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Population in 2012: 1,203 (0% urban, 100% rural). Population change since 2000: +4.8%
 

Males: 588  (48.9%)
Females: 615  (51.1%)

Median resident age:  38.8 years
Minnesota median age:  42.9 years

Zip codes: 56229.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $55,293 (it was $39,792 in 2000)
Cottonwood:

$55,293
MN:

$58,906
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $27,278

Cottonwood city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $127,993 (it was $77,800 in 2000)
Cottonwood:

$127,993
MN:

$178,400
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $141,762; Detached houses: $148,560; Mobile homes: $38,811

Median gross rent in 2012: $540.

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Cottonwood races chart
  • White alone - 1,138 (93.9%)
  • Hispanic - 57 (4.7%)
  • Two or more races - 10 (0.8%)
  • Black alone - 4 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.08%)
  • Asian alone - 1 (0.08%)
  • Other race alone - 1 (0.08%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cottonwood: 87.1 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: German (29.7%), Norwegian (19.8%), Swedish (7.0%), English (5.6%), Irish (5.3%), Dutch (4.7%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Elevation: 1080 feet

Land area: 0.86 square miles.

Population density: 1,403 people per square mile 
 
 (low).

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For population 25 years and over in Cottonwood:

  • High school or higher: 93.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 28.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.5%
  • Unemployed: 3.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.2 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cottonwood city:

  • Never married: 26.0%
  • Now married: 56.3%
  • Separated: 0.6%
  • Widowed: 6.5%
  • Divorced: 10.6%

2 residents are foreign born

This city:  0.2%
Minnesota:  7.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,492 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $2,086 (1.4%)

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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Sioux Falls, SD (90.9 miles , pop. 123,975).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Minneapolis, MN (120.6 miles , pop. 382,618).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (445.8 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities: Hanley Falls, MN (2.5 miles ), Wood Lake, MN (2.7 miles ), Hazel Run, MN (3.2 miles) , Marshall, MN (3.5 miles ), Ghent, MN (3.6 miles ), Echo, MN (3.6 miles ), Clarkfield, MN (3.8 miles ), Milroy, MN (3.8 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 2 buildings, average cost: $116,300
  • 1998: 9 buildings, average cost: $120,600
  • 1999: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2000: 5 buildings, average cost: $157,600
  • 2001: 8 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2002: 8 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2003: 9 buildings, average cost: $176,900
  • 2004: 5 buildings, average cost: $158,800
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $207,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2007: 3 buildings, average cost: $230,300
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $212,500
  • 2009: 0 buildings
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $205,000
  • 2011: 3 buildings, average cost: $218,000
  • 2012: 0 buildings

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 44.61 N, Longitude: 95.67 W

Area code: 507

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.4%
Minnesota:

5.1%

Unemployment by year (%)


Population change in the 1990s: +144 (+14.3%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (26%)
  • Wholesale trade (13%)
  • Construction (13%)
  • Finance and insurance (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (8%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Manufacturing (14%)
  • Finance and insurance (14%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (7%)
  • Retail trade (6%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (6%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Top executives (6%)
  • Woodworkers (5%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (15%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Cottonwood-area historical tornado activity is above Minnesota state average. It is 74% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/13/1968, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 21.7 miles away from the Cottonwood city center killed 9 people and injured 150 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

On 7/25/2000, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 15.8 miles away from the city center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $20 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottonwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 97% 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 75.5 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 79.7 miles away from Cottonwood center
On 2/9/1994 at 08:45:35, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 42.7 miles away from the city center
On 10/19/2005 at 02:43:46, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lyon County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 6, Floods: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snow: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Hospitals/medical centers near Cottonwood:

  • MARSHALL DIALYSIS OF DAVITA (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • AVERA MARSHALL REGIONAL MEDICAL CTR (Hospital, Critical Access Hospitals, Voluntary non-profit - Private, about 13 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)
  • PRAIRIE HOME HOSPICE (Hospital, about 13 miles away; MARSHALL, MN)

Political contributions by individuals in Cottonwood, MN

Local government website: cottonwood.govoffice2.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottonwood:

