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The City of Cotter had a population of 49 as of July 1, 2016. Cotter ranks in the lower quartile for Population Density and the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Iowa. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cotter is located at latitude 41.294 and longitude -91.4658 in Louisa County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cotter (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.25 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Louisa County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 709 feet.

The City of Cotter (GNIS ID: 2393645) 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 Columbus City, a minor civil division (MCD) of Louisa 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, 2016.

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Cotter, IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 49
Population in Households 49
Population in Familes 40
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 200
Diversity Index2 31


Total Households 19
Average Household Size 2.58
Family Households 13
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 24 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 16 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 4 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 5 (20.8%)
Median Home Value $175,000
Average Home Value $203,125


Median Household Income $55,627
Average Household Income $62,946
Per Capita Income $26,307
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.33% -0.41%
Households 0.0% 0.0%
Families -1.18% 0.0%
Median Household Income   2.78%
Per Capita Income   2.83%
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.

Cotter, IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cotter to the other 1,009 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Iowa 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 # 958 5th
Population Density1 # 878 13th
Diversity Index2 # 59 94th
Median Household Income # 368 64th
Per Capita Income # 554 45th

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