Cocke County, Tennessee Population 2021

Cocke County, Tennessee's estimated population is 36,296 with a growth rate of 0.40% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Cocke County, Tennessee is the 43rd largest county inTennessee. The 2010 Population was 35,640 and has seen a growth of 1.84% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Annual Growth Rate
202136,2961460.40%
202036,1501460.41%
201936,0041460.41%
201835,8583300.93%
201735,5282940.83%
201635,234960.27%
201535,138-128-0.36%
201435,266-134-0.38%
201335,400-130-0.37%
201235,530980.28%
201135,432-208-0.58%
201035,6406,49922.30%
199029,1413491.21%
198028,7923,50913.88%
197025,2831,8938.09%
196023,3903991.74%
195022,991-1,092-4.53%
194024,0832,30810.60%
193021,7759934.78%
192020,7821,3837.13%
191019,3992461.28%
190019,1532,63015.92%
189016,5231,71511.58%
188014,8082,35018.86%
187012,4582,05019.70%
186010,4082,10825.40%
18508,3001,30818.71%
18406,99297516.20%
18306,0171,12523.00%
18204,892-262-5.08%
18105,1540.00%
2021 Growth Rate
0.40% (146)
Founded
October 9, 1797
County Seat
2010 Population
35,640
Growth Since 2010
1.84% (656)
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Cocke County, Tennessee Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White33,68794.75%
Two or More Races7472.10%
Black or African American6621.86%
American Indian and Alaska Native3280.92%
Asian670.19%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander410.12%
Some Other Race200.06%
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Cocke County, Tennessee Population by Race

Cocke County, Tennessee Population Pyramid $2021

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Cocke County, Tennessee Median Age

45.2


Total

44.3


Male

45.9


Female

Cocke County, Tennessee Adults

There are 28,242 adults, (7,413 of whom are seniors) in Cocke County, Tennessee.

Cocke County, Tennessee Age Dependency

70.7

Age Dependency Ratio

35.6

Old Age Dependency Ratio

35.1

Child Dependency Ratio

Cocke County, Tennessee Sex Ratio

Female

18,297

51.47%

Male

17,255

48.53%

Cocke County, Tennessee Population by Age

Cocke County, Tennessee Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Cocke County, Tennessee Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Female49.2%50.8%
Male59.2%40.8%
Non Family60.4%39.6%
All67.1%32.9%
Married79.3%20.7%

67.1%

Rate of Home Ownership

Cocke County, Tennessee Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All14,0602.567.1
Married6,246379.3
Non Family4,8641.2160.4
Female2,0613.5549.2
Male8893.6959.2

3.08

Average Family Size

2.5

Average Household Size

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Cocke County, Tennessee Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1,9247.46%
9th to 12th Grade3,21312.47%
High School Graduate12,07346.84%
Some College4,03815.67%
Associates Degree1,5466.00%
Bachelors Degree1,9087.40%
Graduate Degree1,0724.16%
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Cocke County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cocke County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White24,38619,4632,813
Black50243770
Hispanic41033066
2+ Races33733725
Native American1431126
Asian6730
Islander415
Other Race1010

The highest rate of high school graduation is among other race people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among hispanic people with a rate of 16.10%.

Cocke County, Tennessee Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$29,808$31,878$25,878
Less Than 9th Grade$17,445$21,708$14,006
High School Graduate$25,895$29,563$21,999
Some College$32,106$45,599$30,957
Bachelors Degree$38,478$45,161$36,411
Graduate Degree$45,875$56,719$44,975

$29,808

Average Earnings

$31,878

Average Male

$25,878

Average Female

Cocke County, Tennessee Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cocke County, Tennessee Language by Age

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Cocke County, Tennessee Language

97.90% of Cocke County, Tennessee residents speak only English, while 2.10% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.41% of the population.

Cocke County, Tennessee Language

Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White32,7387,28522.25%
Hispanic82237845.99%
Multiple73634246.47%
Black65527842.44%
Native32815246.34%
Other1417.14%

23.48%

Overall Poverty Rate

20.49%

Male Poverty Rate

26.29%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cocke County, Tennessee

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cocke County, Tennessee is Multiple, with 46.47% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cocke County, Tennessee is Other, with 7.14% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 5.99%. Among those working part-time, it was 22.67%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 28.81%.

Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade32.36%
High School19.45%
Some College11.72%
Bachelors or Greater7.22%

Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed62.43%
Male Unemployed39.59%
Female Employed11.99%
Male Employed8.80%

Cocke County, Tennessee Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cocke County, Tennessee Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$36,716$49,875
Families$44,008$57,490
Married Families$55,562-
Non Families$21,197$33,375
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Income by Household Type

Cocke County, Tennessee Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

46.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

47.2%

Male Marriage Rate

45.0%

Female Marriage Rate

Cocke County, Tennessee Married by Age and Sex

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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 55-64.

Cocke County, Tennessee Marital Status by Race

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Cocke County, Tennessee Marital Status

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2,822

Number of Veterans

2,633

Male Veterans

189

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam1,273
First Gulf War355
Second Gulf War283
Korea219
World War II89

Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74799
55 to 64759
75+680
35 to 54417
18 to 34167

Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White2,6099.64%
Black11722.29%
Hispanic7214.29%
Native American6839.77%
2+ Races236.52%
Islander512.20%

Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Race

Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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13.24%

Veteran Poverty Rate

36.29%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cocke County, Tennessee Veterans by Education

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52.1%

Labor Force Participation

47.6%

Employment Rate

8.6%

Unemployment Rate

Cocke County, Tennessee Employment by Age

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Cocke County, Tennessee Employment by Race

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Cocke County, Tennessee 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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66.65%

Born in Cocke County, Tennessee

99.19%

Native Born

0.81%

Foreign Born

0.39%

Non Citizen

0.42%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.19% of Cocke County, Tennessee residents were born in the United States, with 66.65% having been born in Tennessee. 0.39% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Europe.

Cocke County, Tennessee Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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