Cottonwood County MN Information


Cottonwood County Subdivisions

Cottonwood County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,544
Daytime Population: Workers 6,076
Daytime Population: Residents 6,095
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 12,171
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.05
Population in Households 11,300
Population in Familes 9,097
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 32


Median Household Income $49,754
Average Household Income $64,335
Per Capita Income $26,993


Total Housing Units 5,471 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,652 (66.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,150 (21.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 669 (12.2%)
Median Home Value $92,063
Average Home Value $122,447


Total Households 4,802
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 3,074
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.17% -0.27%
Households -0.16% -0.27%
Families -0.25% -0.32%
Median Household Income   2.07%
Per Capita Income   3.45%


Cottonwood County MN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood County to the other 87 counties and county equivalents in Minnesota by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 63 29th
Population Density # 58 34th
Diversity Index # 17 82nd
Median Household Income # 76 14th
Per Capita Income # 73 17th

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