Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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Population in 2017: 36,793 (93% urban, 7% rural).
Population change since 2000: +20.3%
 
Males: 18,090  (49.2%)
Females: 18,703  (50.8%)
Median resident age:

35.6 years
Minnesota median age:

37.9 years

Zip codes: 55016, 55033, 55071.

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Estimated median household income in 2017: $91,201 (it was $65,825 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$91,201
MN:

$68,388

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $36,441 (it was $23,348 in 2000)

Cottage Grove city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $253,495 (it was $137,200 in 2000)
Cottage Grove:

$253,495
MN:

$224,000

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $335,161; detached houses: $365,133; townhouses or other attached units: $212,124; in 2-unit structures: $280,801; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $248,461; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $214,983; mobile homes: $23,115

Median gross rent in 2017: $1,285.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cottage Grove: 112.8 (more than average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 4.3%
(4.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 4.2% for Black residents, 2.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 1.0% for other race residents, 17.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cottage Grove, MN (2017)
    • 29,50380.3%White alone
    • 2,5967.1%Asian alone
    • 1,9125.2%Hispanic
    • 1,6044.4%Black alone
    • 9832.7%Two or more races
    • 1390.4%American Indian alone
    • 440.1%Other race alone

Races in Cottage Grove detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Minnesota and other state lists, there were 3 registered sex offenders living in Cottage Grove, Minnesota as of October 31, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cottage Grove is 12,086 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Cottage Grove by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(2.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
15
(46.4)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A5
(14.1)
7
(19.7)
3
(8.4)
2
(5.5)
3
(8.3)
6
(16.2)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(15.5)
8
(24.4)
3
(9.0)
4
(12.0)
9
(26.5)
5
(14.6)
2
(5.7)
3
(8.5)
11
(31.1)
5
(14.1)
1
(2.8)
5
(13.8)
5
(13.8)
3
(8.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
23
(71.1)
25
(76.3)
23
(69.1)
14
(41.9)
20
(58.9)
10
(29.2)
5
(14.3)
13
(36.9)
9
(25.5)
7
(19.7)
8
(22.3)
9
(24.9)
7
(19.3)
16
(43.1)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
148
(457.5)
135
(411.9)
148
(444.6)
92
(275.5)
74
(217.8)
94
(274.2)
77
(220.9)
110
(311.8)
82
(232.0)
55
(154.6)
84
(234.2)
68
(188.0)
75
(206.9)
58
(156.3)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
670
(2,071)
588
(1,794)
611
(1,835)
604
(1,809)
545
(1,604)
460
(1,342)
485
(1,391)
520
(1,474)
578
(1,636)
589
(1,656)
542
(1,511)
479
(1,325)
634
(1,749)
468
(1,261)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
46
(142.2)
43
(131.2)
38
(114.2)
27
(80.8)
26
(76.5)
12
(35.0)
16
(45.9)
21
(59.5)
23
(65.1)
30
(84.3)
34
(94.8)
21
(58.1)
40
(110.3)
20
(53.9)
Arson
(per 100,000)
6
(18.5)
7
(21.4)
1
(3.0)
4
(12.0)
2
(5.9)
12
(35.0)
1
(2.9)
15
(42.5)
4
(11.3)
1
(2.8)
5
(13.9)
6
(16.6)
0
(0.0)
2
(5.4)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)182.2170.3166.2146.0140.6120.9113.8135.2112.6113.396.489.9107.989.7

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City-data.com crime index in Cottage Grove, MN

Crime rate in Cottage Grove detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 49 (42 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.13
Minnesota average:

1.67
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Cottage Grove, MN City Guides:

Ancestries: German (23.5%), Norwegian (9.0%), American (6.6%), Irish (4.1%), European (3.2%), Swedish (3.1%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 810 feet

Land area: 34.0 square miles.

Population density: 1,083 people per square mile   (low).

