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Overview

Introduction to Adel, Georgia

Located in Cook county, Adel, Georgia, is 52 miles SE of Albany, Georgia (center to center) and 118 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida.

Adel History

The city of Adel was incorporated into the state on October 3, 1889. Originally, the region was known as Puddleville. According to historical data, the city's first postmaster, Joel Parish, saw the name "Philadelphia" on a crocus sack, took out the middle letters, and renamed the city "Adel." The city was initially a part of Berrien county, but following the formation of Cook county Adel was named its county seat.

Adel and nearby Attractions

  • Reed Bingham State Park
  • Jim Paulk-Sowega Building
  • Circlestone Country Club
  • Lowndes county Historical Society Museum

Things To Do In Adel

The 375-acre Reed Bingham State Park, situated 8 miles west of Adel, has many facilities for various outdoor activities such as boating, water skiing, camping, and fishing. The Jim Paulk-Sowega Building is nearby; constructed in 1930, the building currently houses the Adel-Cook County Chamber of Commerce. The city is also home to the 18-hole Circlestone Country Club.

Adel Transportation

The closest airport to the city is the Valdosta Regional Airport.

Adel Higher Education

College education is available at Valdosta State University, Albany State University, and Florida State University.

People

Total Population 5,281
Male Share of the Population 45.4%
Female Share of the Population 54.6%
Senior Citizens 14.6%
Employed Population 16+ 1,937
Age of the Population 37

Families

% of people married 45%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.4%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $38,107
% Above Poverty Level 69.7%
% Below Poverty Level 30.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 22 minutes
% Working from Home 5.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3.1%
% Using Public Transportation 0.2%

Housing

People Living Alone 21.3%
Median Gross Rent $693
Median House Value $98,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 48.5%
US/American 0%
English 4.4%
Irish 4.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Adel Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 52 miles SE of Albany, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 118 miles NW of Jacksonville, Florida
County Cook
Standard Zip Codes 31620
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.136
Longitude -83.423

Adel Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station NASHVILLE 4 N
Distance 14.5 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 62 F
Apr Temp 50 to 78 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 52 to 79 F
Annual Precip 44.8 inches
Station MOULTRIE 2 ESE
Distance 19.4 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 60 F
Apr Temp 54 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 78 F
Annual Precip 50.9 inches
Station THOMASVILLE 3 NE
Distance 34.9 miles
Jan Temp 40 to 63 F
Apr Temp 53 to 79 F
Jul Temp 71 to 92 F
Oct Temp 56 to 81 F
Annual Precip 54 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cecil 391 $43,125
Ellenton 108 $50,750
Hahira 2,843 $59,500
Lenox 832 $31,731
Nashville 4,914 $38,948
Sparks 2,373 $29,189

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Adel Hospitals

MEMORIAL HOSPITAL OF ADEL INC
(Proprietary)
706 N PARRISH
(229) 896-8134
Emergency Service: Yes

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Adel High Schools

COOK COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
1200 NORTH HUTCHINSON STREET
229-896-2213
Serves 854 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.9

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