Cookeville, TN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2022 Population
114,463
1.34% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2022 Median Age
38.8
0% 1-year change
2022 Poverty Rate
16.9%
1.98% 1-year increase
2022 Median Household Income
$52,638
12.2% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$195,600
22.2% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
53,057
4.36% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cookeville, TN had a population of 114k people with a median age of 38.8 and a median household income of $52,638. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cookeville, TN grew from 112,945 to 114,463, a 1.34% increase and its median household income grew from $46,922 to $52,638, a 12.2% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cookeville, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (89.5%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (2.5%), White (Hispanic) (2.03%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.79%), and Other (Hispanic) (1.6%).

None of the households in Cookeville, TN reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

98.1% of the residents in Cookeville, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cookeville, TN are Tennessee Technological University (221847) (2,502 degrees awarded in 2022), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (257 degrees), and Genesis Career College-Cookeville (171 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cookeville, TN was $195,600, and the homeownership rate was 66.5%.

Most people in Cookeville, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 23.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Cookeville, TN was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cookeville, TN is home to a population of 114k people, from which 98.1% are citizens. As of 2022, 3.5% of Cookeville, TN residents were born outside of the country (4.01k people).

In 2022, there were 35.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Cookeville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.32k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.1%
2022 Citizenship
98.2%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 98.1% of Cookeville, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cookeville, TN was 98.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been decreasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cookeville, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    102k ± 282
  2. Two+ (Non-Hispanic)
    2.86k ± 405
  3. White (Hispanic)
    2.32k ± 533
5.33%
Hispanic Population
6.1k people

In 2022, there were 35.8 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (102k people) in Cookeville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 2.86k Two+ (Non-Hispanic) and 2.32k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

5.33% of the people in Cookeville, TN are hispanic (6.1k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cookeville, TN as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    84,446 ± 7,091 people
  2. India
    23,758 ± 3,778 people
  3. Guatemala
    22,245 ± 3,656 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 84,446 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,758 and Guatemala with 22,245.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
4.01k people
3.19%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
3.61k people

As of 2022, 3.5% of Cookeville, TN residents (4.01k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cookeville, TN was 3.19%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,389 ± 337
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,441 ± 307
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    856 ± 200

Cookeville, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.66 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cookeville, TN employs 53.1k people. The largest industries in Cookeville, TN are Manufacturing (8,447 people), Retail Trade (7,184 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,451 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($90,039), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,682), and Public Administration ($50,984).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $53,544. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.462, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

53.1k
2022 Value
± 1,848
4.36%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cookeville, TN grew at a rate of 4.36%, from 50.8k employees to 53.1k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cookeville, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,734 people), Production Occupations (5,413 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (4,803 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cookeville, TN.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

53.1k
2022 Value
± 1,848
4.36%
1 Year growth
± 4.79%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cookeville, TN grew at a rate of 4.36%, from 50.8k employees to 53.1k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cookeville, TN, are Manufacturing (8,447 people), Retail Trade (7,184 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (6,451 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cookeville, TN, though some of these residents may live in Cookeville, TN and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$39,730
Median earning men ± $2,095
$30,370
Median earning women ± $1,705

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Information ($56,991), Public Administration ($53,636), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($51,538).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Public Administration ($46,939), Information ($40,625), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($38,921).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
3.15%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 3.29M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 3.15% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 10.8%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Tennessee.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 998
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 579
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing
  3. 568
    Manufacturing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Tennessee went to Donald J. Trump with 60.7% of the vote. The runner-up was Joseph R Biden Jr. (37.5%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (0.978%).

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing the state of Tennessee. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Tennessee

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Marsha Blackburn
Senator from Tennessee1
Assumed office on January 3, 2019
Bill Hagerty
Senator from Tennessee2
Assumed office on January 3, 2021

Marsha Blackburn and Bill Hagerty are the senators currently representing Tennessee.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

The following chart shows elected senators in Tennessee over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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US Representatives from Tennessee

Tennessee is currently represented by 9 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Tennessee have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cookeville, TN awarded 3,050 degrees. The student population of Cookeville, TN in 2022 is skewed towards men, with 6,272 male students and 5,709 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cookeville, TN are White (2,592 and 87%), followed by Black or African American (133 and 4.47%), Hispanic or Latino (101 and 3.39%), and Two or More Races (72 and 2.42%).

