Location in Houston County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)|
|• Land||7.2 sq mi (18.7 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||348 ft (106 m)|
|• Density||214.7/sq mi (82.7/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC-6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0116756|
Cowarts is located at .(31.199575, -85.306272)
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 7.2 square miles (19 km2), of which, 7.2 square miles (19 km2) of it is land and 0.14% is water.
As of the census of 2000, there were 1,546 people, 603 households, and 469 families residing in the town. The population density was 213.6 people per square mile (82.4/km2). There were 684 housing units at an average density of 94.5 per square mile (36.5/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 84.93% White, 12.35% Black or African American, 0.65% Native American, 0.39% Asian, 0.39% from other races, and 1.29% from two or more races. 0.52% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 603 households out of which 32.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.9% were married couples living together, 15.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 22.1% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.56 and the average family size was 2.90.
In the town the population was spread out with 24.7% under the age of 18, 8.8% from 18 to 24, 28.1% from 25 to 44, 27.5% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 92.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $36,688, and the median income for a family was $41,198. Males had a median income of $28,281 versus $19,464 for females. The per capita income for the town was $17,793. About 10.3% of families and 13.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 16.7% of those under age 18 and 18.0% of those age 65 or over.