Cookeville, TN

Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA)

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2020 Population
112,480
1.15% 1-year growth
US Senator
Marsha Blackburn
Republican Party
US Senator
Bill Hagerty
Republican Party
2020 Median Age
39.1
0.773% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
17.9%
3.98% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$42,590
1.62% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$153,800
1.59% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
49,959
3.75% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cookeville, TN had a population of 112k people with a median age of 39.1 and a median household income of $42,590. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cookeville, TN grew from 111,197 to 112,480, a 1.15% increase and its median household income grew from $41,913 to $42,590, a 1.62% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cookeville, TN are White (Non-Hispanic) (90.1%), White (Hispanic) (3.57%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (1.78%), Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (1.74%), and Asian (Non-Hispanic) (0.937%).

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.

98.2% of the residents in Cookeville, TN are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cookeville, TN are Tennessee Technological University (221847) (2,463 degrees awarded in 2020), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (251 degrees), and Genesis Career College-Cookeville (133 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Cookeville, TN was $153,800, and the homeownership rate was 67%.

Most people in Cookeville, TN drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 24 minutes. The average car ownership in Cookeville, TN was 2 cars per household.

geosearchPopulation & Diversity

Cookeville, TN is home to a population of 112k people, from which 98.2% are citizens. As of 2020, 3.28% of Cookeville, TN residents were born outside of the country (3.69k people).

In 2020, there were 25.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Cookeville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.02k White (Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

98.2%
2020 Citizenship
97.6%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 98.2% of Cookeville, TN residents were US citizens, which is higher than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cookeville, TN was 97.6%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cookeville, TN
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    101k ± 257
  2. White (Hispanic)
    4.02k ± 468
  3. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    2k ± 242
4.99%
Hispanic Population
5.61k people

In 2020, there were 25.2 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (101k people) in Cookeville, TN than any other race or ethnicity. There were 4.02k White (Hispanic) and 2k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

4.99% of the people in Cookeville, TN are hispanic (5.61k people).

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    88,072 ± 7,239 people
  2. India
    23,811 ± 3,782 people
  3. Guatemala
    14,944 ± 2,998 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Tennessee was Mexico, the natal country of 88,072 Tennessee residents, followed by India with 23,811 and Guatemala with 14,944.

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Foreign-Born Population

3.28%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
3.69k people
3.6%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
4k people

As of 2020, 3.28% of Cookeville, TN residents (3.69k people) were born outside of the United States, which is lower than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cookeville, TN was 3.6%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    2,379 ± 307
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    1,095 ± 307
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    843 ± 197

Cookeville, TN has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 2.17 times greater than any other conflict.

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The economy of Cookeville, TN employs 50k people. The largest industries in Cookeville, TN are Manufacturing (7,754 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,848 people), and Retail Trade (6,722 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($55,787), Information ($44,952), and Utilities ($44,375).

Males in Tennessee have an average income that is 1.37 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,310. The income inequality in Tennessee (measured using the Gini index) is 0.463, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

50k
2020 Value
± 1,869
3.75%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cookeville, TN grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 48.2k employees to 50k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cookeville, TN, are Sales & Related Occupations (5,541 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (5,345 people), and Production Occupations (5,061 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

50k
2020 Value
± 1,869
3.75%
1 Year growth
± 4.89%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cookeville, TN grew at a rate of 3.75%, from 48.2k employees to 50k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cookeville, TN, are Manufacturing (7,754 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (6,848 people), and Retail Trade (6,722 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

$34,424
Median earning men ± $1,525
$26,264
Median earning women ± $821

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2020 are Information ($52,788), Wholesale Trade ($46,151), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($44,941).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2020 are Information ($43,171), Public Administration ($42,244), and Wholesale Trade ($33,315).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Tennessee. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

The visualization shows the distribution of establishments by industry and by size according to the number of employees.

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Payroll by Industry Sector

The industries with the highest total annual payroll
  1. $987k
    Manufacturing
  2. $464k
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  3. $266k
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Top Domestic Production in Dollars
  1. $66B
  2. $49B
  3. $47B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee product (by dollars) was Electronics with $66B, followed by Mixed freight ($49B) and Pharmaceuticals ($47B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Tennessee products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$498B
2020 Value in Tennessee
$1.05T
Projected 2050 Value in Tennessee
111% growth

In 2020, total outbound Tennessee trade was $498B. This is expected to increase 111% to $1.05T by 2050.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Tennessee trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Tennessee to other states, or from other states to Tennessee.
Most Common Trade Partners
  1. $36.6B
  2. $29.5B
  3. $26.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Tennessee domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Georgia with $36.6B, followed by Texas with $29.5B and California and $26.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Tennessee shares with each state (excluding itself).

