Cottonwood, Idaho

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Cottonwood, Idaho

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High Points

Cottonwood strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Idaho):

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cottonwood Low Property Crime
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cottonwood Low Violent Crime
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Cottonwood Walking and Biking to Work
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 11% Cottonwood Affordability of Property Taxes
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Cottonwood Short Commute Times

Comparative Profile of Cottonwood, Idaho

Comparing Cottonwood to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Idaho (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Senior Citizens 7 9
Age of the Population 7 8
Male Share of the Population 6 3
Female Share of the Population 5 8
Well-Paid Single Men 4 6
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Well-Paid Single Women 3 7
Racial Diversity 3 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 5
Average Household Size 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 8 8
People Above Poverty 6 8
Median Family Income 5 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 7

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 9
Short Commute Times 9 8
Working at Home 8 6
Public Transportation Use 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 7 9
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 6 6
Affordability of Rents 5 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 5 4
Housing Recently Built 4 2
People Living Alone 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Property Crime 10 10
Low Violent Crime 10 10

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Cottonwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 122 miles SE of Spokane, Washington (center to center)
Nearest Large City 302 miles E of Seattle, Washington
County Idaho
Standard Zip Codes 83522, 83533
Phone Area Codes 208
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 46.048
Longitude -116.348

Cottonwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 2.7 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 35 F
Apr Temp 35 to 54 F
Jul Temp 54 to 78 F
Oct Temp 38 to 57 F
Annual Precip 22 inches
Distance 13.7 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 38 F
Apr Temp 35 to 58 F
Jul Temp 52 to 82 F
Oct Temp 36 to 60 F
Annual Precip 23.9 inches
Distance 20.1 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 36 F
Apr Temp 37 to 59 F
Jul Temp 54 to 83 F
Oct Temp 37 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.9 inches
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Cottonwood Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 944 100%
Male 458 48.5%
Female 486 51.5%
Under 18 280 29.7%
18+ 664 70.3%
65+ 170 18%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 3.14
White 925 98%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 4 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 6 0.6%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 4 0.4%

Estimated Cottonwood Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,070
Growth 126
Growth % 13.3%

Cottonwood Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
German 47.4%
US/American 11.2%
English 8.8%
Irish 6.9%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.2%
French (except Basque) 3.3%
Dutch 2.7%
Scotch-Irish 2.7%
European 2.2%
Scottish 1.9%
Swedish 1.8%
Italian 1.3%
French Canadian 1%
Norwegian 1%
Swiss 0.5%
Polish 0.4%
Czech 0.4%
Slovene 0.4%
British 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cottonwood, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Greencreek (83533)
Keuterville (83522)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cottonwood 944 $39,625
Craigmont 556 $36,719
Ferdinand 145 $35,625
Grangeville 3,228 $34,625
Kooskia 675 $23,750
Nezperce 523 $40,000
Stites 226 $30,000
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Cottonwood High Schools (2004)

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Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 153 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13

A Vocational School

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