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Cottonwood is a town in Houston County, in the Dothan metro area.
The community was named for trees growing in the region.
The latitude of Cottonwood is 31.048N. The longitude is -85.305W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 164 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 1,167.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Cottonwood demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Houston County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Dothan area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 36343 ZIP code.
5% of Cottonwood residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cottonwood ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cottonwood was $13,111, compared with $21,587 nationally.
7% of Cottonwood residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Cottonwood, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $188. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $621.
Houston County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cottonwood political report.
The average commute time for Cottonwood workers is 30 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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