The total number housing units in Cottage Grove is 14,422 according to Metropolitan Council's May of 2023 estimates.

Cottage Grove has seen a rapid growth in housing to go along with its population. In 2021 there were 574 residential building permits issued. Moving forward the City of Cottage Grove continues to make housing and creating a diverse range housing available to all its existing and future residents.

Owner-Occupied Housing Units

The total number of owner-occupied units is 11,953.

This is data on owner-occupied housing, which is defined as a unit in which the owner or co-owner that lives in the unit even if it is mortgaged or not fully paid for. The majority of owner-occupied units in Cottage Grove are single-family homes with attached garages.

Occupancy Status
Housing Tenure


Cottage Grove is always working to offer a wide variety of housing to residents at a variety of price ranges. This is information on the costs of both housing and rental units within the community.

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

Selected Monthly Owner Costs

The number of housing units with a mortgage is 8,057. The median price is $1,804.

Less Than $59960
$600 to $999477
$1,000 to $1,49911,886
$1,500 to $1,9992,561
$2,000 to $2,4991,789
$2,500 to $2,999689
$3,000 or more495

Gross Rent

The number of occupied units paying rent is 1,362. The median price is $1,470.

Less Than $500
$500 to $999
$1,000 to $1,499463
$1,500 to $1,999
$2,000 to $2,499114
$2,500 to $2,999
$3,000 or More