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As of 2010-2014, the total population of Cottonwood County is 11,676, which is 4.04% less than it was in 2000. The population growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 9.44% and is much lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. The Cottonwood County population density is 18.00 people per square mile, which is much lower than the state average density of 61.93 people per square mile and is much lower than the national average density of 82.73 people per square mile. The most prevalent race in Cottonwood County is white, which represent 91.27% of the total population. The average Cottonwood County education level is lower than the state average and is lower than the national average.

Topics:Population GrowthPopulation DensityPopulation by RacesPopulation by First AncestryPopulation by GenderPopulation by AgeEducationSchool EnrollmentHousehold and FamilyMarital StatusPlace of Birth and CitizenshipLanguage

Population in 2010-2014: 11,676. #63

Population Growth Since 2000, #60

Cottonwood County

Population Density, #57

Cottonwood County
18.00 per square mile
61.93 per square mile
82.73 per square mile

Population by Races

White:10,657 (91.27%, #68)
Black:65 (0.56%, #54)
Hispanic:799 (6.84%, #11)
Asian:257 (2.20%, #15)
Native (American Indian, Alaska Native, Hawaiian Native, etc.):77 (0.66%, #37)
One Race, Other:422 (3.61%, see rank)
Two or More Races:198 (1.70%, see rank)

Hispanic Population
Mexican:770 (96.37%, see rank)
Puerto Rican:8 (1.00%, see rank)
Cuban:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Central American:6 (0.75%, see rank)
South American:6 (0.75%, see rank)

Asian Population
Indian:16 (6.23%, see rank)
Chinese:0 (0.00%, see rank)
Filipino:4 (1.56%, see rank)
Japanese:2 (0.78%, see rank)
Korean:1 (0.39%, see rank)
Vietnamese:78 (30.35%, see rank)
Asian, Other:156 (60.70%, see rank)

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical race data.

Population by First Ancestry

10,485 (89.80%) out of the total population of 11,676 reported first ancestry.

 Cottonwood County% of the Total PopulationMinnesotaU.S.
Arab00.00%, see rank0.37%0.56%
Czech970.83%, see rank1.70%0.47%
Danish3132.68%, see rank1.38%0.42%
Dutch3683.15%, see rank1.81%1.40%
English5945.09%, see rank5.64%8.02%
French4063.48%, see rank4.51%3.34%
German5,85350.13%, see rank34.89%15.03%
Greek00.00%, see rank0.22%0.41%
Hungarian210.18%, see rank0.25%0.46%
Irish6995.99%, see rank10.75%10.80%
Italian1110.95%, see rank2.33%5.52%
Norwegian1,94516.66%, see rank15.53%1.42%
Polish920.79%, see rank4.66%3.01%
Portuguese00.00%, see rank0.07%0.44%
Russian1110.95%, see rank0.79%0.92%
Scotch-Irish300.26%, see rank0.51%0.99%
Scottish1401.20%, see rank1.21%1.72%
Subsaharan African00.00%, see rank2.11%0.95%
Swedish5804.97%, see rank8.46%1.27%
Swiss700.60%, see rank0.42%0.30%
Ukrainian40.03%, see rank0.29%0.31%
American7076.06%, see rank3.57%7.12%
Welsh210.18%, see rank0.41%0.57%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical first ancestry data.

Population by Gender

Male: 5,645 (48.35%, see rank)
Females: 6,031 (51.65%, see rank)

Cottonwood County
Male: 48.35%
Female: 51.65%
Male: 49.68%
Female: 50.32%
Male: 49.19%
Female: 50.81%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical gender data.

Population by Age

Median Age (see rank)
Cottonwood County
43.80 years old
37.60 years old
37.40 years old

Median Age, Male (see rank)
Cottonwood County
43.10 years old
36.60 years old
36.10 years old

Median Age, Female (see rank)
Cottonwood County
44.90 years old
38.80 years old
38.80 years old

 Cottonwood County% of the Total PopulationMinnesotaU.S.
Under 5 years7646.54%, see rank6.50%6.36%
5 to 9 years8297.10%, see rank6.66%6.51%
10 to 14 years7186.15%, see rank6.61%6.59%
15 to 19 years7026.01%, see rank6.74%6.85%
20 to 24 years6365.45%, see rank6.63%7.13%
25 to 34 years1,1299.67%, see rank13.65%13.47%
35 to 44 years1,18910.18%, see rank12.47%12.96%
45 to 54 years1,54713.25%, see rank14.59%14.09%
55 to 64 years1,60313.73%, see rank12.58%12.29%
65 to 74 years1,1539.87%, see rank7.28%7.64%
75 to 84 8727.47%, see rank4.26%4.25%
85 years and over5344.57%, see rank2.02%1.85%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical age data.

