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Cotton Plant, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Cotton Plant had a population of 660 as of July 1, 2016. Cotton Plant ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cotton Plant is located at latitude 35.0061 and longitude -91.252 in Woodruff County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cotton Plant (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Woodruff County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 194 feet.

The City of Cotton Plant (GNIS ID: 2404137) 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 City of Cotton Plant is located within Township of Cotton Plant, a minor civil division (MCD) of Woodruff County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cotton Plant population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cotton Plant: Cottonplant, Richmond.

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Cotton Plant, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 660
Population in Households 660
Population in Familes 503
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 643
Diversity Index2 51


Total Households 320
Average Household Size 2.06
Family Households 185
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 463 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 172 (37.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 148 (32.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 143 (30.9%)
Median Home Value $38,170
Average Home Value $50,877


Median Household Income $18,598
Average Household Income $34,348
Per Capita Income $16,027
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.27% -0.27%
Households 0.2% -0.31%
Families 1.08% -0.55%
Median Household Income   0.48%
Per Capita Income   1.27%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood 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.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Cotton Plant, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cotton Plant to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 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 # 260 52nd
Population Density1 # 186 66th
Diversity Index2 # 124 77th
Median Household Income # 536 1st
Per Capita Income # 486 10th

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