Cottonwood, TX Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottonwood, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Cottonwood had a population of 199 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Cottonwood, TX Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 199
Daytime Population: Workers 11
Daytime Population: Residents 105
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 116
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.58
Population in Households 199
Population in Familes 178
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 116
Diversity Index3 26


Median Household Income $65,032
Average Household Income $79,384
Per Capita Income $28,150


Total Housing Units 75 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 59 (78.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 13 (17.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 3 ( 4.0%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $283,898


Total Households 72
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 57
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.01% 0.3%
Households 1.0% 0.55%
Families 0.0% 0.0%
Median Household Income   4.55%
Per Capita Income   3.66%

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, 2017 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 # 1528 13th
Population Density # 1611 8th
Diversity Index # 1476 16th
Median Household Income # 313 82nd
Per Capita Income # 516 71st

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