Cottonwood, Alabama

Population 1,499

Cottonwood is located in Houston County, AL. The population is 1,499, making Cottonwood the 8th largest city in Houston County.

There are 1 public schools in Cottonwood with an average Homefacts rating of B. The total crime rate for Cottonwood is low, and there are 15 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Cottonwood is moderate and the median home sales price is $0. Detailed and up-to-date Cottonwood property reports are available for any property address.

Cities near Cottonwood include Madrid, Avon and Campbellton.

Cottonwood Neighborhood Report


School Rating is Very good
  • No High School Diploma: 20.8%
  • High School Graduate or Higher: 71.7%
  • Bachelor's Degree or Higher: 7.4%

Crime Rate

42.9% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 93
  • Violent Crimes: 139
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 231
  • Property Crime: 1
  • Larceny Theft: 1

Registered Offenders

83.84% Higher than national avg.
  • 15 offenders in Cottonwood
  • 100.07 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

12 Found nearby
  • Brownfields: 0
  • Registered Polluters: 0
  • Superfunds: 0
  • Tanks & Spills: 12


Moderate 4.1%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 3.4%
  • National unemployment average: 3.7%

Property Values

Median Property Value $0

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1 Public Schools view public schools

There are 1 K-12 public school in Cottonwood, AL and 0 private schools. Homefacts rates Cottonwood's schools as Very good, with an overall B rating.
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Crime view details

15 Registered Offenders search the registered offender database

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*100 is national avg. Greater than 100 means higher crime, lower means less crime.
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Property Report Overview

Average Listing Price
$119,900 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
No Data

Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

10 Building Permits View All

  • In 2007, the city of Cottonwood, AL issued 10 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
  • In 2006, the city of Cottonwood, AL issued 1 building permits. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes. All permits issued were for Single Family Homes.
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Fair Market Rents

**Displaying data from Cottonwood, AL
  • Property Type Rent
  • Studio: $487
  • 1 Bedroom: $493
  • 2 Bedrooms: $640
  • 3 Bedrooms: $857
  • 4 Bedrooms: $1,003

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Environmental Hazards

12 Environmental Hazards

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Health Hazards

  • Air Quality HEALTHY (1643/1782)
    Cottonwood, AL has 92.2% good air quality.
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  • Radon ZONE 3 COUNTY
    Cottonwood, AL is a green zone.
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  • UV Index VERY HIGH 7.06 Average
    Cottonwood, AL is a very high risk area for ultra-violet rays.
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Average Monthly Temperature

  • January 51.85°
  • February 53.72°
  • March 60.67°
  • April 68.17°
  • May 75.5°
  • June 82.7°
  • July 82.87°
  • August 82.96°
  • September 78.88°
  • October 68.38°
  • November 58.43°
  • December 54.17°

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Natural Disasters

Probability of Natural Disasters for Cottonwood, AL

Cottonwood, AL has a very low risk of earthquakes.
Cottonwood, AL has no risk of hurricanes.
Cottonwood, AL has a very low risk of hail storms.
Cottonwood, AL has a high risk of tornadoes.

Demographics view details

Median Household Income

Median Household Income in Cottonwood, AL: $25,893


Unemployment in Cottonwood is 4.1%. It is higher than the state and national averages, 3.4% and 3.7% respectively

Workforce Breakdown

Blue Collar - 53.59%
White Collar - 46.41%


State Representatives

  • Gov. Robert Bentley
  • Sen. Jeff Sessions
  • Sen. Richard C. Shelby

City Representatives

  • Martha Roby

Neighborhood Info

0 Airports view all

Nearest Major Airports

1 Cemetery view all

2 FCC Towers view all

0 Hospitals view all

  • No hospitals found in Cottonwood, AL

0 Libraries view all

  • No library found in Cottonwood, AL

0 Police Stations view all

  • No police station found in Cottonwood, AL

0 Retirement Homes view all

  • No retirement homes found in Cottonwood, AL
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