Cottonwood, Alabama Population 2024

1,069

Cottonwood is a city located in Houston County Alabama. Cottonwood has a 2024 population of 1,069. Cottonwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.56% annually and its population has increased by 1.42% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,054 in 2020.

The average household income in Cottonwood is $42,113 with a poverty rate of 32.32%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cottonwood is 44.5 years, 48.9 years for males, and 43.7 years for females.

Cottonwood Demographics

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

  • White: 63.1%
  • Black or African American: 31.51%
  • Two or more races: 3.78%
  • Native American: 1.37%
  • Asian: 0.24%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
  • Other race:
State
Alabama
Land Area (mi²)
5.8 sq mi
Density (mi²)
184.90/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
1.42% (15)
The current population of Cottonwood, Alabama is 1,069 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 1,054.

Cottonwood, Alabama Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White78563.1%
Black or African American39231.51%
Two or more races473.78%
Native American171.37%
Asian30.24%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
Other race
showing: 7 rows

White

Black or African American

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Other race

Cottonwood Population by Race

Cottonwood Population Pyramid 2024

Cottonwood Median Age

44.5

Total

48.9

Male

43.7

Female

Cottonwood Adults

There are 1,025 adults, (210 of whom are seniors) in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Age Dependency

52.6

Age Dependency Ratio

25.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

26.9

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottonwood Sex Ratio

Female62550.24%
Male61949.76%

Cottonwood Population by Age

Cottonwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All5642.2165.834.2
Non Family2671.1464.835.2
Married1743.098119
Female883.4835.264.8
Male352.7174.325.7
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3.14

Average Family Size

2.21

Average Household Size

65.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cottonwood Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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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 asian people with a rate of 100%.

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$30,659

Average Earnings

$31,453

Average Male

$26,458

Average Female

Cottonwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cottonwood Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cottonwood Language

99.49% of Cottonwood residents speak only English, while 0.51% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.25% of the population.

Cottonwood Language

Cottonwood Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White78520125.61%
Black39218446.94%
Native1717100%
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32.32%

Overall Poverty Rate

29.4%

Male Poverty Rate

35.2%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottonwood

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

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is White, with 25.61% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.29%. Among those working part-time, it was 45.07%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 38.35%.

Cottonwood Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Bachelors or Greater37.11%
Less Than 9th Grade27.96%
High School26.43%
Some College25.78%
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Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Male Employed6.44%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed100%
Female Employed27.31%
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Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cottonwood Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cottonwood Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

34.6%

Overall Marriage Rate

36.6%

Male Marriage Rate

32.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottonwood Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cottonwood 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 45-54.

Cottonwood Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cottonwood Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

84

Number of Veterans

77

Male Veterans

7

Female Veterans

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Cottonwood Veterans by War

count

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Cottonwood Veterans by Age

count

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Cottonwood Veterans by Race

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

Veteran Poverty Rate

51.19%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

43.7%

Labor Force Participation

43%

Employment Rate

1.7%

Unemployment Rate

Cottonwood Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cottonwood Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cottonwood 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

64.71%

Born in Cottonwood

99.52%

Native Born

0.48%

Foreign Born

0.48%

Non Citizen

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.52% of Cottonwood residents were born in the United States, with 64.71% having been born in Alabama. 0.48% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cottonwood Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20291,09960.55%
20281,09360.55%
20271,08760.56%
20261,08160.56%
20251,07560.56%
20241,06960.56%
20231,06360.57%
20221,05760.57%
20211,051-3-0.28%
20201,054-198-15.81%
20191,25270.56%
20181,245-2-0.16%
20171,247-6-0.48%
20161,253-7-0.56%
20151,260-8-0.63%
20141,268-4-0.31%
20131,272-10-0.78%
20121,28240.31%
20111,27810.08%
20101,277
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Cottonwood Population by Year