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The City of Cookeville had a population of 32,021 as of July 1, 2016. Cookeville ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Tennessee. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Cookeville is located at latitude 36.1477 and longitude -85.5052 in Putnam County. The formal boundaries for the City of Cookeville (see map below) encompass a land area of 32.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.18 sq. miles. Putnam County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,096 feet.

The City of Cookeville (GNIS ID: 2404122) 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 Cookeville is located within Commissioner District 6, a minor civil division (MCD) of Putnam County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Cookeville population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cookeville: Cooksville, Cookville.

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Cookeville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 32,021
Population in Households 29,800
Population in Familes 20,575
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,221
Population Density1 978
Diversity Index2 36


Total Households 13,275
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 7,130
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,723 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,587 (37.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,688 (52.2%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,448 ( 9.8%)
Median Home Value $160,531
Average Home Value $193,458


Median Household Income $33,454
Average Household Income $52,227
Per Capita Income $22,470
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.81% 0.69%
Households 0.99% 0.77%
Families 1.06% 0.61%
Median Household Income   2.29%
Per Capita Income   1.7%
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.

Cookeville, TN - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Cookeville to the other 427 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Tennessee 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 # 22 95th
Population Density1 # 79 82nd
Diversity Index2 # 89 79th
Median Household Income # 309 28th
Per Capita Income # 152 65th

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