Cottondale, Alabama Population 2021

3,136
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Cottondale is a city located in Tuscaloosa County Alabama. Cottondale has a 2020 population of 3,136. Cottondale is currently declining at a rate of 0.00% annually and its population has increased by since the most recent census, which recorded a population of in 2010. Cottondale reached it's highest population of 3,746 in 2017.

The average household income in Cottondale is $64,296 with a poverty rate of 21.35%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $823 per month, and the median house value is $117,000. The median age in Cottondale is 38.4 years, 34.5 years for males, and 39.2 years for females.

Cottondale Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cottondale was:

  • White: 64.99%
  • Black or African American: 25.67%
  • Other race: 5.52%
  • Two or more races: 2.87%
  • Native American: 0.96%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cottondale, Alabama is 3,136 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 3,469.

Cottondale, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White2,03864.99%
Black or African American80525.67%
Some Other Race1735.52%
Two or More Races902.87%
American Indian and Alaska Native300.96%
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Cottondale Population by Race

Cottondale Population Pyramid $2021

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Cottondale Median Age

38.4


Total

34.5


Male

39.2


Female

Cottondale Adults

There are 2,322 adults, (345 of whom are seniors) in Cottondale.

Cottondale Age Dependency

58.6

Age Dependency Ratio

17.5

Old Age Dependency Ratio

41.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottondale Sex Ratio

Female

1,696

54.08%

Male

1,440

45.92%

Cottondale Population by Age

Cottondale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cottondale Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79.4%20.6%
Female70.3%29.7%
All69.5%30.5%
Male66.1%33.9%
Non Family54%46%

69.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cottondale Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,0502.9969.5
Married4713.1879.4
Non Family2981.654
Female2224.5170.3
Male592.7366.1

3.4

Average Family Size

2.99

Average Household Size

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Cottondale Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade924.55%
9th to 12th Grade1798.84%
High School Graduate75137.10%
Some College61930.58%
Associates Degree1879.24%
Bachelors Degree1105.43%
Graduate Degree864.25%
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Cottondale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cottondale Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White1,3381,107144
Black54850837
Hispanic13113115
Other Race3131
Native American77

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 11.45%.

Cottondale Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$32,369$47,875$27,879
Less Than 9th Grade$31,000$40,417$
High School Graduate$25,634$$23,859
Some College$48,125$56,636$34,063
Bachelors Degree$32,431$$36,719
Graduate Degree$$$

$32,369

Average Earnings

$47,875

Average Male

$27,879

Average Female

Cottondale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cottondale Language by Age

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Cottondale Language

90.30% of Cottondale residents speak only English, while 9.70% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 8.50% of the population.

Cottondale Language

Cottondale Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White1,82024113.24%
Hispanic37920654.35%
Other173173100.00%
Black80516220.12%
Native3030100.00%
Multiple622235.48%

21.35%

Overall Poverty Rate

17.49%

Male Poverty Rate

24.58%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottondale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottondale is Native, with 100.00% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottondale is White, with 13.24% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.26%. Among those working part-time, it was 20.98%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 31.96%.

Cottondale Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade22.14%
Bachelors or Greater20.92%
High School16.51%
Some College4.96%

Cottondale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed9.68%
Male Employed2.33%

Cottondale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cottondale Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$55,603$64,296
Families$59,706$69,925
Married Families$67,019-
Non Families$47,300$44,722
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Income by Household Type

Cottondale Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.2%

Overall Marriage Rate

42.2%

Male Marriage Rate

38.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottondale Married by Age and Sex

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Cottondale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 35-44, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cottondale Marital Status by Race

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Cottondale Marital Status

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172

Number of Veterans

155

Male Veterans

17

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam31
Korea23
First Gulf War8
Second Gulf War8
World War II

Cottondale Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
35 to 5483
75+40
65 to 7431
55 to 6410
18 to 348

Cottondale Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White965.99%
Black7612.46%

Cottondale Veterans by Race

Cottondale Veterans by Education

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15.70%

Veteran Poverty Rate

29.65%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottondale Veterans by Education

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61.7%

Labor Force Participation

58.6%

Employment Rate

5%

Unemployment Rate

Cottondale Employment by Age

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Cottondale Employment by Race

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Cottondale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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81.03%

Born in Cottondale

94.55%

Native Born

5.45%

Foreign Born

5.45%

Non Citizen

0.00%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.55% of Cottondale residents were born in the United States, with 81.03% having been born in Alabama. 5.45% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cottondale Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20213,1360.00%
20203,1360.00%
20193,136-333-9.60%
20183,469-277-7.39%
20173,7462005.64%
20163,546-156-4.21%
20153,7022226.38%
20143,48062021.68%
20132,8602,860
2012
2011
20100.00%

Cottondale Population by Year