Cotter, Arkansas

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Comparative Profile of Cotter, Arkansas

Comparing Cotter to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Arkansas (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 9 10
Senior Citizens 8 9
Male Share of the Population 8 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 2
Racial Diversity 4 3
Female Share of the Population 3 2
Well-Paid Single Men 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 5
Average Household Size 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 4 6
People Above Poverty 3 6
Median Family Income 3 6
People in Middle Class or Better 2 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 10
Short Commute Times 9 8
Walking and Biking to Work 7 7
Public Transportation Use 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 9 10
People Living Alone 9 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 3
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Housing Recently Built 5 1

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Cotter Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 77 miles SE of Springfield, Missouri (center to center)
Nearest Large City 159 miles NW of Memphis, Tennessee
County Baxter
Standard Zip Codes 72626
Phone Area Codes 870
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 36.271
Longitude -92.535

Cotter Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 9.3 miles
Jan Temp 23 to 44 F
Apr Temp 45 to 69 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 45.2 inches
Distance 22.3 miles
Jan Temp 24 to 51 F
Apr Temp 44 to 75 F
Jul Temp 65 to 94 F
Oct Temp 44 to 77 F
Annual Precip 44.7 inches
Distance 34.5 miles
Jan Temp 25 to 46 F
Apr Temp 46 to 71 F
Jul Temp 68 to 92 F
Oct Temp 47 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.3 inches
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Cotter Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 921 100%
Male 454 49.3%
Female 467 50.7%
Under 18 181 19.7%
18+ 740 80.3%
65+ 186 20.2%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.67
White 894 97.1%
African-American 0 0%
Asian 2 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 8 0.9%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 17 1.8%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 14 1.5%

Estimated Cotter Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,032
Growth 111
Growth % 12.1%

Cotter Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
US/American 23.6%
German 14.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 14.5%
English 13.4%
Irish 11.9%
Italian 3.5%
Dutch 3.2%
Scotch-Irish 2.9%
French (except Basque) 2.1%
Norwegian 1.4%
European 1.2%
Danish 1.2%
Scottish 1.1%
Czech 0.8%
Polish 0.8%
Brazilian 0.8%
Hungarian 0.8%
Swedish 0.6%
British 0.5%
Czechoslovakian 0.5%
Austrian 0.3%
Acadian/Cajun 0.3%
French Canadian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cotter 921 $34,375
Bull Shoals 2,000 $34,219
Flippin 1,357 $25,573
Gassville 1,706 $30,481
Lakeview 763 $38,482
Mountain Home 11,012 $34,895
Summit 586 $27,308
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Cotter High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 300 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 13.6

Cotter Colleges

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