Cottondale, AL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottondale, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Cottondale Census Designated Place had a population of 3,239 as of July 1, 2017. Cottondale ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Alabama. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottondale is located at latitude 33.193 and longitude -87.4549 in Tuscaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the Cottondale Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.47 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Tuscaloosa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 344 feet.

The Cottondale Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2727439) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of ""

Alabama is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Cottondale Census Designated Place is located within Tuscaloosa Division of Tuscaloosa County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottondale population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottondale: Cotton Dale, Kennedale, Kennidale, Konnidale.

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Cottondale, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 3,239
Daytime Population: Workers 910
Daytime Population: Residents 1,830
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,740
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.85
Population in Households 3,212
Population in Familes 2,568
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 934
Diversity Index3 57


Median Household Income $53,498
Average Household Income $67,270
Per Capita Income $27,175


Total Housing Units 1,464 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 854 (58.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 473 (32.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 137 ( 9.4%)
Median Home Value $129,329
Average Home Value $151,756


Total Households 1,327
Average Household Size 2.42
Family Households 860
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 race 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.18% 0.28%
Households 0.08% 0.27%
Families 0.24% 0.12%
Median Household Income   2.09%
Per Capita Income   2.74%

Cottondale, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottondale to the other 580 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 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 # 155 73rd
Population Density # 51 91st
Diversity Index # 49 92nd
Median Household Income # 80 86th
Per Capita Income # 66 89th

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