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 very low , and there are 21 registered sex offenders residing in the city. Unemployment in Cottonwood is low 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

62.75% Lower than national avg.
  • Auto theft: 0
  • Violent Crimes: 325
  • Robbery: 0
  • Burglary: 93
  • Property Crime: 697
  • Larceny Theft: 604

Registered Offenders

86.39% Higher than national avg.
  • 21 offenders in Cottonwood
  • 140.09 offenders/10,000 residents

Environmental Hazards

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


Low 2.5%
  • Alabama unemployment average: 2.5%
  • National unemployment average: 3.6%

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

21 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
$120,000 compared to December 1969
Median Sales Price
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Median Home Value

Housing Inventory

Property Type
  • Vacant
  • Rented
  • Owned

Number Of Properties Per Bedroom (Distressed)

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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

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  • 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 (1228/1334)
    Cottonwood, AL has 92.05% 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.

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Median Household Income

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


Unemployment in Cottonwood is 2.5%. It is lower than the state and national averages, 2.5% and 3.6% 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

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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

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  • No police station found in Cottonwood, AL

0 Retirement Homes view all

  • No retirement homes found in Cottonwood, AL
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