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Overview

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.

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 1870s. 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,889
Male Share of the Population47.4%
Female Share of the Population52.6%
Senior Citizens17.1%
Employed Population 16+3,692
Age of the Population38

Families

% of people married46%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher12.8%
Median Earnings25+$26,632
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$18,633
Median Earnings With High School Degree$24,762

Wealth

Median Family Income$44,473
% Above Poverty Level78.1%
% Below Poverty Level21.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time20 minutes
% Working from Home4.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work8.8%
% Using Public Transportation2.2%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$821
Median House Value$161,000

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)29%
German18.6%
Irish13.6%
English9.9%
Norwegian5.5%
French Except Basque4.8%
Swedish3.4%
Danishn2.9%
Scottish2.8%
Italian2.3%
Polish2%
Dutch1.9%
Welsh1.3%
Portuguese0.7%
Canadian0.6%
Russian0.6%
Finnish0.4%
Belgian0.4%
Swiss0.4%
Estonian0.3%
Hungarian0.3%
Greek0.2%
Austrian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Icelander0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Cottage Grove Almanac

CategoryValue
County Lane County
Standard Zip Codes97424
Phone Area Codes541
Time ZoneAmerica/Los_Angeles
Approximate Latitude43.71
Approximate Longitude-123.03

Cottage Grove Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationCOTTAGE GROVE 1 NNE
Distance0.4 miles
Jan Temp32 to 48 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp48 to 81 F
Oct Temp40 to 66 F
Annual Precip45.9 inches
StationDORENA DAM
Distance4.7 miles
Jan Temp32 to 49 F
Apr Temp38 to 62 F
Jul Temp50 to 81 F
Oct Temp41 to 66 F
Annual Precip47.4 inches
StationEUGENE MAHLON SWEET AP
Distance24.5 miles
Jan Temp33 to 47 F
Apr Temp39 to 61 F
Jul Temp51 to 82 F
Oct Temp41 to 65 F
Annual Precip50.9 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Creswell5,154$58,069
Drain1,045$41,023
Eugene161,649$64,318
Lowell1,147$54,926
Springfield60,611$47,842
Yoncalla1,109$43,611

Cottage Grove Public Libraries

Cottage Grove Public Library
700 E GIBBS AVE
Cottage Grove, Oregon
(541) 942-3828

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Cottage Grove Hospitals

Peacehealth Cottage Grove Community Medical Center
1515 Village Drive
Cottage Grove Community Hospital
(Non-profit)
1515 Village Drive
(541) 942-0511

Cottage Grove Public Schools

Academy For Character Education
195 N 6th Street
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-9707
Other
Total Enrollment 117
Al Kennedy Alternative High School
1310 S 8th
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-1962
High
Total Enrollment 82
Bohemia Elementary School
721 S R St
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-3313
Primary
Total Enrollment 506
Cottage Grove High School
1375 S River Rd
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-3391
High
Total Enrollment 819
Harrison Elementary School
1000 S 10th
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-3389
Primary
Total Enrollment 419
Latham Elementary School
32112 Latham Rd
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-0147
Primary
Total Enrollment 133
Lincoln Middle School
1565 S 4th St
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-3316
Middle
Total Enrollment 515
London School
73288 London Rd
ZIP: 97424
(541) 942-0183
Primary
Total Enrollment 89

Cottage Grove Private Schools

Oak Park Christian School
152 M St
ZIP: 97424
Elementary
Total Enrollment 24
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