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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cookeville was $17,684, compared with $21,587 nationally.
28% of Cookeville residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Median rent in Cookeville, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $373. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $870.
Libraries in Cookeville include Putnam County Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cookeville include Cookeville Herald-Citizen
TV stations in Cookeville include WCTE, WNPX.
National Public Radio programming is carried locally by WHRS.
Putnam County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cookeville political report.
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.
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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