The largest universities in Cookeville, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee Technological University (221847) (2,502 and 82%), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (257 and 8.43%), and Genesis Career College-Cookeville (171 and 5.61%).

The most popular majors in Cookeville, TN are General Business Administration & Management (224 and 7.34%), Registered Nursing (223 and 7.31%), and Mechanical Engineering (146 and 4.79%).

The median tuition cost in Cookeville, TN for a public four year colleges is $8,520 for in-state students and $18,552 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cookeville, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 78.1%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 36.3%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 11,981 (52.3% men and 47.7% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 11,981 students enrolled in Cookeville, TN, 52.3% men and 47.7% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,492 records, of which 48.7% were women and 51.3% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 131 degrees awarded
  2. 121 degrees awarded
  3. 145 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cookeville, TN was Mechanical Engineering with 131 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cookeville, TN according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 2,502 degrees awarded
  2. 257 degrees awarded
  3. 171 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee Technological University (221847) with 2,502 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 1,362 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cookeville, TN, which is 0.807 times less than the 1,688 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,592 degrees mean that there were 19.5 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 133 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($16,137) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,282) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,280) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 0.806% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.744% of women were in the same situation.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (1.75M), Some college (1.2M), and Bachelors Degree (956k).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cookeville, TN was $195,600 in 2022, which is 0.694 times smaller than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $160,100 to $195,600, a 22.2% increase. The homeownership rate in Cookeville, TN is 66.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cookeville, TN have an average commute time of 23.2 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cookeville, TN is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cookeville, TN is $52,638. In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Cookeville, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $89,462 and $81,883.

Property

$195,600
Median Property Value 2022
±$8,679
$30,679
Median Property Taxes
±$1,283

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cookeville, TN the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%
Homeownership
2022
69%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.5% of the housing units in Cookeville, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 67.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2022, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cookeville, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $125,943, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $89,462 and $81,883.

The following map shows all of the counties in Cookeville, TN colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$52,638
Median Household Income
± $2,161
46.1k
Number of Households
± 1,679

In 2022, the median household income of the 46.1k households in Cookeville, TN grew to $52,638 from the previous year's value of $46,922.

The following chart displays the households in Cookeville, TN distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the < $10k range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cookeville, TN is from Tennessee.
0.462
2022 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.463
2021 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2022, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.462 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.289% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Tennessee was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Tennessee in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (81.9%)
  2. Carpooled (9.98%)
  3. Worked At Home (6.42%)

In 2022, 81.9% of workers in Cookeville, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.98%) and those who worked at home (6.42%).

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Commute Time

23.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cookeville, TN have a shorter commute time (23.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.59% of the workforce in Cookeville, TN have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cookeville, TN distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cookeville, TN have 2 cars.

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Poverty & Diversity

16.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cookeville, TN (18.6k out of 110k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 35 - 44.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cookeville, TN is White, followed by Hispanic and Two Or More.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Health

91.3% of the population of Cookeville, TN has health coverage, with 43.3% on employee plans, 17.4% on Medicaid, 12.6% on Medicare, 16.1% on non-group plans, and 1.79% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1401 patients per year on average, which represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1794 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 594 patients per year.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,401 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,401 patients per year. This represents a 0.358% increase from the previous year (1,396 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Tennessee in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.5% under 18 years, 23.5% between 18 and 34 years, 36.7% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.4% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.6% were men and 51.4% were women.

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Uninsured People

8.75%
Uninsured
43.3%
Employer Coverage
17.4%
Medicaid
12.6%
Medicare
16.1%
Non-Group
1.79%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cookeville, TN grew by 0.328% from 8.72% to 8.75%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cookeville, TN changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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