Cottage Grove has the 2582nd largest population in the United States. The population grew by 2.9% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Cottage Grove is part of the Eugene metro area. Unemployment in the Eugene area is 4%, which is the same as the national average, and is getting better. Eugene has the 156th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Cottage Grove is below average at $43,290, and the median cost of a home in Cottage Grove is $165,700, which is below the national average. 12% of workers in Cottage Grove hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 84% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Cottage Grove. 70% of Cottage Grove workers drive to work alone, 3% take public transit, 9% carpool, and 16% walk. People in Cottage Grove spend an average of 22 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.