Cottonwood is home to over 930 residents in town and more than 2,200 within the zip-code area. The population of the Cottonwood area has grown by over 7% in the past decade. The city sits along US Highway 95 and has an active municipal airport.
Cottonwood is home to an award winning school district with an Idaho 5 Star Rated Jr./Sr. High School and a Idaho 4 Star Rated and Distinguished Rated Elementary School that also received the only US Department of Education Blue Ribbon rating given to an Idaho School in 2014.
The city is famous for both the internationally acclaimed “Dog Bark Park,” a unique bed and breakfast shaped like a beagle and the beautiful Monastery of St. Gertrude that includes a museum, retreat center and inn. Nearby attractions include the Cottonwood Butte Ski Area, Pine Bar Recreation Site on the Lower Salmon River, Weis Rock Shelter used by the ancient Indians who lived in the area around 5,500 B.C, and many others!
The largest employers include Seubert Excavators, Bureau of Land Management, Cottonwood School District and North Idaho Correctional Institution, a state minimum security facility.
The US Census Bureau’s most recent 2011 On the Map data shows that 195 people both live and work in the Cottonwood zipcode area. The 2011 data shows 762 people working in Cottonwood, with 567 of those commuting to Cottonwood for work. The data also showed 590 of its residents commuting to employment outside of the zipcode area.
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