Cottonwood, CA Profile: Facts & Data


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Cottonwood, California - Basic Facts

The Cottonwood Census Designated Place had a population of 3,443 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cottonwood is located at latitude 40.3857 and longitude -122.2808 in Shasta County. 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. Shasta County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 433 feet.

The Cottonwood Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2407668) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

California is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Cottonwood Census Designated Place is located within Redding CCD of Shasta County.

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Cottonwood, CA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 3,443
Population in Households 3,443
Population in Familes 2,924
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,488
Diversity Index3 46


Median Household Income $48,344
Average Household Income $65,586
Per Capita Income $23,783


Total Housing Units 1,354 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 791 (58.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 451 (33.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 112 ( 8.3%)
Median Home Value $228,710
Average Home Value $291,076


Total Households 1,242
Average Household Size 2.77
Family Households 919
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.46% 0.47%
Households 0.42% 0.43%
Families 0.35% 0.41%
Median Household Income   3.99%
Per Capita Income   4.6%

Cottonwood, CA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood to the other 1,516 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in California by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 Density # 683 55th
Diversity Index # 1071 29th
Median Household Income # 1051 31st
Per Capita Income # 1045 31st

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