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Welcome to Cottage Grove ...

The city of Cottage Grove is located in Washington County<1>.

A typical abbreviation for Cottage Grove: Cottage Grv.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cottage Grove has a population of 37,617 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Cottage Grove.

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

Cottage Grove is located in the (651) area code.

The ZIP code for Cottage Grove: 55016<4>

Websites for Cottage Grove ...

Official Website: www.cottage-grove.org/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cottage Grove had an population of 37,617 people. This is an increase of 8.75% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 23% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cottage Grove had a population of 34,589 people (which is 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).

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.

Communities near Cottage Grove ...

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

  • Minneapolis [Hennepin County]
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    • Minneapolis [Hennepin County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the northwest of Cottage Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 433,111 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minneapolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minneapolis<6>
  • Saint Paul [Ramsey County]
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    • Saint Paul [Ramsey County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Cottage Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 306,717 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Paul
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Paul<6>
  • Bloomington [Hennepin County]
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    • Bloomington [Hennepin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Cottage Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84,583 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomington<6>
  • Lakeville [Dakota County]
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    • Lakeville [Dakota County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottage Grove
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69,583 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lakeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lakeville<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Eagan [Dakota County]
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      • Eagan [Dakota County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Cottage Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65,975 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eagan<6>
    • Burnsville [Dakota County]
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      • Burnsville [Dakota County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Cottage Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 62,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burnsville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burnsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Burnsville<6>
    • Apple Valley [Dakota County]
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      • Apple Valley [Dakota County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Cottage Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 54,847 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Apple Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Apple Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Apple Valley<6>
    • Maplewood [Ramsey County]
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      • Maplewood [Ramsey County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Cottage Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 40,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maplewood<6>
    • Richfield [Hennepin County]
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      • Richfield [Hennepin County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Cottage Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,237 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richfield have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richfield<6>
    • Roseville [Ramsey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseville
      • Roseville [Ramsey County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Cottage Grove
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,178 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseville<6>

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 Cottage Grove. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cottage Grove.

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cottage Grove.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cottage Grove. See our Newspapers 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.

Adding Cottage Grove to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Cottage Grove was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Cottage Grove on our Genealogy Page.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cottage Grove: www.cottage-grove.org/

The official website for Washington County: www.co.washington.mn.us/

The official website for State of Minnesota: https://mn.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Minnesota's counties, including Washington, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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' (or point-to-point) 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, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cottage GroveOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cottage Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8336, Longitude: -92.9389    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.






















 

 

 

 

 


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