Cookeville, Tennessee Population 2022

36,692
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Cookeville is a city located in Putnam County Tennessee. Cookeville has a 2020 population of 36,692. It is also the county seat of Putnam County. Cookeville is currently growing at a rate of 1.84% annually and its population has increased by 17.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 31,207 in 2010.

The average household income in Cookeville is $55,601 with a poverty rate of 22.47%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to $740 per month, and the median house value is $170,300. The median age in Cookeville is 29.5 years, 27.1 years for males, and 32.8 years for females.

Cookeville Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cookevillewas:

  • White: 89.49%
  • Black or African American: 4.25%
  • Two or more races: 3.00%
  • Asian: 2.17%
  • Other race: 1.02%
  • Native American: 0.07%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander: 0.00%
The current population of Cookeville, Tennessee is 36,692 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates. The US Census estimates the 2018 population at 36,692.The last official US Census in 2010 recorded the population at 31,207.

Cookeville, Tennessee Population 2022

2021 and 2022 population is estimated by projecting the 2019 numbers.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
2010106,2660.00%
2011106,7885220.49%
2012107,2885000.47%
2013107,6253370.31%
2014108,4057800.72%
2015108,6752700.25%
2016109,5608850.81%
2017110,9991,4391.30%
2018112,4761,4771.31%
2019114,2721,7961.57%
2020116,0681,7961.55%
2021117,8641,7961.52%

Cookeville Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White30,35789.49%
Black or African American1,4404.25%
American Indian and Alaska Native250.07%
Asian7362.17%
Some Other Race3451.02%
Two or More Races1,0193.00%
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Cookeville Population by Race

Cookeville Population Pyramid 2022

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Cookeville Median Age

29.9


Total

28


Male

32.4


Female

Cookeville Adults

There are 27,594 adults, (4,654 of whom are seniors) in Cookeville.

Cookeville Age Dependency

Age Dependency Ratio

20.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

27.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Cookeville Sex Ratio

Female

17,559

51.76%

Male

16,363

48.24%

Cookeville Population by Age

Cookeville Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cookeville Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married66.9%33.1%
All41.8%58.2%
Female37.6%62.4%
Male29.9%70.1%
Non Family23.6%76.4%

41.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cookeville Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All13,9122.2341.8
Married5,1782.9766.9
Male5793.4129.9
Female1,8072.7537.6
Non Family6,3481.3823.6

2.86

Average Family Size

2.23

Average Household Size

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Cookeville Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade9234.69%
9th to 12th Grade1,5087.67%
High School Graduate5,97930.41%
Some College3,53517.98%
Associates Degree8234.19%
Bachelors Degree3,88519.76%
Graduate Degree3,00815.30%
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Cookeville Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cookeville Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
Native American252513
Asian437372185
White16,69814,9406,186
Other Race16211451
2+ Races487431138
Hispanic1,166691206
Black844747139

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 52.00%.

Cookeville Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,846$38,950$34,894
Less Than 9th Grade$17,760$16,607$18,802
High School Graduate$28,918$32,633$22,437
Some College$32,378$40,471$29,271
Bachelors Degree$42,653$43,031$42,366
Graduate Degree$51,696$63,214$46,346

$36,846

Average Earnings

$38,950

Average Male

$34,894

Average Female

Cookeville Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cookeville Language by Age

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Cookeville Language

91.16% of Cookeville residents speak only English, while 8.84% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 5.30% of the population.

Cookeville Language

Cookeville Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
Hispanic2,6791,47254.95%
Black1,26535928.38%
Multiple99924424.42%
White25,6864,98519.41%
Asian6949413.54%
Other263NaN%

22.47%

Overall Poverty Rate

22.81%

Male Poverty Rate

22.17%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cookeville

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cookeville is Hispanic, with 54.95% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cookeville is Other, with NaN% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 3.50%. Among those working part-time, it was 41.99%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.92%.

Cookeville Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade34.68%
High School17.26%
Some College13.19%
Bachelors or Greater2.50%

Cookeville Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Male Employed16.57%
Male Unemployed39.29%
Female Employed15.61%
Female Unemployed76.02%

Cookeville Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cookeville Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$40,836$58,147
Families$63,542$78,060
Married Families$80,448-
Non Families$22,465$32,760
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Income by Household Type

Cookeville Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

38.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.4%

Male Marriage Rate

38.3%

Female Marriage Rate

Cookeville Married by Age and Sex

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Cookeville Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 35-44.

Cookeville Marital Status by Race

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Cookeville Marital Status

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1,517

Number of Veterans

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Second Gulf War356
First Gulf War183
Vietnam519
Korea132
World War II44

Cookeville Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
18 to 34132
35 to 54332
55 to 64273
65 to 74285
75+495

Cookeville Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,4265.72%
Black706.09%
2+ Races213.52%
Hispanic110.67%

Cookeville Veterans by Race

Cookeville Veterans by Education

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7.19%

Veteran Poverty Rate

39.11%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cookeville Veterans by Education

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60.2%

Labor Force Participation

54.7%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cookeville Employment by Age

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Cookeville Employment by Race

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Cookeville Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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64.39%

Born in Cookeville

94.06%

Native Born

5.94%

Foreign Born

3.63%

Non Citizen

2.31%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

94.06% of Cookeville residents were born in the United States, with 64.39% having been born in Tennessee. 3.63% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cookeville Place of Birth

Note: 2021 and 2022 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
19005000.00%
19303,7383,2386.94%
19404,3646261.56%
19506,9242,5604.72%
19607,8058811.20%
197014,4036,5986.32%
198020,5356,1323.61%
199021,7441,2090.57%
200023,9232,1790.96%
201031,2077,2842.69%
201131,5513441.10%
201231,8573060.97%
201331,944870.27%
201432,3283841.20%
201532,4391110.34%
201632,6331940.60%
201733,4157822.40%
201834,0446291.88%
201934,7066621.94%
202035,3686621.91%
202136,0306621.87%
202236,6926621.84%

Cookeville Population by Year