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Cortez is in Manatee County, in the Sarasota-Bradenton metro area.
The community was named after Hernando Cortes, explorer
The latitude of Cortez is 27.468N. The longitude is -82.686W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 3 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 4,491.
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21% of Cortez residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cortez ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cortez was $26,476, compared with $21,587 nationally.
22% of Cortez residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cortez, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $529. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,020.
Manatee County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cortez political report.
The average commute time for Cortez workers is 25 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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