|• Total||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Land||0.30 sq mi (0.78 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||262 ft (80 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||461|
|• Density||1,563.3/sq mi (603.6/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0716293|
According to Houck's History of Missouri the town of Cooter was named in 1854 for the Coutre family, early settlers to the area. The Coutres are believed to have emigrated from France in the mid-1700s to the Franco-American village of Ste. Genevieve Portell Coutre travelled inland westward, and in 1795 is listed in documents as being a merchant in the area of present-day Cooter.
Cooter is located at .(36.045894, -89.810096)
As of the census of 2010, there were 469 people, 175 households, and 133 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,563.3 inhabitants per square mile (603.6 /km2). There were 191 housing units at an average density of 636.7 per square mile (245.8 /km2). The racial makeup of the city was 97.9% White, 1.9% African American, and 0.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.4% of the population.
There were 175 households of which 45.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.7% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, 6.9% had a male householder with no wife present, and 24.0% were non-families. 19.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.68 and the average family size was 3.05.
The median age in the city was 35.5 years. 28.4% of residents were under the age of 18; 8.2% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 28.1% were from 25 to 44; 22.9% were from 45 to 64; and 12.4% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 48.4% male and 51.6% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 440 people, 176 households, and 118 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,492.5 people per square mile (585.8/km²). There were 200 housing units at an average density of 678.4 per square mile (266.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.18% White, 0.45% African American, 0.68% Native American, 0.23% from other races, and 0.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.91% of the population
There were 176 households out of which 31.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.1% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.4% were non-families. 26.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.50 and the average family size was 3.03.
In the city the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 8.6% from 18 to 24, 26.6% from 25 to 44, 22.5% from 45 to 64, and 17.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 96.4 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.0 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,750, and the median income for a family was $32,955. Males had a median income of $26,429 versus $18,500 for females. The per capita income for the city was $13,267. About 16.1% of families and 20.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 18.8% of those under age 18 and 19.2% of those age 65 or over.
- Marvin Childers, member of the Arkansas House of Representatives from Blytheville, Arkansas, from 2001 to 2006; lawyer and poultry industry lobbyist in Little Rock; reared on a diversified farm near Cooter
- "US Gazetteer files 2010". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2012-07-08.
- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2013-05-30.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- A History of Missouri Vol. 2, by Louis Houck. Published by R.R. Donnelley & Sons, Chicago, 1908.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.