Cookeville, TN

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Living in Cookeville

Cookeville is a medium-sized city located in the state of Tennessee. With a population of 34,706 people and 12 constituent neighborhoods, Cookeville is the 20th largest community in Tennessee.

Unlike some cities, Cookeville isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cookeville are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cookeville is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Cookeville who work in sales jobs (12.67%), food service (10.97%), and office and administrative support (10.56%).

In addition, Cookeville is a college town. There are a lot of students in Cookeville attending college, and as a result Cookeville provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared to the needs and activities of students.

Cookeville, while not large, also appears to be attractive to some younger, educated professionals, who help shape the character of the city.

Even though Cookeville is not a small city, it doesn't have a public transportation system that anybody uses for their daily commute to work.

The education level of Cookeville citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 34.37% of adults in Cookeville have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cookeville in 2018 was $23,092, which is middle income relative to Tennessee, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $92,368 for a family of four. However, Cookeville contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Cookeville is a somewhat ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cookeville home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cookeville residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Important ancestries of people in Cookeville include English, Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

The most common language spoken in Cookeville is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.