Cottonwood County, Minnesota

Cottonwood County: County in Minnesota, United States


Cottonwood County is a county located in the U.S. state of Minnesota. As of the 2010 census, the population was 11,687 and a population density of 7 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 11,242 inhabitants. Its county seat is Windom. The county was created 165 years ago in 1857.

Quick Facts about Cottonwood County

Population : 11,242 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Minnesota (United States)
Different from : Cottonwood
Area : 1681 km2
Official name : Cottonwood County
Water as percent of area : 1.5%
Land as percent of area : 98.5%
Named for : Cottonwood River
Altitude : 1,529 feet / 466 meters
Capital : Windom
Establishment : May 05, 1857
Time Zone : America/Chicago
Local time : 20:54:50 (9th December 2022)
Density : 7 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : -3.96% (2010-2020)
Cottonwood County locator map
Location of Cottonwood County on Minnesota map.
Cottonwood County Courthouse image
Cottonwood County Courthouse
Cottonwood County Courthouse image


Cottonwood County is located at 44°0'26"N 95°10'52"W (44.0071100, -95.1811500). It has 2 neighbors: Jackson County and Redwood County.

Cottonwood County map

The largest city of Cottonwood County is Windom with a population of 613. Other cities include, Mountain Lake population 369, Jeffers population 346 and Bingham Lake population 126. See all Cottonwood County cities & populated places.

Cottonwood County Populated Places

Cities, Towns, Neighborhoods & Other Populated Places in Cottonwood County.

City Name Population Title
Windom 613 City in Minnesota
Mountain Lake 369 City in Minnesota
Jeffers 346 Minnesota
Westbrook 208 Township in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Storden 162 Township in Cottonwood County, Minnesota
Bingham Lake 126 Human settlement in Cottonwood County, Minnesota, United States of America

Cottonwood County has 2 neighbours.


According to census records, the population of Cottonwood County decreased by 3.96% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2000 12,167 - statistical updating
2010 11,687 -4.11% census
2011 11,713 0.22% estimation process
2012 11,574 -1.2% estimation process
2013 11,554 -0.17% estimation process
2014 11,507 -0.41% estimation process
2015 11,422 -0.74% estimation process
2016 11,367 -0.48% estimation process
2017 11,249 -1.05% estimation process
2018 11,259 0.09% estimation process
2019 11,196 -0.56% estimation process
2020 11,242 0.41% estimation process

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