Cottage Grove

Cottage Grove is a suburb of St. Paul with a population of 38,582. Cottage Grove is in Washington County and is one of the best places to live in Minnesota. Living in Cottage Grove offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cottage Grove there are a lot of parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cottage Grove and residents tend to lean conservative. The public schools in Cottage Grove are above average.
 
 
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Overview for Cottage Grove, MN

38,582 people live in Cottage Grove, where the median age is 36.3 and the average individual income is $42,293. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,582

Total Population

36.3 years

Median Age

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

$42,293

Average individual Income

Demographics and Employment Data for Cottage Grove, MN

Cottage Grove has 12,850 households, with an average household size of 3. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Cottage Grove do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 38,582 people call Cottage Grove home. The population density is 1,146.9 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.

38,582

Total Population

High

Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.

36.3

Median Age

49.94 / 50.06%

Men vs Women

Population by Age Group

0-9:

0-9 Years

10-17:

10-17 Years

18-24:

18-24 Years

25-64:

25-64 Years

65-74:

65-74 Years

75+:

75+ Years

Education Level

  • Less Than 9th Grade
  • High School Degree
  • Associate Degree
  • Bachelor Degree
  • Graduate Degree
12,850

Total Households

3

Average Household Size

$42,293

Average individual Income

Households with Children

With Children:

Without Children:

Marital Status

Married
Single
Divorced
Separated

Blue vs White Collar Workers

Blue Collar:

White Collar:

Commute Time

0 to 14 Minutes
15 to 29 Minutes
30 to 59 Minutes
60+ Minutes

Schools in Cottage Grove, MN

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The following schools are within or nearby Cottage Grove. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
Type
Name
Category
Grades
School rating
Pine Harbor Christian Academy
PRIVATE
K - 8th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
1/5
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
2/5
PUBLIC
9th - 12th
3/5
South Washington Alternative High School
PUBLIC
8th - 12th
1/5
Next Step Transition Program
PUBLIC
12th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
Cottage Grove Middle School
PUBLIC
6th - 8th
3/5
Cottage Grove Elementary
PUBLIC
K - 5th
4/5
PUBLIC
10th - 12th
No rating available
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
3/5
PUBLIC
PreK - 5th
2/5
PUBLIC
K - 5th
2/5

Around Cottage Grove, MN

There's plenty to do around Cottage Grove, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

62
Somewhat Walkable
Walking Score
44
Somewhat Bikeable
Bike Score

Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Mik Mart Ice Cream, ALDI, and Spring Lake Park Reserve.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining · $ 3.93 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Dining · $ 0.3 miles 5 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Active 3.6 miles 6 reviews 4.8/5 stars
Beauty 2.29 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
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