Cottonwood Shores is an incorporated community located on Farm Road 2147 about fifteen miles southwest of Burnet in southern Burnet County. By the early 1970s Cottonwood Shores was shown on county maps as a residential development situated along the Colorado River just below Lake Lyndon B. Johnson. The community incorporated around 1987 and established a mayor-council form of city government. In 1990 the population was 548. That figure had increased to 877 by 2000. Cottonwood Shores has its own police department and volunteer fire department, as well as a community theater. Cottonwood Community Church serves an interdenominational congregation.
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|1,403||2020||United States Census Bureau|
|1,345||2019||Texas Demographic Center|
|1,123||2010||United States Census Bureau|
|877||2000||United States Census Bureau|
|548||1990||United States Census Bureau|