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Cottonport, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Cottonport had a population of 2,202 as of July 1, 2017.

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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cottonport: Cotton Port.

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Cottonport, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 2,202
Daytime Population: Workers 521
Daytime Population: Residents 1,508
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,029
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.92
Population in Households 2,185
Population in Familes 1,778
Population in Group Qrtrs 17
Population Density2 1,098
Diversity Index3 49


Median Household Income $34,837
Average Household Income $51,984
Per Capita Income $20,291


Total Housing Units 935 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 516 (55.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 329 (35.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 91 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $97,449
Average Home Value $115,407


Total Households 844
Average Household Size 2.59
Family Households 553
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 1.29% 1.21%
Households 1.22% 1.16%
Families 1.18% 0.99%
Median Household Income   -0.7%
Per Capita Income   0.72%

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, 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 # 192 60th
Population Density # 134 72nd
Diversity Index # 219 54th
Median Household Income # 327 31st
Per Capita Income # 309 35th

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