Cortez, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cortez, Florida - Basic Facts

The Cortez Census Designated Place had a population of 4,396 as of July 1, 2016. Cortez ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cortez is located at latitude 27.4677 and longitude -82.6685 in Manatee County. The formal boundaries for the Cortez Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.27 sq. miles and a water area of 2.83 sq. miles. Manatee County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 3 feet.

The Cortez Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2402798) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Cortez Census Designated Place is located within Bradenton CCD of Manatee County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cortez population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cortez, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,396
Population in Households 4,396
Population in Familes 3,151
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 1,936
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 2,366
Average Household Size 1.86
Family Households 1,367
Average Family Size 2


Total Housing Units 3,661 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,809 (49.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 557 (15.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,295 (35.4%)
Median Home Value $222,656
Average Home Value $315,644


Median Household Income $48,373
Average Household Income $67,823
Per Capita Income $36,504
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.58% 1.04%
Households 0.57% 1.07%
Families 0.22% 0.83%
Median Household Income   2.2%
Per Capita Income   1.92%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cortez, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cortez to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 489 47th
Population Density1 # 392 57th
Diversity Index2 # 890 3rd
Median Household Income # 407 56th
Per Capita Income # 186 80th

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