Cottonwood, Alabama Population 2020

1,227

Cottonwood is a city located in Alabama. With a 2020 population of 1,227, it is the 238th largest city in Alabama and the 9495th largest city in the United States. Cottonwood is currently declining at a rate of -0.73% annually and its population has decreased by -4.81% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 1,289 in 2010. Cottonwood reached it's highest population of 1,288 in 2012. Spanning over 6 miles, Cottonwood has a population density of 212 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cottonwood is $37,160 with a poverty rate of 25.56%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $476 per month, and the median house value is $80,800. The median age in Cottonwood is 40.5 years, 35.5 years for males, and 44.3 years for females. For every 100 females there are 90.7 males.

Cottonwood Demographics

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

  • White: 72.50%
  • Black or African American: 25.33%
  • Two or more races: 1.32%
  • Native American: 0.85%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
  • Other race: 0.00%
The current population of Cottonwood, Alabama is 1,227, based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 1,245.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 1,289.

Cottonwood, Alabama Population 2020

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White93672.50%
Black or African American32725.33%
Two or More Races171.32%
American Indian and Alaska Native110.85%

Cottonwood Population Pyramid 2020

Cottonwood Median Age

40.5


Total

35.5


Male

44.3


Female

Cottonwood Adults

There are 963 adults, (260 of whom are seniors) in Cottonwood.

Cottonwood Age Dependency

83.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.7

Child Dependency Ratio

Cottonwood Sex Ratio

Female

677

52.44%

Male

614

47.56%

Cottonwood Households and Families

Cottonwood Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Cottonwood Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married83.2%16.8%
Non Family73.9%26.1%
All72.2%27.8%
Male69.6%30.4%
Female42.9%57.1%

72.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All4922.6272.2
Married1973.3983.2
Non Family1881.1473.9
Female843.6842.9
Male234.3569.6

3.41

Average Family Size

2.62

Average Household Size

4.1%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0.8%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

Cottonwood Education

Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade788.52%
9th to 12th Grade12713.88%
High School Graduate38942.51%
Some College22524.59%
Associates Degree343.72%
Bachelors Degree505.46%
Graduate Degree121.31%

Cottonwood Educational Attainment by Race

Name Total High School Bachelors
White65151860
Black2221742
Multiple Races1712
Hispanic143
Native American113

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 79.57%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 9.22%.

Name Average Male Female
Overall$19,688$26,250$16,078
Less Than High School$42,875$43,375$
High School Grad$17,981$20,000$17,614
Some College$16,652$33,125$14,531
Bachelors Degree$83,750$84,167$
Graduate Degree$$$

$19,688

Average Earnings

$26,250

Average Male

$16,078

Average Female

Cottonwood Language

Cottonwood Language by Age

Cottonwood Language

98.25% of Cottonwood residents speak only English, while 1.75% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.75% of the population.

Cottonwood Poverty

Cottonwood Poverty by Race

Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White92223625.60%
Black3278225.08%
Multiple171270.59%

25.56%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.68%

Male Poverty Rate

29.99%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cottonwood

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is Multiple, with 70.59% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cottonwood is Black, with 25.08% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 8.43%. Among those working part-time, it was 23.88%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 27.65%.

Name Poverty
High School25.96%
Some College20.46%
Less Than High School18.54%
Bachelors or Greater12.90%
Name Poverty
Female Unemployed100.00%
Female Employed16.58%
Male Unemployed15.00%
Male Employed6.31%

Cottonwood Income

Cottonwood Income by Household Type

Name Median Mean
Households$25,988$37,160
Families$32,000$46,500
Married Families$45,313-
Non Families$17,917$20,489

Cottonwood Marital Status

Cottonwood Marital Status

Marriage Rates

42.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

45.6%

Male Marriage Rate

39.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cottonwood Married by Age and Sex

Cottonwood 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 35-44.

Cottonwood Marital Status by Race

Cottonwood Veterans

90

Number of Veterans

86

Male Veterans

4

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam28
World War II9
Korea6
Second Gulf War3
First Gulf War

$Cottonwood Veterans by Education

10.00%

Veteran Poverty Rate

60.00%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cottonwood Employment Status

48.9%

Labor Force Participation

42.1%

Employment Rate

13.9%

Unemployment Rate

Cottonwood Place of Birth

Origin of Non-Citizens

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

71.96%

Born in Alabama

98.61%

Native Born

1.39%

Foreign Born

0.85%

Non Citizen

Place of Birth

98.61% of Cottonwood residents were born in the United States, with 71.96% having been born in Alabama. 0.85% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20201,227-9-0.73%
20191,236-9-0.72%
20181,245-3-0.24%
20171,248-9-0.72%
20161,257-7-0.55%
20151,264-8-0.63%
20141,272-5-0.39%
20131,277-11-0.85%
20121,28830.23%
20111,28510.08%
20101,2840.00%