Cookeville is a manufacturing city about midway between Knoxville and Nashville and is a hub for surrounding smaller towns. Russell Stover Candies was a significant employer until its manufacturing plant was closed in 2006.
Cookeville has the cheapest average prices in this top 10 for:
Dozen eggs 98 cents
Bananas 43 cents a pound
Washer repair $25.66
Newspaper $7.67 a week