Cottonwood, Alabama

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Population in 2019: 1,255 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: +7.3%
 
Males: 582  (46.4%)
Females: 673  (53.6%)
Median resident age:

38.1 years
Alabama median age:

39.4 years

Zip codes: 36320.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $29,423 (it was $21,452 in 2000)
Cottonwood:

$29,423
AL:

$51,734

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $16,906 (it was $13,111 in 2000)

Cottonwood town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $94,084 (it was $51,300 in 2000)
Cottonwood:

$94,084
AL:

$154,000

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $101,585; detached houses: $101,246; mobile homes: $113,535

Median gross rent in 2019: $451.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cottonwood: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 21.3%
(21.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 19.3% for Black residents, 57.1% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cottonwood, AL (2019)
    • 94071.9%White alone
    • 30123.0%Black alone
    • 161.2%Two or more races
    • 141.1%Hispanic
    • 60.5%Asian alone
    • 40.3%American Indian alone

Races in Cottonwood detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Alabama and other state lists, there were 17 registered sex offenders living in Cottonwood, Alabama as of April 22, 2021.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cottonwood is 78 to 1.


Crime rates in Cottonwood by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2015

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
3
(253.8)
2
(170.6)
3
(255.1)
4
(331.7)
3
(243.7)
2
(154.4)
2
(157.4)
2
(159.9)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
3
(253.8)
4
(341.3)
6
(510.2)
11
(912.1)
7
(568.6)
6
(463.3)
10
(786.8)
4
(319.7)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
19
(1,607)
10
(853.2)
14
(1,190)
11
(912.1)
19
(1,543)
12
(926.6)
10
(786.8)
6
(479.6)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
2
(169.2)
3
(256.0)
1
(85.0)
1
(82.9)
1
(81.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
N/AN/AN/AN/AN/A0
(0.0)
N/AN/A
City-Data.com crime index146.4112.6141.2173.3156.8100.4118.073.5

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Cottonwood, AL

Crime rate in Cottonwood detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (3 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.42
Alabama average:

2.19
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Ancestries: American (52.7%), Irish (5.2%), English (2.2%), German (1.4%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Incorporated on 04/1903

Elevation: 163 feet

Land area: 5.50 square miles.

Population density: 228 people per square mile   (very low).

Cottonwood, Alabama map

24 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.8%
Alabama:

3.5%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $253 (0.3%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $224 (0.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Dothan, AL (13.5 miles , pop. 57,737).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Montgomery, AL (107.2 miles , pop. 201,568).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (607.7 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Madrid, AL (2.4 miles ),
Campbellton, FL (3.0 miles ),
Avon, AL (3.1 miles ),
Rehobeth, AL (3.1 miles ),
Ashford, AL (3.1 miles ),
Cowarts, AL (3.2 miles ),
Malone, FL (3.3 miles ),
Taylor, AL (3.6 miles )

Latitude: 31.05 N, Longitude: 85.30 W

Area code: 334

Distribution of median household income in Cottonwood, AL in 2019
Distribution of house value in Cottonwood, AL in 2019
Cottonwood satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 3 buildings, average cost: $71,000
  • 2003: 1 building, cost: $150,000
  • 2006: 1 building, cost: $102,000
  • 2007: 10 buildings, average cost: $51,300
Number of permits per 10,000 Cottonwood, AL residents
Average permit cost in Cottonwood, AL
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

4.1%
Alabama:

4.0%
Most common industries in Cottonwood, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (12.6%)
  • Health care (7.9%)
  • Public administration (5.4%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (4.0%)
  • Accommodation & food services (3.8%)
  • Apparel (3.1%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (22.0%)
  • Public administration (7.6%)
  • Metal & metal products (4.8%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.4%)
  • Health care (3.6%)
  • Utilities (3.6%)
  • Food & beverage stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (13.3%)
  • Apparel (7.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Used merchandise, gift, novelty, souvenir, other miscellaneous stores (6.2%)
  • Educational services (5.6%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.6%)
Most common occupations in Cottonwood, AL (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (4.5%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.3%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.3%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (3.4%)
  • Carpenters (3.4%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (7.6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (7.2%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.8%)
  • Carpenters (6.0%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.2%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (4.8%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.4%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (6.7%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (6.2%)
  • Supervisors and other personal care and service workers, except child care workers (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.1%)

Average climate in Cottonwood, Alabama

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

Cottonwood, Alabama average temperatures Cottonwood, Alabama average precipitation Cottonwood, Alabama humidity Cottonwood, Alabama wind speed Cottonwood, Alabama snowfall Cottonwood, Alabama sunshine Cottonwood, Alabama clear and cloudy days

Cottonwood, Alabama environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone PM2.5
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 66.3. This is about average.

