Cortez is located close to the center of Florida. Cortez is part of Manatee County. Cortez has 2.26 square miles of land area and 2.84 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Cortez population is 4,114, which has shrunk 8.39% since 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 21.14% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Cortez median household income is $51,132 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 39.79% since 2000. The income growth rate is much higher than the state average rate of 21.62% and is higher than the national average rate of 27.36%. Cortez median house value is $179,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 31.79% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 48.06% and is lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Cortez is close to the state average in quality. The Cortez area code is 941.