Cottondale, AL Profile: Facts & Data

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Cottondale, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Cottondale Census Designated Place had a population of 3,191 as of July 1, 2019. 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 33.1896 and longitude -87.4517 in Tuscaloosa County. The formal boundaries for the Cottondale Census Designated Place 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.

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

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Cottondale, AL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Cottondale, AL Housing Affordability Index is 242
State of Alabama Housing Affordability Index is 174
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.

WEALTH INDEX

Cottondale, AL Wealth Index is 61
State of Alabama Wealth Index is 73
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.

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POPULATION

Total Population 3,191
Population in Households 3,164
Population in Familes 2,529
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density 923
Diversity Index1 60
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $56,298
Average Household Income $67,603
Per Capita Income $27,190
Wealth Index3 61

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 1,487 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 857 (57.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 459 (30.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 171 (11.5%)
Median Home Value $129,313
Housing Affordability Index2 242
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 1,316
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 852
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. 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

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population -0.02% 0.16%
Households -0.02% 0.2%
Families 0.09% 0.07%
Median Household Income   1.53%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

Cottondale, AL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottondale to the other 585 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Alabama by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 158 73rd
Population Density # 54 91st
Diversity Index # 29 95th
Median Household Income # 107 82nd
Per Capita Income # 138 77th

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