Cottonwood is a somewhat small town located in the state of California. With a population of 6,268 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Cottonwood is the 486th largest community in California.
Also of interest is that Cottonwood has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
A relatively large number of people in Cottonwood telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 10.24% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Being a small town, Cottonwood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Cottonwood rank slightly lower than the national average. 16.72% of adults 25 and older in Cottonwood have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Cottonwood in 2018 was $41,599, which is upper middle income relative to California, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $166,396 for a family of four. However, Cottonwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Cottonwood is a very ethnically-diverse town. 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 Asian. Cottonwood also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 12.52% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cottonwood include English, Irish, Italian, German, and Norwegian.
The most common language spoken in Cottonwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Polish and Italian.