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Cottonwood County, Minnesota (MN)

County population in 2019: 11,453 (38% urban, 62% rural); it was 12,167 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 1,998
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,759
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,953
Renter-occupied apartments: 1,100 (it was 964 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

27%

Land area: 640 sq. mi.

Water area: 8.9 sq. mi.

Population density: 18 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Cottonwood County: 85.5 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (22.5%), Manufacturing (20.6%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (11.2%), Retail trade (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 75%
  • Government: 15%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 10%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Cottonwood County, MN (2019)
    • 9,74385.4%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 9128.0%Hispanic or Latino
    • 4564.0%Asian alone
    • 1661.5%Two or more races
    • 1020.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 240.2%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 80.07%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 40.04%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

43.4 years
Minnesota median age:

38.4 years
Males: 5,717  (49.9%)
Females: 5,736  (50.1%)
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Average household size:
Cottonwood County:

2.0 people
Minnesota:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $54,488 ($31,943 in 1999)
This county:

$54,488
Minnesota:

$74,593

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $455 (lower quartile is $349, upper quartile is $651)
This county:

$455
State:

$929


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $103,792 (it was $55,500 in 2000)
Cottonwood:

$103,792
Minnesota:

$246,700
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $69,175 - $170,604
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,000
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $434

Institutionalized population: 176

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 14
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 1

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 1
  • Rapes: 2
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 3
  • Burglaries: 19
  • Thefts: 26
  • Auto thefts: 1
Cottonwood County, MN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 20 buildings, average cost: $74,700
  • 1998: 26 buildings, average cost: $78,000
  • 1999: 18 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2000: 13 buildings, average cost: $92,900
  • 2001: 35 buildings, average cost: $97,900
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $123,300
  • 2003: 21 buildings, average cost: $138,600
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $177,000
  • 2005: 17 buildings, average cost: $145,300
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $201,000
  • 2007: 8 buildings, average cost: $176,300
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $162,200
  • 2009: 11 buildings, average cost: $151,800
  • 2010: 5 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2011: 6 buildings, average cost: $178,300
  • 2012: 8 buildings, average cost: $183,000
  • 2013: 8 buildings, average cost: $201,100
  • 2014: 10 buildings, average cost: $200,000
  • 2015: 9 buildings, average cost: $224,000
  • 2016: 18 buildings, average cost: $229,100
  • 2017: 8 buildings, average cost: $299,700
  • 2018: 17 buildings, average cost: $222,900
  • 2019: 11 buildings, average cost: $217,200
Number of permits per 10,000 Cottonwood, MN residents
Average permit cost in Cottonwood, MN
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,375 (1.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,187 (1.2%)

Distribution of median household income in Cottonwood, MN in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cottonwood, MN in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cottonwood, MN in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.2%
Cottonwood County:

10.2%
Minnesota:

9.0%
(7.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 37.5% for Black residents, 14.5% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 87.5% for American Indian residents, 5.1% for other race residents, 30.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 43.4 years old
(Males: 41.8 years old, Females: 45.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.7 years old, Black residents: 27.4 years old, American Indian residents: 24.4 years old, Asian residents: 39.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 23.8 years old, Other race residents: 11.7 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cottonwood County is $402 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $641 a month.

Cities in this county include: Windom, Mountain Lake, Westbrook, Jeffers, Storden, Bingham Lake.

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

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Neighboring counties: Essex County, New York , Dodge County , Hanson County, South Dakota , Nobles County , Olmsted County , Rice County .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

3.7%
Minnesota:

3.9%

Unemployment by year in Cottonwood, MN
County total employment by year in Cottonwood, MN
County average yearly wages by year in Cottonwood, MN

Current college students: 287
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.2%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 736 (29.8% naturalized citizens)

Cottonwood County:

6.4%
Whole state:

8.4%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1172010 or later
  • 2172000 to 2009
  • 851990 to 1999
  • 1121980 to 1989
  • 161970 to 1979
  • 70Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 14.0 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 83.2%

Cottonwood County marital status for males Cottonwood County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,626
  • One, attached: 242
  • Two: 93
  • 3 or 4: 50
  • 5 to 9: 74
  • 10 to 19: 117
  • 20 to 49: 198
  • 50 or more: 23
  • Mobile homes: 39
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 21

