Cocke County, Tennessee

Cocke County: County in Tennessee, United States


Cocke County is a county located in the U.S. state of Tennessee. As of the 2010 census, the population was 35,662 and a population density of 31 people per km². After 10 years in 2020 county had an estimated population of 36,225 inhabitants. Its county seat is Newport. The county was created 225 years ago in 1797.

Cocke County locator map
Location of Cocke County on Tennessee map.

Quick Facts about Cocke County

Population : 36,225 (2020)
Country : United States of America
State : Tennessee (United States)
Area : 1148 km2
Water as percent of area : 1.9%
Land as percent of area : 98.1%
Named for : William Cocke
Altitude : 1,102 feet / 336 meters
Capital : Newport
Establishment : October 10, 1797
Time Zone : Eastern Time Zone
Local time : 09:27:16 (1st October 2023)
Density : 32 Pop. per km² as of 2020
Population growth : 1.55% (2010-2020)
Weather : 81℉ Sunny 7-days weather
Cocke-county-tennessee-courthouse image
Cocke-county-tennessee-courthouse image


Cocke County is located at 35°55'32"N 83°7'16"W (35.9254200, -83.1211600). It has 5 neighbors: Greene County, Haywood County, Madison County, Hamblen County and Jefferson County.

Cocke County map

The largest city of Cocke County is Newport with a population of 6,894. Other cities include and Parrottsville population 283. See all Cocke County cities & populated places.

Cocke County Populated Places

Cities, towns, neighborhoods & other populated places in Cocke County.

City Name Population Title
Newport 6,894 City in Cocke County, Tennessee, United States
Parrottsville 283 Human settlement in Cocke County, Tennessee, United States of America


Cocke County forecast: Sunny, with a high near 81. more

Cocke County has 5 neighbours.

  • Newport


The population of Cocke County increased by 1.55% in 10 years.

Year Population % Change Method
2010 35,662 - census
2011 35,432 -0.65% estimation process
2012 35,530 0.28% estimation process
2013 35,400 -0.37% estimation process
2014 35,266 -0.38% estimation process
2015 35,138 -0.36% estimation process
2016 35,234 0.27% estimation process
2017 35,528 0.83% estimation process
2018 35,858 0.92% estimation process
2019 36,004 0.41% estimation process
2020 36,225 0.61% estimation process

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People born in Cocke County (4)

People born in Cocke County, including operatic soprano and actress in musical theatre and film Grace Moore, lawyer Felix A. Reeve, politician Charles Inman, .


  • John Bitting Smith Norton (U.S. botanist and mycologist (1872–1966)) he was born in 01/01/1872

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