  • Southwest Minnesota State University (about 12 miles; Marshall, MN; Full-time enrollment: 2,730)
  • Ridgewater College (about 48 miles; Willmar, MN; FT enrollment: 2,670)
  • South Dakota State University (about 59 miles; Brookings, SD; FT enrollment: 9,084)
  • South Central College (about 86 miles; North Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 2,118)
  • Gustavus Adolphus College (about 87 miles; Saint Peter, MN; FT enrollment: 2,501)
  • Minnesota State University-Mankato (about 89 miles; Mankato, MN; FT enrollment: 12,138)
  • College of Saint Benedict (about 94 miles; Saint Joseph, MN; FT enrollment: 2,057)

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Notable locations in Cottonwood: Cottonwood Country Club (A), Cottonwood (B), Cottonwood Fire Department (C), Cottonwood City Hall (D), Cottonwood Area Historical Society Museum (E), Cottonwood Library (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cottonwood include: English Lutheran Church (A), Christ Lutheran Church (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Cottonwood City - Norseth Larsen Historic House (Historical Places & Services; 61 East Main Street).

Court: Village Court (82 West Main).

 
Lyon County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
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Drinking water stations with addresses in Cottonwood and their reported violations in the past:

COTTONWOOD (Address: Cottonwood City Hall , Population served: 1148, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • One routine major monitoring violation
  • One minor monitoring violation
ST. LUCAS LUTHERAN CHURCH (Address: 4232 - 170th Avenue , Population served: 200, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2001, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Formal NOV issued (JUN-21-2001), St Public Notif requested (JUN-21-2001), St Boil Water Order (JUN-21-2001), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUN-21-2001), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUN-21-2001), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUN-21-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2001)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between JAN-1996 and DEC-1996, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Boil Water Order (JUL-08-1996), St Formal NOV issued (JUL-08-1996), St Public Notif requested (JUL-08-1996), St Tech Assistance Visit (JUL-08-1996), St Compliance Meeting conducted (JUL-08-1996), St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-08-1996), St Compliance achieved (SEP-12-1996)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 9.4%
(9.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 0.0% for Black residents, 0.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for two or more races residents)

Average household size:
This city:  2.4 people
Minnesota:  2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:  65.7%
Whole state:  64.6%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:  5.8%
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: 0.6% of all households

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cottonwood, MN

8 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
19 people in other group homes in 2000

Cottonwood compared to Minnesota state average:

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  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students below state average.


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Banks with branches in Cottonwood (2011 data):

  • United Southwest Bank: at 111 West Main Street, branch established on 1916/01/01. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $43.7 mil, Deposits: $39.6 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 4 total offices, Holding Company: Empire Bancshares, Inc.

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cottonwood travel time to work - commute


Cottonwood mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (78%)
  • Electricity (18%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (3%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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Religion statistics for Cottonwood city (based on Lyon County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 69.60%
Here69.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaUnited Methodist ChurchWisconsin Evangelical Lutheran SynodPresbyterian Church (USA)
Adherents49.5%25.9%6.9%5.6%2.8%
Congregations16.7%26.2%9.5%7.1%7.1%
NameEvangelical Free Church of AmericaLutheran ChurchChristian and Missionary AllianceLDS (Mormon) ChurchOther
Adherents2.3%2.0%1.3%1.1%2.6%
Congregations7.1%2.4%4.8%2.4%16.7%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 9
This county:

3.65 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 3
This county:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.49 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Lyon County:

3.24 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Lyon County:

8.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

6.9%
State:

6.5%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

29.1%
Minnesota:

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

13.2%
Minnesota:

13.0%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Other Government Administration 3$6,800$27,2006$357
Firefighters 0$0 24$1,445
Streets and Highways 1$6,290$75,4800$0
Health 0$0 16$1,190
Sewerage 1$2,465$29,5800$0
Water Supply 1$2,550$30,6000$0
Other and Unallocable 1$2,720$32,6408$6,120
Totals for Government 7$20,825$35,70054$9,112

