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Cottage Grove is a city in Lane County, in the Eugene-Springfield metro area.

The community was named by the postmaster, whose home was in an oak grove.

The latitude of Cottage Grove is 43.797N. The longitude is -123.058W.

It is in the Pacific Standard time zone. Elevation is 643 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 8,514.


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Median household income
Local
$30,442
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cottage Grove demographic reports
Cottage Grove is in the Willamette Valley.
Gold was discovered here in the 1860s.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 14. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Filming location for:
· 1986 movie, "Stand by Me"
· 1978 movie, "Animal House"
Well-known residents have included:
· Dennis Dunaway, musician (bass player with Alice Cooper)
Local festivals include:
  • Main Street Chili Cook-Off and Harvest Festival - Oct. 6, 2007
  • Bohemia Mining Days - July 19-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cottage Grove web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Cottage Theatre
Historic sites and museums: Cottage Grove Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was on par with the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cottage Grove demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Lane County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Eugene-Springfield area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 97424 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

16% of Cottage Grove residents report German ancestry, and 12% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cottage Grove ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cottage Grove was $14,550, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

10% of Cottage Grove residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cottage Grove, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $456.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $979.


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Libraries in Cottage Grove include Cottage Grove Public Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Cottage Grove include Cottage Grove Sentinel

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Lane County supported John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cottage Grove political report.

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The average commute time for Cottage Grove workers is 23 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Cottage Grove include Cottage Grove Comfort Inn, Holiday Inn Express, Village Green Resort Hotel.

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