Cottonwood, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottonwood, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Cottonwood had a population of 192 as of July 1, 2016. Cottonwood ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottonwood is located at latitude 32.467 and longitude -96.3942 in Kaufman County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cottonwood (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.72 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Kaufman County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 417 feet.

The City of Cottonwood (GNIS ID: 2410244) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Texas is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Cottonwood is located within Kaufman Division of Kaufman County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottonwood population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cottonwood, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 192
Population in Households 192
Population in Familes 172
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 112
Diversity Index2 26


Total Households 69
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 55
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 74 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 57 (77.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (17.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 ( 6.8%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $251,316


Median Household Income $65,019
Average Household Income $78,429
Per Capita Income $28,025
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.6% 0.72%
Households 0.47% 0.85%
Families -0.57% 0.36%
Median Household Income   -0.81%
Per Capita Income   0.69%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cottonwood, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonwood to the other 1,749 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Texas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 1536 12th
Population Density1 # 1616 8th
Diversity Index2 # 1482 15th
Median Household Income # 283 84th
Per Capita Income # 432 75th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Texas Census Data Comparison Tool.