Cookeville, TN Demographics

The total population of Cookeville is estimated to be 34,967 with 17,310 males (49.50%) and 17,657 females (50.50%). There are 347 more females than males in Cookeville.
The median household income in Cookeville was $47,140 in 2021, which marked an an increase of 867(1.87%) from $46,273 in 2020. This income is 63.19% of the U.S. median household income of $74,606 (all incomes in 2022 inflation-adjusted dollars).
Per the latest American Community Survey by the Census Bureau, Cookeville sees its highest median household income among householders in the age group of 25 to 44 years old, at $58,461. Overall, the median household income for the city of Cookeville stands at $47,140.
In Cookeville, the median income for all workers aged 15 years and older, regardless of work hours, was $31,186 for males and $22,621 for females. However, when specifically considering full-time, year-round workers within the same age group, the median income was $48,480 for males and $40,235 for females.
In Cookeville, population is primarily represented by White households, reporting a median income of $47,340.
In 2022, the population of Cookeville was 35,988, a 1.24% increase year-by-year from 2021. Previously, in 2021, Cookeville's population was 35,546, an increase of 1.77% compared to a population of 34,929 in 2020.
The median age in Cookeville, TN is 30.0, as per 2021 ACS 5-Year Estimates. Of the total population, 16.81% were under the age of 15, 33.21% aged 15 to 29, 36.17% aged 30 to 64, 12.31% aged 65 to 84, and 1.51% were 85 years of age and older.
Racial distribution of Cookeville population: 87.08% are White, 4.24% are Black or African American, 0.06% are American Indian and Alaska Native, 1.84% are Asian, 1.90% are some other race and 4.88% are multiracial.