Housing units in Cottonwood County with a mortgage: 1,911 (57 second mortgage, 124 home equity loan, 10 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,986

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

65.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cottonwood County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,28616
Evangelical Protestant3,34123
Catholic1,8342
None2,226-
Cottonwood County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 6
Cottonwood County:

5.29 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.83 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 7
Cottonwood County:

6.18 / 10,000 pop.
Minnesota:

3.90 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 5
This county:

4.41 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.98 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cottonwood County:

8.1%
Minnesota:

6.5%

Adult obesity rate:
Cottonwood County:

27.8%
State:

25.9%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

9.3%
State:

13.0%

Agriculture in Cottonwood County:

Average size of farms: 450 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $176,511
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $233.53
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 48.07%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $143,632
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 87.15%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.49%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $115,533
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 88.58%
Average age of principal farm operators: 52 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 6.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 4.68%
Corn for grain: 161862 harvested acres
All wheat for grain: 1653 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 152532 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 4 acres

Earthquake activity:

Cottonwood County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Minnesota state average. It is 124% greater 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 123.7 miles away from Cottonwood County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 211.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 128.8 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 205.5 miles away from the county center
On 10/25/1990 at 06:25:25, a magnitude 3.9 (3.6 MB, 3.9 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 165.1 miles away from Cottonwood County center
On 10/20/1995 at 15:57:18, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 149.5 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Minnesota Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, FEMA Id: 4531, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2019 - April 28, 2019, FEMA Id: 4442, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, And Flooding, Incident Period: June 15, 2018 - July 12, 2018, FEMA Id: 4390, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storm, Incident Period: April 09, 2013 to April 11, 2013, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4113: May 03, 2013, FEMA Id: 4113, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm
  • Minnesota Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: September 22, 2010 to October 14, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1941: October 13, 2010, FEMA Id: 1941, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Minnesota Flooding, Incident Period: March 01, 2010 to April 26, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1900: April 19, 2010, FEMA Id: 1900, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Minnesota Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3242: September 13, 2005, FEMA Id: 3242, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Minnesota Tornadoes and Severe Thunderstorms, Incident Period: March 29, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1212: April 01, 1998, FEMA Id: 1212, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado
  • Minnesota Severe Winter Storms/Blizzards, Incident Period: January 03, 1997 to February 03, 1997, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1158: January 16, 1997, FEMA Id: 1158, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Blizzard
  • Minnesota Severe Storms/Heavy Snow, Incident Period: November 14, 1996 to November 30, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1151: January 07, 1997, FEMA Id: 1151, Natural disaster type: Storm, Snow
  • 4 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Cottonwood County (14) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 7, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Winds: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snow: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cottonwood

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,300 (78.2%)
  • Carpooled: 565 (10.3%)
  • Bus: 34 (0.6%)
  • Subway or elevated rail: 5 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 77 (1.4%)
  • Bicycle: 7 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 182 (3.3%)
  • Worked at home: 332 (6.0%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Manufacturing (13%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (4%)
  • Public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (3%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Production occupations (16%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (11%)
  • Material moving occupations (9%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (6%)
  • Sales and related occupations (6%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (15%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Production occupations (11%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (11%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (8%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (35%)
  • Laos (32%)
  • Guatemala (8%)
  • Thailand (4%)
  • Burma (3%)
  • Ecuador (3%)
  • Jamaica (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cottonwood County


  • German (42%)
  • Norwegian (10%)
  • American (4%)
  • Irish (3%)
  • English (2%)
  • Danish (2%)
  • Swedish (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Cottonwood County, Minnesota in 2000:

  • 247 people in nursing homes
  • 79 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 55 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 17 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 4 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 4 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse

People in group quarters in Cottonwood County, Minnesota in 2010:

  • 163 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 68 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 13 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $62,425.

