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  1. Public Schools
    B+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    A-
  5. Good for Families
    B-
  6. Diversity
    B
  7. Jobs
    B-
  8. Weather
    B-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    B
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    B
Cookeville is a town in Tennessee with a population of 32,536. Cookeville is in Putnam County. Living in Cookeville offers residents a dense suburban feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cookeville there are a lot of coffee shops and parks. Many young professionals live in Cookeville and residents tend to be conservative. The public schools in Cookeville are above average.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$160,600
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$673
National
$949
Area Feel
Dense Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    57%
  • Own
    43%
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Cookeville Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    328.5
    282.7
  • Murder
    0
    6.1
  • Rape
    56.2
    40.7
  • Robbery
    38.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    574.2
    500.1
  • Theft
    3,158.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    464.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
B
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    10%
  • 10-17 years
    7%
  • 18-24 years
    25%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    9%
  • 45-54 years
    10%
  • 55-64 years
    9%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    19%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    23%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    33%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    14%
    13%

Working in Cookeville

Jobs
B-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$32,392
National
$55,322
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I would like to see better jobs come into Cookeville, especially for Office, Human Resource type jobs. Its a good place to live but needs more to do for people to enjoy it more. I have lived here in Cookeville all of my life. It is a good place to visit or to reside here especially for those who are wanting to retire. The policeman stay on top of things so that crime does not get out of hand. The schools are very good with great teachers to help their student learn as much as they can. We also have good churches around here for people to attend as they wish. Most of the people are friendly and it has that small town atmosphere going. We have a great mayor who is bringing in things to help build Cookeville up!
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Cookeville ,TN is a beautiful place to live. It is a real happening town with tons of things to do. It is a big college town with TTU right down the rd from my home. Cookeville is a very family oriented town and neighbors are like family and help out when in need.We have small little owner operated shops in the square that all work together in the community. It is really a lovely town with all the friendly people coming together. We have beautiful waterfalls all over the place, everywhere you look. We have lost creek falls, which it a little known fall only locals know about, Burgess falls is a great place to take the family to go hiking , and Cummins falls is the spot to be to go swimming. The only thing I would change about this town is add something more for family's to do, have more entertainment, like a family oriented arcade with something for everyone in the family can enjoy. I think, being a close nit town, we need more time with each other.
Cookeville is a happy medium town of affordability, economic growth and small-town field. Conveniently located in the middle of the tri-city area of Nashville, Knoxville, and Chattanooga it has a temperate climate that allows for plenty of outdoor activity at the many waterfalls and caverns it hosts. It also is the home of Tennessee Tech University, an affordable opportunity to encourage continuous education and vocational degrees.