Cottage Grove, Minnesota map

2,395 residents are foreign born (1.9% Africa, 1.2% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

6.5%
Minnesota:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,951 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,638 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Eagan, MN (11.5 miles , pop. 63,557).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (12.5 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (335.3 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

St. Paul Park, MN (1.7 miles ),
Newport, MN (2.1 miles ),
Inver Grove Heights, MN (2.4 miles ),
Pine Bend, MN (2.4 miles),
Woodbury, MN (2.6 miles ),
South St. Paul, MN (2.6 miles ),
Hastings, MN (2.7 miles ),
Afton, MN (2.8 miles )

Latitude: 44.83 N, Longitude: 92.93 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: -10,325 (-28.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 3,145 (16.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 651

Distribution of median household income in Cottage Grove, MN in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cottage Grove, MN in 2017
Cottage Grove satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 171 buildings, average cost: $115,300
  • 1998: 142 buildings, average cost: $139,700
  • 1999: 124 buildings, average cost: $153,800
  • 2000: 130 buildings, average cost: $161,100
  • 2001: 92 buildings, average cost: $193,800
  • 2002: 146 buildings, average cost: $181,300
  • 2003: 283 buildings, average cost: $187,100
  • 2004: 307 buildings, average cost: $196,500
  • 2005: 264 buildings, average cost: $199,400
  • 2006: 185 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2007: 67 buildings, average cost: $337,100
  • 2008: 86 buildings, average cost: $296,800
  • 2009: 64 buildings, average cost: $260,300
  • 2010: 45 buildings, average cost: $277,400
  • 2011: 49 buildings, average cost: $290,800
  • 2012: 51 buildings, average cost: $301,100
  • 2013: 51 buildings, average cost: $268,800
  • 2014: 77 buildings, average cost: $295,500
  • 2015: 65 buildings, average cost: $320,900
  • 2016: 98 buildings, average cost: $326,100
  • 2017: 109 buildings, average cost: $310,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Cottage Grove, MN residents
Average permit cost in Cottage Grove, MN
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.5%
Minnesota:

4.1%
Unemployment by year
Historical population in Cottage Grove, MN
Historical housing units in Cottage Grove, MN

Population change in the 1990s: +7,387 (+31.8%).
Most common industries in Cottage Grove, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Health care (6.8%)
  • Construction (5.5%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.4%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (9.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.4%)
  • Metal & metal products (3.7%)
  • Educational services (3.6%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.4%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Finance & insurance (11.8%)
  • Educational services (11.7%)
  • Health care (11.5%)
  • Accommodation & food services (5.4%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (4.9%)
  • Public administration (4.9%)
  • Social assistance (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Cottage Grove, MN (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Computer specialists (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.1%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (3.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Computer specialists (6.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.0%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.2%)
  • Sales representatives, services, wholesale and manufacturing (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.5%)
  • Customer service representatives (3.9%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Child care workers (3.2%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (3.2%)

Average climate in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Cottage Grove, Minnesota environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI CO NO2 SO2 Ozone PM10 PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 82.6. This is about average.

City:

82.6
U.S.:

74.2
Carbon Monoxide Level

Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2002 was 0.419. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 7.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.419
U.S.:

0.267
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 14.1. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

14.1
U.S.:

5.6
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 1.42. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

1.42
U.S.:

1.79
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 30.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.7
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM10) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 3.3 miles away from the city center.

City:

20.7
U.S.:

19.6
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.29. This is about average. Closest monitor was 5.7 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.29
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00211. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 2.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00211
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Cottage Grove-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Minnesota state average. It is 31% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/4/1958, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 30.1 miles away from the Cottage Grove city center killed 21 people and injured 74 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 5/6/1965, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 22.0 miles away from the city center killed 3 people and injured 175 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottage Grove-area historical earthquake activity is below Minnesota state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 162.1 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 173.7 miles away from the city center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 322.0 miles away from the city center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 202.4 miles away from the city center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 101.9 miles away from Cottage Grove center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 309.2 miles away from Cottage Grove center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (14) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 10
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 10, Storms: 6, Tornadoes: 4, Drought: 1, Fire: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cottage Grove topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Cottage Grove:

  • DAVITA - COTTAGE GROVE (8800 EAST POINT DOUGLAS DR)

Other hospitals and medical centers near Cottage Grove:

  • WOODBURY HEALTH CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; WOODBURY, MN)
  • CARECO APARTMENTS (Hospital, about 6 miles away; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN)
  • REGINA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; HASTINGS, MN)
  • HEALTHEAST WOODWINDS HOSPITAL Acute Care Hospitals (about 7 miles away; WOODBURY, MN)
  • WEDGEWOOD HEALTH CARE CTR (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN)
  • WOODLYN HEIGHTS HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; INVER GROVE HEIGHTS, MN)
  • WOODBURY DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; WOODBURY, MN)

Amtrak station near Cottage Grove:

  • 16 miles: ST. PAUL/MINNEAPOLIS (ST. PAUL, 730 TRANSFER RD.) . Services: ticket office, fully wheelchair accessible, enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, taxi stand.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottage Grove:

  • Inver Hills Community College (about 6 miles; Inver Grove Heights, MN; Full-time enrollment: 4,049)
  • Dakota County Technical College (about 10 miles; Rosemount, MN; FT enrollment: 2,478)
  • Metropolitan State University (about 12 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 6,159)
  • Saint Paul College (about 13 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 4,778)
  • Concordia University-Saint Paul (about 14 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Macalester College (about 14 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 2,174)
  • St Catherine University (about 14 miles; Saint Paul, MN; FT enrollment: 3,771)

Public high schools in Cottage Grove:

  • PARK SENIOR HIGH (Location: 8040 80TH ST S, Grades: 9-12)
  • SOUTH WASHINGTON ALTERNATIVE HS (Location: 8400 E POINT DOUGLAS RD S, Grades: 8-12)
  • SO WASH HIGH SCHOOL DIPLOMA PROGRAM (Location: 8400 E POINT DOUGLAS RD, Grades: 10-12)
  • TRANSITIONS (Location: 7155 80TH ST S, Grades: 12)
  • PLACE (Location: 7362 E POINT DOUGLAS RD S, Grades: 6-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cottage Grove:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cottage Grove: Cottage View Drive-In (A), All Seasons Golf Course (B), River Oaks Golf Course (C), Mississippi Dunes Golf Course (D), Eagles Point Water Treatment Facility (E), Grove Orchard (F), Camp Galilee (G), Cottage Grove Fire Department Station 1 (H), Cottage Grove Fire Department Station 4 (I), Cottage Grove Fire Department Station 3 (J), Cottage Grove Fire Department Station 2 (K). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cottage Grove Plaza Shopping Center (1), Cottage Grove Shopping Center (2), Cottage Square Mall Shopping Center (3), Grove Plaza Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cottage Grove include: Zion Church (A), Saint Croix Valley Congregation (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Atkinson Cemetery (1), Cottage Grove Cemetery (2), United Church of Christ Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Baldwin Lake (A), Gables Lake (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cottage Grove include: Hearthside Park (1), Hemingway Park (2), Ideal Park (3), Foothill Park (4), Pinetree Pond Park (5), Woodridge Park (6), North Ideal Park (7), Nina's Park (8), Pinetree Valley Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Country Inn-Stes Cottage Grove (8350 East Point Douglas Road) (1), Country Inn & Suites Cottage Grove (8350 East Point Douglas Road South) (2), Cottage Grove St Paul Area (7125 80th Street South) (3). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Court: Washington County - Court Administration- Cottage Grove Office (8180 Belden Boulevard) (1). Display/hide its approximate location on the map

Birthplace of: Pat Schilling - Martial artist, Seann William Scott - Film actor, Manila Luzon - Draq queen, Alex Neuberger - Actor, Sam Jacobson - Basketball player.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cottage Grove and their reported violations in the past:

COUNTRY VIEW COURT 1 (Serves WI, Population served: 75, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2014)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2012, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (AUG-22-2012), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-22-2012), St Public Notif requested (AUG-22-2012), St Compliance achieved (AUG-31-2012), St Public Notif received (2 times from SEP-15-2012 to JUN-22-2013)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In AUG-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-26-2010), St Boil Water Order (AUG-26-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (AUG-26-2010), St Public Notif received (AUG-30-2010), St Compliance achieved (SEP-13-2010)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-23-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2010), St Other (JAN-07-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (JAN-04-2010)
  • One regular monitoring violation
COUNTRY VIEW COURT 2 (Serves WI, Population served: 49, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Average - Between APR-2014 and JUN-2014, Contaminant: Nitrate. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-26-2014), St Public Notif requested (JUN-26-2014)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (DEC-23-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-23-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-29-2009), St Public Notif requested (DEC-29-2009), St Compliance achieved (JAN-04-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • Monitoring, Source Water (GWR) - In DEC-2009, Contaminant: E. COLI. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-18-2009), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-18-2009), St Compliance achieved (DEC-21-2009), St Public Notif received (DEC-21-2009)
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cottage Grove that have no violations reported:

  • COTTAGE GROVE (Address: 8635 West Point Douglas Road , Population served: 35,120, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

3.0 people
Minnesota:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

80.5%
Whole state:

