Cottondale, AL Profile: Facts & Data


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Cottondale, Alabama - Basic Facts

The Cottondale Census Designated Place had a population of 3,261 as of July 1, 2018. 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, 2018)


Total Population 3,261
Population in Households 3,234
Population in Familes 2,579
Population in Group Qrtrs 27
Population Density2 941
Diversity Index3 59


Median Household Income $53,415
Average Household Income $71,641
Per Capita Income $29,027


Total Housing Units 1,488 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 850 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 497 (33.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 142 ( 9.5%)
Median Home Value $132,333
Average Home Value $155,029


Total Households 1,346
Average Household Size 2.4
Family Households 872
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.24% 0.36%
Households 0.25% 0.38%
Families 0.38% 0.23%
Median Household Income   3.26%
Per Capita Income   2.85%

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, 2018 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 # 52 91st
Diversity Index # 33 94th
Median Household Income # 94 84th
Per Capita Income # 62 89th

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