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The City of Cotter had a population of 977 as of July 1, 2017.

The primary coordinate point for Cotter is located at latitude 36.2818 and longitude -92.521 in Baxter County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cotter (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.49 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Baxter County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 633 feet.

The City of Cotter (GNIS ID: 2404136) 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 Cotter is located within Township of Whiteville, a minor civil division (MCD) of Baxter County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cotter: Egypt.

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Cotter, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 977
Daytime Population: Workers 541
Daytime Population: Residents 542
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,083
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.11
Population in Households 973
Population in Familes 731
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 392
Diversity Index3 23


Median Household Income $29,259
Average Household Income $41,630
Per Capita Income $19,174


Total Housing Units 545 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 287 (52.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 163 (29.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 96 (17.6%)
Median Home Value $108,871
Average Home Value $172,648


Total Households 449
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 265
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 0.1% 0.12%
Households 0.0% 0.09%
Families -0.16% -0.08%
Median Household Income   0.71%
Per Capita Income   1.86%

Cotter, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cotter to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas 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 # 210 61st
Population Density # 290 46th
Diversity Index # 305 44th
Median Household Income # 473 13th
Per Capita Income # 377 30th

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