Cottonwood is a very small town located in the state of California. With a population of 3,344 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cottonwood is the 567th largest community in California.
Unlike some towns, Cottonwood isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cottonwood are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cottonwood is a town of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottonwood who work in office and administrative support (13.67%), healthcare suport services (10.69%), and management occupations (8.95%).
Being a small town, Cottonwood does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The population of Cottonwood has a very low overall level of education: only 9.62% of people over 25 hold a 4-year college degree or higher.
The per capita income in Cottonwood in 2010 was $18,103, which is lower middle income relative to California and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $72,412 for a family of four. However, Cottonwood contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Cottonwood also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.37% of its population below the federal poverty line.
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 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 17.13% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Cottonwood include Irish, English, Swedish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Cottonwood is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.