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Cotulla, Texas - Basic Facts

The City of Cotulla had a population of 4,213 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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


Total Population 4,213
Daytime Population: Workers 2,384
Daytime Population: Residents 2,617
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 5,001
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 4,202
Population in Familes 3,589
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 2,096
Diversity Index3 41


Median Household Income $34,557
Average Household Income $52,815
Per Capita Income $18,799


Total Housing Units 1,894 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 978 (51.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 517 (27.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 399 (21.1%)
Median Home Value $39,523
Average Home Value $58,956


Total Households 1,495
Average Household Size 2.81
Family Households 1,062
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 2.18% 2.05%
Households 2.2% 2.05%
Families 2.18% 2.01%
Median Household Income   1.37%
Per Capita Income   2.8%

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, 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 # 458 74th
Population Density # 287 84th
Diversity Index # 1097 38th
Median Household Income # 1428 18th
Per Capita Income # 1319 25th

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