Cottage Grove, Minnesota 

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Population

35,918

57% Growth

Unemployment Rate

3.3%

Median Income

$82,485

Avg. Home Price

$252,600

Best Places to Live in Cottage Grove, Minnesota

Regional-center complex/Capital city - Southeast Minnesota along upper Mississippi River, 20 miles west of Wisconsin border
Pros
-Education
-Attractive downtown
-Attractive neighborhoods
Cons
-Growth and sprawl
-Cost of living
-Harsh winters

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What Bert Has To Say About Minneapolis-St. Paul-Bloomington Metro Area

The “twin cities” serve as a regional center for the upper Midwest and northern Great Plains. The fully cosmopolitan area is a balanced industrial, commercial, educational, and cultural center, and functions much as one city. The area is one of the most economically diverse in the country, serving as headquarters to large firms in agriculture, food, banking, technology, retailing, healthcare, and transportation. A few of the well-known companies include General Mills, 3M, US Bancorp, United Healthcare, and retailers Target and Best Buy. Job growth is still fairly modest, but overall, the Twin Cities have have a strong and prosperous feel.


QUICK FACTS

City: Cottage Grove
Zip Codes: 55016
Time zone: Central Standard Time (CST)
Elevation: 838 ft above sea level

Highlights

ECONOMY
The unemployment rate in Cottage Grove is 3.3% (U.S. avg. is 5.2%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cottage Grove jobs have increased by 1.36%. Learn More...
COST OF LIVING
Compared to the rest of the country, Cottage Grove's cost of living is 11.50% higher than the U.S. average. Learn More... or Compare Cottage Grove's Cost of Living
POPULATION
Cottage Grove's population is 35,918 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 56.61%. Learn More...
TRANSPORTATION
Average Commute time is 26 minutes. The National Average is 26 minutes. Learn More...
REAL ESTATE
The median home cost in Cottage Grove is $252,600. Home appreciation the last 10 years has been 6.87%. Check out the homes in the area.
SCHOOLS
Cottage Grove public schools spend $12,352 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $12,383. There are about 16.1 students per teacher in Cottage Grove. Learn More...

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Housing Market in Cottage Grove

It's a good time to buy in Cottage Grove. Home Appreciation is up 6.9% in the last 12 months. Browse Cottage Grove Real Estate.

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Reviews for Cottage Grove   3 Reviews
Not the Best Place to Live in Twin Cities - 3/16/2007
After moving to Cottage Grove, MN (near the Twin Cities) nine years ago, I think the city has improved (its been an uphill battle), but the city is cheap on quality of... (Read More)

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Nice in the summer, cold in the winter - 8/11/2006
If you're from the warmer climates, avoid MN in the winter, too cold for a southern boy. Summers are great, warm & not humid at all. Plenty of lakes, rivers, & trails... (Read More)

quality of life - 6/23/2006
Minnesotans are friendly and take time to enjoy the outdoors during the summer months. The wonderful summers are greatly appreciated and many companies offer summer... (Read More)


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