Cookeville, TN Profile: Facts & Data


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Cookeville, Tennessee - Basic Facts

The City of Cookeville had a population of 33,556 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Cookeville: Cooksville, Cookville.

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Cookeville, TN Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 33,556
Population in Households 31,300
Population in Familes 21,863
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,256
Population Density2 1,025
Diversity Index3 37


Median Household Income $36,096
Average Household Income $56,270
Per Capita Income $23,988


Total Housing Units 15,317 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 6,220 (40.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,617 (49.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,480 ( 9.7%)
Median Home Value $166,372
Average Home Value $199,980


Total Households 13,837
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 7,413
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.18% 1.13%
Households 1.26% 1.18%
Families 1.28% 1.05%
Median Household Income   1.9%
Per Capita Income   2.05%

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, 2018 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 # 69 84th
Diversity Index # 87 80th
Median Household Income # 314 27th
Per Capita Income # 163 62nd

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