Cottonwood CA

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Cottonwood, CA Real Estate Data

Source & Methodology

Analytics built by:   Location, Inc.

Raw data sources:   American Community Survey (U.S. Census Bureau), U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development, Federal Housing Finance Agency.

Date(s) & Update Frequency:
  • Home Values, Rents: Reflects Q1 2020. Updated quarterly.
  • Setting, Housing Stock, Homeownership: 2018 (latest available). Updated annually.

Methodology:   NeighborhoodScout uses over 600 characteristics to build a neighborhood profile… Read more

Cottonwood Housing Market Information

With a population of 3,344, 1,244 total housing units (homes and apartments), and a median house value of $224,782, Cottonwood real estate values are some of the lowest in California, although compared to real estate around the nation, Cottonwood homes are still considered rather expensive.

Single-family detached homes are the single most common housing type in Cottonwood, accounting for 72.76% of the town's housing units. Other types of housing that are prevalent in Cottonwood include mobile homes or trailers ( 15.40%), large apartment complexes or high rise apartments ( 6.75%), and a few duplexes, homes converted to apartments or other small apartment buildings ( 5.08%).

Owner-occupied, three and four bedroom dwellings, primarily in single-family detached homes are the most prevalent type of housing you will see in Cottonwood. Owner-occupied housing accounts for 68.57% of Cottonwood's homes, and 61.76% have either three or four bedrooms, which is average sized relative to America.

There is a lot of housing in Cottonwood built from 1970 to 1999 so parts of town may have that "Brady Bunch" look of homes popular in the '70s and early '80s, although some of these houses were built up through the early '90s as well. There is also a lot of housing in Cottonwood built between 1940-1969 ( 19.88%). A lesser amount of the housing stock also hails from between 2000 and later ( 6.98%).

Cottonwood Home Appreciation Rates

Appreciation rates for homes in Cottonwood have been tracking above average for the last ten years, according to NeighborhoodScout data. The cumulative appreciation rate over the ten years has been 27.32%, which ranks in the top 50% nationwide. This equates to an annual average Cottonwood house appreciation rate of 2.44%.

Over the last year, Cottonwood appreciation rates have trailed the rest of the nation. In the last twelve months, Cottonwood's appreciation rate has been 4.07%, which is lower than appreciation rates in most communities in America. In the latest quarter, NeighborhoodScout's data show that house appreciation rates in Cottonwood were at 0.01%, which equates to an annual appreciation rate of 0.03%.

Notably, Cottonwood's appreciation rate in the latest quarter is one of the lowest in America.

Relative to California, our data show that Cottonwood's latest annual appreciation rate is higher than 50% of the other cities and towns in California.

Average Home Values


Median Home Value:

Cottonwood, CA HOME PRICES

Value Range
> $1,145,000 1.3
$859,001 - $1,145,000 0.4
$572,001 - $859,000 1.2
$458,001 - $572,000 3.9
$343,001 - $458,000 13.4
$229,001 - $343,000 28.2
$115,001 - $229,000 30.9
$57,001 - $115,000 2.3
$0 - $57,000 18.3

Very Low for CA
High for Nation

Value Relative to Nation Value Relative to State
33.9153284671533 87.0249017038008

Number Of Homes And Apartments:

Cottonwood Appreciation Rates

Time Period Total Appreciation Avg. Annual Rate Compared To
Compared To
Latest Quarter:
2019 Q4 - 2020 Q1
Last 12 Months:
2019 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 2 Years:
2018 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 5 Years:
2015 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Last 10 Years:
2010 Q1 - 2020 Q1
Since 2000:
2000 Q1 - 2020 Q1
88.22% 3.17%
* 10 is highest

Rent & Ownership


Average Market Rent:
$1,080 / per month

Homeownership Rate

Owners 68.57
Renters 31.43
Vacant 5.61

Housing Market Details


Age of Homes

AGE OF Cottonwood HOMES
2000 or Newer 7.0
1970 - 1999 73.1
1940 - 1969 19.9
1939 or Older 0.0

Types of Homes

TYPE OF Cottonwood HOMES
Single-Family 72.8
Townhomes 0.0
Small Apt. Buildings 5.1
Apt. Complexes 6.8
Mobile Homes 15.4
Other 0.0

Home Size

SIZE OF Cottonwood HOMES
No Bedroom 0.00
1 Bedroom 3.64
2 Bedrooms 33.08
3 Bedrooms 56.15
4 Bedrooms 5.61
5 or more bedrooms 1.52

Popular Neighborhoods in Cottonwood

Zip Codes in Cottonwood, CA