Cottage Grove is a somewhat small city located in the state of Oregon. With a population of 9,969 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cottage Grove is the 50th largest community in Oregon.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cottage Grove is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cottage Grove is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cottage Grove who work in office and administrative support (10.98%), sales jobs (8.69%), and food service (8.07%).
The rate of college-level education in Cottage Grove is quite a bit lower than the national average among all cities of 21.84%: just 12.70% of people here over 25 have a bachelor's degree or an advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cottage Grove in 2010 was $17,786, which is lower middle income relative to Oregon, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $71,144 for a family of four.
Cottage Grove is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cottage Grove home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cottage Grove residents report their race to be White, followed by Native American. Important ancestries of people in Cottage Grove include Irish, English, Norwegian, and Danish.
The most common language spoken in Cottage Grove is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.