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 (20.96%), office and administrative support (14.38%), and sales jobs (10.87%).
The city is relatively quiet, having a combination of lower population density and few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. For example, Cottonwood has relatively fewer families with younger children, and/or college students. Combined, this makes Cottonwood a pretty quiet place to live overall. If you like quiet, you will probably enjoy it here.
The percentage of adults in Cottonwood with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 16.11% of adults in Cottonwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cottonwood in 2010 was $19,581, 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 $78,324 for a family of four.
Cottonwood is a somewhat 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 Native 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 30.19% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cottonwood include Irish, English, French , and Italian.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Cottonwood's cultural character, accounting for 17.34% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Cottonwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.