Cottonwood, AL has a population of 1,316 and is the 13,482nd largest city in the United States. The population density is 228 per sq mi which is 148% higher than the Alabama average and 152% higher than the national average. The median age in Cottonwood is 40 which is approximately 4% higher than the Alabama average of 39. In Cottonwood, 56% of the population over 15 years of age are married, 98% speak English and 2% speak Spanish. 76% of Cottonwood residents were born in Alabama, 23% were born out of state, 1% were born outside of the United States and 1% were foreign born.