Cottonwood, CA Community Profile: Data

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Cottonwood: Basic Info

Cottonwood is the everyday name that most people use for the community and surrounding area. However, the Cottonwood Census Designated Place is the formal official name. It is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Shasta County at latitude 40.3857 and longitude -122.2808. The elevation is 433 feet.

The Cottonwood Census Designated Place has formally defined boundaries. The boundaries are displayed in the map section. The defined boundaries encompass a land area of 2.31 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). Observes DST? Yes. Current Local Time.

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Cottonwood: Community Profile Overview & Basic Data

The Cottonwood Community Profile has 7 main navigation sections plus some ancillary topics in the blue navigation bar:

  1. The Data section (this page) contains Basic Parameters for Cottonwood (Formal Name, Census Class Code, Coordinates and Time Zone) , current Demographic Information and a Peer Comparsion Table that shows how Cottonwood ranks in comparison to its peer group.
  2. The Maps section has a Boundary Map for the Cottonwood Census Designated Place with a 1-click link to Driving Directions, California Congressional District Maps and a Map of Shasta County.
  3. The Photos section of the Community Profile has Cottonwood Local Area Photos. The locations where the photos were taken are plotted on a map. The photos are available in two sizes.
  4. The Directory is a Cottonwood Directory of Business, Government and Social Services. The Directory can be searched by business name or category. There are also 40 point and click links to the most popular search categories.
  5. The Schools section has School Profiles for local area schools. You can also search for profiles of all California Public and Private Schools by School Name, City, County or ZIP Code.
  6. The Jobs section of the Cottonwood Community Profile has a searchable database of employment opportunities in or near Cottonwood. The jobs database can be searched by job category or keywords.
  7. The Places section lists popular "Places of Interest" in the local Cottonwood area. The Places are listed by category. When you select a category, you're presented with a list of locations within a 15 mile search radius. Maps and driving direction are both 1-click links.

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 Comparison by Rank and Percentile (As of July 1, 2014)

The table below compares Cottonwood to the other 1,523 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile. The place with the highest value is ranked # 1. Percentile example: a location that ranks higher than 25% of its peers would be in the 25th percentile of the peer group.

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

The Demographic Data for the 3,653 California cities, towns, counties, ZIP Codes and Census Designated Places (CDPs) profiled in this gazetteer is updated annually. Last Update: July 1, 2014.

The ZIP Code maps and the data regarding the number of residential and business addresses in each ZIP Code are updated four times per year. Last Update: August 1, 2014.

The information on the 120,914 California Physical, Cultural and Historic Features is updated six times per year. Last Update: August 2, 2014.

The School Attendance Zone Maps are updated four times per year. Last Update: July 8, 2014.