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Overview

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.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,708
Male Share of the Population49%
Female Share of the Population51%
Senior Citizens16.3%
Employed Population 16+3,071
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married41%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher11.9%
Median Earnings25+$22,064
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,091
Median Earnings With High School Degree$19,545

Wealth

Median Family Income$29,723
% Above Poverty Level57.8%
% Below Poverty Level42.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time25 minutes
% Working from Home1%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.8%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone30.7%
Median Gross Rent$773
Median House Value$102,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)58.9%
English6.1%
Irish5.5%
German4.9%
French Except Basque2.1%
Lebanese0.7%
Scottish0.7%
Arab0.7%
Dutch0.5%
Greek0.4%
Italian0.4%
Polish0.3%
Welsh0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
Jamaican0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
African0.1%
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Cairo Almanac

CategoryValue
County Grady County
Standard Zip Codes39827, 39828
Phone Area Codes229
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude30.97
Approximate Longitude-84.2

Cairo Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationTHOMASVILLE 3 NE
Distance15.9 miles
Jan Temp40 to 63 F
Apr Temp53 to 79 F
Jul Temp71 to 92 F
Oct Temp56 to 81 F
Annual Precip54 inches
StationQUINCY 3 SSW
Distance28.2 miles
Jan Temp39 to 62 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 91 F
Oct Temp56 to 80 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
StationMONTICELLO 3 W
Distance29.2 miles
Jan Temp38 to 62 F
Apr Temp52 to 78 F
Jul Temp70 to 91 F
Oct Temp54 to 80 F
Annual Precip58.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Climax181$51,250
Meigs918$32,969
Ochlocknee633$36,250
Pelham3,782$26,769
Thomasville18,706$37,753
Whigham713$41,827

Cairo Public Libraries

Roddenbery Memorial Library
320 NORTH BROAD STREET
Cairo, Georgia
(229) 377-3632

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Cairo Hospitals

Grady General Hospital
(Government - District/authority)
1155 Fifth Street Se

Cairo Public Schools

Cairo High School
455 5th St Se
ZIP: 39828
(229) 377-2222
High
Total Enrollment 1171
Eastside Elementary School
1201 20th St Ne
ZIP: 39828
(229) 377-8441
Primary
Total Enrollment 675
Northside Elementary School
985 1st St Nw
ZIP: 39828
(229) 377-2422
Primary
Total Enrollment 387
Southside Elementary School
491 3rd St Se
ZIP: 39828
(229) 377-3723
Primary
Total Enrollment 683
Washington Middle School
1277 Martin Luther King Ave Sw
ZIP: 39828
(229) 377-2106
Middle
Total Enrollment 658
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