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Cottage Grove, MN (Minnesota) Houses and Residents

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

$253,495
Minnesota:

$224,000
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $199,302 - $299,002

Cottage Grove,MN index of house prices

Total population: 35,630 (Urban population: 28,201, Rural population: 2,356 (85 farm, 2,271 nonfarm))

Houses: 12,717 (12,036 occupied: 10,724 owner occupied, 1,434 renter occupied)

% of renters here:

12%
State:

28%

Housing density: 374 houses/condos per square mile

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses and condos in 2017: $771,756.

Median contract rent in 2017: $752 (lower quartile is $621, upper quartile is $924)


Median rent asked for vacant for-rent units in 2017: $2,367


Median gross rent in Cottage Grove, MN in 2017: $804

Housing units in Cottage Grove with a mortgage: 8,336 (540 second mortgage, 1,206 home equity loan, 279 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 2,402

Median household income for houses/condos with a mortgage: $107,671

Median household income for apartments without a mortgage: $72,060

Median monthly housing costs: $1,487


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Cottage Grove, Minnesota Age and Sex of Residents
Median year house/condo built: 1984

Median year apartment built: 1987

Household type by relationship:

Households: 36,721
  • In family households: 33,950 (5,128 male householders, 4,715 female householders)
    7,976 spouses, 13,115 children (12,550 natural, 244 adopted, 332 stepchildren), 701 grandchildren, 453 brothers or sisters, 352 parents, 595 other relatives, 959 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 2,836 (1,064 male householders (813 living alone)), 1,214 female householders (1,093 living alone)), 539 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 72

Size of family households: 3,553 2-persons, 2,227 3-persons, 2,304 4-persons, 1,046 5-persons, 414 6-persons, 241 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,906 1-person, 294 2-persons, 12 3-persons, 48 4-persons, 65 5-persons.

7,781 married couples with children.
1,685 single-parent households (573 men, 1,112 women).

89.9% of residents of Cottage Grove speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (47% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 5% don't speak English at all).
0.9% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 16% speak English well, 2% don't speak English at all).
4.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (59% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 7% speak English not well, 8% don't speak English at all).
2.2% of residents speak other language at home (77% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 4% speak English not well).

Foreign born population: 2,314 (6.3%)
(79.0% of them are naturalized citizens)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.5
State:

7.0

Median number of rooms in apartments
Here:

5.1
State:

4.0

Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • 0no bedroom
  • 561 bedroom
  • 1,0642 bedrooms
  • 4,1923 bedrooms
  • 4,1224 bedrooms
  • 1,4085+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • 25no bedroom
  • 2401 bedroom
  • 4462 bedrooms
  • 4633 bedrooms
  • 1154 bedrooms
  • 645+ bedrooms
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Cottage Grove in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cottage Grove in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 34no vehicle
  • 1,9001 vehicle
  • 5,0762 vehicles
  • 2,3633 vehicles
  • 9974 vehicles
  • 3815+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Cottage Grove in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Cottage Grove in renter-occupied apartments
  • 284no vehicle
  • 3861 vehicle
  • 6922 vehicles
  • 843 vehicles
  • 264 vehicles
  • 145+ vehicles
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 353 rooms
  • 4784 rooms
  • 1,2435 rooms
  • 1,7196 rooms
  • 1,8717 rooms
  • 1,9718 rooms
  • 3,3909+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • 161 room
  • 422 rooms
  • 2593 rooms
  • 2274 rooms
  • 3075 rooms
  • 2206 rooms
  • 1137 rooms
  • 1188 rooms
  • 1049+ rooms
Year house built
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
Owners and renters by unit type in Cottage Grove, MN
  • Cottage Grove, MN household income distribution

  • Distribution of median household income in Cottage Grove, MN in 2017
  • 120Less than $10,000
  • 179$10,000 to $19,999
  • 502$20,000 to $29,999
  • 611$30,000 to $39,999
  • 709$40,000 to $49,999
  • 1,185$50,000 to $59,999
  • 1,492$60,000 to $74,999
  • 1,998$75,000 to $99,999
  • 1,647$100,000 to $124,999
  • 1,235$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,429$150,000 to $199,999
  • 985$200,000 or more
  • Home value of owner - occupied houses in 2017 in Cottage Grove, MN

