Montezuma County

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Montezuma County, Colorado

109 W Main St Rm 302
Cortez, CO 81321
Phone: (970) 565-8317
Fax: (970) 565-3420

On southwesternmost border of CO; organized Apr 16, 1889, from La Plata County. The corners of four states, CO, AZ, NM, and UT, meet at this point, the only place in the U.S. where this occurs. Name Origin: For Montezuma (1479?-1520), Aztec Indian emperor of Mexico who was conquered by Hernan Cortez (1485-1547)

Area (sq mi):: 2039.97 (land 2036.63; water 3.34) Population per square mile: 12.20
Population 2005: 24,778 State rank: 21 Population change: 2000-20005 4.00%; 1990-2000 27.60% Population 2000: 23,830 (White 77.50%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 9.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 18.00%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 38.00
Income 2000: per capita $17,003; median household $32,083; Population below poverty level: 16.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,490-$23,752
Unemployment (2004): 5.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 21.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 14.50%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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