Cottonwood, Minnesota

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Not to be confused with Cottonwood County, Minnesota.
Cottonwood, Minnesota
City
Cottonwood, Minnesota from County Highway 9
Cottonwood, Minnesota from County Highway 9
Location of Cottonwood, Minnesota
Location of Cottonwood, Minnesota
Coordinates: 44°36′31″N 95°40′23″W / 44.60861°N 95.67306°W / 44.60861; -95.67306
Country United States
State Minnesota
County Lyon
Government
 • Type Mayor – Council
 • Mayor Ellen Lenz
Area[1]
 • Total 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Land 1.04 sq mi (2.69 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 1,079 ft (329 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,212
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,203
 • Density 1,165.4/sq mi (450.0/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 56229
Area code(s) 507
FIPS code 27-13564[4]
GNIS feature ID 0641528[5]
Website www.cottonwood.govoffice2.com

Cottonwood is a city in Lyon County, Minnesota, United States. The population was 1,212 at the 2010 census.[6]

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.04 square miles (2.69 km2), all of it land.[1] Cottonwood is situated on Cottonwood Lake.

Minnesota State Highway 23 serves as a main route in the city.

Demographics[edit]

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,212 people, 504 households, and 331 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,165.4 inhabitants per square mile (450.0/km2). There were 545 housing units at an average density of 524.0 per square mile (202.3/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 95.8% White, 0.3% African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.1% Asian, 2.5% from other races, and 0.8% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.7% of the population.

There were 504 households of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.2% had a male householder with no wife present, and 34.3% were non-families. 29.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.39 and the average family size was 2.94.

The median age in the city was 38.8 years. 25.2% of residents were under the age of 18; 7.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 25.7% were from 25 to 44; 27% were from 45 to 64; and 15% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.3% male and 50.7% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,148 people, 452 households, and 319 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,339.0 people per square mile (515.4/km²). There were 481 housing units at an average density of 561.0 per square mile (215.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 96.34% White, 0.09% African American, 0.26% Native American, 0.44% Asian, 2.53% from other races, and 0.35% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.26% of the population.

There were 452 households out of which 38.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.2% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.2% under the age of 18, 8.1% from 18 to 24, 28.9% from 25 to 44, 18.1% from 45 to 64, and 15.7% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 107.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $39,792, and the median income for a family was $49,375. Males had a median income of $31,298 versus $20,795 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,847. About 2.8% of families and 4.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 6.9% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 44°36′32″N 95°40′27″W / 44.60889°N 95.67417°W / 44.60889; -95.67417