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ZIP Code 81321

Primary City:Cortez, CO (View All Cities)
County: Montezuma County
Timezone: Mountain (5:13am)
Area code: 970 (Area Code Map)
Coordinates:37.3, -108.7
ZIP (~24 mile radius)

Cities in ZIP code 81321

The cities below are at least partially located in ZIP code 81321. In addition to the primary city for a ZIP code, USPS also publishes a list of other acceptable cities that can be used with ZIP code 81321. However, if you are mailing something to ZIP code 81321, you should not use any of the cities listed as unacceptable. Choose from the primary or acceptable cities when mailing your package or letter.

Primary city:
Cortez, CO
Unacceptable:
Arriola, Hovenweep National Monument

Stats and Demographics for the 81321 ZIP Code

ZIP code 81321 is located in southwest Colorado and covers a large land area compared to other ZIP codes in the United States. It also has a slightly less than average population density.

The people living in ZIP code 81321 are primarily white. The number of middle aged adults is large while the number of seniors is large. There are also a slightly less than average number of families and a slightly higher than average number of single parents. The percentage of children under 18 living in the 81321 ZIP code is slightly higher than average compared to other areas of the country.

Population 14,459
Population Density 34 people per sq mi
Housing Units 6,486
Median Home Value $167,200
Land Area 421.22 sq mi
Water Area 0.44 sq mi
Occupied Housing Units 5,937
Median Household Income $41,371

Estimated Population over Time

Total Population by Age

Median Age: 41Male Median Age: 39Female Median Age: 43

Under 55-910-1415-1920-2425-2930-3435-3940-4445-4950-5455-5960-6465-6970-7475-7980-8485 Plus
Male511494515456406407391418381460490535468349276222149137
Female472481454465383406402391421491572569506388287266203237
Total9839759699217898137938098029511,0621,104974737563488352374

Gender

 Male 7,065 49%
 Female 7,394 51%
Gender

Race

 White 11,793 81.6%
 Black Or African American 42 0.3%
 American Indian Or Alaskan Native 1,465 10.1%
 Asian 94 0.7%
 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander 3 0.0%
 Other Race 615 4.3%
 Two Or More Races 447 3.1%
Race

Head of Household by Age

15-2425-3435-4445-5455-6465-7475-8485 Plus
Owner763305278591,003712453176
Renter19238433028527312812584
Total2687148571,1441,276840578260

Families vs Singles

 Husband Wife Family Households 2,871 48%
 Single Guardian 1,052 18%
 Singles 1,685 28%
 Singles With Roommate 329 6%
Families vs Singles

Households with Kids

Average Household Size: 2
 Households without Kids 4,148 70%
 Households with Kids 1,789 30%
Households with Kids

Children by Age

1234567891011121314151617181920
Male10711510790101969795105113931081049793107119677083
Female96861069279929610610895859588919794110887674
Total203201213182180188193201213208178203192188190201229155146157

Real Estate and Housing

ZIP code 81321 has a small percentage of vacancies. The Census also indicates that there are one or more nursing homes nearby.

The majority of household are owned or have a mortgage. Homes in ZIP code 81321 were primarily built in the 1970s or the 1950s. Looking at 81321 real estate data, the median home value of $167,200 is slightly higher than average compared to the rest of the country. It is also slightly less than average compared to nearby ZIP codes. 81321 could be an area to look for cheap housing compared to surrounding areas. Rentals in 81321 are most commonly 3+ bedrooms. The rent for 3+ bedrooms is normally $750-$999/month including utilities. 2 bedrooms are also common and rent for $300-$499/month. Prices for rental property include ZIP code 81321 apartments, townhouses, and homes that are primary residences.

