Cottondale, Alabama Population 2024

3,097

Cottondale is a city located in Tuscaloosa County Alabama. Cottondale has a 2024 population of 3,097. Cottondale is currently declining at a rate of -1.81% annually and its population has decreased by -6.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,325 in 2020.

The average household income in Cottondale is $65,788 with a poverty rate of 25.9%. The median age in Cottondale is 43.5 years: 42.4 years for males, and 45.2 years for females.

Cottondale Demographics

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

  • Black or African American: 48.02%
  • White: 47.96%
  • Two or more races: 3.46%
  • Native American: 0.4%
  • Asian: 0.16%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0%
  • Other race: 0%
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
3.4 sq mi
Density (mi²)
899.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-6.86% (-228)
The current population of Cottondale, Alabama is 3,097 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates (released May 2024). The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 3,325.

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American1,54248.02%
White1,54047.96%
Two or more races1113.46%
Native American130.4%
Asian50.16%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander00%
Other race00%

Black or African American

White

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cottondale Population by Race

Cottondale Population Pyramid 2024

Cottondale Median Age

43.5

Total

42.4

Male

45.2

Female

Cottondale Adults

There are 2,713 adults, (353 of whom are seniors) in Cottondale.

Cottondale Age Dependency

36.1

Age Dependency Ratio

15

Old Age Dependency Ratio

21.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottondale Sex Ratio

Female1,54748.18%
Male1,66451.82%

Cottondale Population by Age

Cottondale Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All1,3302.417822
Married7092.6888.311.7
Non Family4231.4361.938.1
Female1633.5269.930.1
Male353.741000

2.6

Average Family Size

2.41

Average Household Size

78.0%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cottondale Households and Families

Male

Female

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Education Attained
Count
Percentage
9th to 12th Grade1425.93%
Associates Degree29612.37%
Bachelors Degree2279.49%
Graduate Degree451.88%
High School Graduate85135.56%
Less Than 9th Grade1727.19%
Some College66027.58%

Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cottondale Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cottondale Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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Race
Total
High School
Bachelors
White1,2311,127223
Black1,02585149
Hispanic71710
2+ Races57210
Asian550
Native American440

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 18.12%.

Cottondale Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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Name
Average
Male
Female
Bachelors Degree$38,167$0$37,414
Graduate Degree$0$0$0
High School Graduate$29,736$28,548$38,750
Less Than 9th Grade$14,002$68,000$0
Overall$35,259$45,759$34,025
Some College$42,375$61,027$35,625

$35,259

Average Earnings

$45,759

Average Male

$34,025

Average Female

Cottondale Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cottondale Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cottondale Language

96.07% of Cottondale residents speak only English, while 3.93% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 3.3% of the population.

Cottondale Language

Cottondale Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black1,54260239.04%
White1,355936.86%
Multiple1118475.68%
Hispanic1252419.2%
Native1313100%

25.9%

Overall Poverty Rate

30.65%

Male Poverty Rate

20.84%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottondale

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottondale is Native, with 100% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottondale is White, with 6.86% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 0%. Among those working part-time, it was 47.03%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 33.16%.

Cottondale Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade65.92%
Some College13.08%
Bachelors or Greater11.76%
High School7.17%

Cottondale Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Unemployed100%
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed19.27%
Male Employed1.69%

Cottondale Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cottondale Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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Name
Median
Mean
Families$76,250$72,519
Households$54,688$65,788
Married Families$80,750$-999,999,999
Non Families$48,048$39,683

mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cottondale Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

55.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

61.0%

Male Marriage Rate

49.4%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottondale Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cottondale Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Cottondale Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cottondale Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

356

Number of Veterans

334

Male Veterans

22

Female Veterans

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War
Veterans
First Gulf War208
Vietnam43
Korea39
Second Gulf War0
World War II0

Cottondale Veterans by War

count

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Age Group
Veterans
35 to 54153
55 to 64109
75+51
65 to 7443
18 to 340

Cottondale Veterans by Age

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Name
Veterans
% of Total
White19714.59%
Black15912.73%

Cottondale Veterans by Race

Cottondale Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

11.8%

Veteran Poverty Rate

22.75%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottondale Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

53.2%

Labor Force Participation

50.4%

Employment Rate

5.3%

Unemployment Rate

Cottondale Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cottondale Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cottondale Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

79.01%

Born in Cottondale

98.13%

Native Born

1.87%

Foreign Born

1.87%

Non Citizen

0%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.13% of Cottondale residents were born in the United States, with 79.01% having been born in Alabama. 1.87% 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

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20243,097-57-1.81%
20233,154-57-1.78%
20223,211-582-15.34%
20213,79346814.08%
20203,3251896.03%
20193,136-333-9.6%
20183,469-277-7.39%
20173,7462005.64%
20163,546-156-4.21%
20153,7022226.38%
20143,48062021.68%
20132,86000%

Cottondale Population by Year