Cottonwood, AZ


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Cottonwood is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arizona. With a population of 11,818 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cottonwood is the 46th largest community in Arizona.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cottonwood is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cottonwood is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and managers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottonwood who work in maintenance occupations (17.25%), office and administrative support (13.95%), and management occupations (12.39%).

Residents will find that the city is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Cottonwood is worth considering.

In terms of college education, Cottonwood is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 18.52% of adults 25 and older in Cottonwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cottonwood in 2010 was $21,212, which is middle income relative to Arizona, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,848 for a family of four.

Cottonwood is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cottonwood home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cottonwood residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Cottonwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.90% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cottonwood include Irish, English, French , and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Cottonwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.

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