Cottonwood 69 Good
Cottonwood Livability #60 ranked city in Idaho#7,450 ranked city in the USARanks better than 74% of areas

Pros and Cons of Living in Cottonwood

  • Cost Of Living

    The overall cost of living in this area is much lower than average. This includes everyday goods and services, as well as housing, utilities and health care.

  • Crime

    With a lower than average crime rate per 100,000 people, this area could be considered a very safe place to live. Crime rates are based on both violent and property crimes.

  • Housing

    This area has received high scores in the housing category. This could be due to a positive home affordability ratio, high appreciation rates or elevated home values.

  • Ratings

    Local residents have positive things to say about the proximity of restaurants, grocery stores, parks, public transit, friendliness of neighbors, sense of community and overall safety of the area.

  • Amenities

    A majority of amenities are not ideally situated within a reasonable walking distance, which may lead residents to rely on a vehicle or public transportation.

  • Commute

    Public transportation is not readily available in this area and the average commute time to work could also be longer than the national average.

  • Employment

    A low score in the employment category could indicate that this area struggles with high unemployment rates and low household income and income per capita levels.

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      Cottonwood transportation information

      Statistic Cottonwood Idaho National
      Average one way commute15min20min26min
      Workers who drive to work81.1%78.3%76.4%
      Workers who carpool9.9%10.0%9.3%
      Workers who take public transit0.2%0.7%5.1%
      Workers who bicycle0.2%1.0%0.6%
      Workers who walk4.6%2.8%2.8%
      Working from home3.4%5.9%4.6%
      Source: The Cottonwood, ID data and statistics displayed above are derived from the United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).