64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.0%
Whole state:

6.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households

People in group quarters in Cottage Grove in 2010:

  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 6 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 6 people in residential treatment centers for adults
37 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000
22 people in other group homes in 2000

Banks with branches in Cottage Grove (2011 data):

  • TCF National Bank: Cottage Grove Branch at 7155 East Point Douglas Road, branch established on 2002/12/02; Cottage Grove Cub Branch at 8690 Point Douglas Road, branch established on 1993/01/19. Info updated 2009/11/23: Bank assets: $19,007.0 mil, Deposits: $12,377.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 441 total offices, Holding Company: Tcf Financial Corporation
  • Merchants Bank, National Association: Cottage Grove Branch at 7200 East Douglas Point Road South, branch established on 2004/09/27. Info updated 2012/01/06: Bank assets: $1,241.1 mil, Deposits: $1,007.4 mil, headquarters in Winona, MN, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 19 total offices, Holding Company: Merchants Financial Group, Inc.
  • U.S. Bank National Association: Cottage Grove Branch at 7200 80th Street South, branch established on 1970/01/12. Info updated 2012/01/30: Bank assets: $330,470.8 mil, Deposits: $236,091.5 mil, headquarters in Cincinnati, OH, positive income, 3121 total offices, Holding Company: U.S. Bancorp
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Cottage Grove Branch at 8770 East Point Douglas Road South, branch established on 1985/12/31. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company

For population 15 years and over in Cottage Grove:

Marital status in Cottage Grove, MN
  • Never married: 29.1%
  • Now married: 58.0%
  • Separated: 0.7%
  • Widowed: 4.1%
  • Divorced: 8.1%

For population 25 years and over in Cottage Grove:

  • High school or higher: 95.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 30.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 9.0%
  • Unemployed: 2.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.2
Minnesota average:

10.9

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cottage Grove
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cottage Grove, MN (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic64,1579
Mainline Protestant40,21238
Evangelical Protestant29,17469
Other3,69913
None100,894-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 20
This county:

0.89 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Washington County:

0.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Here:

0.22 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 52
This county:

2.30 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 136
Washington County:

6.02 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

5.3%
Minnesota:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

26.7%
State:

25.9%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Washington County:

10.8%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.5%
State:

49.3%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cottage Grove:

46.1%
Minnesota:

46.1%

Average BMI:
This city:

29.0
State:

28.5

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cottage Grove:

23.2%
Minnesota:

21.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.5%
Minnesota:

10.1%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Cottage Grove:

34.8%
State:

33.2%

General health condition:
Cottage Grove:

57.1%
Minnesota:

56.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.2%
State:

78.6%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cottage Grove, MN Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 39$277,353$85,3390$0
Parks and Recreation 20$103,640$62,18481$41,702
Streets and Highways 13$67,912$62,6880$0
Other and Unallocable 12$63,089$63,0890$0
Firefighters 11$68,311$74,52143$36,790
Other Government Administration 9$61,411$81,8815$3,029
Financial Administration 8$47,930$71,8951$4,568
Police - Other 7$34,220$58,6637$10,343
Sewerage 5$24,215$58,1160$0
Water Supply 4$25,932$77,7960$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 3$19,264$77,0560$0
Natural Resources 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 131$793,277$72,667137$96,432

Cottage Grove government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - General Public Buildings: $11,660,000 ($316.91)
    Regular Highways: $1,862,000 ($50.61)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $6,218,000 ($169.00)
    Regular Highways: $5,343,000 ($145.22)
    Parks and Recreation: $4,348,000 ($118.17)
    Sewerage: $2,428,000 ($65.99)
    General - Other: $1,633,000 ($44.38)
    Water Utilities: $1,534,000 ($41.69)
    Health - Other: $1,338,000 ($36.37)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,134,000 ($30.82)
    Housing and Community Development: $996,000 ($27.07)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $612,000 ($16.63)
    Financial Administration: $570,000 ($15.49)
    Central Staff Services: $499,000 ($13.56)
    Natural Resources - Other: $392,000 ($10.65)
    General Public Buildings: $232,000 ($6.31)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $219,000 ($5.95)
    Solid Waste Management: $83,000 ($2.26)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,833,000 ($49.82)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $418,000 ($11.36)
    Local Fire Protection: $225,000 ($6.12)
    Regular Highways: $136,000 ($3.70)
    Police Protection: $80,000 ($2.17)
    Housing and Community Development: $56,000 ($1.52)
    Water Utilities: $52,000 ($1.41)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $9,682,000 ($263.15)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $31,000 ($0.84)

