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Cottonwood, Minnesota - Basic Facts

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The City of Cottonwood had a population of 1,285 as of July 1, 2016. Cottonwood ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Minnesota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottonwood is located at latitude 44.6111 and longitude -95.6722 in Lyon County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cottonwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.05 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Lyon County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,079 feet.

The City of Cottonwood (GNIS ID: 2393647) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottonwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottonwood: City of Cottonwood.

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Cottonwood, MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,285
Population in Households 1,278
Population in Familes 1,018
Population in Group Qrtrs 7
Population Density1 1,224
Diversity Index2 19


Total Households 530
Average Household Size 2.41
Family Households 339
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 570 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 376 (66.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 154 (27.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 7.0%)
Median Home Value $148,020
Average Home Value $180,785


Median Household Income $56,573
Average Household Income $75,557
Per Capita Income $31,627
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.94% 0.8%
Households 0.81% 0.67%
Families 0.38% 0.64%
Median Household Income   3.91%
Per Capita Income   2.87%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cottonwood, MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood to the other 905 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 325 64th
Population Density1 # 199 78th
Diversity Index2 # 293 67th
Median Household Income # 347 62nd
Per Capita Income # 212 77th

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