Cottondale, Florida

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Cottondale, Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Location in Jackson County and the state of Florida
Coordinates: 30°47′49″N 85°22′34″W / 30.79694°N 85.37611°W / 30.79694; -85.37611Coordinates: 30°47′49″N 85°22′34″W / 30.79694°N 85.37611°W / 30.79694; -85.37611
Country United States
State Florida
County Jackson
Government
 • TypeCity Council
Area
 • Total3.41 sq mi (8.84 km2)
 • Land3.27 sq mi (8.47 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.37 km2)
Elevation
131 ft (40 m)
Population
 • Total933
 • Estimate 
(2017)[2]
906
 • Density277.15/sq mi (107.01/km2)
Time zoneUTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
32431
Area code(s)850
FIPS code12-14850[3]
GNIS feature ID0280886[4]

Cottondale is a town in Jackson County, Florida, United States. The population was 933 at the 2010 census,[5] up from 869 at the 2000 census.

Cottondale has a police force of four to five sworn officers; the police chief is Willam Watford.

Cottondale High School is located here.

Geography[edit]

Cottondale is located in western Jackson County at 30°47′49″N 85°22′34″W / 30.79694°N 85.37611°W / 30.79694; -85.37611 (30.796810, -85.376031).[6] U.S. Route 90 passes through the south side of town on Levy Street. US-90 leads east 9 miles (14 km) to Marianna, the Jackson county seat, and west 10 miles (16 km) to Chipley. U.S. Route 231 runs through the center of Cottondale as Main Street, leading north 31 miles (50 km) to Dothan, Alabama, and south 51 miles (82 km) to Panama City, Florida. US-231 crosses Interstate 10 3 miles (5 km) south of Cottondale; I-10 leads east 72 miles (116 km) to Tallahassee and west 120 miles (190 km) to Pensacola.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.5 square miles (9.0 km2), of which 3.3 square miles (8.6 km2) are land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 3.87%, are water.[5]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1920438
193055025.6%
194071930.7%
19507473.9%
196084913.7%
1970765−9.9%
19801,05638.0%
1990900−14.8%
2000869−3.4%
20109337.4%
Est. 2017906[2]−2.9%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]

As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 869 people, 376 households, and 239 families residing in the town. The population density was 573.2 inhabitants per square mile (220.7/km²). There were 445 housing units at an average density of 293.5 per square mile (113.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 76.41% White, 18.64% African American, 0.35% Native American, 0.58% Asian, 0.58% from other races, and 3.45% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 4.14% of the population.

There were 376 households out of which 31.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 41.0% were married couples living together, 19.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 36.2% were non-families. 34.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 17.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town, the population was spread out with 27.7% under the age of 18, 9.8% from 18 to 24, 24.3% from 25 to 44, 22.8% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females, there were 83.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 78.9 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $20,509, and the median income for a family was $26,667. Males had a median income of $24,545 versus $18,571 for females. The per capita income for the town was $11,266. About 24.8% of families and 27.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 34.3% of those under age 18 and 23.6% of those age 65 or over.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2017 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved Sep 20, 2018.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved March 24, 2018.
  3. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Archived from the original on 2013-09-11. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Census Summary File 1 (G001): Cottondale town, Florida". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved April 27, 2018.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  7. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Archived from the original on May 12, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.