Cottonwood, Alabama

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Cottonwood, Alabama
Town
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
Coordinates: 31°3′13″N 85°18′8″W / 31.05361°N 85.30222°W / 31.05361; -85.30222
Country United States
State Alabama
County Houston
Area
 • Total 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 • Land 5.5 sq mi (14.2 km2)
 • Water 0 sq mi (0 km2)
Elevation 164 ft (50 m)
Population (2000)
 • Total 1,170
 • Density 212.7/sq mi (82.4/km2)
Time zone Central (CST) (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP code 36320
Area code(s) 334
FIPS code 01-17824
GNIS feature ID 0116695
Website http://www.cottonwoodalabama.com/

Cottonwood is a town in Houston County, Alabama, United States. It is part of the Dothan, Alabama Metropolitan Statistical Area. At the 2000 census the population was 1,170.

Geography[edit]

Cottonwood is located at 31°3′13″N 85°18′9″W / 31.05361°N 85.30250°W / 31.05361; -85.30250 (31.053646, -85.302409).[1]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 5.5 square miles (14 km2), of which, 5.5 square miles (14 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.10 km2) of it (0.36%) is water.

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1910 352
1920 293 −16.8%
1930 410 39.9%
1940 600 46.3%
1950 864 44.0%
1960 953 10.3%
1970 1,149 20.6%
1980 1,352 17.7%
1990 1,385 2.4%
2000 1,170 −15.5%
2010 1,289 10.2%
Est. 2013 1,278 −0.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[2]
2013 Estimate[3]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,170 people, 485 households, and 323 families residing in the town. The population density was 212.9 people per square mile (82.1/km2). There were 548 housing units at an average density of 99.7 per square mile (38.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 69.06% White, 29.06% Black or African American, 0.68% Native American, and 1.20% from two or more races. 1.97% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 485 households out of which 29.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.2% were married couples living together, 14.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.2% were non-families. 30.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.5% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.41 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.5% under the age of 18, 7.1% from 18 to 24, 25.0% from 25 to 44, 24.5% from 45 to 64, and 16.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 90.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 86.1 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $21,452, and the median income for a family was $32,065. Males had a median income of $25,833 versus $15,515 for females. The per capita income for the town was $13,111. About 18.1% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 28.8% of those under age 18 and 42.1% of those age 65 or over.

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Coordinates: 31°03′13″N 85°18′09″W / 31.053646°N 85.302409°W / 31.053646; -85.302409