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Overview

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.

People

Total Population 11,140
Male Share of the Population 43.9%
Female Share of the Population 56.1%
Senior Citizens 12%
Employed Population 16+ 3,401
Age of the Population 31

Families

% of people married 35.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 11.1%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $27,047
% Above Poverty Level 51.3%
% Below Poverty Level 48.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 15 minutes
% Working from Home 0.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $589
Median House Value $84,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 66.4%
US/American 0%
English 5.9%
Irish 2.5%

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

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

Notes:

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

Station CORDELE
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
Station AMERICUS 3 SW
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
Station MARSHALLVILLE
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 552 $35,781
De Soto 309 $36,042
Lilly 228 $21,875
Pinehurst 405 $41,250
Vienna 3,846 $29,589
Warwick 418 $24,226

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

Cordele Hospitals

CRISP REGIONAL HOSPITAL
(Government - Hospital District or Authority)
902 7TH STREET NORTH
(229) 276-3100
Emergency Service: Yes

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CRISP COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL
2402 COUGAR ALLEY
229-276-3430
Serves 1,134 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.4

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