Cottondale, FL Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottondale, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottondale had a population of 985 as of July 1, 2016. Cottondale ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Florida. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottondale is located at latitude 30.7986 and longitude -85.3746 in Jackson County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cottondale (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.33 sq. miles and a water area of 0.13 sq. miles. Jackson County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 131 feet.

The Town of Cottondale (GNIS ID: 2406319) 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.

Florida is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The Town of Cottondale is located within Cottondale CCD of Jackson County.

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


Total Population 985
Population in Households 985
Population in Familes 820
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 296
Diversity Index2 54


Total Households 388
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 267
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 476 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 237 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 151 (31.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 88 (18.5%)
Median Home Value $75,309
Average Home Value $109,746


Median Household Income $30,003
Average Household Income $40,359
Per Capita Income $15,585
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.87% 0.3%
Households 0.63% 0.26%
Families 1.19% 0.07%
Median Household Income   2.91%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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.

Cottondale, FL - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottondale to the other 919 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Florida 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 # 747 19th
Population Density1 # 788 14th
Diversity Index2 # 359 61st
Median Household Income # 845 8th
Per Capita Income # 822 11th

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