Cottonwood government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $60,000 ($49.88)
  • Current Operations - Liquor Stores: $460,000 ($382.38)
    General - Other: $191,000 ($158.77)
    Regular Highways: $148,000 ($123.03)
    Water Utilities: $111,000 ($92.27)
    Sewerage: $92,000 ($76.48)
    Solid Waste Management: $77,000 ($64.01)
    Police Protection: $63,000 ($52.37)
    Fire Protection: $60,000 ($49.88)
    Financial Administration: $59,000 ($49.04)
    Health Services - Other: $53,000 ($44.06)
    Parks & Recreation: $29,000 ($24.11)
    Central Staff Services: $7,000 ($5.82)
  • Employee Retirement - Total Cash & Deposits: $258,000 ($214.46)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $68,000 ($56.53)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Fire Protection: $158,000 ($131.34)
    Liquor Stores: $30,000 ($24.94)
    Sewerage: $21,000 ($17.46)
    Water Utilities: $17,000 ($14.13)
    Health - Other: $16,000 ($13.30)
    Parks & Recreation: $4,000 ($3.33)
    General - Other: $3,000 ($2.49)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $634,000 ($527.02)

Cottonwood government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - All Other: $145,000 ($120.53)
    Sewerage: $98,000 ($81.46)
    Solid Waste Management: $67,000 ($55.69)
    Parks & Recreation: $15,000 ($12.47)
  • Employee Retirement - Interest Revenue: $16,000 ($13.30)
    From Other Government: $8,000 ($6.65)
    From Local Government: $3,000 ($2.49)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $2,000 ($1.66)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $113,000 ($93.93)
    Interest Earnings: $98,000 ($81.46)
    Special Assessments: $68,000 ($56.53)
  • Revenue - Liquor Stores: $487,000 ($404.82)
    Water Utilities: $120,000 ($99.75)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Support: $243,000 ($202.00)
    All Other: $1,000 ($0.83)
  • Tax - Property: $263,000 ($218.62)
    NEC: $3,000 ($2.49)

Cottonwood government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,341,000 ($1114.71)
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Other NEC: $55,000 ($45.72)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Other, NEC: $1,333,000 ($1108.06)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $63,000 ($52.37)

Cottonwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $2,319,000 ($1927.68)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $323,000 ($268.50)

6.85% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($34,117 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.85%
Minnesota average:

7.79%

0.17% of residents moved from foreign countries ($208 average AGI)
Lyon County:

0.17%
Minnesota average:

0.12%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Redwood County, MN  0.42% ($25,025 average AGI)
from Hennepin County, MN  0.36% ($51,941)
from Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.35% ($21,939)


7.60% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($36,942 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.60%
Minnesota average:

7.84%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Hennepin County, MN  0.69% ($19,697 average AGI)
to Yellow Medicine County, MN  0.36% ($26,441)
to Redwood County, MN  0.34% ($25,515)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottonwood:

  • KMHL (1400 AM; 1 kW; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: K M H L BROADCASTING CO.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • KFAN (1130 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • KLOH (1050 AM; 9 kW; PIPESTONE, MN; Owner: WALLACE CHRISTENSEN)
  • WCTS (1030 AM; 50 kW; MAPLEWOOD, MN; Owner: CNTL. BAPT. THEO/AL SEMI MINNEAPOLIS)
  • KSTP (1500 AM; 50 kW; ST. PAUL, MN; Owner: KSTP-AM, LLC (DELAWARE))
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • KTIS (900 AM; 25 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: NORTHWESTERN COLLEGE)
  • WBHR (660 AM; 10 kW; SAUK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: HERBERT M. HOPPE)
  • KDMA (1460 AM; 1 kW; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KXRB (1000 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD)
  • KPRM (870 AM; 25 kW; PARK RAPIDS, MN; Owner: DE LA HUNT BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • KSOO (1140 AM; 10 kW; SIOUX FALLS, SD; Owner: SOUTHERN MINNESOTA BROADCASTING CO.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cottonwood:

  • KARZ (107.5 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY, INC.)
  • KARL (105.1 FM; TRACY, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KRSU (91.3 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • K277AI (103.3 FM; RUSSELL, MN; Owner: CHRISTIAN HERITAGE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • KKRC (93.9 FM; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KKCK (99.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: KMHL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • KNSG (94.7 FM; SPRINGFIELD, MN; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • KNCM (88.5 FM; APPLETON, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • KMGM (105.5 FM; MONTEVIDEO, MN; Owner: IOWA CITY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • K294AQ (106.7 FM; MARSHALL, MN; Owner: WINDSENT, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cottonwood:

