Cottonwood, Minnesota Population 2024

1,142

Cottonwood is a city located in Lyon County and Yellow Medicine County Minnesota. Cottonwood has a 2024 population of 1,142. Cottonwood is currently declining at a rate of 0% annually and its population has decreased by -0.17% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,144 in 2020.

The average household income in Cottonwood is $92,351 with a poverty rate of 11.67%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cottonwood is 38.1 years, 34.4 years for males, and 44.7 years for females.

Cottonwood Demographics

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

  • White: 92.09%
  • Other race: 5.91%
  • Two or more races: 1.91%
  • Asian: 0.09%
  • Black or African American: 0%
  • Native American: 0%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
Land Area (mi²)
1.0 sq mi
Density (mi²)
1,146.50/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-0.17% (-2)
The current population of Cottonwood, Minnesota is 1,142 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,144.

Cottonwood, Minnesota Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White1,05992.09%
Other race685.91%
Two or more races221.91%
Asian10.09%
Black or African American00%
Native American00%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%

White

Other race

Two or more races

Asian

Black or African American

Native American

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cottonwood Population by Race

Cottonwood Population Pyramid 2024

Cottonwood Median Age

38.1

Total

34.4

Male

44.7

Female

Cottonwood Adults

There are 867 adults, (162 of whom are seniors) in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Age Dependency

63.1

Age Dependency Ratio

23

Old Age Dependency Ratio

40.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottonwood Sex Ratio

Female56449.04%
Male58650.96%

Cottonwood Population by Age

Cottonwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4922.3373.626.4
Married2373.0496.23.8
Non Family2011.2355.744.3
Female333.1866.733.3
Male213.520100

2.98

Average Family Size

2.33

Average Household Size

73.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cottonwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade00%
9th to 12th Grade162.03%
High School Graduate22027.92%
Some College20125.51%
Associates Degree15119.16%
Bachelors Degree15920.18%
Graduate Degree415.2%

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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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White718702192
Hispanic69697
Other Race52520
2+ Races660
Asian111

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Overall$47,050$56,860$41,613
Less Than 9th Grade$0$0$0
High School Graduate$55,174$55,694$34,583
Some College$44,318$57,857$41,000
Bachelors Degree$56,250$71,875$47,500
Graduate Degree$66,875$70,000$0

$47,050

Average Earnings

$56,860

Average Male

$41,613

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

93.8% of Cottonwood residents speak only English, while 6.2% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 6.11% of the population.

Cottonwood Language

Cottonwood Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White1,0421049.98%
Hispanic893033.71%
Other682435.29%
Multiple22627.27%

11.67%

Overall Poverty Rate

7.35%

Male Poverty Rate

16.16%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottonwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is Other, with 35.29% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is White, with 9.98% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 11.86%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.12%.

Cottonwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade37.5%
High School32.42%
Some College9.66%
Bachelors or Greater0%

Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed4.96%
Male Employed2.76%
Male Unemployed0%
Female Unemployed0%

Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cottonwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Households$79,457$92,351
Families$103,750$117,280
Married Families$116,875$-999,999,999
Non Families$45,795$55,799

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cottonwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

54.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

58.8%

Male Marriage Rate

49.8%

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

Cottonwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cottonwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

30

Number of Veterans

30

Male Veterans

0

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
Vietnam19
First Gulf War7
Second Gulf War4
Korea0
World War II0

Cottonwood Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
65 to 7416
35 to 547
55 to 644
75+3
18 to 340

Cottonwood Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White303.71%
Hispanic45.41%

Cottonwood Veterans by Race

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

13.33%

Veteran Poverty Rate

13.33%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

70.9%

Labor Force Participation

68.5%

Employment Rate

3.3%

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

78.35%

Born in Cottonwood

98.7%

Native Born

1.3%

Foreign Born

0%

Non Citizen

1.3%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.7% of Cottonwood residents were born in the United States, with 78.35% 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 Latin America.

Cottonwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,139-1-0.09%
20281,14000%
20271,140-1-0.09%
20261,14100%
20251,141-1-0.09%
20241,14200%
20231,142-1-0.09%
20221,143-8-0.7%
20211,15170.61%
20201,144-99-7.96%
20191,243-5-0.4%
20181,248-8-0.64%
20171,25640.32%
20161,252252.04%
20151,22730.25%
20141,22450.41%
20131,219-11-0.89%
20121,230-4-0.32%
20111,23420.16%
20101,23200%

Cottonwood Population by Year