Information About Cottonwood

The total estimated population is 20,459. Density is very low at 202 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 18,136; Two or More Races: 499; American Indian: 278; Asian: 91; Black: 81; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 9; Other Race: 1,365; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 3,086 (15%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 17,373 (85%)

There are 1,626 foreign born residents, of which 22.0% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 1,207; Canada: 113; Germany: 44; United Kingdom: 35; Lebanon: 21; Philippines: 18; Poland: 15; U.S. Born: This State: 6,109; Midwest: 4,758; West: 4,233; South: 2,045; Northeast: 1,488;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Cottonwood Most Common US Birthplaces in Cottonwood

The sex distribution is 47% male and 53% female. The median age is 42 years.

Age Distribution

There are 1,564 married couples with children and 714 single-parent households (190 men, 524 women).

The median household income is $31,950 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Arizona: $40,558; Cottonwood: $31,950;

11% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Arizona: 14%; Cottonwood: 11%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 6,109; Government: 939; Self-employed: 645; Unpaid family work: 57; Occupation: Sales and office: 2,413; Service: 1,977; Management, professional, and related: 1,934; Office and administrative support: 1,301; Professional and related: 1,249; Construction, extraction, and maintenance: 1,075;

Work Types in Cottonwood Common Occupations in Cottonwood

The average commute time is 21 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 6,230; Car or truck (carpooled): 1,466; Worked at home: 303; Walked: 177; Public transportation: 51; Bicycle: 20; Motorcycle: 12;

Transportation to work methods in Cottonwood

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Cottonwood.

There are 9,013 housing units, of which 5,443 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 5,704; Renter: 2,615; Vacant: 694; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 3,451; Not Mortgaged: 2,253;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Cottonwood

The median single family home value is $114,100.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Arizona: $1,039; Cottonwood: $864;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Arizona: $538; Cottonwood: $514;

The average household size is 2 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 5.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 347; 1940 to 1949: 141; 1950 to 1959: 231; 1960 to 1969: 454; 1970 to 1979: 1,891; 1980 to 1989: 2,799; 1990 to 1994: 1,252; 1995 to 1998: 1,441; 1999 to March 2000: 457;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 2.2% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 5,222; Electricity: 2,111; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 541; Wood: 387;

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