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Cotton Minnesota Community Guide


Location:
  Location of Cotton Township Minnesota

Population: 
 Cotton (township) 1970 1980 1990 2000 2008
(est)
1990-2000 Change
Actual Percent
Population 301 396 429 506 466 77 17.95
Land Area (sq. mile) 67.90 70.88 69.35 69.34 -- -0.01 -0.01
Density (persons per sq. mile) 4.43 5.59 6.19 7.30 -- 1.11 17.96
Housing Units 223 291 376 384 -- 8 2.13
Households -- 139 164 192 183 28 17.07
Persons Per Household -- 2.85 2.62 2.58 2.48 -0.04 -1.37

Geography:

Cotton Township is a township in St. Louis County, Minnesota. U.S. Highway 53 serves as a main arterial route in the township. According to the United States Census Bureau, the township has a total area of 72.1 square miles (186.7 kmē), of which, 69.3 square miles (179.6 kmē) of it is land and 2.7 square miles (7.1 kmē) of it (3.79%) is water. The elevation is 1,342 ft (409 m) above sea level.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


Demographics:

As of the census of 2000, there were 506 people, 192 households, and 142 families residing in the township. The population density was 7.3 people per square mile (2.8/kmē). There were 384 housing units at an average density of 5.5/sq mi (2.1/kmē). The racial makeup of the township was 99.21% White, 0.59% Native American, and 0.20% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.20% of the population

There were 192 households out of which 28.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 67.2% were married couples living together, 3.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.0% were non-families. 20.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.58 and the average family size was 2.92.

In the township the population was spread out with 21.3% under the age of 18, 7.7% from 18 to 24, 23.3% from 25 to 44, 31.6% from 45 to 64, and 16.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 44 years. For every 100 females there were 96.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 98.0 males.

The median income for a household in the township was $40,313, and the median income for a family was $46,042. Males had a median income of $37,059 versus $21,500 for females. The per capita income for the township was $16,216. About 0.7% of families and 5.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.3% of those under age 18 and 9.1% of those age 65 or over.

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.


History:  

COTTON Township (T. 54N, R. 16-17W) was named in honor of Joseph Bell Cotton, a lawyer of Duluth. He was born in Albion, Ind., January 6, 1865; was graduated at the Michigan Agricultural and Mechanical College, Lansing, 1886; was admitted to the bar and two years later settled in Duluth; was a representative in the legislature in 1893. The village in section 15 has had a post office since 1905.

Courtesy Minnesota Historical Society

Street scene, Cotton Minnesota, 1940's
Street scene, Cotton Minnesota, 1940's
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Government:
Cotton Township Hall
9087 Highway 53
PO Box 126
Cotton, MN
55724
Phone: (218) 482-3216
 
Clerk Sandra Sharp Nelson
PO Box 126
Cotton, MN
55724
(218) 482-3216
Treasurer Debbie Leppala
PO Box 126
Cotton, MN
55724
(218) 482-3216
Supervisor/Chair Will Deyo
PO Box 126
Cotton, MN
55724
(218) 482-3216
Supervisor Ken Meinke
PO Box 126
Cotton, MN
55724
(218) 482-3216
Supervisor Jamie Bowden
PO Box 126
Cotton, MN
55724
(218) 482-3216

Post Office:
US Post Office
9087 Highway 53
Cotton, MN
55724-8015
Phone:
(218) 482-3212
Toll Free:
(800) ASK-USPS
Web:
www.usps.com
US Post Office
Regular Business Hours:
Week Days      
8:00 am - 12:30 pm
                       
1:30 pm - 4:00 pm
Saturday           8:00 am - 9:00 am
 
Latest Collection at Post Office:
Week Days            3:45 pm
Saturday                9:00 am


Utilities:
Utility Type Utility Name Utility Phone
Electricity n/a n/a
Natural Gas n/a n/a
Wastewater n/a n/a
Water n/a n/a
Telephone n/a n/a
Cable TV n/a n/a

Major Employers:
Employer Products/Services Employees

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Minnesota State Highway Map of the Cotton Minnesota area
Minnesota State Highway Map of the Cotton Minnesota area


Events:

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Attractions:

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Recreation:

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Lakes:
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Health Care:
Cotton Clinic
9137 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3243
 

Schools:
St. Louis County School District - ISD #2142
1701 N 9th Avenue
Virginia, MN 55792
Phone: (218) 749-8130
Fax:(218) 749-8133
Web: www.isd2142.k12.mn.us

Independent School District 2142 is the largest school district geographically in the state of Minnesota, encompassing just over 4,000 square miles of the St. Louis County. It maintains seven K-12 school buildings located at Orr, Cook, Tower-Soudan, Babbitt-Embarrass, Cherry, Cotton, and AlBrook. Over 2250 students are educated in facilities that are designed, maintained, and equipped to provide the best learning environment possible to meet their needs. ISD #2142 currently employs over 390 teachers and support staff who make it their mission to offer every child the personal attention they need to realize their individual goals.

Cotton School
9165 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724-0187
Phone: (218) 482-3232
Fax: (218) 482-3233

Grades:  PK-12
Students:  191

Cotton School, Cotton Minnesota

Churches:
Cotton Community Church
7566 Arkola Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5570
 
Hope Evangelical Covenant Church
9191 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724-8027
Phone: (218) 482-3445
 

Media:
none
 
Motels:
Guest House Motel
8727 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3242
 
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Resorts:

none


Campgrounds:

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Businesses:
Arrowhead Communications
6935 Comstock Lake Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5101
 
Bug Creek Soaps
6844 Bug Creek Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5538
 
Burke Inc
9115 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3200
 
CN Rail
6367 Munger Shaw Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3307
 
Cotton Auto Sales & Towing
9149 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5222
 
Cotton Clinic
9137 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3243
 
Cotton Community Church
7566 Arkola Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5570
 
Cotton Community Center
9087 Highway 53 # A
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3213
 
Cotton Country Manor
9243 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3607
 
Cotton Fire Hall
7438 Comstock Lake Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3220
 
Cotton School
9165 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3232
 
Cotton Township Office
9087 Highway 53
PO Box 126
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3216
 
Country Living Adult Foster
1288 W Mink Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5589
 
El Toro Liquor Store
9105 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3460
 
El Toro Lounge Inc
9105 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3218
 
Ellsburg Volunteer Fire Dept
1102 W Mink Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3777
 
Guest House Motel
8727 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3242
 
Hairway 53
9115 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3480
 
Hope Evangelical Covenant Church
9191 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3445
 
Inter City Oil Co
9115 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3255
 
L Johnson & Bbc
8699 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3714
 
Mannatech Independent Assoc
6425 Tanttu Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5287
 
Miller Siding Company
7393 Randall Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3209
 
NY Life Agent
6981 Comstock Lake Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3474
 
Natural Resources-Forestry Station
7780 Arkola Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3219
 
Riversedge Crafts
7340 Comstock Lake Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3739
 
St. Louis County Public Works
7628 Arkola Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3214
 
SuperAmerica
7521 Comstock Lake Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-5599
 
Tuhkanen Excavating
7438 Comstock Lake Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3360
 
U-Haul Company
9095 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3618
 
US Post Office
9087 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3212
 
Whitetail Wear
Moberg Road
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3429
 
Wilbert Cafe
9105 Highway 53
Cotton, MN 55724
Phone: (218) 482-3318
 

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