Cottontown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottontown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Cottontown Census Designated Place is a community or populated place (Class Code U5) located in Sumner County at latitude 36.4489 and longitude -86.5335. Sumner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 571 feet.

The formal official name is the Cottontown Census Designated Place, but most people and references simply refer to it as Cottontown, Tennessee.

The U5 Census Class Code for Cottontown indicates a populated place that is also a census designated place with the same name.. The Census Designated Place has a Functional Status Code "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The formal boundaries for the Cottontown Census Designated Place (see map below) encompass a land area of 3.5 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles.

Cottontown Census Designated Place, TN Boundary Map


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Cottontown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2014)


Total Population 380
Population in Households 380
Population in Familes 335
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 109
Diversity Index2 13


Total Households 151
Average Household Size 2.52
Family Households 118
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 127 (77.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 23 (14.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 13 ( 7.9%)
Median Home Value $212,500
Average Home Value $244,336


Median Household Income $50,000
Average Household Income $65,741
Per Capita Income $25,110
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2014 2014-2019
Population 0.82% 1.18%
Households 0.96% 1.16%
Families 1.67% 1.0%
Median Household Income   2.48%
Per Capita Income   2.6%
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.


Cottontown, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottontown to the other 428 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2014 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 # 379 12th
Population Density1 # 400 7th
Diversity Index2 # 266 39th
Median Household Income # 73 82nd
Per Capita Income # 69 84th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Tennessee Census Data Comparison Tool.