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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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In 2020, universities in Cookeville, TN awarded 2,989 degrees. The student population of Cookeville, TN in 2020 is skewed towards men, with 6,184 male students and 5,909 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cookeville, TN are White (2,515 and 87.1%), followed by Black or African American (141 and 4.89%), Hispanic or Latino (95 and 3.29%), and Two or More Races (62 and 2.15%).

The largest universities in Cookeville, TN by number of degrees awarded are Tennessee Technological University (221847) (2,463 and 82.4%), Tennessee College of Applied Technology-Livingston (251 and 8.4%), and Genesis Career College-Cookeville (133 and 4.45%).

The most popular majors in Cookeville, TN are General Business Administration & Management (214 and 7.16%), Mechanical Engineering (172 and 5.75%), and Registered Nursing (146 and 4.88%).

The median tuition cost in Cookeville, TN for a public four year colleges is $8,358 for in-state students and $18,390 for out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

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In 2020 in Cookeville, TN, the percentage of applicants admitted was 79.6%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 31.9%. The number of students enrolled in 2020 was 12,093 (51.1% men and 48.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2020 there were 12,093 students enrolled in Cookeville, TN, 51.1% men and 48.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 9,789 records, of which 50% were women and 50% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 125 degree-majors awarded
  2. 151 degree-majors awarded
  3. 136 degree-majors awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cookeville, TN was Elementary Education & Teaching with 125 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. 2,463 degrees awarded
  2. 251 degrees awarded
  3. 133 degrees awarded

In 2020, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Tennessee Technological University (221847) with 2,463 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2020, 1,466 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cookeville, TN, which is 0.963 times less than the 1,523 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 2,515 degrees mean that there were 17.8 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 141 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 ($15,225) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($1,278) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2020.

Public, 4-year or above ($2,300) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

The graph shows the average net price by sector and year.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2020, 0.713% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 0.697% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2020 were High School or Equivalent (1.71M), Some college (1.19M), and Bachelors Degree (883k).

This visualization illustrates the percentage distribution of the population according to the highest educational level reached. You can filter the data by race by using the selector above.

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homeHousing & Living

The median property value in Cookeville, TN was $153,800 in 2020, which is 0.669 times smaller than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $151,400 to $153,800, a 1.59% increase. The homeownership rate in Cookeville, TN is 67%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.4%.

People in Cookeville, TN have an average commute time of 24 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 $42,590. In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income in Cookeville, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $111,196, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $78,962 and $69,878.

Property

$153,800
Median Property Value 2020
±$4,180
$30,315
Median Property Taxes
±$1,222

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.

The chart underneath the paragraph shows the property taxes in Cookeville, TN compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies.

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Rent vs Own

67%
Homeownership
2020
65.6%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2020

In 2020, 67% of the housing units in Cookeville, TN were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.8%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

In 2020, the county with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cookeville, TN was Williamson County, TN with a value of $111,196, followed by Wilson County, TN and Sumner County, TN, with respective values of $78,962 and $69,878.

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

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$42,590
Median Household Income
± $2,169
45.3k
Number of Households
± 1,634

In 2020, the median household income of the 45.3k households in Cookeville, TN grew to $42,590 from the previous year's value of $41,913.

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.
0.463
2020 Wage GINI in Tennessee
0.465
2019 Wage GINI in Tennessee

In 2020, the income inequality in Tennessee was 0.463 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.436% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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 2020
  1. Drove Alone (84.2%)
  2. Carpooled (9.77%)
  3. Worked At Home (4.06%)

In 2020, 84.2% of workers in Cookeville, TN drove alone to work, followed by those who carpooled to work (9.77%) and those who worked at home (4.06%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

24 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cookeville, TN have a shorter commute time (24 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.74% 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

17.9% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cookeville, TN (19.4k out of 108k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Males 18 - 24, followed by Females 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

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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91.3% of the population of Cookeville, TN has health coverage, with 41.9% on employee plans, 18.8% on Medicaid, 12.9% on Medicare, 16% on non-group plans, and 1.63% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in Tennessee was $7,372 in 2014. This is a 3.74% increase from the previous year ($7,106).

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see 1396 patients per year on average, which represents a 0% change from the previous year (1396 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1801 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 634 patients per year.

Daily New Cases by Date

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This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Tennessee, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,396 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Tennessee

Primary care physicians in Tennessee see an average of 1,396 patients per year. This represents a 0% change from the previous year (1,396 patients).

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Tennessee across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2020, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 22.4% under 18 years, 22.9% between 18 and 34 years, 37% between 35 and 64 years, and 17.7% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.4% were men and 51.6% were women.

The following chart shows the number of people with health coverage by gender.

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Uninsured People

8.75%
Uninsured
41.9%
Employer Coverage
18.8%
Medicaid
12.9%
Medicare
16%
Non-Group
1.63%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cookeville, TN grew by 0.85% from 8.67% 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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