Cottonwood, ID Profile: Facts & Data


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Cottonwood, Idaho - Basic Facts

The City of Cottonwood had a population of 865 as of July 1, 2018. Cottonwood ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Idaho. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottonwood is located at latitude 46.0485 and longitude -116.3496 in Idaho County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cottonwood encompass a land area of 0.84 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Idaho County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 3,497 feet.

The City of Cottonwood (GNIS ID: 2410243) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Idaho is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cottonwood is located within Cottonwood Division of Idaho County.

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


Total Population 865
Population in Households 802
Population in Familes 675
Population in Group Qrtrs 63
Population Density2 1,030
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $41,376
Average Household Income $52,840
Per Capita Income $20,624


Total Housing Units 392 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 277 (70.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 69 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 46 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $176,064
Average Home Value $200,360


Total Households 346
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 237
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 -0.48% -0.09%
Households -0.58% -0.06%
Families -0.15% -0.25%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.07%

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, 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 # 100 56th
Population Density # 105 54th
Diversity Index # 197 14th
Median Household Income # 145 37th
Per Capita Income # 152 33rd

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