Cottondale, Florida

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Cottondale, Florida

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High Points

Cottondale strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Florida):

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 2% trophy Cottondale Affordability of Property Taxes
Affordability of Rents
(vs. State)
Top 7% Cottondale Affordability of Rents
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 7% Cottondale Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Cottondale, Florida

Comparing Cottondale to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Florida (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Racial Diversity 10 6
Female Share of the Population 9 9
Children Under 5 Years Old 8 9
Senior Citizens 5 4
Age of the Population 4 3
Male Share of the Population 2 2
Well-Paid Single Men 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 3 5
Portion of People Married 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 5 3
People Above Poverty 1 1
Median Family Income 1 1
People in Middle Class or Better 1 1

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 8
Short Commute Times 6 8
Walking and Biking to Work 3 1
Public Transportation Use 3 2


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

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Cottondale Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 29 miles S of Dothan, Alabama (center to center)
Nearest Large City 212 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Jackson
Standard Zip Codes 32431
Phone Area Codes 850
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.796
Longitude -85.376

Cottondale Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station CHIPLEY 3 E
Distance 6.4 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.2 inches
Station GENEVA NO 2
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 59 F
Apr Temp 51 to 76 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 58.9 inches
Distance 41.2 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 53 to 80 F
Annual Precip 65.5 inches
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Cottondale Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 869 100%
Male 396 45.6%
Female 473 54.4%
Under 18 241 27.7%
18+ 628 72.3%
65+ 134 15.4%
Median Age 35.5
Average Family Size 2.94
White 664 76.4%
African-American 162 18.6%
Asian 5 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 3 0.3%
Other 5 0.6%
Mixed Race 30 3.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 36 4.1%

Estimated Cottondale Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 879
Growth 10
Growth % 1.2%

Cottondale 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
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 37.3%
US/American 27.5%
Irish 13.7%
English 5.3%
German 4.7%
Italian 3.3%
African 3.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.3%
Scottish 0.6%
Danish 0.6%
Norwegian 0.6%
Hungarian 0.4%
Jamaican 0.4%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cottondale, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Jacob (32431)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cottondale 869 $26,667
Alford 466 $24,375
Campbellton 212 $26,875
Chipley 3,592 $28,792
Graceville 2,402 $32,778
Greenwood 735 $35,750
Marianna 6,230 $29,590
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Cottondale High Schools (2004)

A Title I School.
Serves 451 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19.6

Cottondale Colleges

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