This rating is a weighted average of commute time, crime rate, population, median salary, and more.
This score adds annual household income and cost of living to the city rating.
Density (Population per mile²)
Compared to New York, Cottage Grove has a very low population density. Cottage Grove is perfect for those who like a quiet city.
Cottage Grove, MN is a great place to live. It has its pros and cons like any city, but with a quality of life rating of 10/10 and an overall value of 9/10, it’s no surprise why so many people choose to live here.
Population density is a way of determining how crowded an area is. Cottage Grove has a population density of 992, with 33,725 current residents.
Out of the 33,725 current residents, 50% are male and 50% are female. 69% of the residents are married and 31% are single.
- 53% Sun
- 29% Rain
- 37% Snow
43°F average temperature
- 23 years Median home age
- $178,790 Median home price
- -10.25% Home appreciation rate
- 11.4% Annual property tax
As for living in Cottage Grove, the air quality is 94% and the weather, on average, is 53% sunny, 29% rainy, and 37% snowy. The average temperature is 43°F.
Whether you’re looking to buy or rent a home in Cottage Grove, you should know that 90.2% of homes are owned while 8.4% of homes are rented, and 1.4% of homes are vacant. The median price of a home is $178,790, the median age of homes is 23 years, the annual home appreciation is -10.25% and the annual property tax is 11.40%.
Crime rate (per 100,000)1
When looking at the community of Cottage Grove, it’s important to determine the crime rate. Cottage Grove’s crime rate is 1 total number of crimes reported per 100,000 total population. The average age of residents in Cottage Grove is 34 years and the breakdown of political affiliations is 51.27% Democratic, 46.94% Republican, and 1.79% Independent.
Student teacher ratio 1:17
Management, Business, Art & Sciences
Sales & Office Occupations
Production, Transportation & Material Moving
Natural Resources, Construction & Maintenance
95%High school diploma
10%Some college or associates degree
6%Graduate or professional degree
When looking at Cottage Grove, it’s important to understand employment statistics. 6.70% of residents are unemployed in Cottage Grove (which does not include the percentage of residents who are no longer in the labor force). Of the employed Cottage Grove residents: 13.8% of employed residents work in the management and business field, 19.14% are in the arts and sciences field, 12.1% are in the customer service field, 31.7% are in the sales field, 0.16% work in farming, fishing, and forestry, 9% of employed residents work in the construction field, and 14% work in production. When it comes to education, the ratio of teachers to students is 1:17. The percentage of residents who have graduated high school is 94.71%, 9.80% of residents have an associate’s degree, 18.70% of residents have a bachelor’s degree, and 5.62% have a master’s degree.
Average commute time
Daily breakdown: by transport type
Work at home
If you plan on commuting to work in Cottage Grove, you should be aware that the average commute time is 28 minutes, compared to the national average commute time of 26 minutes. When it comes to commuting, residents of Cottage Grove have a few different options. 83% of commuters use their own cars, 11% of commuters carpool, 1% of commuters use the transit system, and 3% of residents work from home.