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Cookeville, Tennessee

Cookeville is a city in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 23,923 at the 2000 census. The 2004 Census estimate of Cookeville's population is 27,648, and the combined total of those living in Cookeville's ZIP codes in 2000 is 55,448. It is the county seat of Putnam County and home to Tennessee Technological University. It is recognized as one of the country's micropolitan areas, smaller towns which nevertheless function as significant economic hubs. Ranked as having the strongest economy among Tennessee's twenty micropolitan areas, Cookeville is the largest in the state, with a 2006 population of 99,942.

Cookeville Economy

*Approximately 25,000 people travel to Cookeville daily to work, shop, or attend school. *Cookeville's 2005 retail sales total of $1.16 billion was a 12.4 % increase from the 2004 retail sales total. The state's increase was 7.86 %. *The December 2006 unemployment rate was 4.7 %, down from a high of 6.8 % in August 2006 after the closing of two large manufacturing facilities with 1300 employees combined. *Manufacturing is the largest sector in Cookeville's economy with over 100 plants and 8,000 employees. Oreck is moving into the vacated TRW facility in Cookeville. TRW employed approximately 400 people at their Cookeville facility before closing in 2006. As of December 2006 Oreck had 120 employees in Cookeville and has announced its intention to move another 400 jobs from Mississippi to the Cookeville facility. Also in 2006, Russell Stover Candies laid off 900 employees. The former Russell Stover manufacturing facility is now used as a warehouse for candy and employs 30 people. *Even...more

Cookeville Careers

Among the most common occupations in Cookeville are Management, professional, and related occupations, 31%; Sales and office occupations, 24%; and Production, transportation, and material moving occupations, 18%. Approximately 69 percent of workers in Cookeville, Tennessee work for companies, 19 percent work for the government and 5 percent are self-employed.

Cookeville Industries

The leading industries in Cookeville, Tennessee are Educational, health and social services, 23%; Manufacturing, 18%; and Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services, 12%. Simply Hired's Cookeville job listings indicate that the following industries in Cookeville are hiring the most workers:

Cookeville Job Salaries

According to government data, the average salary for jobs in Cookeville, Tennessee is $24,862, and the median income of households in Cookeville was $26,533.

Average Salaries in Cookeville, TN

Cookeville, TN


According to our Cookeville Trends data, the number of Cookeville, Tennessee jobs has increased by 41% since October 2013.
Cookeville job trends

Cookeville Employment Statistics

Population of Cookeville
Total population 23,923
Male 50.35%
Female 49.65%
Median age 29.0
Cookeville Housing
Owner-occupied homes 45.5%
Median cost of a home $102,600
Median mortgage payment $635
Renter-occupied homes 54.5%
Vacant housing 7.5%
Median monthly rent $454
Average Income
Median for all male full-time $28,013
Median for all female full-time $21,710
Household Income
Less than $10,000 19%
$10,000 to $14,999 10%
$15,000 to $24,999 19%
$25,000 to $34,999 13%
$35,000 to $49,999 15%
$50,000 to $74,999 12%
$75,000 to $99,999 6%
$100,000 to $149,999 4%
$150,000 to $199,999 1%
$200,000 or more 1%
Less than 9th grade 12%
9th to 12th grade, no diploma 14%
High school graduate 25%
Some college, no degree 18%
Associate's degree 3%
Bachelor's degree 16%
Graduate degree 12%
Marital Status
Never married 37%
Currently married 43%
Separated 2%
Widowed 7%
Divorced 11%
White 92%
Black or African American 3%
Asian 2%
Other 3%
Cookeville Commute
Carpool 11.8%
Public transportation 0.3%
Average travel time 15 minutes

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