Cocke County, Tennessee Population 2024

37,897

Cocke County, Tennessee's estimated 2024 population is 37,897 with a growth rate of 1.36% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cocke County, Tennessee is the 41st largest county in Tennessee. The 2010 population was 35,641 and has seen a growth of 6.33% since that time.

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
202940,4425091.27%
202839,9335091.29%
202739,4245091.31%
202638,9155091.33%
202538,4065091.34%
202437,8975091.36%
202337,3885091.38%
202236,8795091.4%
202136,3703310.92%
202036,039220.06%
201936,017800.22%
201835,9373731.05%
201735,5643210.91%
201635,243860.24%
201535,157-122-0.35%
201435,279-130-0.37%
201335,409-126-0.35%
201235,5351010.29%
201135,434-207-0.58%
201035,641
199029,1413491.21%
198028,7923,50913.88%
197025,2831,8938.09%
196023,3903991.74%
195022,991-1,092-4.53%
194024,0832,30810.6%
193021,7759934.78%
192020,7821,3837.13%
191019,3992461.28%
190019,1532,63015.92%
189016,5231,71511.58%
188014,8082,35018.86%
187012,4582,05019.7%
186010,4082,10825.4%
18508,3001,30818.71%
18406,99297516.2%
18306,0171,12523%
18204,892-262-5.08%
18105,154-35,288-87.26%
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2024 Growth Rate
1.36% (509)
County Seat
2010 Population
35,641
Area
435 mi²
Density
87 people/mi²
Growth Since 2010
6.33% (2,256)
Founded
October 9, 1797

Cocke County, Tennessee Population 2024

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
White34,04594.08%
Two or more races1,1753.25%
Black or African American4331.2%
Native American2270.63%
Asian1720.48%
Other race920.25%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander420.12%
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White

Two or more races

Black or African American

Native American

Asian

Other race

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cocke County, Tennessee Population by Race

Cocke County, Tennessee Population Pyramid 2024

Cocke County, Tennessee Median Age

45.5

Total

44.9

Male

46

Female

Cocke County, Tennessee Adults

There are 28,810 adults, (7,841 of whom are seniors) in Cocke County, Tennessee.

Cocke County, Tennessee Age Dependency

72.6

Age Dependency Ratio

37.4

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.2

Child Dependency Ratio

Cocke County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female18,49051.1%
Male17,69648.9%

Cocke County, Tennessee Population by Age

Cocke County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All14,5472.4670.829.2
Married6,8552.9282.517.5
Non Family4,6381.2464.435.6
Female2,1783.044951
Male8763.9367.932.1
showing: 5 rows

2.9

Average Family Size

2.46

Average Household Size

70.8%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cocke County, Tennessee Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cocke County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cocke County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 92.31%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 14.63%.

Cocke County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$34,550

Average Earnings

$40,307

Average Male

$29,832

Average Female

Cocke County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cocke County, Tennessee Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cocke County, Tennessee Language

97.57% of Cocke County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.43% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.68% of the population.

Cocke County, Tennessee Language

Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
White32,9326,36919.34%
Multiple1,17144538%
Hispanic1,01029429.11%
Native2277934.8%
Black4066816.75%
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20.11%

Overall Poverty Rate

18.38%

Male Poverty Rate

21.75%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cocke County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cocke County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 38% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cocke County, Tennessee is Black, with 16.75% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.72%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.58%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 26.86%.

Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty

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Rate
Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade33.1%
High School18.84%
Some College8.33%
Bachelors or Greater4.52%
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Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed49.12%
Male Unemployed20.9%
Female Employed7.28%
Male Employed7.11%
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Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cocke County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cocke County, Tennessee Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

49.4%

Overall Marriage Rate

50.2%

Male Marriage Rate

48.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Cocke County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cocke County, Tennessee 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 45-54.

Cocke County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cocke County, Tennessee Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

2,395

Number of Veterans

2,232

Male Veterans

163

Female Veterans

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Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

16.06%

Veteran Poverty Rate

46.88%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

52.8%

Labor Force Participation

49.4%

Employment Rate

6.2%

Unemployment Rate

Cocke County, Tennessee Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cocke County, Tennessee Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cocke County, Tennessee Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

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

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

68.18%

Born in Cocke County, Tennessee

98.77%

Native Born

1.23%

Foreign Born

0.51%

Non Citizen

0.72%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.77% of Cocke County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 68.18% having been born in Tennessee. 0.51% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Cocke County, Tennessee Place of Birth

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