Education for the 25 Years and Over

 Cottonwood CountyMinnesotaU.S.
Total 25 Years and Over Population8,027, 100%3,599,228209,056,129
Less Than High School913, 11.37%, see rank7.72%13.67%
High School Graduate2,946, 36.70%, see rank26.43%27.95%
Some College or Associate Degree2,805, 34.94%, see rank32.68%29.09%
Bachelor Degree954, 11.88%, see rank22.27%18.27%
Master, Doctorate, or Professional Degree409, 5.10%, see rank10.90%11.01%
USA.com Education Index#13.08, see rank14.0013.54
# Higher USA.com Education Index means more educated population.

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical education level data.

School Enrollment

 Cottonwood County MinnesotaU.S.
Total PublicPrivatePublicPrivatePublicPrivate
Nursery School, Preschool, Kindergarten44584.49%15.51%72.90%27.10%71.30%28.70%
Elementary School (Grades 1-8)1,23093.01%, see rank6.99%, see rank88.70%11.30%89.86%10.14%
High School (Grades 9-12)61687.82%, see rank12.18%, see rank91.79%8.21%90.60%9.40%
College24982.33%, see rank17.67%, see rank75.47%24.53%78.37%21.63%
Graduate School3275.00%, see rank25.00%, see rank57.33%42.67%58.86%41.14%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical school enrollment data.

Household and Family

 Cottonwood CountyMinnesotaU.S.
Total Households4,855, 100%2,115,337116,211,092
Average Household Size2.34, see rank2.482.63
1 Person Households1,390, 28.63%, see rank28.24%27.57%
2 or More Person Households3,465, 71.37%, see rank71.76%72.43%
Family Households (Families)3,256, 67.06%, see rank64.87%66.22%
Average Family Size2.93, see rank3.133.32
Married-Couple Family2,676, 55.12%, see rank51.06%48.42%
Nonfamily Households1,599, 32.94%, see rank35.13%33.78%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical household and family data.

Marital Status of 15 Years and Over

 Cottonwood County%MinnesotaU.S.
15 Years and Over Total9,365see rank4,319,213252,974,135
Males, 15 Years and Over4,489100%, see rank2,130,079123,281,364
Never Married1,21927.16%, see rank34.67%35.77%
Married2,75161.28%, see rank54.24%52.04%
Widowed1302.90%, see rank2.18%2.57%
Divorced3898.67%, see rank8.91%9.62%
Females, 15 Years and Over4,876100%, see rank2,189,134129,692,771
Never Married94319.34%, see rank28.21%29.48%
Married2,79357.28%, see rank52.78%49.19%
Widowed59912.28%, see rank8.15%9.16%
Divorced54111.10%, see rank10.86%12.16%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical marital status data.

Place of Birth and Citizenship

 Cottonwood County%MinnesotaU.S.
Native11,21196.02%, see rank92.50%86.93%
Born in the State of Residence8,57473.43%, see rank68.38%58.73%
Born in Different State2,59122.19%, see rank23.47%26.78%
Born in Puerto Rico, U.S. Island Areas,
or Born Abroad to American Parent(s)
460.39%, see rank0.65%1.42%
Foreign Born4653.98%, see rank7.50%13.07%
Foreign Born with U.S. Citizenship2462.11%, see rank3.60%5.99%
Foreign Born without U.S. Citizenship2191.88%, see rank3.90%7.09%
Born In Europe440.38%, see rank0.84%1.53%
Born In Asia2211.89%, see rank2.85%3.82%
Born In Africa00.00%, see rank1.52%0.55%
Born In Oceania420.36%, see rank0.04%0.07%
Born In Latin America1551.33%, see rank2.02%6.83%
Born In Northern America30.03%, see rank0.23%0.26%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical place of birth and citizenship data.

Language Spoken at Home

 Cottonwood County%MinnesotaU.S.
English4,36289.85%, see rank88.66%79.39%
Spanish1944.00%, see rank3.88%11.75%
Other Indo-European Languages1242.55%, see rank2.97%4.52%
Asian and Pacific Islander Languages1593.27%, see rank2.60%3.36%
Other160.33%, see rank1.89%0.99%

*Based on 2010-2014 data. View historical language spoken at home data.

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