Cottonwood Shores, Texas

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Cottonwood Shores, Texas

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High Points

Cottonwood Shores strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Texas):

Category Trophy
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 1% trophy Cottonwood Shores Low Violent Crime
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 6% Cottonwood Shores Low Property Crime
Racial Diversity
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Cottonwood Shores Racial Diversity

Comparative Profile of Cottonwood Shores, Texas

Comparing Cottonwood Shores to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Texas (State):

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 9
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Racial Diversity 9 4
Well-Paid Single Men 5 7
Senior Citizens 3 4
Age of the Population 2 5
Female Share of the Population 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 7
Portion of People Married 7 6


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 6 8
Median Family Income 4 5
College Educated Adults 4 4
People in Middle Class or Better 3 5

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3
Short Commute Times 3 4
Public Transportation Use 3 3
Working at Home 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 8
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 9 9
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 5
People Living Alone 3 5
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 3
Affordability of Rents 2 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 9 10

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Cottonwood Shores Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 38 miles W of Round Rock, Texas (center to center)
Nearest Large City 40 miles NW of Austin, Texas
County Burnet
Standard Zip Codes 78654
Phone Area Codes 830
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.555
Longitude -98.323

Cottonwood Shores Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Station BURNET
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 59 F
Apr Temp 53 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 54 to 79 F
Annual Precip 32.4 inches
Distance 31 miles
Jan Temp 37 to 61 F
Apr Temp 55 to 80 F
Jul Temp 71 to 95 F
Oct Temp 57 to 81 F
Annual Precip 34 inches
Distance 36.3 miles
Jan Temp 30 to 58 F
Apr Temp 51 to 77 F
Jul Temp 71 to 94 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 31 inches
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Cottonwood Shores Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 877 100%
Male 447 51%
Female 430 49%
Under 18 263 30%
18+ 614 70%
65+ 100 11.4%
Median Age 33.9
Average Family Size 3.23
White 777 88.6%
African-American 9 1%
Asian 1 0.1%
American Indian & Alaskan 11 1.3%
Other 68 7.8%
Mixed Race 9 1%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 172 19.6%

Estimated Cottonwood Shores Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,090
Growth 213
Growth % 24.3%

Cottonwood Shores 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) 34.4%
US/American 17.6%
German 16%
Irish 12.1%
English 9.3%
Scotch-Irish 2.2%
Polish 1.6%
Italian 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Swedish 1.1%
Czech 0.8%
Dutch 0.5%
British 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Welsh 0.3%
Scottish 0.3%
Norwegian 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Cottonwood Shores 877 $37,656
Burnet 4,735 $37,604
Granite Shoals 2,040 $34,053
Highland Haven 450 $59,792
Marble Falls 4,959 $38,382
Meadowlakes 1,293 $67,206
Round Mountain 111 $44,375
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