Cotton Valley, LA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Cotton Valley, Louisiana - Basic Facts

The Town of Cotton Valley had a population of 1,116 as of July 1, 2017.

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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cotton Valley population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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


Total Population 1,116
Daytime Population: Workers 336
Daytime Population: Residents 710
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,046
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.94
Population in Households 1,111
Population in Familes 907
Population in Group Qrtrs 5
Population Density2 424
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $35,046
Average Household Income $42,850
Per Capita Income $17,416


Total Housing Units 547 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 285 (52.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 166 (30.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $51,136
Average Home Value $94,298


Total Households 451
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 304
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 1.4% 0.78%
Households 1.29% 0.74%
Families 1.39% 0.52%
Median Household Income   -1.01%
Per Capita Income   1.74%

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, 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 # 269 43rd
Population Density # 294 38th
Diversity Index # 191 61st
Median Household Income # 323 32nd
Per Capita Income # 408 14th

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