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Demographics

People

Total Population1,252
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens15%
Employed Population 16+635
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher30.7%
Median Earnings25+$32,365
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$31,484
Median Earnings With High School Degree$29,038

Wealth

Median Family Income$56,250
% Above Poverty Level92.2%
% Below Poverty Level7.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time15 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work6.9%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28.8%
Median Gross Rent$644
Median House Value$145,300

Ancestry

German35.8%
Norwegian24.2%
Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)16.5%
Belgian9.6%
Danishn6%
Irish5%
Dutch4.4%
Polish4.3%
English3.8%
Swedish3%
French Except Basque2.3%
Scottish2.2%
Czech1.4%
Italian1.1%
Icelander0.5%
Finnish0.4%
Canadian0.3%
Welsh0.2%
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Cottonwood Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lyon County
Standard Zip Codes56229
Phone Area Codes320,507
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude44.6
Approximate Longitude-95.67

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)

StationMARSHALL
Distance11.2 miles
Jan Temp5 to 24 F
Apr Temp36 to 58 F
Jul Temp62 to 85 F
Oct Temp39 to 61 F
Annual Precip25.7 inches
StationREDWOOD FALLS MUNICIPAL
Distance29.4 miles
Jan Temp4 to 22 F
Apr Temp37 to 57 F
Jul Temp63 to 84 F
Oct Temp38 to 60 F
Annual Precip26.6 inches
StationLAMBERTON SW EXP STN
Distance30.5 miles
Jan Temp2 to 22 F
Apr Temp34 to 56 F
Jul Temp61 to 83 F
Oct Temp35 to 60 F
Annual Precip26.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Clarkfield882$53,068
Echo275$55,417
Ghent327$69,464
Hanley Falls410$57,375
Marshall13,616$71,115
Wood Lake411$52,500

Cottonwood Public Schools

Lakeview Elementary
875 Barstad Rd N
ZIP: 56229
(507) 423-5164
Primary
Total Enrollment 329
Lakeview Secondary
875 Barstad Rd N
ZIP: 56229
(507) 423-5164
High
Total Enrollment 350
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