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The 2000 Census showed that Cocke County had a population of 33,565 people. This represented 0.59% of the total population of Tennessee, making it the state's 42nd most populous county (out of 95 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cocke had a population of 36,047 people. This is an increase of 7.39% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
201035,662+6.25%-1.07% since 2009
200936,047+7.39%+0.68% since 2008
200835,804+6.67%+1.16% since 2007
200735,393+5.45%+0.9% since 2006
200635,079+4.51%+1.07% since 2005
200534,708+3.41%+0.73% since 2004
200434,455+2.65%+0.49% since 2003
200334,287+2.15%+0.9% since 2002
200233,982+1.24%+0.93% since 2001
200133,670+0.31%+0.31% since 2000
200033,565The Last Census

Cocke County had 15,844 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cocke County has a total area<3> of 443.2 square miles [1,147 km²]. Of this total, 434.4 square miles [1,125 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.97%) being water (8.75 square miles [22.66 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cocke County had a population density of 77.3 people per square mile [29.83 people/km²], making it the state's 39th most densely populated county (out of 95 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cocke County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cocke and the state of Tennessee.

Click here for the Cocke County QuickFact (QF-47029).

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cocke County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Haywood (NC)QF-37087   S57,10954,0335.69%
Madison (NC)QF-37115   E20,44219,6354.11%
GreeneQF-47059   NE66,28262,9095.36%
HamblenQF-47063   N63,03358,1288.44%
JeffersonQF-47089   NW51,72244,29416.77%
SevierQF-47155   W86,24371,17021.18%

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Census QuickFact for Cocke County

Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cocke. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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