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Cottonwood, Idaho
—  City  —
Location in Idaho County and the state of Idaho
Coordinates: 46°3′8″N 116°21′2″W / 46.05222°N 116.35056°W / 46.05222; -116.35056
Country United States
State Idaho
County Idaho
Area
 - Total 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Land 0.8 sq mi (2.2 km2)
 - Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km2)
Elevation 3,497 ft (1,066 m)
Population (2000)
 - Total 944
 - Density 1,136.4/sq mi (438.8/km2)
Time zone Pacific (PST) (UTC-8)
 - Summer (DST) PDT (UTC-7)
ZIP codes 83522, 83533
Area code(s) 208
FIPS code 16-18640
GNIS feature ID 0372152

Cottonwood is a city in Idaho County, Idaho, United States. The population was 944 at the 2000 census.

Cottonwood is just west of U.S. Route 95, between Grangeville and Lewiston.

The Cottonwood Butte ski area is west of the city, on the east face of the mountain of the same name.

Also west of the city is St. Gertrude's Convent, begun in the early 1900s. The order of Benedictine nuns traces their history to twelfth century Switzerland. The chapel at St. Gertrude's is among the most ornate in the state.

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Geography

Cottonwood is located at 46°3′8″N 116°21′2″W / 46.05222°N 116.35056°W / 46.05222; -116.35056 (46.052231, -116.350655).[1]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.8 square miles (2.1 km²), all of it land.

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1880 50
1890 72 44.0%
1900 400 455.6%
1910 555 38.8%
1920 610 9.9%
1930 519 −14.9%
1940 673 29.7%
1950 689 2.4%
1960 1,081 56.9%
1970 867 −19.8%
1980 941 8.5%
1990 882 −6.3%
2000 944 7.0%
Est. 2007 1,023 8.4%
source:[2][3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 944 people, 364 households, and 242 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,136.4 people per square mile (439.1/km²). There were 398 housing units at an average density of 479.1/sq mi (185.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.99% White, 0.64% Native American, 0.42% Asian, and 0.95% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.42% of the population.

There were 364 households out of which 34.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.7% were married couples living together, 8.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.5% were non-families. 28.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.51 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 6.3% from 18 to 24, 24.6% from 25 to 44, 21.5% from 45 to 64, and 18.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 39 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 94.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $34,167, and the median income for a family was $39,625. Males had a median income of $30,833 versus $20,833 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,003. About 5.8% of families and 10.7% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.7% of those under age 18 and 6.2% of those age 65 or over.

References

  1. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  
  2. ^ Moffatt, Riley. Population History of Western U.S. Cities & Towns, 1850-1990. Lanham: Scarecrow, 1996, 91.
  3. ^ "Subcounty population estimates: Idaho 2000-2007" (CSV). United States Census Bureau, Population Division. 2009-03-18. http://www.census.gov/popest/cities/files/SUB-EST2007-16.csv. Retrieved 2009-04-28.  
  4. ^ "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.  

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