Introduction to Cottage Grove, Oregon

Cottage Grove, Oregon, in Lane county, is 17 miles S of Springfield, Oregon and 120 miles S of Portland, Oregon. The city is conveniently located inside the Eugene-Springfield metropolitan area. There are an estimated 8,445 people in Cottage Grove.

Cottage Grove History

The first post office of the city was established in 1855. Cottage Grove was incorporated in 1887. A railroad arrived in the city in the early 1870’s. The city is also known as the Covered Bridge Capital of Oregon.

Cottage Grove and nearby Attractions

  • Lane County Historical Museum
  • University of Oregon Museum of Natural History
  • Anna Drain County Park
  • Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium
  • Creswell Historical Museum

Things To Do In Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. The city is home to the Anna Drain County Park. The University of Oregon Museum of Natural History, Lane County Historical Museum and the Science Factory Children's Museum & Planetarium are all nearby as well.

Cottage Grove Transportation

Air transportation facilities are available at Mahlon Sweet Field Airport.

Cottage Grove Higher Education

Higher studies can be pursued at Lane Community College, Oregon State University and the University of Oregon.


Total Population 9,819
Male Share of the Population 48.4%
Female Share of the Population 51.6%
Senior Citizens 16.7%
Employed Population 16+ 3,503
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 44.3%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 12.7%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $45,849
% Above Poverty Level 77.5%
% Below Poverty Level 22.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work 10%
% Using Public Transportation 2.2%


People Living Alone 31.8%
Median Gross Rent $802
Median House Value $161,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 28.1%
US/American 0%
English 9.5%
Irish 13.9%

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

Cottage Grove Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 17 miles S of Springfield, Oregon (center to center)
Nearest Large City 120 miles S of Portland, Oregon
County Lane
Metro Area Eugene - Springfield
Standard Zip Codes 97424
P.O. Box Zip Codes 97472
Phone Area Codes 541
Time Zone Pacific (-8 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 43.797
Longitude -123.058

Cottage Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 0.4 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 48 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 48 to 81 F
Oct Temp 40 to 66 F
Annual Precip 45.9 inches
Distance 4.7 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 49 F
Apr Temp 38 to 62 F
Jul Temp 50 to 81 F
Oct Temp 41 to 66 F
Annual Precip 47.4 inches
Distance 24.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 47 F
Apr Temp 39 to 61 F
Jul Temp 51 to 82 F
Oct Temp 41 to 65 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Curtin (97424)

Saginaw (97472)

Walden (97424)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Creswell 5,085 $56,109
Drain 1,194 $42,045
Eugene 159,615 $61,848
Lowell 1,089 $51,818
Springfield 60,235 $47,855
Yoncalla 1,155 $44,375

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

Cottage Grove Public Libraries

Cottage Grove Public Library
Cottage Grove, Oregon
(541) 942-3828
Library Web Site

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Cottage Grove Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(541) 942-0511
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cottage Grove High Schools

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Serves 889 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 22.2

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Serves 75 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 20.3

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