Cottonwood, California

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Cottonwood is a census-designated place (CDP) in Shasta County, California, United States. The population was 2,960 at the 2000 census.[1] Cottonwood is a stagecoach town founded in 1882. Cottonwood is equidistant between Redding and Red Bluff , 15 miles (24 km) in both directions. It is 4 miles (6.4 km) south of Anderson.

In spring of 1997 Hollywood came to this small quiet town to film "Almost Heroes" starring Matthew Perry and Chris Farley. It was Farley's last film.



Cottonwood is located at 40°23′20″N 122°16′55″W / 40.38889°N 122.28194°W / 40.38889; -122.28194 (40.388953, -122.281823)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 2,960 people, 1,068 households, and 776 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,237.2 people per square mile (478.2/km²). There were 1,131 housing units at an average density of 472.7/sq mi (182.7/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 86.32% White, 0.24% African American, 3.21% Native American, 3.04% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 3.34% from other races, and 3.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.39% of the population.

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