Cottage Grove government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Parks and Recreation: $3,352,000 ($91.10)
    Other: $3,344,000 ($90.89)
    Sewerage: $2,899,000 ($78.79)
    Regular Highways: $1,781,000 ($48.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $95,000 ($2.58)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $1,293,000 ($35.14)
    Highways: $362,000 ($9.84)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $2,641,000 ($71.78)
    Special Assessments: $1,386,000 ($37.67)
    Rents: $548,000 ($14.89)
    Donations From Private Sources: $450,000 ($12.23)
    General Revenue - Other: $273,000 ($7.42)
    Fines and Forfeits: $237,000 ($6.44)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,701,000 ($73.41)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $661,000 ($17.97)
    Other: $514,000 ($13.97)
    General Local Government Support: $32,000 ($0.87)
  • Tax - Property: $15,621,000 ($424.56)
    Other License: $860,000 ($23.37)
    Public Utilities Sales: $633,000 ($17.20)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $38,000 ($1.03)

Cottage Grove government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $37,646,000 ($1023.18)
    Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Industrial Revenue: $37,131,000 ($1009.19)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,623,000 ($370.26)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $11,618,000 ($315.77)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,005,000 ($54.49)
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $515,000 ($14.00)

Cottage Grove government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $15,501,000 ($421.30)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $19,704,000 ($535.54)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $44,587,000 ($1211.83)

7.95% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($70,006 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.95%
Minnesota average:

7.10%

0.02% of residents moved from foreign countries ($236 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.02%
Minnesota average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Ramsey County, MN  2.68% ($67,952 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.88% ($66,596)
from Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($62,006)


7.92% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($71,426 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.92%
Minnesota average:

7.17%

0.03% of residents moved to foreign countries ($397 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Minnesota average:

0.04%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Ramsey County, MN  2.25% ($55,391 average AGI)
to Hennepin County, MN  0.97% ($84,140)
to Dakota County, MN  0.83% ($55,720)
Businesses in Cottage Grove, MN
NameCountNameCount
Applebee's1New Balance2
Arby's1Nike2
AutoZone1OfficeMax1
Blockbuster1Payless1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Caribou Coffee1RadioShack1
Curves1Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen1Sprint Nextel1
Domino's Pizza1Starbucks1
Fashion Bug1Subway3
FedEx2Super 81
GNC1T-Mobile2
H&R Block1Taco Bell1
KFC1Target1
Kohl's1U-Haul1
MasterBrand Cabinets1UPS2
McDonald's1Walgreens1
Menards1Wendy's1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDGY (630 AM; 8 kW; HUDSON, WI; Owner: 630 RADIO, INCORPORATED)
  • KKMS (980 AM; 5 kW; RICHFIELD, MN)
  • KUOM (770 AM; daytime; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN)
  • WMNN (1330 AM; 10 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO.)
  • WMGT (1220 AM; 5 kW; STILLWATER, MN; Owner: ENDURANCE BROADCASTING, LLC)
  • KDWA (1460 AM; 1 kW; HASTINGS, MN; Owner: K & M BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WWTC (1280 AM; 5 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: SCA LICENSE CORPORATION)
  • KDIZ (1440 AM; 5 kW; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cottage Grove:

  • WCAL (89.3 FM; NORTHFIELD, MN; Owner: ST. OLAF COLLEGE)
  • KNOW-FM (91.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS-ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WLTE (102.9 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-FM (94.5 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-FM, LLC, A DELAWARE LLC)
  • KEEY-FM (102.1 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KTIS-FM (98.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • KDWB-FM (101.3 FM; RICHFIELD, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KQRS-FM (92.5 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: KQRS, Inc.)
  • KSJN (99.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KXXR (93.7 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • K294AM (106.7 FM; WEST ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INCORPORATED)
  • WXPT (104.1 FM; ST. LOUIS PARK, MN; Owner: THE AUDIO HOUSE, INC.)
  • WGVX (105.1 FM; LAKEVILLE, MN; Owner: KQRS, INC.)
  • KTCZ-FM (97.1 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • K214DF (90.7 FM; GOLDEN VALLEY, MN; Owner: EDUCATIONAL MEDIA FOUNDATION)
  • KBEM-FM (88.5 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: BD. OF EDUCATION, S.S.D. NO. 1)
  • KNOF (95.3 FM; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: SELBY GOSPEL BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • KQQL (107.9 FM; ANOKA, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WEVR-FM (106.3 FM; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: HANTEN BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KFAI (90.3 FM; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FRESH AIR, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cottage Grove:

