Cottondale, AL has a population of 3,546 and is the 7,985th largest city in the United States. The population density is 1,025 per sq mi which is 1014% higher than the Alabama average and 1031% higher than the national average. The median age in Cottondale is 36 which is approximately 8% lower than the Alabama average of 39. In Cottondale, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 89% speak English and 8% speak Spanish. 77% of Cottondale residents were born in Alabama, 17% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 5% were foreign born.