Cottondale, FL Profile: Facts & Data


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Cottondale, Florida - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottondale had a population of 959 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Cottondale, FL Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 959
Population in Households 959
Population in Familes 794
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 288
Diversity Index3 54


Median Household Income $30,622
Average Household Income $41,524
Per Capita Income $16,061


Total Housing Units 468 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 218 (46.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 161 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 89 (19.0%)
Median Home Value $76,316
Average Home Value $115,023


Total Households 379
Average Household Size 2.53
Family Households 261
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.33% 0.02%
Households 0.19% -0.05%
Families 0.62% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.09%
Per Capita Income   0.84%

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, 2018 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 # 754 18th
Population Density # 799 13th
Diversity Index # 367 60th
Median Household Income # 874 5th
Per Capita Income # 840 9th

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