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Welcome to Cottonwood ...

The city of Cottonwood is located in Idaho County<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Cottonwood, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

When the people of Cottonwood refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Cottonwoodite<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cottonwood has a population of 958 people<3> (see below for details).

Cottonwood is 3,540 feet [1,079 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the altitude of Cottonwood is about ¾ mile [or ~1 km] above sea level.

Time Zone: Cottonwood lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel south from Cottonwood, you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Cottonwood: (208) and (986)<5>

The ZIP code for Cottonwood: 83522<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cottonwood had an population of 958 people. This is an increase of 6.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 1.48% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cottonwood had a population of 900 people (which is 5.53% of the total population of Idaho County). This makes Cottonwood the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cottonwood represents 0.06% of the total population of Idaho (which has 1,567,582 people), making it the state's 87th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 900 people, the population of Cottonwood decreased 4.66% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 944 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cottonwood.

Communities Also Named Cottonwood ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Idaho communities named Cottonwood: This one is located in Idaho County and the other is located in Owyhee County.

Beyond Idaho, there are 47 communities that are also named Cottonwood - they are located in Alabama (3), Alaska, Arizona (4), British Columbia, California (3), Colorado (3), Georgia, Illinois, Iowa, Louisiana (2), Minnesota, Missouri, Montana, Nevada (3), New Mexico (3), Oklahoma (2), South Dakota, Texas (10), Utah (3) and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cottonwood.

Communities near Cottonwood ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cottonwood.

  • Grangeville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grangeville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grangeville
    • Grangeville is located in Idaho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,261 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grangeville <8>
  • Kamiah
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kamiah have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kamiah
    • Kamiah is located in Idaho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,241 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kamiah <8>
  • Kooskia
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kooskia have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kooskia
    • Kooskia is located in Idaho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 677 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kooskia <8>
  • Craigmont
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Craigmont have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Craigmont
    • Craigmont is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 487 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Craigmont <8>
  • Nezperce
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nezperce have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nezperce
    • Nezperce is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 462 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nezperce <8>
  • Winchester
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winchester have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winchester
    • Winchester is located in Lewis County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 444 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winchester <8>
  • Stites
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stites have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stites
    • Stites is located in Idaho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 232 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stites <8>
  • Ferdinand
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferdinand have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferdinand
    • Ferdinand is located in Idaho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 164 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferdinand <8>
  • Keuterville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
  • Greencreek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greencreek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencreek
    • Greencreek is located in Idaho County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cottonwood. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cottonwood.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cottonwood. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cottonwood.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottonwood. Our list includes 6 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Cottonwood.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottonwood ...

Looking for more information about Cottonwood? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cottonwood, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cottonwood.

Adding Cottonwood to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cottonwood in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cottonwood was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cottonwood.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cottonwood. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Idaho County: www.idahocounty.org/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Idaho, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Cottonwood refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a city's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Cottonwood may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottonwood.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottonwood - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cottonwood). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cottonwood or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.









 

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