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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.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,776
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cortez demographic reports
Cortez is in the Montezuma Valley.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 10. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 1.2 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Ute Mountain Mesa Verde Birding Festival - May 10-13, 2007
  • Mesa Verde Country Wine & Art Festival - Aug. 24-26, 2007
  • Montezuma County Fair - July 29-August 4, 2007
  • Pumpkin Festival - Oct. 20, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cortez web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Mesa Verde National Park, McPhee Reservoir
Historic sites and museums: Cortez Cultural Center, Crow Canyon Archeological Center, Hovenweep National Monument, Lowry Indian Ruins, Anasazi Heritage Center
Colleges and universities: San Juan Basin Area Vocational School
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was above the national average. (See library links below.)

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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.

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Ancestry & family history

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.

Education

19% of Cortez residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Cortez festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cortez, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $393.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $743.


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Libraries in Cortez include Cortez Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cortez include Cortez Journal

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by KSJD.

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Montezuma County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cortez political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cortez workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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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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