Located in Putnam County in north Tennessee, the large city of Cookeville is home to over 30,000 residents. The city is an economical hub of activity, and during the day the population swells to 50,000 as commuters come to work, shop, and play in the city. Many of the students in the surrounding Cumberland attend school in Cookeville, and the city is home to Tennessee Technological University and Tennessee Bible College. Most residents are young families and professionals draw by jobs and a laid-back culture. The city has a thriving downtown core, while many residents live in suburban developments that ring the city center.