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Cotulla, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Cotulla had a population of 4,017 as of July 1, 2016. Cotulla ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Texas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cotulla is located at latitude 28.4363 and longitude -99.2367 in La Salle County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cotulla (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. La Salle County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 427 feet.

The City of Cotulla (GNIS ID: 2410247) 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 Cotulla is located within Cotulla Division of La Salle County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cotulla 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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Cotulla, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 4,017
Population in Households 4,003
Population in Familes 3,425
Population in Group Qrtrs 14
Population Density1 1,999
Diversity Index2 42


Total Households 1,405
Average Household Size 2.85
Family Households 999
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 1,804 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 909 (50.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 496 (27.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 399 (22.1%)
Median Home Value $38,582
Average Home Value $58,911


Median Household Income $31,954
Average Household Income $48,790
Per Capita Income $17,108
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.76% 1.8%
Households 1.54% 1.68%
Families 1.54% 1.63%
Median Household Income   2.18%
Per Capita Income   1.52%
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.

Cotulla, TX - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cotulla 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 # 471 73rd
Population Density1 # 308 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 1053 40th
Median Household Income # 1475 16th
Per Capita Income # 1371 22nd

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