Cottonwood County is located in the southwestern corner of Minnesota, bordered by Iowa and South Dakota. The county has a population of 11,000 people, with a median age of 43.2 years. The median household income is $48,821, slightly lower than the national average of $55,322. The poverty rate is higher than the national average, at 11.5%.
The economy of Cottonwood County is largely agricultural, with the top industries including farming, ranching, and food processing. The county is home to several large-scale farms and ranches, as well as several small businesses. The unemployment rate is 5.2%, slightly lower than the national average of 5.8%.
The educational attainment level in Cottonwood County is slightly lower than the national average, with only 82.5% of adults over the age of 25 having a high school diploma or higher. The county is served by two public school districts and one private school. The University of Minnesota-Morris is located in the county, offering a variety of undergraduate and graduate degree programs.
Real estate in Cottonwood County is relatively affordable, with the median home value at $130,400. The median rent is $742, slightly lower than the national average of $934. The county is served by several real estate agencies, offering a variety of homes for sale and rent.
Overall, Cottonwood County is a rural area with a strong agricultural economy. The population is slightly older than the national average and the educational attainment level is slightly lower than the national average. Real estate is relatively affordable, and the county is served by several real estate agencies.