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The Town of Cottonwood had a population of 1,015 as of July 1, 2022.

The primary coordinate point for Cottonwood is located at latitude 31.0488 and longitude -85.3049 in Houston County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cottonwood encompass a land area of 5.77 sq. miles and a water area of 0.03 sq. miles. Houston County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 164 feet.

The Town of Cottonwood has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cottonwood is located within Cottonwood Division of Houston County.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottonwood: Cotton Wood.

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Cottonwood, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2022)

POPULATION

Total Population 1,015 (100%)
Population in Households 1,012 (99.7%)
Population in Families 837 (82.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 3 ( 0.3%)
Population Density 176
Diversity Index2 37
 
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $47,697
Average Household Income $74,699
% of Income for Mortgage4 18%
Per Capita Income $31,534
Wealth Index5 63
 

HOUSING

Total HU (Housing Units) 559 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 380 (68.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 90 (16.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (15.9%)
Median Home Value $166,544
Average Home Value $207,743
Housing Affordability Index3 150
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 470
Average Household Size 2.15
Family Households 316
Average Family Size 3.00
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2020-2022 2022-2027
Population -1.41% 0.00%
Households 0.19% 0.04%
Families   -0.06%
Median Household Income   1.45%
Per Capita Income   4.90%
Owner Occupied HU   0.11%

Cottonwood, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2022 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 308 48th
Population Density # 359 39th
Median Household Income # 330 45th
Housing Affordability Index # 176 30th
Per Capita Income # 177 70th
Diversity Index # 326 45th

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