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.