  • KMSP-TV (Channel 9; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • KTCA-TV (Channel 2; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KARE (Channel 11; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: MULTIMEDIA HOLDINGS CORPORATION)
  • KSTP-TV (Channel 5; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WCCO-TV (Channel 4; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: CBS BROADCASTING INC.)
  • KTCI-TV (Channel 17; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: TWIN CITIES PUBLIC TELEVISION, INC.)
  • KSTC-TV (Channel 45; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: HUBBARD BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KMWB (Channel 23; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: KLGT LICENSEE, LLC)
  • WFTC (Channel 29; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • K07UI (Channel 7; MINNEAPOLIS, ETC., MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • K58BS (Channel 58; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K67HG (Channel 67; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • K14KH (Channel 14; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • K19ER (Channel 19; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: CATHOLIC VIEWS BROADCASTS, INC.)
  • W62BD (Channel 62; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WBWX-CA (Channel 13; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: THE BOX WORLDWIDE LLC)
  • W55AP (Channel 55; RIVER FALLS, WI; Owner: STATE OF WISCONSIN - EDUCATIONAL COMMUNICATIONS BOARD)
  • KPXM (Channel 41; ST. CLOUD, MN; Owner: PAXSON MINNEAPOLIS LICENSE, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Cottage Grove fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 14Number of bridges
  • 138ft / 42.3mTotal length
  • $1,364,999,000Total costs
  • 169,986Total average daily traffic
  • 3,599Total average daily truck traffic
  • 68,036Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cottage Grove, MN - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 91980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 12010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cottage Grove, MN
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED293$181,696151$202,6461,022$186,01352$54,09917$107,5293$60,333
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED14$177,21413$170,07797$201,2249$13,3331$30,0005$46,600
APPLICATIONS DENIED21$179,81029$138,300304$206,78621$64,19016$92,4078$49,450
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN17$193,2769$186,889192$216,52010$61,0005$213,2000$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS5$132,8004$168,66083$197,9174$38,1851$175,0002$55,500

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0712.02 , 0712.03, 0712.06, 0712.07, 0712.08, 0712.09

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full and 1 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED43$255,53637$240,162
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED13$273,30810$272,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED12$262,4682$253,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$181,9802$277,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$191,000

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0712.02 , 0712.03, 0712.06, 0712.07, 0712.08, 0712.09

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cottage Grove, MN
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cottage Grove, MN - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fires per year is 55. The highest number of reported fires - 109 took place in 2002, and the least - 30 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Cottage Grove, MN When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (43.7%), and Outside Fires (35.6%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cottage Grove, MN
    • 41143.7%Structure Fires
    • 33535.6%Outside Fires
    • 16217.2%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 333.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cottage Grove, MN
Most common first names in Cottage Grove, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William4271.8 years
Robert3970.2 years
Richard3366.9 years
Mary3274.6 years
John3172.0 years
Donald3071.4 years
James2762.4 years
George2276.3 years
Thomas2166.4 years
Charles2066.1 years
Most common last names in Cottage Grove, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3079.3 years
Peterson2170.6 years
Anderson2075.0 years
Nelson1670.0 years
Smith1378.1 years
Meyer1076.4 years
Brown976.3 years
Olson865.5 years
Miller867.0 years
Carlson767.0 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cottage Grove, MN
  • 89.5%Utility gas
  • 8.8%Electricity
  • 1.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%Wood
  • 0.1%Other fuel
  • 0.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cottage Grove, MN
  • 74.3%Utility gas
  • 22.6%Electricity
  • 1.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.5%No fuel used


Cottage Grove compared to Minnesota state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • Number of rooms per house above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.

Cottage Grove on our top lists:

  • #45 on the list of "Top 101 cities where residents moved in more then 10 years ago (10,000+ households)"
  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Other Southern Africa (population 500+)"
  • #36 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2007-2013 (pop. 50,000+)"
  • #56 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest number of children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Ozone (1-hour) air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #93 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest decrease in the number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2006 to 2007-2013 (pop 50,000+)"
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