Cottontown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottontown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Cottontown Census Designated Place had a population of 400 as of July 1, 2016. Cottontown ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cottontown is located at latitude 36.4489 and longitude -86.5335 in Sumner County. 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. Sumner County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 571 feet.

The Cottontown Census Designated Place (GNIS ID: 2584576) has a U1 Census Class Code which indicates a census designated place with an official federally recognized name. It also has a Functional Status Code of "S" which identifies a statistical entity.

The Cottontown Census Designated Place is located within Commissioner District 4, a minor civil division (MCD) of Sumner County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cottontown population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Cottontown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 400
Population in Households 400
Population in Familes 352
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 114
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.56
Family Households 121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 167 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 131 (78.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 11 ( 6.6%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $245,038


Median Household Income $50,683
Average Household Income $65,740
Per Capita Income $24,726
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.39% 1.69%
Households 1.18% 1.49%
Families 1.54% 1.6%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 374 12th
Population Density1 # 398 7th
Diversity Index2 # 261 39th
Median Household Income # 80 81st
Per Capita Income # 97 78th

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