Cottonwood, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottonwood, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Cottonwood is an incorporated place (Class Code P1) located in Idaho County at latitude 46.0511 and longitude -116.3498. Idaho County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,497 feet.

The formal official name is the City of Cottonwood, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cottonwood, Idaho.

The P1 Census Class Code for Cottonwood indicates a populated place that is also an incorporated place with the same name and the same census code. The Incorporated Place has a Functional Status Code "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The formal boundaries for the City of Cottonwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

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


Total Population 890
Population in Households 824
Population in Familes 696
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density1 1,060
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 361
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 250
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 394 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (70.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 83 (21.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 33 ( 8.4%)
Median Home Value $83,407
Average Home Value $102,708


Median Household Income $39,901
Average Household Income $52,613
Per Capita Income $19,814
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population -0.26% -0.27%
Households -0.13% -0.17%
Families 0.97% -0.16%
Median Household Income   2.55%
Per Capita Income   1.87%
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, ID - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood to the other 227 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Idaho 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 # 98 57th
Population Density1 # 96 58th
Diversity Index2 # 197 14th
Median Household Income # 141 38th
Per Capita Income # 136 41st

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Idaho Census Data Comparison Tool.