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Cottonwood, California - Basic Facts

The Cottonwood Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Shasta County at latitude 40.3904 and longitude -122.2861. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 433 feet.

The formal official name is the Cottonwood Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cottonwood, California.

The U5 Census Class Code for Cottonwood indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Cottonwood Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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Cottonwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 3,339
Population in Households 3,338
Population in Familes 2,818
Population in Group Qrtrs 1
Population Density1 1,443
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 1,212
Average Household Size 2.75
Family Households 896
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 743 (56.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 469 (35.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 102 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $156,782
Average Home Value $179,273


Median Household Income $41,644
Average Household Income $51,687
Per Capita Income $18,888
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.16% 0.3%
Households 0.23% 0.33%
Families 0.08% 0.31%
Median Household Income   1.7%
Per Capita Income   2.66%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Cottonwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 747 51st
Population Density1 # 686 55th
Diversity Index2 # 1074 29th
Median Household Income # 1093 28th
Per Capita Income # 1106 27th

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