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Cottonwood township, NE map Land area: 37.5 sq. mi.
Water area: 0.1 sq. mi.
Population: 73 (all rural)
Males: 39  (53.4%)
Females: 34  (46.6%)

Occupied houses/apartments: 73 (55 owner occupied, 18 renter occupied)
% of renters here:

25%
State:

33%


Races in Cottonwood township:

  • White Non-Hispanic: 95.9%
  • Asian: 4.1%

Median age of males: 47.8
Median age of females: 46.0

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Average household size: 2.15

Cottonwood township:

2.1 people
Nebraska:

2.5 people

Average family size: 2.46

Estimated median household income in 2009: $48,765 ($40,417 in 1999)
This township:

$48,765
Nebraska:

$47,357

Median contract rent in 2009 for apartments: $362 (lower quartile is $343, upper quartile is $389)
Here:

$362
State:

$518

Estimated median house or condo value in 2009: $122,562 (it was $103,100 in 2000)
Cottonwood township:

$122,562
Nebraska:

$123,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,078 - $207,998

Mean price in 2009:

Detached houses: $171,740
Here:

$171,740
State:

$147,392

Mobile homes: $32,205
Here:

$32,205
State:

$29,187
Population density: 2 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.6%
Whole state:

9.7%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This township:

5.6%
Whole state:

4.0%

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Notable locations in this township outside city limits:

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Whisky Slough (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Cottonwood township: Historic Platte Valley Historical Marker (1). Display/hide its location on the map

 

88% of Cottonwood township residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 38% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 20% lived in Nebraska.

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

  • This state: 65
  • Northeast: 0
  • Midwest: 5
  • South: 0
  • West: 2
Cottonwood township, Nebraska satellite photo by USGS

Percentage of households with unmarried partners: 2.9%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 36
  • Mobile homes: 2

Median worth of mobile homes: $27,500


Housing units in Cottonwood township with a mortgage: 10 (2 second mortgage, 0 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 0

Year house built

  • 1999 to March 2000: 2
  • 1995 to 1998: 6
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1980 to 1989: 2
  • 1970 to 1979: 9
  • 1960 to 1969: 4
  • 1950 to 1959: 2
  • 1940 to 1949: 4
  • 1939 or earlier: 9

Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Cottonwood township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 2
  • 5 rooms: 4
  • 6 rooms: 4
  • 7 rooms: 6
  • 8 rooms: 8
  • 9 or more rooms: 2

Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottonwood township, Nebraska:

  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 0
  • 3 rooms: 0
  • 4 rooms: 0
  • 5 rooms: 3
  • 6 rooms: 2
  • 7 rooms: 2
  • 8 rooms: 0
  • 9 or more rooms: 1

Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses and condos in Cottonwood township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 4
  • 3 bedrooms: 12
  • 4 bedrooms: 10
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Cottonwood township:

  • no bedroom: 0
  • 1 bedroom: 0
  • 2 bedrooms: 3
  • 3 bedrooms: 5
  • 4 bedrooms: 0
  • 5 or more bedrooms: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Cottonwood township in owner-occupied houses/condos:

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 0
  • 2 vehicles: 18
  • 3 vehicles: 8
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Cars and other vehicles available in Cottonwood township in renter-occupied apartments

  • no vehicle: 0
  • 1 vehicle: 1
  • 2 vehicles: 5
  • 3 vehicles: 0
  • 4 vehicles: 2
  • 5 or more vehicles: 0

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

Most common industries for males (%):



  • Transportation equipment (12%)
  • Metal and metal products (12%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Machinery (8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (7%)
  • Truck transportation (5%)
  • Plastics and rubber products (4%)

Most common industries for females (%):



  • Health care (13%)
  • Transportation equipment (9%)
  • Public administration (7%)
  • Educational services (6%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Construction (4%)
  • Department and other general merchandise stores (4%)

Most common occupations for males (%)



  • Metal workers and plastic workers (16%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (13%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Agricultural workers including supervisors (4%)
  • Vehicle and mobile equipment mechanics, installers, and repairers (3%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (3%)

Most common occupations for females (%)



  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)
  • Information and record clerks except customer service representatives (5%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (4%)

Class of Workers

Most common first ancestries reported in Cottonwood township:

  • German (44.4%)
  • Swedish (17.8%)
  • English (13.3%)
  • United States or American (8.9%)
  • Irish (6.7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (4.4%)
  • Scottish (4.4%)

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 24 (63%)
  • Walked: 5 (13%)
  • Worked at home: 9 (24%)

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (50%)
  • Electricity (41%)
  • Utility gas (9%)

All residents speak only English at home

Household type by relationship:

Households: 72
  • In family households: 64 (24 male householders, 2 female householders)
    21 spouses, 17 children (17 natural, 0 adopted, 0 stepchildren), 0 grandchildren, 0 brothers or sisters, 0 parents, 0 other relatives, 0 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 8 (7 male householders (7 living alone)), 1 female householders (1 living alone)), 0 nonrelatives

Size of family households: 18 2-persons, 6 4-persons, 2 5-persons,

Size of nonfamily households: 8 1-person,

11 married couples with children.
1 single-parent households (1 men, 0 women).


Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

14.6%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 0
Here:

0.0%
Nebraska:

20.0%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)


Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninst.)


Year Householders Moved Into Unit in Cottonwood township:

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