FL; Owner: UNIVERSITY OF SOUTH FLORIDA)
  • WTTA (Channel 38; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: BAY TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WFTT (Channel 50; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TELEFUTURA TAMPA LLC)
  • WTVT (Channel 13; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TVT LICENSE, INC.)
  • WCLF (Channel 22; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: CHRISTIAN TELEVISION CORPORATION, INC.)
  • W48CN (Channel 48; SARASOTA, FL; Owner: NATIONAL MINORITY T.V., INC.)
  • WTAM-LP (Channel 6; TAMPA, FL; Owner: U.S. INTERACTIVE, L.L.C.)
  • W61AI (Channel 61; ROCK HARBOR, FL; Owner: MAKO COMMUNICATIONS, LLC)
  • WTSP (Channel 10; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: PACIFIC AND SOUTHERN COMPANY, INC.)
  • WMOR-TV (Channel 32; LAKELAND, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • W33CC (Channel 33; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WSPF-CA (Channel 35; ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: CITY OF ST. PETERSBURG)
  • W56EB (Channel 56; TAMPA, FL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WARP-CA (Channel 20; TAMPA-ST. PETERSBURG, FL; Owner: SUNSHINE BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • W56CN (Channel 56; VENICE, FL; Owner: WMOR-TV COMPANY)
  • WXAX-LP (Channel 26; CLEARWATER, FL; Owner: TIGER EYE BROADCASTING CORP.)
Cortez fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2019
See more detailed statistics of Cortez fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 3ft / 1.0mTotal length
  • 4,037Total average daily traffic
  • 211Total average daily truck traffic
  • 7,004Total future (year 2038) average daily traffic

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

11 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cortez)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

2
  • STATION, 8614-46 Ave (Lat: 27.460028 Lon: -82.645639), Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WNTA905,
    Assigned Frequencies: 928.481 MHz, 952.481 MHz, Grant Date: 01/29/2010, Expiration Date: 02/01/2020, Cancellation Date: 01/23/2020, Registrant: Florida Power & Light Co., 9250 W. Flagler Street, Miami, FL 33174, Phone: (305) 552-2559, Fax: (305) 552-4174, Email:
  • BOOSTER STAT, 11860 Cortez Road West (Lat: 27.469472 Lon: -82.680806), Type: Ltower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Overall height: 65.2 m, Call Sign: WQYS315,
    Assigned Frequencies: 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, 5974.85 MHz, 6093.45 MHz, Grant Date: 12/29/2016, Expiration Date: 12/29/2026, Certifier: Wilfredo Miranda, Registrant: Alpha-Omega Communications, LLC, Sarasota, FL 34277, Phone: (941) 350-9618, Fax: (941) 383-8232, Email:

FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers:

3
  • 4227 129th St W (Lat: 27.478361 Lon: -82.696222), Type: Building, Overall height: 3 m, Call Sign: WHW650, Licensee ID: L00001655,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 2.09790 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 2.18340 MHz, 156.950 MHz, 4.14740 MHz, 6.22840 MHz, 8.29540 MHz, 12.3544 MHz, 16.5294 MHz, 22.1694 MHz, Grant Date: 02/23/1999, Expiration Date: 03/21/2004, Cancellation Date: 05/23/2004, Registrant: Deep Reef Fisheries Inc, 4227 129th St W, Cortez, FL 34215
  • 4600 124th St W (Lat: 27.465306 Lon: -82.685944), Type: Building, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQB568, Licensee ID: L00013745,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.950 MHz, Grant Date: 06/14/2005, Expiration Date: 06/15/2015, Cancellation Date: 08/15/2015, Registrant: A P Bell Fish Co Inc, 4600 124th St W, Cortez, FL 34215, Phone: (941) 794-1249, Fax: (941) 795-4637, Email:
  • 4600 124th St. West (Lat: 27.465306 Lon: -82.685944), Type: Bant, Structure height: 0 m, Overall height: 9 m, Call Sign: WQXH879,
    Assigned Frequencies: 156.450 MHz, 156.800 MHz, 156.950 MHz, Grant Date: 03/09/2016, Expiration Date: 03/09/2026, Certifier: Karen Bell, Registrant: A.P. Bell Fish Company, 4600 124th Street West, Cortez, FL 34215, Phone: (941) 794-1249, Fax: (941) 795-4637, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

9 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cortez)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172E (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3707S, N3707S, N-3707S, Serial Number: 17250907, Year manufactured: 1963, Certificate Issue Date: 07/12/2011
    Registrant (Corporation): Gulfstream Boats Inc, Po Box 579, Cortez, FL 34215
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 63256, N63256, N-63256, Serial Number: 15077207, Airworthiness Date: 08/28/1975, Certificate Issue Date: 08/08/2019
    Registrant (Individual): Richard G Cheek, Po Box 582, Cortez, FL 34215
  • Aircraft: TAYLORCRAFT BC12-D (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 78 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 95233, N95233, N-95233, Serial Number: 9633, Year manufactured: 1946, Certificate Issue Date: 10/23/1968
    Registrant (Individual): Richard G Cheek, Po Box 582, Cortez, FL 34215

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED4$160,99840$157,95249$198,0403$143,73333$148,9901$46,870
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$03$291,5307$280,0140$02$246,5350$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$150,9206$160,76329$213,1782$40,77514$182,8600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN2$174,3557$205,69312$244,2710$07$130,5660$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$08$181,3880$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.01

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED0$00$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$320,5900$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED2$175,2951$210,910
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0011.01

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cortez, FL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cortez, FL - Value
Most common first names in Cortez, FL among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Robert870.8 years
Charles878.9 years
Paul675.9 years
James671.9 years
Dorothy571.0 years
Margaret485.0 years
John473.2 years
Mary479.5 years
William460.7 years
Edward477.8 years
Most common last names in Cortez, FL among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Fulford578.4 years
Guthrie474.5 years
Taylor488.0 years
Jones377.3 years
Allen361.0 years
Cipriani380.3 years
Henry374.7 years
Lee379.7 years
Lewis380.6 years
Fraire277.5 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cortez, FL
  • 97.1%Electricity
  • 1.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Utility gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cortez, FL
  • 94.5%Electricity
  • 5.5%No fuel used


Cortez compared to Florida state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age significantly above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.

Cortez on our top lists:

  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Europe (population 500+)"
  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of infant deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #46 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #50 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of people without health insurance coverage in 2000 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #72 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
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Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2022.