Demographics

Demographics:

The median annual income: 

Cortez: $51,924

Montezuma County: $58,355

Labor Force (Montezuma County):

13,500 people in the labor force

3.5% unemployment rate

Population:                 

Cortez: 8,909 (annual population increase 1.5%)

Montezuma County: 26,248 (annual population increase 1.3%)

Age distribution:

Percent of PopulationCity of CortezMontezuma County
Under 1824%21%
18 - 248%7%
25 - 54
Primary Workforce
35%34%
55 - 6413%15%
Over 6520%23%
MEDIAN AGE3745


Education:

High School Diploma / Equivalent: 53.4%

Some College or Associates Degree: 33%

Bachelor’s Degree: 20%

Post Bachelor Degree: 10%

Households:

Total:  3,460

Persons per household: 2.5%

Household w/broadband: 79.6%

Owner Occupied: 55.4%

Gender:

Male: 49%

Female: 51%

Updated November 2023, Source: US Census Bureau

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Ethnicity Cortez County
White alone 78.5% 81.7%
Black or African American Alone 1.2% 0.5%
American Indian and Alaska Native Alone 9.8% 14.3%
Asian alone 2.2% 0.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone 0.0% 0.1%
Two or More Races 3.7% 2.7%
Hispanic or Latino 22% 12.8%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino 64.5% 71.7%