"Old Town" Historic District
"The Heart of Arizona Wine Country" "Inspiring a Vibrant Community"
Location of Cottonwood in Yavapai County, Arizona
|Named for||Cottonwood Tree|
|• Body||Cottonwood City Council (6 members plus Mayor)|
|• Mayor||Tim Elinski|
|• Total||16.70 sq mi (43.26 km2)|
|• Land||16.70 sq mi (43.26 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||3,314 ft (1,010 m)|
| • Estimate |
|• Density||730.44/sq mi (282.02/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-7 (MST)|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC−7 (no DST/PDT)|
|Website||City of Cottonwood|
Cottonwood has a semi-arid steppe climate. In January the normal high temperature is 55 °F (13 °C) with a low of 26 °F (−3 °C). In July the normal high temperature is 97 °F (36 °C) with a low of 68 °F (20 °C). Annual precipitation is around 13 inches (33 cm).
|U.S. Decennial Census|
As of the census of 2000, there were 9,179 people, 3,983 households and 2,369 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.3 people per square mile (332.1/km²). There were 4,427 housing units at an average density of 414.9 per square mile (160.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.24% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 1.57% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.66% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. 20.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 3,983 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were Married Couples living together, 10.8% had a female as Head of Household with no Husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the city, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $27,444, and the median income for a family was $37,794. Males had a median income of $24,308 versus $19,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,518. About 8.9% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.
Cottonwood is the economic heart of the Verde Valley. The City of Cottonwood recently went through an extensive re-branding process and is now known as the “Heart of Arizona Wine Country". Focused on the Old Town Cottonwood tourist area, the City is the epicenter of the renowned Verde Valley wine region of Arizona.
Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District operates public schools.
The Cottonwood Public Library is part of the Yavapai County Library Network and serves the city of Cottonwood along with surrounding cities including Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Jerome, Rimrock and unincorporated areas of the Verde Valley in Yavapai County.
- Junior Brown - country singer and guitarist
- Alvie Self - singer, member Rockabilly Hall of Fame
- June Miller - ex-wife of writer Henry Miller[circular reference]
- Ray Manley- Well-known Arizona photographer whose photos appeared in National Geographic, Arizona Highways, Life etc.
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- June Miller
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