Cottonwood, Alabama Population 2021

1,265
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Cottonwood is a city located in Houston County Alabama. With a 2020 population of 1,265, it is the 236th largest city in Alabama and the 9353rd largest city in the United States . Cottonwood is currently growing at a rate of 0.40% annually but its population has decreased by -1.86% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,289 in 2010. Cottonwood reached it's highest population of 1,289 in 2012. Spanning over 6 miles, Cottonwood has a population density of 219 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cottonwood is $39,381 with a poverty rate of 21.33%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $463 per month, and the median house value is $83,200. The median age in Cottonwood is 37.8 years, 34.1 years for males, and 44.1 years for females.

Cottonwood Demographics

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

  • White: 74.96%
  • Black or African American: 22.02%
  • Two or more races: 1.62%
  • Native American: 0.93%
  • Asian: 0.46%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cottonwood, Alabama is 1,265 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,250.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,289.

Cottonwood, Alabama Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White97074.96%
Black or African American28522.02%
Two or More Races211.62%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.93%
Asian60.46%
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Cottonwood Population by Race

Cottonwood Population Pyramid $2021

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Cottonwood Median Age

37.8


Total

34.1


Male

44.1


Female

Cottonwood Adults

There are 981 adults, (241 of whom are seniors) in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Age Dependency

74.9

Age Dependency Ratio

32.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

42.3

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottonwood Sex Ratio

Female

692

53.48%

Male

602

46.52%

Cottonwood Population by Age

Cottonwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cottonwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married79%21%
Male78.6%21.4%
Non Family77.2%22.8%
All72.5%27.5%
Female49%51%

72.5%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cottonwood Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4942.6272.5
Married1953.379
Non Family1891.1477.2
Female963.9349
Male144.0778.6

3.45

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

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Cottonwood Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9910.84%
9th to 12th Grade10111.06%
High School Graduate34337.57%
Some College24927.27%
Associates Degree343.72%
Bachelors Degree717.78%
Graduate Degree161.75%
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Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White66352380
Black2001631
2+ Races1812
Hispanic145
Native American124
Asian666

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 100.00%.

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$21,923$27,500$17,813
Less Than 9th Grade$23,942$24,615$
High School Graduate$19,688$24,125$17,500
Some College$18,409$43,000$16,786
Bachelors Degree$84,583$83,542$
Graduate Degree$$$

$21,923

Average Earnings

$27,500

Average Male

$17,813

Average Female

Cottonwood Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cottonwood Language by Age

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Cottonwood Language

97.54% of Cottonwood residents speak only English, while 2.46% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.64% of the population.

Cottonwood Language

Cottonwood Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White95620921.86%
Black2855519.30%
Multiple211257.14%

21.33%

Overall Poverty Rate

14.62%

Male Poverty Rate

27.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottonwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is Multiple, with 57.14% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is Black, with 19.30% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.77%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.35%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.48%.

Cottonwood Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade21.50%
High School21.28%
Bachelors or Greater16.09%
Some College14.49%

Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Male Unemployed14.81%
Female Employed13.81%
Male Employed5.84%

Cottonwood Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cottonwood Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$27,941$39,381
Families$36,850$49,536
Married Families$47,250-
Non Families$16,875$21,989
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Income by Household Type

Cottonwood Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

40.0%

Overall Marriage Rate

41.8%

Male Marriage Rate

38.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottonwood Married by Age and Sex

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Cottonwood Marriage

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

Cottonwood Marital Status by Race

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Cottonwood Marital Status

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69

Number of Veterans

69

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam38
World War II2
Korea2
First Gulf War
Second Gulf War

Cottonwood Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7429
75+23
55 to 6415
35 to 542
18 to 34

Cottonwood Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White517.02%
Black188.37%

Cottonwood Veterans by Race

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

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5.80%

Veteran Poverty Rate

69.57%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottonwood Veterans by Education

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52.3%

Labor Force Participation

48.4%

Employment Rate

7.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cottonwood Employment by Age

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Cottonwood Employment by Race

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Cottonwood 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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65.38%

Born in Cottonwood

98.15%

Native Born

1.85%

Foreign Born

1.47%

Non Citizen

0.39%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.15% of Cottonwood residents were born in the United States, with 65.38% having been born in Alabama. 1.47% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cottonwood Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20211,26550.40%
20201,26050.40%
20191,25550.40%
20181,250-3-0.24%
20171,253-6-0.48%
20161,259-8-0.63%
20151,267-6-0.47%
20141,273-5-0.39%
20131,278-11-0.85%
20121,28950.39%
20111,28410.08%
20101,2830.00%

Cottonwood Population by Year