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Cottonport, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottonport had a population of 2,276 as of July 1, 2016.

The primary coordinate point for Cottonport is located at latitude 30.9892 and longitude -92.0509 in Avoyelles Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cottonport (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Avoyelles Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 56 feet.

The Town of Cottonport (GNIS ID: 2406320) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Cottonport is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Avoyelles Parish.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottonport: Cotton Port.

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Cottonport, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 2,276
Population in Households 2,259
Population in Familes 1,845
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density1 1,135
Diversity Index2 48


Total Households 878
Average Household Size 2.57
Family Households 579
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 991 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 536 (54.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 342 (34.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 113 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $96,829
Average Home Value $115,905


Median Household Income $32,445
Average Household Income $49,705
Per Capita Income $19,444
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 2.04% 1.26%
Households 2.06% 1.27%
Families 2.12% 1.08%
Median Household Income   1.95%
Per Capita Income   1.07%
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.

Cottonport, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cottonport to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana 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 # 187 61st
Population Density1 # 127 73rd
Diversity Index2 # 224 53rd
Median Household Income # 350 26th
Per Capita Income # 321 32nd

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