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Cotton Plant, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Cotton Plant had a population of 596 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cotton Plant: Cottonplant, Richmond.

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


Total Population 596
Daytime Population: Workers 33
Daytime Population: Residents 396
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 429
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.72
Population in Households 596
Population in Familes 450
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 581
Diversity Index3 51


Median Household Income $18,897
Average Household Income $35,182
Per Capita Income $16,550


Total Housing Units 443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 160 (36.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 133 (30.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 150 (33.9%)
Median Home Value $40,561
Average Home Value $54,088


Total Households 293
Average Household Size 2.03
Family Households 167
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 -1.17% -1.42%
Households -1.04% -1.4%
Families -0.49% -1.74%
Median Household Income   -0.19%
Per Capita Income   1.57%

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, 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 # 269 50th
Population Density # 209 61st
Diversity Index # 126 77th
Median Household Income # 536 1st
Per Capita Income # 485 10th

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