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Time Zone: Montezuma County lies in the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Cortez is the Seat for Montezuma County.

Montezuma County was founded April 16, 1889 and was created by taking area from County.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Montezuma had a population of 25,368 people. This is an increase of 6.45% since the last Census (which gave a population of 23,830 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Montezuma represented 0.55% of the total population of Colorado, making it the state's 19th most populous county (out of 64 counties).

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201025,535+7.15%+0.66% since 2009
200925,368+6.45%+0.87% since 2008
200825,150+5.54%+0.17% since 2007
200725,108+5.36% 
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200023,830The Last Census

More information can be found on the Montezuma County Census Page for Montezuma County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Montezuma County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Montezuma County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Cortez   8,6327,9778.21% increase  
Mancos   1,2601,11912.6% increase  
Dolores   9168576.88% increase  

Websites for Montezuma County

Official Website:   www.co.montezuma.co.us/

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<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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