Cottonwood is located in southeast Alabama. Cottonwood is part of Houston County. Cottonwood has 5.77 square miles of land area and 0.03 square miles of water area. As of 2010-2014, the total Cottonwood population is 1,296, which has grown 10.77% since 2000. The population growth rate is higher than the state average rate of 8.33% and is lower than the national average rate of 11.61%. Cottonwood median household income is $26,344 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 22.80% since 2000. The income growth rate is lower than the state average rate of 27.47% and is lower than the national average rate of 27.36%. Cottonwood median house value is $73,100 in 2010-2014 and has grown by 17.90% since 2000. The house value growth rate is much lower than the state average rate of 45.48% and is much lower than the national average rate of 46.91%. As a reference, the national Consumer Price Index (CPI) inflation rate for the same period is 26.63%. On average, the public school district that covers Cottonwood is better than the state average in quality. The Cottonwood area code is 334.