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Cottage Grove, Minnesota

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The location of Cottage Grove

Welcome to Cottage Grove ...

The city of Cottage Grove is located in Washington County.

The location of Cottage Grove has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

A typical abbreviation for Cottage Grove: Cottage Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Cottage Grove has a population of 37,208 people<2> (see below for details).

Cottage Grove is 810 feet [247 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cottage Grove lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Cottage Grove: (651)

The ZIP code for Cottage Grove: 55016<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cottage Grove had a population of 34,589 people (or 14.52% of the total population of Washington County). This makes Cottage Grove the county's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Cottage Grove represents 0.65% of the total population of Minnesota (which has 5,303,925 people), making it the state's 26th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 34,589 people, the population of Cottage Grove increased 13.1% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 30,582 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Cottage Grove had an population of 37,208 people. This is an increase of 7.57% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 21.67% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cottage Grove.

Communities Also Named Cottage Grove ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Cottage Grove - they are located in Alabama, California, Connecticut, Illinois (2), Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Maryland, Michigan (2), Nebraska, Ohio, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Wisconsin.

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

Websites for Cottage Grove ...

Official Website:

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cottage Grove. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cottage Grove. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottage Grove.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Cottage Grove:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cottage Grove ...

Looking for more information about Cottage Grove? 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 Cottage Grove, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cottage Grove.

Communities near Cottage Grove ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minneapolis   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the Northwest (NW) of Cottage Grove

Located in Hennepin County

Saint Paul   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cottage Grove

Located in Ramsey County

Bloomington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Cottage Grove

Located in Hennepin County

Woodbury   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of Cottage Grove

Eagan   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Cottage Grove

Located in Dakota County

Lakeville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Cottage Grove

Located in Dakota County

Burnsville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Cottage Grove

Located in Dakota County

Apple Valley   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Cottage Grove

Located in Dakota County

Maplewood   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Cottage Grove

Located in Ramsey County

Roseville   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cottage Grove

Located in Ramsey County

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Cottage Grove.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Minnesota

About Washington County

About Minnesota

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cottage Grove:

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Minnesota:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cottage Grove.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cottage Grove - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Cottage Grove). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cottage Grove or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Cottage Grove) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cottage Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cottage Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8162, Longitude: -92.9272     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cottage Grove have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).






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