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The City of Cookeville had a population of 32,351 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cookeville: Cooksville, Cookville.

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Cookeville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 32,351
Daytime Population: Workers 32,274
Daytime Population: Residents 18,992
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 51,266
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.58
Population in Households 30,126
Population in Familes 20,789
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,225
Population Density2 988
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $35,019
Average Household Income $55,259
Per Capita Income $23,569


Total Housing Units 14,821 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 5,713 (38.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,614 (51.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,494 (10.1%)
Median Home Value $162,538
Average Home Value $194,063


Total Households 13,327
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 7,161
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.84% 0.8%
Households 0.91% 0.82%
Families 0.97% 0.68%
Median Household Income   1.27%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

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, 2017 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 # 23 95th
Population Density # 80 81st
Diversity Index # 88 80th
Median Household Income # 309 28th
Per Capita Income # 156 64th

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