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The City of Cortez is located in Montezuma County in the state of Colorado (CO).

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Cortez, Colorado, a City, in Montezuma County.
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Cortez Latitude: 37.3484 Longitude: -108.7341

The Zip Code for Cortez, CO is: 81321

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The City of Cortez

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Cortez Colorado Physical Characteristics:

The City of Cortez has an area of 6.2 square miles
  • Land: 6.2137266409266 Sq. Mi. (99.56%)
  • Water: 0.027178764478764 Sq. Mi.(0.44%)
The Cortez City takes up 0.3% of the area of Montezuma County.

Map Location Coordinates:

  • Latitude: +37.3497833
  • Longitude: -108.5766870
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Cortez, CO Climate Information:

  • Average Temperature: 48.5°F
  • Average Rainfall: 13.6 inches
*Based on annual average for Weather Station USW00093069 CORTEZ MONTEZUMA CO AP
Latitude: 37.3031 Longitude: -108.6275 Elevation: 802.6 feet.

Cortez, CO Population Data:

According to the 2010 U.S. Census, the population of Cortez was 8,482 people, which is 33.2 % of the entire population of Montezuma County.


  • 48.14% Male
  • 51.86% Female


  • 79.191% White
  • 0.389% Black
  • 0.849% Asian
  • 11.75% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 0.02% Pacific Islander
  • 3.325% Mixed
  • 4.468% Other


  • 84.25% Not Hispanic or Latino
  • 15.75% Hispanic or Latino
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Cortez, CO Housing Information:

Average Household Size: 2.3
Number of Residences: 3,885
  • Occupied: 3,590 (92.41%)
  • Vacant: 295 (7.59%)
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Empire Electric Assn Inc
491101 - Electric Companies
801 N Broadway, Cortez, Colorado 81321-2015
Neal Stephens (970) 565-4444 (970) 565-2137
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