4.26% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($35,682 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.26%
Minnesota average:

7.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.35% relocated from other counties in Minnesota ($28,204 average AGI)
0.91% relocated from other states ($7,473 average AGI)
Cottonwood County:

0.91%
Minnesota average:

2.11%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jackson County, MN  0.51% ($33,625 average AGI)


5.17% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($42,809 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.17%
Minnesota average:

7.17%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.99% relocated to other counties in Minnesota ($30,248 average AGI)
1.18% relocated to other states ($12,557 average AGI)
Cottonwood County:

1.18%
Minnesota average:

2.17%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jackson County, MN  0.67% ($26,906 average AGI)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.0

Births per 1000 population in Cottonwood County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.9
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 12.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 12.5

Deaths per 1000 population in Cottonwood County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.7
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 4.3

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Cottonwood County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 6.7%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 4.4%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Cottonwood County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Cottonwood County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cottonwood County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cottonwood County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Cottonwood County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Cottonwood County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,821 (2,538 aged, 283 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 111 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Cottonwood County, Minnesota in 1999 - 2019:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (285)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (169)
  • Unspecified dementia (36)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (30)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (11)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (10)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (10)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 12%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 16.72
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8,034
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 318
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31,586

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,158
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,191
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 25

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 42

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 8

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,453
  • Male householders: 2,598 (884 living alone), Female householders: 2,330 (768 living alone)
  • 2,436 spouses (2,429 opposite-sex spouses), 313 unmarried partners, (311 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 3,085 children (2,896 natural, 52 adopted, 137 stepchildren), 135 grandchildren, 26 brothers or sisters, 36 parents, 9 foster children, 22 other relatives, 152 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 288

Size of family households: 1,570 2-persons, 571 3-persons, 518 4-persons, 236 5-persons, 145 6-persons, 88 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,648 1-person, 147 2-persons, 6 4-persons.

1,948 married couples with children.
592 single-parent households (203 men, 389 women).

90.0% of residents of Cottonwood speak English at home.
5.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (65% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
1.2% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (96% speak English very well, 4% speak English well).
3.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (39% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 38% speak English not well, 4% don't speak English at all).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (17% speak English very well, 83% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $78,534,000 ($6,566 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $633,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $33,238,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $14,963,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $14,509,000
Federal grants: $11,471,000
Federal procurement contracts: $715,000 ($3,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,637,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $953,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,792,000
Federal Government insurance: $75,897,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 718
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

70 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 767
Here:

65 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +9
Here:

+1 per 1000 residents
State:

+14 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -278
Here -23 per 1000 residents
State -3 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Cottonwood County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 1.33 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.8
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

3.9

Year house built in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • Year house built in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • 1292014 or later
  • 542010 to 2013
  • 1822000 to 2009
  • 3301990 to 1999
  • 2911980 to 1989
  • 8541970 to 1979
  • 6511960 to 1969
  • 9461950 to 1959
  • 4671940 to 1949
  • 1,5971939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • 31 room
  • 112 rooms
  • 403 rooms
  • 4204 rooms
  • 5035 rooms
  • 7416 rooms
  • 6367 rooms
  • 5518 rooms
  • 9629+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • 261 room
  • 1372 rooms
  • 2053 rooms
  • 2244 rooms
  • 1865 rooms
  • 1086 rooms
  • 717 rooms
  • 328 rooms
  • 739+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • 4no bedroom
  • 1441 bedroom
  • 9112 bedrooms
  • 1,4893 bedrooms
  • 1,1084 bedrooms
  • 2055+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
  • 28no bedroom
  • 2741 bedroom
  • 4322 bedrooms
  • 2203 bedrooms
  • 744 bedrooms
  • 305+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Cottonwood County, Minnesota in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cottonwood County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cottonwood County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 42no vehicle
  • 9531 vehicle
  • 1,5992 vehicles
  • 7383 vehicles
  • 3534 vehicles
  • 1955+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cottonwood County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cottonwood County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 215no vehicle
  • 5501 vehicle
  • 2012 vehicles
  • 623 vehicles
  • 294 vehicles
  • 125+ vehicles

89.3% of Cottonwood County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 28% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 59% lived in Minnesota.