City:

66.3
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.6. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.6
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 8.30. This is about average. Closest monitor was 12.9 miles away from the city center.

City:

8.30
U.S.:

8.46

Tornado activity:

Cottonwood-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Alabama state average. It is 49% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 3/1/2007, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 39.8 miles away from the Cottonwood town center killed 9 people and injured 50 people and caused $250 million in damages.

On 12/29/1973, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 20.7 miles away from the town center injured 2 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cottonwood-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Alabama state average. It is 0% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 116.8 miles away from Cottonwood center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 198.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 238.7 miles away from Cottonwood center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 254.9 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MW, Depth: 12.3 mi) earthquake occurred 238.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 189.9 miles away from Cottonwood center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houston County (21) is greater than the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 10, Floods: 8, Tornadoes: 8, Hurricanes: 7, Winds: 5, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cottonwood topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near Cottonwood:

  • HOUSTON COUNTY HOME CARE (Home Health Center, about 11 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • DAVITA WIREGRASS KIDNEY CENTER (Dialysis Facility, about 11 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • SOUTHEAST ALABAMA MEDICAL CENTER Acute Care Hospitals (about 12 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • DCI DOTHAN (Dialysis Facility, about 13 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • EXTENDICARE HEALTH CENTER (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • COVENANT HOSPICE INC (Hospital, about 14 miles away; DOTHAN, AL)
  • SIGNATURE HEALTHCARE OF NORTH FLORIDA (Nursing Home, about 14 miles away; GRACEVILLE, FL)

Operable nuclear power plants near Cottonwood:

  • 14 miles: Joseph M. Farley 1 and 2 in Dothan, AL.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cottonwood:

  • George C Wallace State Community College-Dothan (about 21 miles; Dothan, AL; Full-time enrollment: 3,611)
  • Enterprise State Community College (about 36 miles; Enterprise, AL; FT enrollment: 2,101)
  • Bainbridge State College (about 47 miles; Bainbridge, GA; FT enrollment: 2,308)
  • Troy University (about 65 miles; Troy, AL; FT enrollment: 16,148)
  • Gulf Coast State College (about 66 miles; Panama City, FL; FT enrollment: 4,474)
  • Tallahassee Community College (about 71 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 10,904)
  • Florida State University (about 74 miles; Tallahassee, FL; FT enrollment: 38,283)

Public high school in Cottonwood:

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User-submitted facts and corrections:

  • New Local Government website: www.townofcottonwood.org www.graceba.net/~cottonwd has been discontinued. thanks added by cwood3514
  • Local government website: www.townofcottonwood.org

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cottonwood: Town of Cottonwood Sewage Lagoon (A), Cottonwood Volunteer Fire Department (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cottonwood include: Union Hill Church (A), Calvary Church (B), Cottonwood First Baptist Church (C), Greater Zion Baptist Church (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Cottonwood: Hicks Field (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Birthplace of: Emmett Ripley Cox - Federal judge, Pete Coachman - Baseball player.

Houston County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cottonwood that have no violations reported:

  • COTTONWOOD WATER WORKS (Population served: 3,462, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.3 people
Alabama:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

63.3%
Whole state:

67.8%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

3.3%
Whole state:

4.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.4% of all households

Banks with branches in Cottonwood (2011 data):

  • BankSouth: Cottonwood Branch at 204 North Main Street, branch established on 1988/05/06. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $193.8 mil, Deposits: $158.3 mil, headquarters in Dothan, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Bancsouth Corporation

For population 15 years and over in Cottonwood:

Marital status in Cottonwood, AL
  • Never married: 29.6%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 0.5%
  • Widowed: 13.0%
  • Divorced: 18.6%

For population 25 years and over in Cottonwood:

  • High school or higher: 78.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 1.8%
  • Unemployed: 8.6%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 24.9 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

13.9
Alabama average:

11.5

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Cottonwood
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cottonwood, AL (based on Houston County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant60,486152
Mainline Protestant12,24531
Black Protestant3,85518
Catholic2,5511
Other1,8827
Orthodox401
None20,488-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 16
Houston County:

1.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.89 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 3
Houston County:

0.31 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

0.20 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
Houston County:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.65 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 68
Houston County:

7.01 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

6.32 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 70
This county:

7.21 / 10,000 pop.
Alabama:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Houston County:

11.7%
Alabama:

11.8%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

33.0%
Alabama:

31.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Houston County:

18.9%
State:

13.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Cottonwood:

45.4%
State:

48.5%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

40.0%
State:

44.8%

Average BMI:
Cottonwood:

29.9
Alabama:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cottonwood:

27.2%
State:

21.3%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cottonwood:

15.1%
Alabama:

11.2%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.8
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

37.8%
Alabama:

34.4%

General health condition:
Here:

48.4%
Alabama:

54.7%

Average condition of hearing:
This city:

78.1%
State:

79.1%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cottonwood, AL Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Water Supply 3$16,891$67,5640$0
Financial Administration 3$5,819$23,2760$0
Welfare 2$2,236$13,4161$60
Police Protection - Officers 2$5,536$33,2162$974
Judicial and Legal 1$797$9,5640$0
Other Government Administration 0$0 5$320
Totals for Government 11$31,279$34,1238$1,354

Cottonwood government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - General - Other: $581,000 ($462.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $95,000 ($75.70)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $344,000 ($274.10)

Cottonwood government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $63,000 ($50.20)
    Other: $9,000 ($7.17)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $405,000 ($322.71)
  • Tax - General Sales and Gross Receipts: $195,000 ($155.38)
    Other License: $67,000 ($53.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $51,000 ($40.64)
    Property: $37,000 ($29.48)
    Tobacco Products Sales: $30,000 ($23.90)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $19,000 ($15.14)
    Motor Fuels Sales: $16,000 ($12.75)
    Other: $11,000 ($8.76)
    Motor Vehicle License: $7,000 ($5.58)
    Other Selective Sales: $3,000 ($2.39)

Cottonwood government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,760,000 ($2199.20)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $2,375,000 ($1892.43)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $385,000 ($306.77)

Cottonwood government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $385,000 ($306.77)

6.45% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($39,931 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.45%
Alabama average:

5.95%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dale County, AL  0.99% ($32,519 average AGI)
from Geneva County, AL  0.43% ($31,367)
from Henry County, AL  0.42% ($34,941)


6.67% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($44,049 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.67%
Alabama average:

5.97%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Dale County, AL  0.90% ($36,661 average AGI)
to Henry County, AL  0.43% ($31,694)
to Geneva County, AL  0.34% ($30,216)

Strongest AM radio stations in Cottonwood:

  • WOOF (560 AM; 5 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WAGF (1320 AM; 3 kW; DOTHAN, AL)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WQLS (1200 AM; 10 kW; OZARK, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WWNT (1450 AM; 1 kW; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: DOVE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTCL (1580 AM; daytime; 10 kW; CHATTAHOOCHEE, FL; Owner: METZ, INC.)
  • WTKN (1560 AM; daytime; 5 kW; DALEVILLE, AL; Owner: JOSEPH A. ADAMS, SR.)
  • WTOT (980 AM; 1 kW; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MFR, INC.)
  • WMGR (930 AM; 5 kW; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: DECATUR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYBT (1000 AM; daytime; 5 kW; BLOUNTSTOWN, FL; Owner: BLOUNTSTOWN COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WZEP (1460 AM; 10 kW; DEFUNIAK SPRINGS, FL; Owner: WALTON COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WASG (550 AM; 25 kW; ATMORE, AL; Owner: 550 AM, INC)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cottonwood:

  • WOOF-FM (99.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WOOF, INC.)
  • WTVY-FM (95.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: STYLES BROADCASTING OF DOTHAN, INC.)
  • WJJN (92.1 FM; COLUMBIA, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WAGF-FM (101.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: WILSON BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WDJR (96.9 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WVOB (91.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: BETHANY BIBLE COLLEGE & B.T.S. INC.)
  • WESP (102.5 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC)
  • WTOT-FM (101.7 FM; GRACEVILLE, FL; Owner: GRF, INC.)
  • WFSY (98.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRAK-FM (97.3 FM; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WRWA (88.7 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TROY STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WPAP-FM (92.5 FM; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WDYF (90.3 FM; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: FAITH BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WYYX (97.7 FM; BONIFAY, FL; Owner: STYLES MEDIA GROUP, LLC)
  • WTYS-FM (94.1 FM; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: JAMES L. ADAMS, JR.)
  • WJAQ (100.9 FM; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MFR, INC.)
  • WKMX (106.7 FM; ENTERPRISE, AL; Owner: WKMX, INC.)
  • WRJM-FM (93.7 FM; GENEVA, AL; Owner: STAGE DOOR DEVELOPMENT, INC.)
  • WXUS (100.5 FM; FORT RUCKER, AL; Owner: SKYWAY BROADCASTING, LTD.)
  • WZND (105.3 FM; HEADLAND, AL; Owner: GULF SOUTH COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Cottonwood:

  • WJJN-LP (Channel 5; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: JAMES WILSON, III)
  • WTVY (Channel 4; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: GRAY MIDAMERICA TV LICENSEE CORP.)
  • WDHN (Channel 18; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: MORRIS NETWORK OF ALABAMA, INC.)
  • WDFX-TV (Channel 34; OZARK, AL; Owner: WAITT LICENSE CO. OF ALABAMA, L.L.C.)
  • W41BN (Channel 41; DOTHAN, AL; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WBIF (Channel 51; MARIANNA, FL; Owner: MARIANNA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTLH (Channel 49; BAINBRIDGE, GA; Owner: WTLH LICENSE CORP.)
  • WMBB (Channel 13; PANAMA CITY, FL; Owner: MEDIA GENERAL BROADCASTING OF SO. CAROLINA HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • Cottonwood, Alabama
  • Fatal accident count8
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents11
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:2
  • Fatalities9
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents22
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Alabama average
  • Fatal accident count6591
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents10039
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons2109
  • Fatalities7386
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents16839
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents542
See more detailed statistics of Cottonwood fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 15Number of bridges
  • 66ft / 19.8mTotal length
  • $10,869,000Total costs
  • 11,852Total average daily traffic
  • 1,181Total average daily truck traffic
  • 18,592Total future (year 2033) average daily traffic
New bridges in Cottonwood, AL - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 61980-1989
  • 21990-1999
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cottonwood, AL

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

21 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Cottonwood)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

3
  • DOTAL0005 MW, 11367 Cottonwood Road (Lat: 31.073000 Lon: -85.309000), Type: Tank, Structure height: 57.9 m, Call Sign: WQPK460,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10895.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, Grant Date: 06/13/2012, Expiration Date: 06/13/2022, Cancellation Date: 04/11/2017, Certifier: Patricia Morrison, Registrant: Radyn, Inc, Silver Spring, MD 20914, Phone: (301) 493-5171, Fax: (301) 576-4553, Email:
  • 9C00114A, 918 D Hodge Road (Lat: 31.067500 Lon: -85.396389), Type: Gtower, Structure height: 76.2 m, Overall height: 80.8 m, Call Sign: WRDN362,
    Assigned Frequencies: 10855.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz, 10855.0 MHz, 10895.0 MHz... (+30 more), Grant Date: 06/11/2019, Expiration Date: 06/11/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:
  • 9BH2557A, 617 Grove St (Lat: 31.052889 Lon: -85.290500), Type: Mtower, Structure height: 60.9 m, Call Sign: WREI751,
    Assigned Frequencies: 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz, 11265.0 MHz, 11305.0 MHz... (+10 more), Grant Date: 10/08/2019, Expiration Date: 10/08/2029, Certifier: David Werblow, Registrant: T-Mobile Usa, Inc., 12920 Se 38th Street, Bellevue, WA 98006, Phone: (425) 383-8401, Fax: (425) 383-4040, Email:

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

7
  • Call Sign: KB4HBT, Licensee ID: L01410861, Grant Date: 06/23/2008, Expiration Date: 06/23/2018, Cancellation Date: 06/24/2020, Certifier: Frances J Heinmiller, Registrant: Frances J Heinmiller, 1190 Grove St, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Call Sign: KD4ORA, Licensee ID: L00171731, Grant Date: 04/13/2012, Expiration Date: 05/26/2022, Registrant: Thomas E Roney, 4239 D Hodges Rd, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Call Sign: KM4EN, Licensee ID: L01356917, Grant Date: 12/29/2017, Expiration Date: 03/26/2028, Certifier: Deane E Kogelschatz Sr, Registrant: Deane E Kogelschatz Sr, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Call Sign: N4CSL, Licensee ID: L01102465, Grant Date: 01/04/2006, Expiration Date: 04/12/2015, Cancellation Date: 04/13/2017, Certifier: Glen A Butka, Registrant: Glen A Butka, 14771 S Us 231, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Call Sign: KI4LZY, Licensee ID: L01070976, Grant Date: 03/25/2016, Expiration Date: 03/25/2026, Certifier: Lynn J Bridges, Registrant: Lynn J Bridges, 1700 Hickory Grove Road, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Call Sign: KJ4IZR, Licensee ID: L00886282, Grant Date: 01/21/2009, Expiration Date: 01/21/2019, Certifier: Dennis L Smith, Registrant: Dennis L Smith, 9175 South Rocky Creek Rd, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Call Sign: KN4FQM, Licensee ID: L02127472, Grant Date: 09/01/2017, Expiration Date: 09/01/2027, Certifier: Kevin G Brannon, Registrant: Kevin G Brannon, 210 Lonnie Rd, Cottonwood, AL 36320

FAA Registered Aircraft:

4
  • Aircraft: PIPER PA-28-140 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 107 mph), Engine: LYCOMING 0-320 SERIES (180 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 56592 , Serial Number: 28-7325665, Year manufactured: 1973, Airworthiness Date: 09/10/1973, Certificate Issue Date: 05/07/2012
    Registrant (Individual): James A Etress, 5027 Willie Varnum Rd, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Aircraft: QUAD CITY ULTRALIGHT ACFT CORP CHALLENGER II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTAX 503 DCDI (52 HP) (2 Cycle)
    N-Number: 740AB , Serial Number: SF001, Airworthiness Date: 01/27/2008, Certificate Issue Date: 08/05/2013
    Registrant (Individual): Dennis H Gamble, 297 Green Briar Dr, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 182D (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 119 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR O-470 SERIES (230 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8790X , Serial Number: 18253190, Year manufactured: 1961, Airworthiness Date: 01/26/1961, Certificate Issue Date: 11/16/2017
    Registrant (Individual): James A Etress, 5027 Willie Varnum Rd, Cottonwood, AL 36320
  • Aircraft: CESSNA 172 (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 105 mph), Engine: CONT MOTOR 0-300 SER (145 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 8905B , Serial Number: 36705, Year manufactured: 1958, Certificate Issue Date: 04/08/2014
    Registrant (Co-Owned): Dennis H Gamble, 297 Green Briar Dr, Cottonwood, AL 36320, Other Owners: Earlene P Gamble

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$72,1801$90,6405$140,9241$40,9501$121,3102$61,800
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$00$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$40,4602$142,4451$17,8400$01$33,240
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$00$01$201,3300$00$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$00$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0420.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2008
(Based on 1 partial tract)
B) Refinancings
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$89,390
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0
Choose year:  2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 2002 2001

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0420.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cottonwood, AL
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Cottonwood, AL - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 19. The highest number of fires - 36 took place in 2011, and the least - 6 in 2003. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cottonwood, AL When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Outside Fires (50.3%), and Structure Fires (40.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cottonwood, AL
    • 15350.3%Outside Fires
    • 12240.1%Structure Fires
    • 247.9%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 51.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cottonwood, AL
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cottonwood, AL
  • 95.8%Electricity
  • 2.5%Utility gas
  • 1.1%No fuel used
  • 0.6%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cottonwood, AL
  • 91.2%Electricity
  • 8.8%Utility gas


Cottonwood compared to Alabama state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.
There is 1 pilot and 13 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Stanley M. Hubbard (1)

Total of 1 patent application in 2008-2021.