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Cortez is a city in Montezuma County.
It is the county seat.
The community was named for Hern?n Cort?s (also Hernando or Fernando Cortez), Spanish conquistador.
The latitude of Cortez is 37.348N. The longitude is -108.585W.It is in the Mountain Standard time zone. Elevation is 6,191 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,181.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cortez demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Montezuma County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 81321 ZIP code.
18% of Cortez residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cortez ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cortez was $18,040, compared with $21,587 nationally.
19% of Cortez residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
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Median rent in Cortez, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $743.
Libraries in Cortez include Cortez Public Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cortez include Cortez Journal
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSJD.
Montezuma County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cortez political report.
The average commute time for Cortez workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
Hotels in Cortez include Anasazi Motor Inn, Best Western, Budget Host Inn Cortez, Comfort Inn Cortez, Cortez Travelodge, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Cortez, Holiday Inn Express, National 9 Inn Sand Canyon, Rodeway Inn Cortez ... More hotels.
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