Cortez, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cortez, Florida - Basic Facts

The Cortez Census Designated Place had a population of 4,588 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018.

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Cortez, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 4,588
Population in Households 4,588
Population in Familes 3,246
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,021
Diversity Index3 11


Median Household Income $50,228
Average Household Income $75,295
Per Capita Income $40,667


Total Housing Units 3,760 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,922 (51.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 556 (14.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,282 (34.1%)
Median Home Value $258,772
Average Home Value $331,048


Total Households 2,478
Average Household Size 1.85
Family Households 1,421
Average Family Size 2
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.96% 1.37%
Households 0.99% 1.37%
Families 0.64% 1.14%
Median Household Income   2.54%
Per Capita Income   4.18%

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, 2018 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 # 485 47th
Population Density # 389 58th
Diversity Index # 888 3rd
Median Household Income # 445 52nd
Per Capita Income # 170 82nd

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