Introduction to Cordele, Georgia

Cordele, Georgia, in Crisp county, is 34 miles NE of Albany, Georgia and 128 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. About 11,608 people live in Cordele.

Cordele History

Cordele served as the temporary capital of Georgia in November 1864. The area was incorporated as a city on December 22, 1888. Cordele was originally served by the Georgia Southern and Florida railroad companies. The city was named after the daughter of the president of the Savannah, Americus and Montgomery railroad company, Cordelia Hawkins. Cordele became the county seat of the newly formed Crisp County in 1905.

Cordele and nearby Attractions

  • Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park and Museum
  • Christ Episcopal Church
  • Cotton Museum
  • Georgia Rural Telephone Museum
  • Andersonville National Historic Site

Things To Do In Cordele

Cordele offers a number of recreational facilities. You can visit Lake Blackshear, which is a popular spot for its water skiing and fishing facilities. The Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park includes two park museums. The city is also home to the Watermelon Capital Speedway. The Flint River Aquarium is also close to the city. You can also enjoy shopping at the Cordele Square Shopping Center, the Crisp Plaza Shopping Center, the Southgate Shopping Center and the Cordele Shopping Center.

Cordele Transportation

Air transportation is available from Southwest Georgia Regional Airport.

Cordele Higher Education

Albany State University and Fort Valley State University are the nearest universities.


Total Population 11,177
Male Share of the Population 44.9%
Female Share of the Population 55.1%
Senior Citizens 12.5%
Employed Population 16+ 3,788
Age of the Population 31


% of people married 32.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 10.2%
Median Earnings25+ $20,034
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $10,163
Median Earnings With High School Degree $16,447


Median Family Income $26,800
% Above Poverty Level 51.1%
% Below Poverty Level 48.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 16 minutes
% Working from Home 0.7%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.5%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26%
Median Gross Rent $585
Median House Value $81,100


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 65.5%
US/American 0%
English 5.2%
Irish 2%

Cordele Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 34 miles NE of Albany, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Crisp
Standard Zip Codes 31015
P.O. Box Zip Codes 31010
Phone Area Codes 229
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 31.963
Longitude -83.782

Cordele Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


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

Distance 1.4 miles
Jan Temp 36 to 58 F
Apr Temp 53 to 78 F
Jul Temp 71 to 93 F
Oct Temp 53 to 78 F
Annual Precip 46.1 inches
Distance 30 miles
Jan Temp 34 to 57 F
Apr Temp 49 to 77 F
Jul Temp 69 to 91 F
Oct Temp 52 to 78 F
Annual Precip 49 inches
Distance 34.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 56 F
Apr Temp 48 to 76 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 76 F
Annual Precip 44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Arabi 517 $37,292
De Soto 264 $37,404
Lilly 237 $24,583
Pinehurst 493 $43,750
Vienna 3,880 $31,005
Warwick 430 $26,875

Cordele Hospitals

(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
(229) 276-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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