Cottonwood County:

89.3%
State average:

85.9%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,013
  • Other state: 2,644
  • Northeast: 114
  • Midwest: 1,893
  • South: 270
  • West: 350
Year householders moved into unit in Cottonwood County, MN
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cottonwood County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 64.1%Utility gas
  • 20.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.4%Electricity
  • 3.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.0%Wood
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.6%No fuel used
  • 0.1%Solar energy
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 52.6%Utility gas
  • 29.5%Electricity
  • 9.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.7%No fuel used
  • 2.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.0%Other fuel
  • 0.4%Coal or coke
  • 0.4%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 128
Here:

10.6%
Minnesota:

10.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 59
Here:

9.9%
Minnesota:

7.2%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 19
Here:

9.3%
Minnesota:

22.0%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Cottonwood County government finances - Expenditure in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,827,000
    Solid Waste Management: $777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $52,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Corrections - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $14,563,000
    Regular Highways: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $1,813,000
    Police Protection: $1,511,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $449,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,644,000
    Other: $19,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $359,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $539,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $349,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $683,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $595,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $330,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $670,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $743,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $203,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,804,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $383,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,124,000
    Public Welfare: $2,851,000
    Other: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $568,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,386,000
    Severance: $81,000
    Other License: $26,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,694,000

Cottonwood County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,827,000
    Solid Waste Management: $777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $52,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Corrections - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $14,563,000
    Regular Highways: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $1,813,000
    Police Protection: $1,511,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $449,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,644,000
    Other: $19,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $359,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $539,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $349,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $683,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $595,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $330,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $670,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $743,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $203,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,804,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $383,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,124,000
    Public Welfare: $2,851,000
    Other: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $568,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,386,000
    Severance: $81,000
    Other License: $26,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,694,000

Cottonwood County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,827,000
    Solid Waste Management: $777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $52,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Corrections - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $14,563,000
    Regular Highways: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $1,813,000
    Police Protection: $1,511,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $449,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,644,000
    Other: $19,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $359,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $539,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $349,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $683,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $595,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $330,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $670,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $743,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $203,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,804,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $383,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,124,000
    Public Welfare: $2,851,000
    Other: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $568,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,386,000
    Severance: $81,000
    Other License: $26,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,694,000

Cottonwood County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Other: $1,827,000
    Solid Waste Management: $777,000
    Parks and Recreation: $78,000
    Regular Highways: $52,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $4,781,000
    Corrections - Other: $20,000
  • Current Operations - Public Welfare - Other: $14,563,000
    Regular Highways: $2,767,000
    General - Other: $1,813,000
    Police Protection: $1,511,000
    Correctional Institutions: $1,373,000
    Solid Waste Management: $1,248,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $656,000
    Financial Administration: $450,000
    Central Staff Services: $449,000
    Parks and Recreation: $339,000
    Libraries: $60,000
    Health - Other: $14,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $2,644,000
    Other: $19,000
    Highways: $12,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $10,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Public Welfare - Other: $359,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - Public Welfare: $539,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $349,000
  • Long Term Debt - Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $683,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $595,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $330,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $242,000
  • Miscellaneous - Special Assessments: $670,000
    General Revenue - Other: $393,000
    Interest Earnings: $94,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $743,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $203,000
    General - Other: $102,000
    Police Protection: $61,000
    Solid Waste Management: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $34,000
    Parks and Recreation: $26,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $6,804,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $383,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $6,124,000
    Public Welfare: $2,851,000
    Other: $603,000
    General Local Government Support: $568,000
  • Tax - Property: $16,386,000
    Severance: $81,000
    Other License: $26,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,694,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 201
  • Number of aged recipients: 25
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 176
  • Number of recipients under 18: 32
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 127
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 42
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 74
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 82
Most common first names in Cottonwood County, MN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13681.2 years
Anna10087.0 years
Henry9381.7 years
Mary6481.7 years
Marie6485.1 years
Helen6283.7 years
Jacob5684.5 years
George5081.9 years
William5079.1 years
Elizabeth4983.8 years
Most common last names in Cottonwood County, MN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson10181.9 years
Olson7679.0 years
Peterson6483.2 years
Nelson5981.3 years
Anderson5780.6 years
Hanson4780.4 years
Dick4383.7 years
Larson3877.5 years
Fast3780.6 years
Nickel3579.7 years
Businesses in Cottonwood County, MN
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Chevrolet1McDonald's1
Dairy Queen1RadioShack1
FedEx1Subway1
Ford1Super 81
H&R Block1True Value1
Hardee's1UPS1