Cottonwood County

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Cottonwood County, Minnesota

900 3rd Ave
Windom, MN 56101
Phone: (507) 831-1905
Fax: (507) 831-4553
www.co.cottonwood.mn.us

In southwestern MN, southwest of Mankato; established May 23, 1857 (prior to statehood) from Brown County. Name Origin: For the Cottonwood River, which runs through the county; itself named for the poplar trees along its banks, which have cotton-like tufts on the seeds

Area (sq mi):: 648.91 (land 639.99; water 8.91) Population per square mile: 18.50
Population 2005: 11,834 State rank: 63 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.70%; 1990-2000 -4.20% Population 2000: 12,167 (White 94.60%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 2.20%; Asian 1.60%; Other 2.70%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 41.70
Income 2000: per capita $16,647; median household $31,943; Population below poverty level: 11.70% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,248-$26,097
Unemployment (2004): 4.70% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.80% Median travel time to work: 14.00 minutes Working outside county of residence: 16.80%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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