Cottage Grove, Minnesota Population 2020

38,808

Cottage Grove is a city located in Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 38,808, it is the 25th largest city in Minnesota and the 1019th largest city in the United States. Cottage Grove is currently growing at a rate of 2.10% annually and its population has increased by 12.20% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 34,589 in 2010. Spanning over 38 miles, Cottage Grove has a population density of 1,154 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cottage Grove is $110,193 with a poverty rate of 3.75%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $1,298 per month, and the median house value is $237,100. The median age in Cottage Grove is 36.4 years, 36.3 years for males, and 36.6 years for females. For every 100 females there are 99.1 males.

Cottage Grove Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cottage Grove was:

  • White: 83.27%
  • Asian: 7.35%
  • Black or African American: 4.70%
  • Two or more races: 3.32%
  • Other race: 0.88%
  • Native American: 0.47%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cottage Grove, Minnesota is 38,808, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 37,208.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 34,589.

Cottage Grove, Minnesota Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,16083.27%
Asian2,6627.35%
Black or African American1,7044.70%
Two or More Races1,2043.32%
Some Other Race3190.88%
American Indian and Alaska Native1720.47%

Cottage Grove Population Pyramid 2020

Cottage Grove Median Age

36.4


Total

36.3


Male

36.6


Female

Cottage Grove Adults

There are 26,080 adults, (3,837 of whom are seniors) in Cottage Grove.

Cottage Grove Age Dependency

62.8

Age Dependency Ratio

17.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

45.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottage Grove Sex Ratio

Female

18,192

50.23%

Male

18,029

49.77%

Cottage Grove Households and Families

Cottage Grove Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cottage Grove Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.7%6.3%
All86.5%13.5%
Non Family74.9%25.1%
Male69%31%
Female67.7%32.3%

86.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All12,051386.5
Married7,9923.4893.7
Non Family2,4761.2474.9
Female1,0353.267.7
Male5483.5869

3.37

Average Family Size

3

Average Household Size

4.7%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.3%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cottage Grove Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade4421.91%
9th to 12th Grade5812.51%
High School Graduate5,60124.19%
Some College5,59624.17%
Associates Degree3,00412.97%
Bachelors Degree5,58924.14%
Graduate Degree2,34310.12%

Cottage Grove Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White19,64319,1106,684
Asian1,3231,130643
Black984882404
Hispanic820684120
Multiple Races30829095
Other Race19212913
Native American1256613

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 97.29%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 48.60%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$53,397$60,278$44,306
Less Than High School$37,663$41,884$23,203
High School Grad$43,969$50,294$36,718
Some College$49,507$59,155$38,220
Bachelors Degree$68,859$81,193$56,496
Graduate Degree$73,532$84,279$70,046

$53,397

Average Earnings

$60,278

Average Male

$44,306

Average Female

Cottage Grove Language

Cottage Grove Language by Age

Cottage Grove Language

89.13% of Cottage Grove residents speak only English, while 10.87% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 5.20% of the population.

Cottage Grove Poverty

Cottage Grove Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White29,0131,0823.73%
Multiple1,20213511.23%
Black1,664935.59%
Hispanic1,577211.33%
Asian2,648190.72%
Other31951.57%
Native17242.33%

3.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

3.39%

Male Poverty Rate

4.11%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottage Grove

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottage Grove is Multiple, with 11.23% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottage Grove is Asian, with 0.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.70%. Among those working part-time, it was 5.91%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 7.64%.

Name Poverty
High School5.31%
Less Than High School5.00%
Some College2.88%
Bachelors or Greater2.22%
Name Poverty
Male Unemployed19.90%
Female Employed3.32%
Male Employed0.84%
Female Unemployed0.00%

Cottage Grove Income

Cottage Grove Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$95,453$110,193
Families$106,519$119,808
Married Families$116,747-
Non Families$51,500$64,573

Cottage Grove Marital Status

Cottage Grove Marital Status

Marriage Rates

59.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

59.2%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottage Grove Married by Age and Sex

Cottage Grove Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cottage Grove Marital Status by Race

Cottage Grove Veterans

2,113

Number of Veterans

1,984

Male Veterans

129

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam874
First Gulf War365
Second Gulf War325
Korea238
World War II73
Name Veterans % of Total
White1,9528.70%
Asian804.90%
Black413.68%
Hispanic303.38%
Other208.66%
2 or More163.00%
Indian43.05%

$Cottage Grove Veterans by Education

3.50%

Veteran Poverty Rate

25.93%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottage Grove Employment Status

74.4%

Labor Force Participation

72.2%

Employment Rate

3%

Unemployment Rate

Cottage Grove Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.87%

Born in Minnesota

93.40%

Native Born

6.60%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

93.40% of Cottage Grove residents were born in the United States, with 71.87% having been born in Minnesota. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202038,8088002.10%
201938,0088002.15%
201837,2085111.39%
201736,6978002.23%
201635,8971630.46%
201535,7341810.51%
201435,5532030.57%
201335,3501790.51%
201235,1712360.68%
201134,9352300.66%
201034,7054,1231.27%
200030,5827,6472.92%
199022,9353,9411.90%
198018,9945,5753.54%
197013,4190.00%