The City of Cottage Grove values our businesses and values the importance of our businesses to our economic prosperity. This page contains the key indicators for the City of Cottage Grove. From employment, labor force, unemployment rate to income all the statistics point to a prosperous and growing community.


The civilian labor force number is 19,382.

The City of Cottage Grove has a number of large public and private employers in the community. These businesses provide excellent wages and continue to be very successful, which is why the employment in Cottage Grove continues to grow.

Employment and Labor Force Graph

Sources: Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development, Labor Market Information, Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS) Data


The median household income in Cottage Grove is $85,516.

Income is defined by the U.S. Census Bureau the income received on a regular basis (exclusive of certain money receipts such as capital gains and lump-sum payments) before payments of personal income taxes, social security, union dues, medicare deductions, etc. This is a map that highlights the distribution of wealth as it relates to the City of Cottage:

Household Income Graph

Source: U.S. Census 2012 to 2016 American Community Survey (ACS)