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Overview

Introduction to Cookeville, Tennessee

Cookeville, Tennessee, in Putnam county, is 54 miles NE of Murfreesboro, Tennessee and 71 miles E of Nashville, Tennessee.

Cookeville History

Cookeville became the county seat of Putnam County in 1854. The city of Cookeville was officially chartered in 1856. It was named in honor of Richard Fielding Cooke, a state senator who was instrumental in the establishment of the Putnam County in 1854. Cookeville is home to the Tennessee Technological University.

Cookeville and nearby Attractions

  • Falcon Rest
  • Sgt. Alvin C. York State Historic Park
  • Cumberland Mountain State Park
  • Old Mulkey Meetinghouse State Historic Site
  • Rock Island State Park
  • Burgess Falls State Park

Things To Do In Cookeville

Cookeville Golf and Country Club and the Belle Acres Golf Club are well-facilitated local golf courses. The Cookeville Mall Shopping Center and the Willow Tree Shopping Center are the local shopping destinations. The Stevens Street Baptist Church, the Scott Avenue Baptist Church and the Eastwood Baptist Church are the local houses of worship. The city hosts the Putnam County Fair every August and the Fall FunFest every September.

Cookeville Transportation

Nashville International is the nearest major airport.

Cookeville Higher Education

Tennessee Technical University is the local institution of higher education. Other nearby colleges and universities include Volunteer State Community College, Motlow State Community College and Lee University.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,256
Male Share of the Population48.7%
Female Share of the Population51.3%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+12,875
Age of the Population30

Families

% of people married36.4%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher29.4%
Median Earnings25+$29,745
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$14,048
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,647

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,221
% Above Poverty Level68.9%
% Below Poverty Level31.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time19 minutes
% Working from Home2.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.1%

Housing

People Living Alone35%
Median Gross Rent$641
Median House Value$156,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)22.2%
English7.6%
Irish6.7%
Arab2%
Scottish1.2%
Polish1.1%
Italian0.9%
Dutch0.7%
French Except Basque0.7%
Norwegian0.4%
African0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Canadian0.4%
Swedish0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Russian0.3%
Iranian0.3%
Czech0.2%
German0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Turkish0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Greek0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
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Cookeville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Putnam County
Standard Zip Codes38506, 38501
P.O. Box Zip Codes38502, 38503
Company Zip Codes38505
Phone Area Codes931
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude36.15
Approximate Longitude-85.5

Cookeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

StationCOOKEVILLE
Distance4.3 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp43 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip57.8 inches
StationLIVINGSTON RADIO WLIV
Distance17.9 miles
Jan Temp25 to 46 F
Apr Temp42 to 69 F
Jul Temp65 to 88 F
Oct Temp43 to 71 F
Annual Precip52.5 inches
StationSMITHVILLE 2 SE
Distance21.5 miles
Jan Temp24 to 45 F
Apr Temp41 to 68 F
Jul Temp64 to 87 F
Oct Temp42 to 71 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Algood3,732$52,278
Baxter1,479$32,656
Gainesboro836$32,321
Livingston4,067$36,548
Monterey2,880$34,655
Sparta5,063$34,886

Cookeville Public Libraries

Putnam County Library
50 EAST BROAD STREET
Cookeville, Tennessee
(931) 526-2416

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Cookeville Hospitals

Cookeville Regional Medical Center
(Government - Local)
142 West Fifth Street
(931) 646-2000

Cookeville Public Schools

Avery Trace Middle School
230 Cavalier Dr
ZIP: 38501
(931) 520-2200
Middle
Total Enrollment 786
Cane Creek Elementary
1500 West Jackson St
ZIP: 38501
(931) 520-1173
Primary
Total Enrollment 486
Capshaw Elementary
577 Hudgens
ZIP: 38501
(931) 526-2414
Primary
Total Enrollment 522
Cookeville High School
2335 North Washington Av
ZIP: 38501
(931) 520-2287
High
Total Enrollment 2220
Dodson Branch Elementary
16221 Dodson Branch Hw
ZIP: 38501
(931) 268-0761
Primary
Total Enrollment 234
Jere Whitson Elementary
178 East Jere Whitson Rd
ZIP: 38501
(931) 526-6575
Primary
Total Enrollment 322
Northeast Elementary
575 Old Kentucky Rd
ZIP: 38501
(931) 526-2978
Primary
Total Enrollment 448
Park View Elementary
545 Scott Av
ZIP: 38501
(931) 526-2516
Primary
Total Enrollment 371
Sycamore Elementary
452 Ellis Av
ZIP: 38501
(931) 526-9322
Primary
Total Enrollment 357
T T U Child Development Lab
Matthews - Daniels Hall, Room 111
ZIP: 38505
(931) 372-6265
Primary
Algood Middle School
540 Dry Valley Rd
ZIP: 38506
(931) 537-6141
Middle
Total Enrollment 796
Prescott South Elementary
115 W. Cemetery Rd
ZIP: 38506
(931) 526-9777
Primary
Total Enrollment 555
Prescott South Middle School
1859 S. Jefferson St
ZIP: 38506
(931) 528-3647
Middle
Total Enrollment 750
Putnam Co Adult High School
1400 E. Spring St
ZIP: 38506
(931) 528-8685
High
Vital: Upper Cumberland E-learning Network
1400 E. Spring St
ZIP: 38506
(931) 372-2368
Other
Total Enrollment 9

Cookeville Private Schools

Heavenly Host Lutheran School
777 S Willow Ave
ZIP: 38501
Elementary
Total Enrollment 80
Performance Learning Academy
600 E Veterans Dr
ZIP: 38501
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 63
Endeavor
1200 S Willow Ave
ZIP: 38506
Secondary
Total Enrollment 12
Highland Rim Academy
1200 Miracle Rd
ZIP: 38506
Elementary
Total Enrollment 77
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