Cottonwood, California Population 2024

5,893

Cottonwood is a city located in Shasta County California. Cottonwood has a 2024 population of 5,893. Cottonwood is currently declining at a rate of annually and its population has increased by 8.43% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 5,435 in 2020.

The average household income in Cottonwood is $122,931 with a poverty rate of 8.62%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cottonwood is 40.5 years, 44.9 years for males, and 38.7 years for females.

Cottonwood Demographics

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

  • White: 83.98%
  • Two or more races: 9.33%
  • Other race: 2.1%
  • Asian: 1.75%
  • Native American: 1.54%
  • Black or African American: 1.29%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
2.3 sq mi
Density (mi²)
2,538.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
8.43% (458)
The current population of Cottonwood, California is 5,893 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 5,435.

Cottonwood, California Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White4,94983.98%
Two or more races5509.33%
Other race1242.1%
Asian1031.75%
Native American911.54%
Black or African American761.29%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

White

Two or more races

Other race

Asian

Native American

Black or African American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cottonwood Population by Race

Cottonwood Population Pyramid 2024

Cottonwood Median Age

40.5

Total

44.9

Male

38.7

Female

Cottonwood Adults

There are 4,573 adults, (948 of whom are seniors) in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Age Dependency

62.6

Age Dependency Ratio

26.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

36.4

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottonwood Sex Ratio

Female3,02351.3%
Male2,87048.7%

Cottonwood Population by Age

Cottonwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All2,2052.6771.828.2
Married1,3903.0575.424.6
Non Family5251.365.134.9
Female2082.8553.446.6
Male824.711000
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3.02

Average Family Size

2.67

Average Household Size

71.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cottonwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among 2+ races people with a rate of 23.1%.

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$53,932

Average Earnings

$69,821

Average Male

$41,748

Average Female

Cottonwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cottonwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cottonwood Language

97.12% of Cottonwood residents speak only English, while 2.88% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 2.34% of the population.

Cottonwood Language

Cottonwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White4,6823828.16%
Hispanic6758112%
Multiple550458.18%
Other1243427.42%
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8.62%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.63%

Male Poverty Rate

9.56%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottonwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is Other, with 27.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is White, with 8.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0.45%. Among those working part-time, it was 14.41%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 16.77%.

Cottonwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade9.04%
Some College7.57%
High School5.86%
Bachelors or Greater5.79%
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Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed3.54%
Male Employed2.62%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cottonwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cottonwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

62.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.3%

Male Marriage Rate

65.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottonwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cottonwood Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is Over 65.

Cottonwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cottonwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

515

Number of Veterans

419

Male Veterans

96

Female Veterans

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Cottonwood Veterans by War

count

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Cottonwood Veterans by Age

count

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Cottonwood Veterans by Race

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

17.09%

Veteran Poverty Rate

33.59%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

63.9%

Labor Force Participation

61.6%

Employment Rate

3.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cottonwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cottonwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cottonwood 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

77.19%

Born in Cottonwood

97.59%

Native Born

2.41%

Foreign Born

0.71%

Non Citizen

1.7%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.59% of Cottonwood residents were born in the United States, with 77.19% having been born in California. 0.71% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cottonwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20245,893
20235,893
20225,893-19-0.32%
20215,9124778.78%
20205,4352,19267.59%
20193,243-46-1.4%
20183,289210.64%
20173,268-376-10.32%
20163,644-157-4.13%
20153,801-377-9.02%
20144,1782656.77%
20133,913-78-1.95%
20123,99156516.49%
20113,4261103.32%
20103,316
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Cottonwood Population by Year