Cotulla, Texas Population 2021

4,177
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Cotulla is a city located in La Salle County Texas. It is also the county seat of La Salle County. With a 2020 population of 4,177, it is the 411th largest city in Texas and the 5273rd largest city in the United States . Cotulla is currently growing at a rate of 0.48% annually and its population has increased by 15.93% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 3,603 in 2010. Cotulla reached it's highest population of 4,418 in 1950. Spanning over 2 miles, Cotulla has a population density of 2,078 people per square mile.

The average household income in Cotulla is $74,105 with a poverty rate of 17.58%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $645 per month, and the median house value is $87,200. The median age in Cotulla is 36.3 years, 30.7 years for males, and 37.6 years for females.

Cotulla Demographics

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

  • White: 85.80%
  • Other race: 11.95%
  • Two or more races: 1.75%
  • Black or African American: 0.50%
  • Native American: 0.00%
  • Asian: 0.00%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cotulla, Texas is 4,177 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 4,117.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 3,603.

Cotulla, Texas Population 2021

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White3,57685.80%
Some Other Race49811.95%
Two or More Races731.75%
Black or African American210.50%
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Cotulla Population by Race

Cotulla Population Pyramid $2021

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Cotulla Median Age

36.3


Total

30.7


Male

37.6


Female

Cotulla Adults

There are 3,300 adults, (807 of whom are seniors) in Cotulla.

Cotulla Age Dependency

67.2

Age Dependency Ratio

32.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

34.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cotulla Sex Ratio

Female

1,904

45.68%

Male

2,264

54.32%

Cotulla Population by Age

Cotulla Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cotulla Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Male100%0%
Married76%24%
Non Family74.7%25.3%
All68.9%31.1%
Female13.5%86.5%

68.9%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cotulla Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All1,6162.5768.9
Married807376
Non Family5051.2274.7
Female2083.1113.5
Male964.85100

3.08

Average Family Size

2.57

Average Household Size

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Cotulla Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade2849.62%
9th to 12th Grade69123.42%
High School Graduate1,26342.80%
Some College36712.44%
Associates Degree983.32%
Bachelors Degree2127.18%
Graduate Degree361.22%
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Cotulla Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cotulla Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Hispanic2,6671,713171
Other Race225225
White20320377
2+ Races7373
Black21

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

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 37.93%.

Cotulla Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$30,637$35,088$27,200
Less Than 9th Grade$19,545$20,021$
High School Graduate$35,282$36,272$33,920
Some College$31,111$78,208$20,813
Bachelors Degree$56,587$$
Graduate Degree$$$

$30,637

Average Earnings

$35,088

Average Male

$27,200

Average Female

Cotulla Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cotulla Language by Age

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Cotulla Language

36.87% of Cotulla residents speak only English, while 63.13% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 63.13% of the population.

Cotulla Language

Cotulla Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic3,82769318.11%
White2603613.85%

17.58%

Overall Poverty Rate

16.99%

Male Poverty Rate

18.28%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cotulla

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cotulla is Hispanic, with 18.11% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cotulla is White, with 13.85% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.94%. Among those working part-time, it was 34.57%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 20.12%.

Cotulla Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade27.36%
Some College24.95%
High School7.68%
Bachelors or Greater0.00%

Cotulla Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Employed9.44%
Male Employed9.06%
Female Unemployed0.00%
Male Unemployed0.00%

Cotulla Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cotulla Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,588$74,105
Families$54,634$94,703
Married Families$68,892-
Non Families$14,476$22,117
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Income by Household Type

Cotulla Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

49.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

48.0%

Male Marriage Rate

50.8%

Female Marriage Rate

Cotulla Married by Age and Sex

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Cotulla 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 55-64.

Cotulla Marital Status by Race

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Cotulla Marital Status

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97

Number of Veterans

97

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam74
First Gulf War22
World War II
Korea
Second Gulf War

Cotulla Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 7452
55 to 6445
75+
35 to 54
18 to 34

Cotulla Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White842.98%
Hispanic752.50%
2+ Races1317.81%

Cotulla Veterans by Race

Cotulla Veterans by Education

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10.31%

Veteran Poverty Rate

63.92%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cotulla Veterans by Education

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56.8%

Labor Force Participation

54.8%

Employment Rate

3.5%

Unemployment Rate

Cotulla Employment by Age

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Cotulla Employment by Race

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Cotulla 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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88.60%

Born in Cotulla

97.98%

Native Born

2.02%

Foreign Born

0.70%

Non Citizen

1.32%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

97.98% of Cotulla residents were born in the United States, with 88.60% having been born in Texas. 0.70% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cotulla Place of Birth

Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
20214,177200.48%
20204,157200.48%
20194,137200.49%
20184,117-28-0.68%
20174,145-50-1.19%
20164,195-19-0.45%
20154,2141243.03%
20144,090380.94%
20134,0522546.69%
20123,7981203.26%
20113,678621.71%
20103,61620.01%
20003,614-80-0.22%
19903,694-218-0.57%
19803,9124971.37%
19703,415-545-1.47%
19603,960-458-1.09%
19504,4187851.98%
19403,6334581.36%
19303,1750.00%

Cotulla Population by Year