  • Distribution of house value in Cottage Grove, MN in 2017
  • 29Less than $10,000
  • 13$10,000 to $14,999
  • 33$15,000 to $19,999
  • 63$20,000 to $24,999
  • 11$25,000 to $29,999
  • 31$35,000 to $39,999
  • 17$40,000 to $49,999
  • 20$50,000 to $59,999
  • 8$70,000 to $79,999
  • 30$80,000 to $89,999
  • 42$90,000 to $99,999
  • 147$100,000 to $124,999
  • 197$125,000 to $149,999
  • 1,072$150,000 to $174,999
  • 1,601$175,000 to $199,999
  • 2,752$200,000 to $249,999
  • 1,438$250,000 to $299,999
  • 1,755$300,000 to $399,999
  • 642$400,000 to $499,999
  • 255$500,000 to $749,999
  • 25$750,000 to $999,999
  • 26$2,000,000 or more
  • Rent paid by renters in 2017 in Cottage Grove, MN

  • Distribution of rent paid by renters in Cottage Grove, MN in 2017
  • 46$100 to $149
  • 29$200 to $249
  • 14$250 to $299
  • 54$300 to $349
  • 4$350 to $399
  • 9$500 to $549
  • 33$550 to $599
  • 7$650 to $699
  • 39$700 to $749
  • 83$750 to $799
  • 188$800 to $899
  • 93$900 to $999
  • 255$1,000 to $1,249
  • 342$1,250 to $1,499
  • 132$1,500 to $1,999
  • 80$2,000 to $2,499
  • 33No cash rent
Time Leaving Home To Go To Work in 2017

Percentage of workers working in this county: 35.6%
Number of people working at home: 738 (3.8% of all workers)

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017

Travel time to work (commute)

  • Less than 5 minutes: 116
  • 5 to 9 minutes: 1,373
  • 10 to 14 minutes: 1,573
  • 15 to 19 minutes: 2,717
  • 20 to 24 minutes: 3,772
  • 25 to 29 minutes: 1,564
  • 30 to 34 minutes: 3,275
  • 35 to 39 minutes: 862
  • 40 to 44 minutes: 867
  • 45 to 59 minutes: 1,645
  • 60 to 89 minutes: 702
  • 90 or more minutes: 71
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cottage Grove

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 7,349 (82%)
  • Carpooled: 637 (7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 17 (0%)
  • Taxi: 66 (1%)
  • Bicycle: 14 (0%)
  • Walked: 88 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 738 (8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
  • Unemployment by race in 2017
  • Unemployment rate for White non-Hispanic residents
  • 2.2%Males
  • 1.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Black residents
  • 12.3%Males
  • 2.6%Females
  • Unemployment rate for Asian residents
  • 4.0%Males
  • Unemployment rate for other race residents
  • 12.2%Males
  • 15.5%Females
  • Unemployment rate for two or more race residents
  • 8.9%Males
  • Unemployment rate for Hispanic or Latino residents
  • 8.7%Males
  • 3.8%Females
Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population in Cottage Grove, Minnesota
  • 2352010 or later
  • 5802000 to 2009
  • 5791990 to 1999
  • 1841980 to 1989
  • 1121970 to 1979
  • 150Before 1970
Ancestries in Cottage Grove, MN

First ancestries reported:

