Cottonwood, Minnesota Population 2021

1,220
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Cottonwood is a city located in Lyon County Minnesota. With a 2020 population of 1,220, it is the 324th largest city in Minnesota and the 9508th largest city in the United States . Cottonwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.65% annually but its population has increased by 0.66% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,212 in 2010. Cottonwood reached it's highest population of 1,253 in 2017. Spanning over 1 miles, Cottonwood has a population density of 1,225 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cottonwood is $70,269 with a poverty rate of 11.95%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $543 per month, and the median house value is $159,400. The median age in Cottonwood is 35.9 years, 35.7 years for males, and 36.3 years for females.

Cottonwood Demographics

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

  • White: 94.74%
  • Other race: 4.58%
  • Asian: 0.68%
  • Black or African American: 0.00%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Two or more races: 0.00%
The current population of Cottonwood, Minnesota is 1,220 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,244.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,212.

Cottonwood, Minnesota Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White1,26294.74%
Some Other Race614.58%
Asian90.68%
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Cottonwood Population by Race

Cottonwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Cottonwood Median Age

35.9


Total

35.7


Male

36.3


Female

Cottonwood Adults

There are 933 adults, (163 of whom are seniors) in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Age Dependency

73

Age Dependency Ratio

21.2

Old Age Dependency Ratio

51.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottonwood Sex Ratio

Female

682

51.20%

Male

650

48.80%

Cottonwood Population by Age

Cottonwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cottonwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married93.1%6.9%
All77%23%
Non Family71.2%28.8%
Female55.8%44.2%
Male30.4%69.6%

77.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cottonwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All5222.5577
Married2613.1893.1
Non Family1631.371.2
Female523.0655.8
Male462.8330.4

2.92

Average Family Size

2.55

Average Household Size

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Cottonwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade101.12%
9th to 12th Grade414.59%
High School Graduate30734.38%
Some College17219.26%
Associates Degree13114.67%
Bachelors Degree16518.48%
Graduate Degree677.50%
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Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White811760227
Hispanic7777
Other Race4747
Asian555

The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,289$46,058$30,698
Less Than 9th Grade$$$
High School Graduate$31,023$37,955$26,591
Some College$36,750$48,889$31,731
Bachelors Degree$42,000$46,667$41,042
Graduate Degree$54,583$54,375$

$36,289

Average Earnings

$46,058

Average Male

$30,698

Average Female

Cottonwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cottonwood Language by Age

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Cottonwood Language

94.64% of Cottonwood residents speak only English, while 5.36% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.92% of the population.

Cottonwood Language

Cottonwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,20513411.12%
Hispanic911617.58%
Other611626.23%
Asian9666.67%

11.95%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.23%

Male Poverty Rate

12.67%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottonwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is Asian, with 66.67% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is White, with 11.12% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.81%. Among those working part-time, it was 19.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 24.27%.

Cottonwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
High School17.26%
Some College11.55%
Bachelors or Greater3.88%
Less Than 9th Grade0.00%

Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed7.20%
Female Employed6.33%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cottonwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$56,000$70,269
Families$68,750$78,943
Married Families$84,375-
Non Families$39,297$48,772
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Income by Household Type

Cottonwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

52.5%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.3%

Male Marriage Rate

50.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottonwood Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Cottonwood Marital Status by Race

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Cottonwood Marital Status

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53

Number of Veterans

46

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam17
Second Gulf War17
First Gulf War8
Korea3
World War II2

Cottonwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 3415
65 to 7413
55 to 6410
35 to 548
75+7

Cottonwood Veterans by Age

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Cottonwood Veterans by Race

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

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0.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

26.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

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74.2%

Labor Force Participation

72.6%

Employment Rate

2.1%

Unemployment Rate

Cottonwood Employment by Age

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Cottonwood Employment by Race

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Cottonwood Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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67.57%

Born in Cottonwood

97.52%

Native Born

2.48%

Foreign Born

0.75%

Non Citizen

1.73%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.52% of Cottonwood residents were born in the United States, with 67.57% having been born in Minnesota. 0.75% 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

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,220-8-0.65%
20201,228-8-0.65%
20191,236-8-0.64%
20181,244-9-0.72%
20171,25320.16%
20161,251241.96%
20151,22730.25%
20141,22460.49%
20131,218-11-0.90%
20121,229-5-0.41%
20111,23420.16%
20101,2320.00%

Cottonwood Population by Year