Housing Type

 In Occupied Housing Units 14,329 99.1%
 Correctional Facility For Adults 0 0.0%
 Juvenile Facilities 0 0.0%
 Nursing Facilities 73 0.5%
 Other Institutional 0 0.0%
 College Student Housing 0 0.0%
 Military Quarters 0 0.0%
 Other Noninstitutional 57 0.4%
Housing Type

Year Housing was Built

Housing Occupancy

 Owned Households With A Mortgage 2,462 38%
 Owned Households Free & Clear 1,674 26%
 Renter Occupied Households 1,801 28%
 Households Vacant 549 8%
Housing Occupancy

Vacancy Reasons

 For Rent 133 24.2%
 Rented & Unoccupied 9 1.6%
 For Sale Only 100 18.2%
 Sold & Unoccupied 18 3.3%
 For Season Recreational Or Occasional Use 122 22.2%
 For Migrant Workers 1 0.2%
 Vacant For Other Reasons 166 30.2%
Vacancy Reasons

Owner Occupied Home Values

Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

 Studio Apartment 6 0.3%
 1 Bedroom 211 11.2%
 2 Bedroom 829 44.0%
 3+ Bedroom 838 44.5%
Rental Properties by Number of Rooms

Cost of Monthly Rent Including Utilities

Cost of a Studio Apartment

Cost of a 1 Bedroom

Cost of a 2 Bedroom

Cost of a 3+ Bedroom

Employment, Income, Earnings, and Work

The median household income of $41,371 is compared to the rest of the country. It is also compared to nearby ZIP codes. While money isn't everything, ZIP code 81321 may not be as nice as other parts of town.

As with most parts of the country, vehicles are the most common form of transportation to places of employment. In most parts of the country, the majority of commuters get to work in under half an hour. More commuters in 81321 get to experience these short commute times than most other ZIP codes. There are a slightly smaller percentage of employees that have to travel over 45 minutes to reach their place of employment.

Employment Status

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,827 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,020 27%
 No Earnings 4,289 39%
Employment Status

Average Household Income over Time

Household Income

Annual Individual Earnings

Sources of Household Income

Percent of Households Receiving Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Investment Income

Percent of Households Receiving Investment Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Household Retirement Income

Percent of Households Receiving Retirement Income

Average Income per Household by Income Source

* Only taxable income is reported.

Source of Earnings

 Worked Full-time with Earnings 3,827 34%
 Worked Part-time with Earnings 3,020 27%
 No Earnings 4,289 39%
Source of Earnings

Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

 Car, truck, or van 4,904 87.0%
 Public transportation 6 0.1%
 Taxicab 0 0.0%
 Motorcycle 0 0.0%
 Bicycle, Walked, or Other Means 311 5.5%
 Worked at Home 417 7.4%
Means Of Transportation To Work for Workers 16 and Over

Travel Time to Work (In Minutes)

Schools and Education

The area has some of the highest percentages of people who attended college of any ZIP.

Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

 Less than High School Diploma 459 10.0%
 High School Graduate 2,632 57.2%
 Associate's degree 421 9.2%
 Bachelor's degree 631 13.7%
 Master's degree 306 6.7%
 Professional school degree 117 2.5%
 Doctorate degree 32 0.7%
Educational Attainment For The Population 25 Years And Over

School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

 Enrolled in Public School 2,161 78.7%
 Enrolled in Private School 223 8.1%
 Not Enrolled in School 361 13.2%
School Enrollment (Ages 3 to 17)

Schools in ZIP Code 81321

ZIP Code 81321 is in the Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1. There are 12 different elementary schools and high schools with mailing addresses in ZIP code 81321.

Preschool/Jumpstart
510 North Beech St
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Cortez Middle School
450 West 2nd St
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Middle/Elementary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Kemper Elementary School
620 East Montezuma
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Lewis-Arriola Elementary School
21434 Rd U
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Manaugh Elementary School
300 East 4th St
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Mesa Elementary School
703 West 7th St
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Battle Rock Charter School
11247 County Rd G
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Montezuma-Cortez High School
206 West 7th St
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Southwest Open Charter School
401 North Dolores Rd
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: High/Secondary
District: Montezuma-Cortez School District No. Re-1
Cortez Adventist Christian School
540 W 4th St
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
The Childrens Kiva
1204 E Empire St
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Primary/Elementary
District: Private
Lighthouse Christian Academy
11502 Highway 145
Cortez, CO 81321
Grade Level: Other/Combined or Ungraded
District: Private

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