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  1. Public Schools
    B
  2. Crime & Safety
    NG
  3. Housing
    B+
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    B
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    B
  8. Weather
    NG
  9. Cost of Living
    A
  10. Health & Fitness
    B-
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    C+
Cottondale is a town in Alabama with a population of 3,469. Cottondale is in Tuscaloosa County. Living in Cottondale offers residents a sparse suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Cottondale there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Cottondale and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cottondale are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$117,300
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$845
National
$949
Area Feel
Sparse Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    29%
  • Own
    71%
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Cottondale Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
NG
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    282.7
  • Murder
    6.1
  • Rape
    40.7
  • Robbery
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    16%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    14%
  • 25-34 years
    10%
  • 35-44 years
    13%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    4%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    4%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    41%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    37%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Cottondale

Jobs
B
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$56,141
National
$55,322
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Cottondale Reviews

2 reviews
Cottondale is not too far from the mall and grocery stores, but still, notice the difference of environment. It takes about 20 minutes to get to the mall and about 10 minutes to get the grocery store. No nightlife or places to go out to eat nearby though. Also, no pizza or jimmyjohns will deliever out that far. There are a few schools nearby and it's affordable.
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it's a great place to live and i live in a great area with no crime and it's great for children to go to school and to play