Cottontown, TN Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cottontown, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The Cottontown Census Designated Place had a population of 397 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Cottontown, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 397
Daytime Population: Workers 16
Daytime Population: Residents 195
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 211
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.53
Population in Households 397
Population in Familes 349
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 114
Diversity Index3 15


Median Household Income $51,145
Average Household Income $68,584
Per Capita Income $26,208


Total Housing Units 164 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 133 (81.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 24 (14.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 8 ( 4.9%)
Median Home Value $220,455
Average Home Value $263,636


Total Households 156
Average Household Size 2.54
Family Households 122
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.09% 1.7%
Households 1.01% 1.73%
Families 1.44% 1.43%
Median Household Income   5.08%
Per Capita Income   3.51%

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, 2017 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 13th
Population Density # 399 7th
Diversity Index # 258 40th
Median Household Income # 91 79th
Per Capita Income # 96 78th

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