  • German: 3,115 (21.6%)
  • Norwegian: 1,141 (7.9%)
  • American: 895 (6.2%)
  • European: 668 (4.6%)
  • Irish: 533 (3.7%)
  • Swedish: 421 (2.9%)
  • Italian: 386 (2.7%)
  • Nigerian: 365 (2.5%)
  • Polish: 326 (2.3%)
  • Scandinavian: 294 (2.0%)
  • English: 294 (2.0%)
  • African: 255 (1.8%)
  • Somali: 173 (1.2%)
  • French Canadian: 157 (1.1%)
  • Finnish: 135 (0.9%)
  • Danish: 116 (0.8%)
  • Czech: 92 (0.6%)
  • Dutch: 73 (0.5%)
  • French: 66 (0.5%)
  • Scottish: 42 (0.3%)
  • Eastern European: 40 (0.3%)
  • Luxemburger: 39 (0.3%)
  • Canadian: 39 (0.3%)
  • Northern European: 37 (0.3%)
  • British: 32 (0.2%)
  • Scotch-Irish: 32 (0.2%)
  • Romanian: 28 (0.2%)
  • Belgian: 24 (0.2%)
  • Ethiopian: 24 (0.2%)
  • Lithuanian: 23 (0.2%)
  • Croatian: 22 (0.2%)
  • Czechoslovakian: 17 (0.1%)
  • Austrian: 15 (0.1%)
  • Russian: 14 (0.10%)
  • Slovak: 14 (0.10%)
  • Greek: 13 (0.09%)
  • Sierra Leonean: 13 (0.09%)
  • Iranian: 11 (0.08%)
  • Guyanese: 11 (0.08%)
  • Slovene: 11 (0.08%)
  • Hungarian: 10 (0.07%)
  • Ukrainian: 9 (0.06%)
  • Egyptian: 8 (0.06%)
  • Ugandan: 8 (0.06%)
  • West Indian: 4 (0.03%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents (%):

Vietnam
Cottage Grove:

12.5% (299)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Mexico
Cottage Grove:

12.0% (287)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Kenya
Cottage Grove:

8.4% (200)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Thailand
Cottage Grove:

7.9% (189)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Ethiopia
Cottage Grove:

6.2% (149)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Nigeria
Cottage Grove:

5.8% (140)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Laos
Cottage Grove:

5.0% (119)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Somalia
Cottage Grove:

5.0% (119)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Cameroon
Cottage Grove:

4.1% (99)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Philippines
Cottage Grove:

3.9% (93)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Germany
Cottage Grove:

3.7% (88)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Korea
Cottage Grove:

3.6% (86)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

South Africa
Cottage Grove:

3.0% (73)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Other Eastern Africa
Cottage Grove:

2.8% (68)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Russia
Cottage Grove:

2.5% (61)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

Canada
Cottage Grove:

2.0% (48)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

England
Cottage Grove:

2.0% (47)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

India
Cottage Grove:

1.9% (45)
Minnesota:

100.0% (-1)

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

  • This state: 26,976
  • Other state: 7,206
  • Northeast: 480
  • Midwest: 4,707
  • South: 928
  • West: 1,041

91.0% of Cottage Grove residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 37.9% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 81.4% lived in Minnesota.


Cottage Grove:

91.0%
State average:

85.8%

Education attainment for males 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 115
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 0
  • 7th and 8th grade: 54
  • 9th grade: 19
  • 10th grade: 99
  • 11th grade: 62
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 65
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,093
  • Less than 1 year of college: 833
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,912
  • Associate degree: 1,617
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,601
  • Master's degree: 827
  • Professional school degree: 93
  • Doctorate degree: 131
Educational Attainment for Males

Education attainment for females 25 years and older:

  • No schooling: 131
  • Nursery to 4th grade: 0
  • 5th and 6th grade: 44
  • 7th and 8th grade: 11
  • 9th grade: 28
  • 10th grade: 86
  • 11th grade: 91
  • 12th grade, no diploma: 83
  • High school graduate (or equivalency): 3,247
  • Less than 1 year of college: 1,099
  • Some college more than 1 year, no degree: 1,843
  • Associate degree: 1,545
  • Bachelor's degree: 2,643
  • Master's degree: 958
  • Professional school degree: 134
  • Doctorate degree: 60
Educational Attainment for Females
Cottage Grove marital status for males
Cottage Grove marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 10,310
  • One, attached: 1,425
  • Two: 47
  • 3 or 4: 266
  • 5 to 9: 102
  • 10 to 19: 182
  • 20 to 49: 151
  • 50 or more: 137
  • Mobile homes: 102

Median worth of mobile homes: $50,258

House/condo owner moved in on average 14 years ago

Renter moved in on average 1 years ago

Year householders moved into residence in Cottage Grove
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

Private vs. public school enrollment:

Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 310
Here:

7.5%
Minnesota:

10.7%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 41
Here:

1.7%
Minnesota:

7.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 398
Here:

28.5%
Minnesota:

22.1%
School Enrollment by Level of School for Male Students
School Enrollment by Level of School for Female Students
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