  • KRWF (Channel 43; REDWOOD FALLS, MN; Owner: KSAX-TV, INC.)
  • K61AU (Channel 61; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K18DI (Channel 18; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K24CS (Channel 24; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K26DG (Channel 26; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K32DR (Channel 32; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K47EA (Channel 47; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K63AU (Channel 63; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K65BA (Channel 65; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K67AN (Channel 67; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K69DP (Channel 69; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT CORP)
  • K16CP (Channel 16; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K22DO (Channel 22; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K35DK (Channel 35; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • K45DJ (Channel 45; GRANITE FALLS, MN; Owner: MINNESOTA VALLEY TV IMPROVEMENT)
  • KWCM-TV (Channel 10; APPLETON, MN; Owner: WEST CENTRAL MINNESOTA EDUCATIONAL TV COMPANY)

Cottonwood fatal accident list:

Oct 6, 2001 01:29 PM, Sr-23, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Nov 27, 1976 02:20 PM, Vehicles: 1, Persons: 1, Fatalities: 1


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 2
Total length: 1 meters (3ft)
Total average daily traffic: 850
Total future (year 2029) average daily traffic: 850

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

13 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cottonwood)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

7
  • Norseth Blvd, 350 Ft West Of County Road 9 (Lat: 44.610833 Lon: -95.668167), Type: Tank, Structure height: 39.6 m, Overall height: 45.7 m, Call Sign: WNDH674
    Assigned Frequencies: 154.430 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/09/2003, Expiration Date: 09/21/2013
    Registrant: Geocomm, Inc., 13517 Larkin Drive, Minnetonka, MN 55305, Phone: (952) 541-0747, Fax: (952) 541-0748, Email:
  • Int Old Hwy 23 & Cr 9 (Lat: 44.608000 Lon: -95.672528), Call Sign: KNCF326
    Assigned Frequencies: 151.895 MHz
    Grant Date: 09/18/1996, Expiration Date: 11/26/2001, Cancellation Date: 04/28/2002
    Registrant: Farmers Co Op Elevator, Cottonwood, MN 56229, Phone: (507) 423-5412
  • Lat: 44.596944 Lon: -95.673611, Call Sign: WSU747
    Assigned Frequencies: 466.025 MHz, 461.025 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/16/2005, Expiration Date: 04/05/2015
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co., 1115 Cross Street, North Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720, Fax: (507) 625-6725
  • E Of Marshall On Cty 19 To Cty 11 4.5 Mi N On W Side (Lat: 44.522722 Lon: -95.617528), Call Sign: WRN951, Licensee ID: L00936684
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.850 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/10/2004, Expiration Date: 01/04/2015
    Registrant: Byron Kosen, 3247 County Rd 11, Cottonwood, MN 56229, Phone: (507) 423-5310
  • Kitchen Rr 2 (Lat: 44.568278 Lon: -95.617806), Call Sign: WYX559, Licensee ID: L00837331
    Assigned Frequencies: 152.990 MHz
    Grant Date: 03/30/2004, Expiration Date: 05/23/2014
    Registrant: Joseph P Matthys, 3567 330 Ave, Cottonwood, MN 56229, Phone: (507) 423-6368
  • 7.5 Mi N (Lat: 44.658278 Lon: -95.684194), Type: Bant, Structure height: 6 m, Overall height: 8 m, Call Sign: WQAK847
    Assigned Frequencies: 173.237 MHz
    Grant Date: 06/23/2004, Expiration Date: 06/23/2014, Certifier: Greg Isaackson
    Registrant: Alpha Wireless Communications Co, 1115 Cross St., N.Mankato, MN 56003, Phone: (507) 625-6720
  • Lat: 44.611778 Lon: -95.681861, Call Sign: WQPN467
    Assigned Frequencies: 451.537 MHz, 452.312 MHz, 452.512 MHz, 457.312 MHz, 456.537 MHz
    Grant Date: 07/06/2012, Expiration Date: 07/06/2022, Certifier: Dan Elsing
    Registrant: Communications Usa, Inc., 2229 Enterprise Street, Escondido, CA 92029, Phone: (800) 338-1949, Fax: (858) 674-4273, Email:

