Cortez, CO
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Cortez is a somewhat small city located in the state of Colorado. With a population of 8,715 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cortez is the 57th largest community in Colorado.

Cortez is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Cortez is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cortez who work in office and administrative support (13.39%), food service (9.93%), and teaching (9.36%).

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.83 minutes getting to work every day.

Cortez is a small city, and as such doesn't have a public transit system that people use to get to and from their jobs every day.

The citizens of Cortez are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 23.13% of adults in Cortez having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cortez in 2010 was $20,015, which is lower middle income relative to Colorado and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $80,060 for a family of four.

Cortez is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cortez home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cortez residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Cortez also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.83% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cortez include English, German, Italian, and French .

The most common language spoken in Cortez is English. Other important languages spoken here include Navajo and Spanish.

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