Cottonwood, Arizona

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"Old Town" Historic District
Motto(s): 
"The Heart of Arizona Wine Country"
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Location of Cottonwood in Yavapai County, Arizona
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Cottonwood
Cottonwood (the United States)
Coordinates: 34°43′56″N112°1′7″W / 34.73222°N 112.01861°W / 34.73222; -112.01861 Coordinates: 34°43′56″N112°1′7″W / 34.73222°N 112.01861°W / 34.73222; -112.01861
Country Flag of the United States.svg  United States
State Flag of Arizona.svg  Arizona
County Flag placeholder.svg Yavapai
Named for Cottonwood Tree
Government
  TypeCouncil-Manager
  BodyCottonwood City Council (6 members plus Mayor)
  MayorTim Elinski
Area
[1]
  Total16.60 sq mi (42.99 km2)
  Land16.60 sq mi (42.99 km2)
  Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation
3,314 ft (1,010 m)
Population
  Total11,265
  Estimate 
(2016) [3]
11,990
  Density722.29/sq mi (278.88/km2)
Time zone UTC-7 (MST)
  Summer (DST) UTC−7 (no DST/PDT)
ZIP code
86326
Area code(s) 928
FIPS code 04-16410
GNIS ID(s) 27993
Website City of Cottonwood

Cottonwood is a city in Yavapai County, Arizona, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population of the city is 11,265. [2]

Yavapai County, Arizona County in the United States

Yavapai County is near the center of the U.S. state of Arizona. As of the 2010 census, its population was 211,073. The county seat is Prescott.

Arizona state of the United States of America

Arizona is a state in the southwestern region of the United States. It is also part of the Western and the Mountain states. It is the sixth largest and the 14th most populous of the 50 states. Its capital and largest city is Phoenix. Arizona shares the Four Corners region with Utah, Colorado, and New Mexico; its other neighboring states are Nevada and California to the west and the Mexican states of Sonora and Baja California to the south and southwest.

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Geography

Cottonwood is located at 34°43′56″N112°1′7″W / 34.73222°N 112.01861°W / 34.73222; -112.01861 (34.732145, -112.018565). [4]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.7 square miles (28 km2), all land.

United States Census Bureau Bureau of the United States responsible for the census and related statistics

The United States Census Bureau is a principal agency of the U.S. Federal Statistical System, responsible for producing data about the American people and economy. The Census Bureau is part of the U.S. Department of Commerce and its director is appointed by the President of the United States.

Climate

Cottonwood has a semi-arid steppe climate. In January the normal high temperature is 55 °F (13 °C) with a low of 26 °F (−3 °C). In July the normal high temperature is 97 °F (36 °C) with a low of 68 °F (20 °C). Annual precipitation is around 13 inches (33 cm).

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.
1950 1,626
1960 1,87915.6%
1970 2,61038.9%
1980 4,55074.3%
1990 5,91830.1%
2000 9,17955.1%
2010 11,26522.7%
Est. 201611,990 [3] 6.4%
U.S. Decennial Census [5]

As of the census [6] of 2000, there were 9,179 people, 3,983 households and 2,369 families residing in the city. The population density was 860.3 people per square mile (332.1/km²). There were 4,427 housing units at an average density of 414.9 per square mile (160.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 85.24% White, 0.49% Black or African American, 1.57% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 9.66% from other races, and 2.59% from two or more races. 20.53% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Census Acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population

A census is the procedure of systematically acquiring and recording information about the members of a given population. The term is used mostly in connection with national population and housing censuses; other common censuses include agriculture, business, and traffic censuses. The United Nations defines the essential features of population and housing censuses as "individual enumeration, universality within a defined territory, simultaneity and defined periodicity", and recommends that population censuses be taken at least every 10 years. United Nations recommendations also cover census topics to be collected, official definitions, classifications and other useful information to co-ordinate international practice.

Population density A measurement of population numbers per unit area or volume

Population density is a measurement of population per unit area or unit volume; it is a quantity of type number density. It is frequently applied to living organisms, and most of the time to humans. It is a key geographical term. In simple terms population density refers to the number of people living in an area per kilometer square.

There were 3,983 households out of which 25.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 44.5% were Married Couples living together, 10.8% had a female as Head of Household with no Husband present, and 40.5% were non-families. 34.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 19.1% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.90.

Marriage social union or legal contract between people called spouses that creates kinship

Marriage, also called matrimony or wedlock, is a socially or ritually recognised union between spouses that establishes rights and obligations between those spouses, as well as between them and any resulting biological or adopted children and affinity. The definition of marriage varies around the world not only between cultures and between religions, but also throughout the history of any given culture and religion, evolving to both expand and constrict in who and what is encompassed, but typically it is principally an institution in which interpersonal relationships, usually sexual, are acknowledged or sanctioned. In some cultures, marriage is recommended or considered to be compulsory before pursuing any sexual activity. When defined broadly, marriage is considered a cultural universal. A marriage ceremony is known as a wedding.

In the city, the population was spread out with 23.4% under the age of 18, 8.2% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 86.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.4 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $27,444, and the median income for a family was $37,794. Males had a median income of $24,308 versus $19,977 for females. The per capita income for the city was $17,518. About 8.9% of families and 13.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 11.3% of those age 65 or over.

Per capita income mean income of the people in an economic unit such as a country or city

Per capita income (PCI) or average income measures the average income earned per person in a given area in a specified year. It is calculated by dividing the area's total income by its total population.

The city became one of the Arizona municipalities to approve of civil unions for same-sex partners. [7] [8]

Education

Cottonwood-Oak Creek School District operates public schools.

Library

The Cottonwood Public Library is part of the Yavapai County Library Network and serves the city of Cottonwood along with surrounding cities including Clarkdale, Camp Verde, Jerome, Rimrock and unincorporated areas of the Verde Valley in Yavapai County. [9]

Notable people

See also

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