Cotton, Minnesota Population 2024

453

Cotton is a city located in St. Louis County Minnesota. Cotton has a 2024 population of 453. Cotton is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by -0.44% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 455 in 2020.

The average household income in Cotton is $75,043 with a poverty rate of 7.32%. The median age in Cotton is 56.9 years: 59.1 years for males, and 52.9 years for females.

Cotton Demographics

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

  • White: 95.88%
  • Two or more races: 2.97%
  • Native American: 1.14%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Asian: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
69.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
6.60/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.44% (-2)
The current population of Cotton, Minnesota is 453 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 455.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White41995.88%
Two or more races132.97%
Native American51.14%
Black or African American00%
Asian00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

White

Two or more races

Native American

Black or African American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cotton Population by Race

Cotton Population Pyramid 2024

Cotton Median Age

56.9

Total

59.1

Male

52.9

Female

Cotton Adults

There are 377 adults, (160 of whom are seniors) in Cotton.

Cotton Age Dependency

101.4

Age Dependency Ratio

73.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cotton Sex Ratio

Female19544.62%
Male24255.38%

Cotton Population by Age

Cotton Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2231.9496.43.6
Non Family1011.1194.15.9
Married1002.58982
Male132.541000
Female93.221000

2.53

Average Family Size

1.94

Average Household Size

96.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cotton Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade174.64%
Associates Degree4813.11%
Bachelors Degree4111.2%
Graduate Degree4712.84%
High School Graduate11230.6%
Less Than 9th Grade00%
Some College10127.6%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cotton Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cotton Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White34833783
2+ Races13125
Native American500
Hispanic110

The highest rate of high school graduation is among hispanic people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 38.46%.

Cotton Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$0$0$0
Graduate Degree$56,875$136,875$41,875
High School Graduate$42,188$0$0
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
Overall$45,938$65,000$33,750
Some College$45,938$67,500$0

$45,938

Average Earnings

$65,000

Average Male

$33,750

Average Female

Cotton Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cotton Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cotton Language

97.78% of Cotton residents speak only English, while 2.22% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.99% of the population.

Cotton Language

Cotton Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White419276.44%
Native55100%

7.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.85%

Male Poverty Rate

6.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cotton

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cotton is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cotton is White, with 6.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.98%. Among those working part-time, it was 12.75%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 8.84%.

Cotton Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade29.41%
High School14.29%
Some College6.04%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cotton Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed8.14%
Male Employed7%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Cotton Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cotton Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$78,125$93,408
Households$59,250$75,043
Married Families$81,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$37,750$50,650

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cotton Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

52.1%

Male Marriage Rate

59.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cotton Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cotton Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cotton Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cotton Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

47

Number of Veterans

47

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam20
First Gulf War11
Second Gulf War6
Korea4
World War II4

Cotton Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
75+17
65 to 7414
35 to 5411
55 to 645
18 to 340

Cotton Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White4412.26%
2+ Races323.08%

Cotton Veterans by Race

Cotton Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

2.13%

Veteran Poverty Rate

42.55%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cotton Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

50.6%

Labor Force Participation

48.3%

Employment Rate

4.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cotton Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cotton Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cotton Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

83.52%

Born in Cotton

98.63%

Native Born

1.37%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.63% of Cotton residents were born in the United States, with 83.52% having been born in Minnesota. 0% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cotton Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202945300%
202845300%
202745300%
202645300%
202545300%
202445300%
202345300%
202245300%
2021453-2-0.44%
202045561.34%
201944900%
201844910.22%
201744800%
201644810.22%
2015447-1-0.22%
201444810.22%
201344700%
201244710.22%
201144600%
201044600%

Cotton Population by Year