Cottonwood County is located in southwestern Minnesota. The County Seat is Windom and the largest city is Windom. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.co.cottonwood.mn.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 11,633 and the 2010 census population was 11,687. The land area is 638.61 square miles and there are 18.3 persons per square mile.
94% of the population is White, 0.9% is Black or African American, 7% is Hispanic or Latino, 3% is Asian, 0.4% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.2% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.5% is two or more races. 88.4% have a high school degree or higher, and 17.2% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $86,800, there are 4,802 households, an average of 2.36 persons per household. The per capita income is $23,456, the median household income is $45,294, and 13.7% of the persons in Cottonwood County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 1,221. Retail sales (in $1000) were $90,280, and sales per capita were $7,982.
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