Introduction to Cairo, Georgia

Located in Grady county, Cairo, Georgia, is 30 miles N of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center) and 156 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida. The city has a population of 9,239 residents.

Cairo History

The city of Cairo was named after Cairo in Egypt. It holds a seat on Grady county. The community is nicknamed 'Syrup City' because of its production of cane syrup through the 1900s, Roddenbery's being the most famous cane syrup producing company. Grady county was established in the year 1905, by an act of Georgia General Assembly. It was created from portions of Thomas and Decatur Counties. The county was named in honor of Henry W. Grady, a noted orator and editor of the Atlanta Constitution.

Cairo and nearby Attractions

  • Museum of Florida History
  • Reed Bingham State Park
  • Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science
  • Lake Talquin State Park
  • Knott House Museum
  • Alfred B Maclay State Gardens

Things To Do In Cairo

Museums in the area include the Tallahassee Museum of History and Natural Science, Thomas County Museum of History, Museum of Florida History, and Knott House Museum. The Thomasville Rose Gardens and Cairo Crossing Shopping Center are nearby. The local Southern Terrace Park, Davis Park, Azalea Park, and Holder Park are located in the city. In addition, the Church of God of Prophecy, Bethlehem African Methodist Episcopal Church, and Christ Gospel Church are in the area.

Cairo Transportation

Tallahassee Regional Airport is located nearby.

Cairo Higher Education

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


Total Population 9,759
Male Share of the Population 49.5%
Female Share of the Population 50.5%
Senior Citizens 14.8%
Employed Population 16+ 3,041
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 41.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 14.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0


Median Family Income $28,792
% Above Poverty Level 57.4%
% Below Poverty Level 42.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 25 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.2%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 31.5%
Median Gross Rent $760
Median House Value $113,300


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 61.1%
US/American 0%
English 6.3%
Irish 5.9%

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

Cairo Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 30 miles N of Tallahassee, Florida (center to center)
Nearest Large City 156 miles W of Jacksonville, Florida
County Grady
Standard Zip Codes 39827, 39828
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 30.877
Longitude -84.201

Cairo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 15.9 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
Station QUINCY 3 SSW
Distance 28.2 miles
Jan Temp 39 to 62 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 91 F
Oct Temp 56 to 80 F
Annual Precip 56.3 inches
Distance 29.2 miles
Jan Temp 38 to 62 F
Apr Temp 52 to 78 F
Jul Temp 70 to 91 F
Oct Temp 54 to 80 F
Annual Precip 58.3 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Cairo, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Cario (39827, 39828)

Karo (39827, 39828)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Climax 165 $52,917
Meigs 918 $21,875
Ochlocknee 665 $35,000
Pelham 3,828 $31,406
Thomasville 18,612 $37,956
Whigham 738 $40,625

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

Cairo Public Libraries

Roddenbery Memorial Library System
Cairo, Georgia
(229) 377-3632

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Cairo Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Private)
1155 5TH ST SE
(229) 377-1150
Emergency Service: Yes

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Cairo High Schools

Serves 1,226 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.8

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