Cocke County

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Cocke County, Tennessee

360 E Main St Room 146 Courthouse Annex
Newport, TN 37821
Phone: (423) 623-8791
Fax: (423) 623-8792

On the central eastern border of TN, east of Knoxville; organized Aug 9, 1797 from Jefferson County. Name Origin: For William Cocke (1747-1828), explorer with Daniel Boone (c.1734-1820), TN legislator and judge, and U.S. senator (1796-97; 1799-1805)

Area (sq mi):: 443.15 (land 434.40; water 8.75) Population per square mile: 80.40
Population 2005: 34,929 State rank: 41 Population change: 2000-20005 4.10%; 1990-2000 15.20% Population 2000: 33,565 (White 95.50%; Black or African American 2.00%; Hispanic or Latino 1.10%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 38.60
Income 2000: per capita $13,881; median household $25,553; Population below poverty level: 22.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $17,955-$18,816
Unemployment (2004): 8.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.70% Median travel time to work: 28.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.30%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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