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Cottage Grove, Oregon - Basic Facts

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The City of Cottage Grove had a population of 10,081 as of July 1, 2017. Cottage Grove ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Oregon. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottage Grove is located at latitude 43.7941 and longitude -123.0592 in Lane County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cottage Grove (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Lane County is in the Pacific time zone (GMT -8). The elevation is 643 feet.

The City of Cottage Grove (GNIS ID: 2410241) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Oregon is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cottage Grove is located within Cottage Grove Division of Lane County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottage Grove population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottage Grove: Lemati.

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Cottage Grove, OR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 10,081
Daytime Population: Workers 4,205
Daytime Population: Residents 6,057
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,262
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.02
Population in Households 10,007
Population in Familes 7,709
Population in Group Qrtrs 74
Population Density2 2,675
Diversity Index3 33


Median Household Income $42,341
Average Household Income $52,023
Per Capita Income $20,999


Total Housing Units 4,314 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,235 (51.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,783 (41.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 295 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $188,733
Average Home Value $221,342


Total Households 4,019
Average Household Size 2.49
Family Households 2,530
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.54% 0.74%
Households 0.42% 0.64%
Families 0.32% 0.58%
Median Household Income   3.44%
Per Capita Income   2.83%

Cottage Grove, OR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottage Grove to the other 378 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Oregon by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 58 85th
Population Density # 88 77th
Diversity Index # 154 60th
Median Household Income # 254 33rd
Per Capita Income # 307 19th

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