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Cotton Valley, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Cotton Valley had a population of 1,094 as of July 1, 2018.

The primary coordinate point for Cotton Valley is located at latitude 32.8134 and longitude -93.4231 in Webster Parish. The formal boundaries for the Town of Cotton Valley (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.63 sq. miles and a water area of 0.01 sq. miles. Webster Parish is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 223 feet.

The Town of Cotton Valley (GNIS ID: 2406318) 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 Cotton Valley is located within Parish Governing Authority District 5, a minor civil division (MCD) of Webster Parish.

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Cotton Valley, LA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,094
Population in Households 1,089
Population in Familes 894
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 416
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $35,328
Average Household Income $41,568
Per Capita Income $16,966


Total Housing Units 545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 311 (57.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 134 (24.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 100 (18.3%)
Median Home Value $57,770
Average Home Value $105,949


Total Households 445
Average Household Size 2.45
Family Households 300
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.99% 0.18%
Households 0.97% 0.13%
Families 1.06% -0.07%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.8%

Cotton Valley, LA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cotton Valley to the other 474 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Louisiana by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 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 # 272 43rd
Population Density # 298 37th
Diversity Index # 193 59th
Median Household Income # 320 33rd
Per Capita Income # 414 13th

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