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Welcome to Cortez ...
The location of Cortez has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>
From the Census Estimates for 2019, Cortez has a population of 8,754 people<3> (see below for details).
While we don't have a date for the establishment of Cortez, you might get a feel for its founding by knowing that they incorporated November 10, 1902.
Cortez is 6,180 feet [1,884 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Cortez is about 1¼ mile [or ~1¾ km] above sea level.
Time Zone: Cortez lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time
Cortez is within the boundaries of the (970) area code.
The ZIP code for Cortez: 81321<5>
Websites for Cortez ...
Official Website: www.cityofcortez.com/
Population Details ...
Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cortez had an population of 8,754 people. This is an increase of 3.21% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 9.74% since the 2000 Census).
At the time of the 2010 Census, Cortez had a population of 8,482 people (which is 33.22% of the total population of Montezuma County). This makes Cortez the county's most populous community.
The population of Cortez represents 0.17% of the population of Colorado (which has 5,029,196 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.
With a 2010 count of 8,482 people, the population of Cortez increased 6.33% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 7,977 people).
More information can be found on the Census Page for Cortez.
Communities Also Named Cortez ...
Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Cortez - they are located in California, Florida, Kansas, Nevada, New Mexico, Pennsylvania (2) and Texas.
For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cortez.
Communities near Cortez ...
We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cortez.
To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...
We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.
We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cortez. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cortez.
Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cortez. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cortez.
We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cortez. Our list includes 8 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cortez.
TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cortez ...
Looking for more information about Cortez? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.
In addition to the Tourism page for Cortez, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cortez.
Adding Cortez to Our Gazetteer ...
We originally found mention of Cortez in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.
In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cortez was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).
We also found Cortez in the The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States (Second Edition).
For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cortez on our Genealogy Page.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Cortez: www.cityofcortez.com/
The official website for Montezuma County: www.co.montezuma.co.us/
The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.gov/
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2022