Cottonwood County MN Information


Cottonwood County Subdivisions

Cottonwood County MN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 11,608
Population in Households 11,364
Population in Familes 9,091
Population in Group Qrtrs 244
Population Density1 18
Diversity Index2 30


Median Household Income $47,773
Average Household Income $65,639
Per Capita Income $27,372


Total Housing Units 5,412 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,739 (69.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,061 (19.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 612 (11.3%)
Median Home Value $96,047
Average Home Value $127,721


Total Households 4,800
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 3,058
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 -0.08% -0.19%
Households -0.14% -0.23%
Families -0.28% -0.32%
Median Household Income   1.67%
Per Capita Income   2.5%


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, 2018 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 # 64 28th
Population Density # 58 34th
Diversity Index # 21 77th
Median Household Income # 84 5th
Per Capita Income # 75 15th

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