According to Harvardshoes, Cottage Grove, Oregon is a small city located in the southern Willamette Valley, approximately 25 miles south of Eugene and 15 miles northeast of Springfield. It is part of Lane County and has a population of approximately 9,700 people. The city is a popular tourist destination due to its many recreational activities, including fishing, kayaking, camping, hiking and golfing.
The city was founded in 1852 by pioneers who were looking for an area to settle. The first settlers named the area Cottage Grove because it reminded them of their homes back in the Midwest. In the early years of Cottage Grove’s development it was mostly an agricultural community but over time it has grown into a thriving city with many businesses and services.
The downtown area of Cottage Grove is full of historic buildings that have been preserved and maintained over the years. Many shops and restaurants line Main Street which provides visitors with plenty to explore on a day trip or weekend getaway. The town also boasts numerous parks and trails for outdoor enthusiasts to enjoy.
The nearby Coast Fork Willamette River offers visitors plenty of opportunities for fishing, boating, rafting and kayaking as well as some great spots for swimming. In addition to water activities there are plenty of other recreational opportunities such as golfing at one of several local golf courses or horseback riding at one of several nearby stables.
According to Health-beauty-guides, Cottage Grove hosts several popular events throughout the year such as the annual Covered Bridge Festival which takes place on Memorial Day weekend each year and features live music, food vendors, arts & crafts booths, car shows and more! Other popular events include the annual Oregon Jamboree music festival which takes place every summer in July as well as a number of other events such as craft fairs throughout the year.
Cottage Grove is also home to several museums including Bohemia Mining Days Museum which celebrates the history of mining in Oregon during its gold rush days; The Historic Pioneer Museum which showcases artifacts from early settlers; The Cottage Theatre which puts on stage plays all year long; And finally there’s also the Umpqua Discovery Center which offers educational programs about local wildlife species like fish hatcheries & salmon runs!
Overall, Cottage Grove is truly a great place to visit if you’re looking to escape from your day-to-day life! With its abundance of outdoor activities, historical sites & museums it makes for a perfect weekend getaway or even just an enjoyable day trip.
Population: 8,445. Estimated population in July 2020: 8,724 (+3.3% change)
Males: 4,049 (47.9%), Females: 4,396 (52.1%)
Zip code: 97424
Median resident age: 36.8 years
Median household income: $30,442
Median house value: $113,500
Races in Cottage Grove:
- White Non-Hispanic (90.5%)
- Hispanic (4.9%)
- Two or more races (3.2%)
- American Indian (2.8%)
- Other race (1.6%)
Ancestries: German (15.7%), Irish (11.7%), English (11.6%), United States (6.0%), Scotch-Irish (4.4%), Italian (4.2%).
Elevation: 641 feet
Land area: 3.3 square miles
For population 25 years and over in Cottage Grove
- High school or higher: 78.4%
- Bachelor’s degree or higher: 10.4%
- Graduate or professional degree: 3.7%
- Unemployed: 8.7%
- Mean travel time to work: 22.8 minutes
For population 15 years and over in Cottage Grove city
- Never married: 22.6%
- Now married: 52.5%
- Separated: 2.5%
- Widowed: 9.6%
- Divorced: 12.9%
5.7% Foreign born (3.1% Latin America, 1.4% Asia, 0.9% Europe).
Population change in the 1990s: +903 (+12.0%).
Hospital/medical center in Cottage Grove:
- COTTAGE GROVE COMMUNITY HOSPITAL (1340 BIRCH AVENUE)
Other hospitals/medical centers near Cottage Grove:
- LANE COUNTY PSYCHIATRIC HOSPITAL (about 19 miles; EUGENE, OR)
- SACRED HEART MEDICAL CENTER (about 19 miles; EUGENE, OR)
- MCKENZIE-WILLAMETTE HOSPITAL, INC (about 19 miles; SPRINGFIELD, OR)
Airports certified for carrier operations nearest to Cottage Grove:
- MAHLON SWEET FIELD (about 25 miles; EUGENE, OR; Abbreviation: EUG)
- CORVALLIS MUNI (about 50 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; Abbreviation: CVO)
- MCNARY FLD (about 77 miles; SALEM, OR; Abbreviation: SLE)
Other public-use airports nearest to Cottage Grove:
- COTTAGE GROVE STATE (about 4 miles; COTTAGE GROVE, OR; Abbreviation: 61S)
- HOBBY FIELD (about 10 miles; CRESWELL, OR; Abbreviation: 77S)
- OAKRIDGE STATE (about 39 miles; OAKRIDGE, OR; Abbreviation: 5S0)
COTTAGE GROVE (1140 N. STATE HWY 99) – Bus Station. Services: public payphones, full-service food facilities, free short-term parking.
Colleges and Universities
Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottage Grove:
- LANE COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 15 miles; EUGENE, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,853)
- UNIVERSITY OF OREGON (about 17 miles; EUGENE, OR; Full-time enrollment: 16,239)
- OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY (about 56 miles; CORVALLIS, OR; Full-time enrollment: 15,404)
- LINN-BENTON COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 58 miles; ALBANY, OR; Full-time enrollment: 3,057)
- WESTERN OREGON UNIVERSITY (about 71 miles; MONMOUTH, OR; Full-time enrollment: 4,209)
- WILLAMETTE UNIVERSITY (about 78 miles; SALEM, OR; Full-time enrollment: 2,325)
- CHEMEKETA COMMUNITY COLLEGE (about 83 miles; SALEM, OR; Full-time enrollment: 5,253)
Public high school in Cottage Grove:
- COTTAGE GROVE HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 889; Location: 1375 S RIVER RD; Grades: 09 – 12)
Private high school in Cottage Grove:
- SOUTH LANE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 67; Location: 77820 MOSBY CK RD; Grades: KG – 12)
Public primary/middle schools in Cottage Grove:
- LINCOLN MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 666; Location: 1565 S 4TH ST; Grades: 06 – 08)
- BOHEMIA ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 468; Location: 721 S R ST; Grades: KG – 05)
- HARRISON ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 334; Location: 1000 S 10TH; Grades: KG – 05)
- LATHAM ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 114; Location: 32112 LATHAM RD; Grades: KG – 05)
- DELIGHT VALLEY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Students: 104; Location: 79980 DELIGHT VALLEY; Grades: KG – 05)
- LONDON SCHOOL (Students: 101; Location: 73288 LONDON RD; Grades: KG – 08)
- SOUTH LANE ACADEMY (Students: 75; Location: 1310 S 8TH; Grades: 06 – 12)
Private primary/middle school in Cottage Grove:
- OAK PARK CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 19; Location: 152 S ‘M’ ST; Grades: KG – KG)
Library in Cottage Grove:
- COTTAGE GROVE PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $213,443; Location: 700 E GIBBS AVE; 25,644 books; 754 audio materials; 1,434 video materials; 72 serial subscriptions)