Algood, Tennessee

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Algood is a town in Putnam County, Tennessee, United States. The population was 2,942 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Cookeville, Tennessee Micropolitan Statistical Area.



Algood is located at 36°11′51″N 85°26′54″W / 36.1975°N 85.44833°W / 36.1975; -85.44833 (36.197365, -85.448358)[3]. The town is situated at the base of Algood Mountain (el. 1,456 feet (444 m)), one of a series of low, wide ridges in the area that present as "stair steps" from the Cumberland Plateau to the Highland Rim. Algood is centered along State Route 42 (Main Street) just east of the road's two junctions with State Route 111.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 3.8 square miles (9.9 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,942 people, 1,181 households, and 792 families residing in the town. The population density was 766.9 people per square mile (295.8/km²). There were 1,263 housing units at an average density of 329.2/sq mi (127.0/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 93.13% White, 4.93% African American, 0.07% Native American, 0.41% Asian, 0.24% from other races, and 1.22% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.09% of the population.

There were 1,181 households out of which 29.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.7% were married couples living together, 14.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 32.9% were non-families. 30.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.35 and the average family size was 2.87.

In the town the population was spread out with 22.6% under the age of 18, 8.7% from 18 to 24, 29.2% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 18.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 37 years. For every 100 females there were 79.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 74.3 males.

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