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

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  • Cottonwood, Se 1/4 Of Ne 1/4 Of Section 4, Range 40 W, Township 113 N (Lat: 44.627056 Lon: -95.666278), Type: Tower, Structure height: 46.6 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WPQT290
    Assigned Frequencies: 6815.00 MHz, 6034.15 MHz, 6845.00 MHz, 5974.85 MHz
    Grant Date: 11/16/2010, Expiration Date: 10/02/2020, Certifier: Michael P Goggin
    Registrant: At&t Mobility LLC, 1120 20th Street, Nw - Suite 1000, Washington, DC 20036, Phone: (202) 457-2055, Fax: (202) 457-3073, Email:
  • COTTONWOOD, 2986 375th Street (Lat: 44.595417 Lon: -95.689861), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WQQP728
    Assigned Frequencies: 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz, 6256.54 MHz
    Grant Date: 02/08/2013, Expiration Date: 02/08/2023, Certifier: Charles Cleary
    Registrant: Verizon Wireless, 1120 Sanctuary Pkwy #150 Gasa5reg, Alpharetta, GA 30009-7630, Phone: (770) 797-1070, Fax: (770) 797-1036, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

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  • Call Sign: KB0TOK, Licensee ID: L01033061
    Grant Date: 06/22/2005, Expiration Date: 08/04/2015, Certifier: David J Hokanson
    Registrant: David J Hokanson, 627 W First St, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Call Sign: WB0GJF
    Grant Date: 10/03/1989, Expiration Date: 10/03/1999, Cancellation Date: 10/04/2001
    Registrant: Joel H Hokanson, 627 W 1st St S, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Call Sign: WD0BOQ
    Grant Date: 08/25/1995, Expiration Date: 08/25/2005, Cancellation Date: 08/28/2007
    Registrant: Charles B King, 11 Shoreview Dr, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Call Sign: KD0PQA, Licensee ID: L01663135
    Grant Date: 09/23/2011, Expiration Date: 09/23/2021, Certifier: Joshua J Munson
    Registrant: Joshua J Munson, Cottonwood, MN 56229

FAA Registered Aircraft:

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  • Aircraft: LUSCOMBE 8A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 86 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 22051 , Serial Number: 877, Year manufactured: 1939, Airworthiness Date: 05/30/1956
    Registrant (Individual): Paul L Fenger, Rr 1, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 3758E , Serial Number: 11AC-S-4, Year manufactured: 1947
    Registrant (Individual): Paul Fenger, 3439 340th Ave, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 150M (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 81 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-200 SERIES (100 HP) (4 Cycle)
    N-Number: 63439 , Serial Number: 15077315, Year manufactured: 1975, Airworthiness Date: 09/24/1975
    Registrant (Individual): Erik V Broering, Po Box 304, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Aircraft: MOONEY M20C (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 127 mph), Engine: LYCOMING O&VO-360 SER (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 6781N , Serial Number: 680089, Year manufactured: 1968, Airworthiness Date: 03/22/1968
    Registrant (Individual): David R Vien, Po Box 92, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Aircraft: WIESEN DAVID VANS ACFT RV-6A (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: AMA/EXPR UNKNOWN ENG (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 705DW , Serial Number: 20218, Year manufactured: 2005, Airworthiness Date: 10/19/2005
    Registrant (Individual): David J Wiesen, 145 Northwood Dr, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8354B , Serial Number: 36154, Year manufactured: 1957, Airworthiness Date: 08/20/1957
    Registrant (Corporation): Tri Flight LLC, 2817 County Road 10, Cottonwood, MN 56229
  • Aircraft: AERONCA 11AC (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 75 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR A&C65 SERIES (65 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 9405E , Serial Number: 11AC-1042, Year manufactured: 1946, Airworthiness Date: 10/21/1946
    Registrant (Individual): Paul L Fenger, 3439 340th Ave, Cottonwood, MN 56229


2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 4


Most common first names in Cottonwood, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John1582.7 years
Clarence981.6 years
Helen778.7 years
Henry783.9 years
Marie774.2 years
Oscar778.0 years
Clara684.2 years
Robert671.5 years
Gertrude588.4 years
Mary590.6 years
Most common last names in Cottonwood, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Anderson2285.7 years
Johnson1377.9 years
Olson1082.2 years
Miller984.3 years
Reishus978.6 years
Nelson981.9 years
Isaackson885.2 years
Gniffke879.3 years
Oftedahl786.0 years
Fenger676.6 years
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