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Cookeville is a city in Putnam County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named for Richard Fielding Cooke, politician.

The latitude of Cookeville is 36.162N. The longitude is -85.501W.

It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,096 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 27,052.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$26,533
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cookeville demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 67. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 2.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Putnam County Fair - Aug. 2-11, 2007
  • Jammin at Hippie Jack's Music & Art Festival - May 25-28, 2007
  • Fall FunFest - Sept. 7-8, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cookeville web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Arda Lee's Hidden Hollow Park, Cane Creek Park, City Lake Natural Area, Burgess Falls State Park, Edgar Evins State Park
Historic sites and museums: Cookeville Depot Museum, Cookeville Children's Museum
Colleges and universities: Tennessee Technological University, Cumberland School of Technology
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cookeville demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Putnam County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 38501 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

11% of Cookeville residents report German ancestry, and 11% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cookeville ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cookeville was $17,684, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

28% of Cookeville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

Entertainment
Environment
Fairs, festivals & other events
Cookeville festival dates:

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Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cookeville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.


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Libraries

Libraries in Cookeville include Putnam County Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Cookeville include Cookeville Herald-Citizen

TV stations in Cookeville include WCTE, WNPX.

National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WHRS.

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Politics

Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cookeville political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cookeville workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 6 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cookeville between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 2.5 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Cookeville include Baymont Inn & Suites, Best Value Inn Cookeville, Best Western, Comfort Suites, Country Inn & Suites, Days Inn, Econo Lodge, Holiday Inn of Cookeville, Key West Inn Cookeville,, Knights Inn ... More hotels.

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