Income/capita 12%
Household income 55%
Unemployment 32%
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IndexCottage GroveMinnesotaNational
Income per capita$33,460$33,225$29,829
Median household income$85,516$63,217$55,322
Median income owner occupied$93,490$77,618$70,586
Median income renter occupied$41,154$34,348$35,192
Median earnings male$51,593$40,933$36,919
Median earnings female$34,069$29,114$26,250
Unemployment rate3.2%3.4%4.7%
Poverty level4.3%10.8%15.1%

Key findings

  • The income per capita in Cottage Grove is 12% higher than the national average
  • The median household income in Cottage Grove is 55% higher than the national average
  • Male median earnings are 41% higher than female median earnings
  • The unemployment rate in Cottage Grove is 32% lower than the national average
  • The poverty level in Cottage Grove is 72% lower than the national average

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      Cottage Grove employment by industry

      Labour TypeMaleFemale
      Construction industry11.0%1.1%
      Manufacturing sector20.5%1.1%
      Financial & insurance services3.8%9.4%
      Wholesale & retail services15.3%14.1%
      Public administration6.0%7.5%
      Transportation, warehousing & utilities8.2%3.5%
      Education, health & social services9.9%36.1%

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      CityPopulationHousehold IncomeNational Avg.
      Sunfish Lake, MN608$175,625217.5%
      Woodbury, MN66,699$101,92284.2%
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      Afton, MN2,951$100,76482.1%
      Lake Elmo, MN8,445$96,94475.2%
      Cottage Grove, MN35,632$85,51654.6%

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      Newnan, GA35,642$51,6936.6%
      West Hollywood, CA35,661$61,12710.5%
      Moorpark, CA35,594$100,45781.6%
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      Cottage Grove, MN35,632$85,51654.6%
      Source: The Cottage Grove, MN employment data displayed above is derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).