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People

Total Population 1,257
Male Share of the Population 49.6%
Female Share of the Population 50.4%
Senior Citizens 13.9%
Employed Population 16+ 643
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.2%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 28.4%
Median Earnings25+ $34,402
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $31,324
Median Earnings With High School Degree $29,250

Wealth

Median Family Income $56,250
% Above Poverty Level 91.9%
% Below Poverty Level 8.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 6.5%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.7%
Median Gross Rent $619
Median House Value $137,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 13%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Cottonwood Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 88 miles NE of Sioux Falls, South Dakota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 121 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Lyon
Standard Zip Codes 56229
Phone Area Codes 507
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.608
Longitude -95.673

Cottonwood Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station MARSHALL
Distance 11.2 miles
Jan Temp 5 to 24 F
Apr Temp 36 to 58 F
Jul Temp 62 to 85 F
Oct Temp 39 to 61 F
Annual Precip 25.7 inches
Station REDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL
Distance 29.4 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 22 F
Apr Temp 37 to 57 F
Jul Temp 63 to 84 F
Oct Temp 38 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.6 inches
Station LAMBERTON SW EXP STN
Distance 30.5 miles
Jan Temp 2 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 56 F
Jul Temp 61 to 83 F
Oct Temp 35 to 60 F
Annual Precip 26.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Clarkfield 824 $52,788
Echo 299 $57,292
Ghent 344 $67,250
Hanley Falls 398 $61,563
Marshall 13,608 $70,446

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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Cottonwood High Schools

LAKEVIEW SEC.
875 BARSTAD RD. N.
507-423-5166
Serves 276 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

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