Cortez

It is also the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, one of the most popular places to visit in the region.

Welcome to Cortez

When you drive into Cortez, you have reached the "Heart of Southwest Colorado." It is also the gateway to Mesa Verde National Park, one of the most popular places to visit in the region. The are surrounding Cortez features the La Plata Mountains to the east, the Great Sage Plain to the southwest, and the Ute Mountains to the west.

Overview for Cortez, CO

8,742 people live in Cortez, where the median age is 37.9 and the average individual income is $24,833. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,742

Total Population

37.9 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$24,833

Average individual Income

Around Cortez, CO

There's plenty to do around Cortez, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

77
Very Walkable
Walking Score
56
Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Books, Liquid Assets, and Yellow Car Country Wines.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 0.73 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 0.08 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining 1.38 miles 16 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.74 miles 8 reviews 4.9/5 stars
Dining · $ 1.25 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Dining · $$ 0.12 miles 37 reviews 4.7/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Cortez, CO

Cortez has 3,546 households, with an average household size of 2.44. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cortez do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 8,742 people call Cortez home. The population density is 1,403.22 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

8,742

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

37.9

Median Age

49.02 / 50.98%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
3,546

Total Households

2.44

Average Household Size

$24,833

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cortez, CO

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The following schools are within or nearby Cortez. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Mesa Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
Children's Kiva Montessori School
PUBLIC
K - 8th
No rating available
Cortez Adventist Christian School
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
Montezuma-Cortez Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
No rating available
Manaugh Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
No rating available
Montezuma-Cortez High School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
2/5
Southwest Open Charter School
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
No rating available
Kemper Elementary School
PUBLIC
K - 5th
1/5
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