Cottonwood, ID Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottonwood, Idaho - Basic Facts

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The City of Cottonwood had a population of 910 as of July 1, 2017. 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 46.0511 and longitude -116.3498 in Idaho County. 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. 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottonwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Cottonwood, ID Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 910
Daytime Population: Workers 876
Daytime Population: Residents 495
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,371
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.51
Population in Households 844
Population in Familes 708
Population in Group Qrtrs 66
Population Density2 1,084
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $39,410
Average Household Income $50,667
Per Capita Income $19,790


Total Housing Units 395 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 278 (70.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 86 (21.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 31 ( 7.8%)
Median Home Value $161,290
Average Home Value $182,014


Total Households 364
Average Household Size 2.32
Family Households 250
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.15% 0.11%
Households 0.04% 0.05%
Families 0.56% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.3%
Per Capita Income   1.28%

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, 2017 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 # 96 58th
Population Density # 96 58th
Diversity Index # 189 17th
Median Household Income # 153 33rd
Per Capita Income # 148 35th

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