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.
Cottonwood is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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%).
It is a fairly quiet city because there are relatively few of those groups of people who have a tendency to be noisy. (Children, for example, often can't help themselves from being noisy, and being parents ourselves, we know!) Cottonwood has relatively few families with children living at home, and is quieter because of it. Renters and college students, for their own reasons, can also be noisy. Cottonwood has few renters and college students. But the biggest reason it is quieter in Cottonwood than in most places in America, is that there are just simply fewer people living here. If you think trees make good neighbors, Cottonwood may be for you.
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.