Cortez demographics profile

Population density (sq mi)1,3715091
Median age36.636.437.7
Male/Female ratio1.0:11.0:11.0:1
Married (15yrs & older)50%56%55%
Families w/ Kids under 1838%45%43%
Speak English84%83%79%
Speak Spanish6%12%13%
Cortez, CO has a population of 8,683 and is the 4,390th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,371 per sq mi which is 2653% higher than the Colorado average and 1413% higher than the national average. The median age in Cortez is 37 which is approximately 1% higher than the Colorado average of 36. In Cortez, 50% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 84% speak English and 6% speak Spanish. 42% of Cortez residents were born in Colorado, 55% were born out of state, 0% were born outside of the United States and 4% were foreign born.
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  • The population density in Cortez is 2653% higher than Colorado.
  • The median age in Cortez is 1% higher than Colorado.
  • In Cortez 77.10% of the population is White.
  • In Cortez 0.13% of the population is Black or African American.
  • In Cortez 0.08% of the population is Asian.

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Cortez population breakdown by race

Black or African American0.13%4.09%12.63%
American Indian15.49%0.94%0.82%
Native Hawaiian0.00%0.14%0.18%
Mixed race4.16%3.43%3.06%
Other race3.04%4.18%4.75%
In Cortez, 13.5% of people are of Hispanic or Latino origin.
Please note: Hispanics may be of any race, so also are included in any/all of the applicable race categories above.

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Source: The Cortez, CO demographics data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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