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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.

Demographics

People

Total Population10,901
Male Share of the Population44.9%
Female Share of the Population55.1%
Senior Citizens13.4%
Employed Population 16+3,534
Age of the Population29

Families

% of people married32.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.1%
Median Earnings25+$17,283
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$15,474
Median Earnings With High School Degree$15,113

Wealth

Median Family Income$30,290
% Above Poverty Level53.5%
% Below Poverty Level46.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home0.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.4%
% Using Public Transportation0.5%

Housing

People Living Alone29.2%
Median Gross Rent$572
Median House Value$80,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)51.3%
English3.3%
German2.8%
Irish2.5%
Scottish1.3%
Polish0.6%
French Except Basque0.6%
Italian0.4%
Haitian0.3%
West Indian0.3%
Hungarian0.2%
Portuguese0.2%
Dutch0.2%
Welsh0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Russian0.1%
African0.1%
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Cordele Almanac

CategoryValue
County Crisp County
Standard Zip Codes31015
P.O. Box Zip Codes31010
Phone Area Codes229
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude31.96
Approximate Longitude-83.77

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)

StationCORDELE
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp36 to 58 F
Apr Temp53 to 78 F
Jul Temp71 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 78 F
Annual Precip46.1 inches
StationAMERICUS 3 SW
Distance30 miles
Jan Temp34 to 57 F
Apr Temp49 to 77 F
Jul Temp69 to 91 F
Oct Temp52 to 78 F
Annual Precip49 inches
StationMARSHALLVILLE
Distance34.8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 56 F
Apr Temp48 to 76 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip44.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Arabi563$41,250
De Soto288$36,641
Lilly241$29,063
Pinehurst371$31,667
Vienna3,789$36,625
Warwick485$26,875

Cordele Hospitals

Crisp Regional Hospital
902 7th Street North
(229) 276-3100

Cordele Public Schools

A. S. Clark Elementary School
401 N 15th St
ZIP: 31015
(229) 276-3425
Blackshear Trail Elementary School
1001 Blackshear Rd
ZIP: 31015
(229) 276-3415
Crisp County Elementary School
1001 W 24th Ave
ZIP: 31015
(229) 276-3420
Middle
Total Enrollment 595
Crisp County High School
2402 Cougar Aly
ZIP: 31015
(229) 276-3430
High
Total Enrollment 1118
Crisp County Middle School
1116 E 24th Ave
ZIP: 31015
(229) 276-3460
Middle
Total Enrollment 920
Crisp County Pre-k
802 E 24th Ave
ZIP: 31015
(229) 276-3410
Primary
Total Enrollment 280
Crisp County Primary School
327 Old Hatley Rd
ZIP: 31015
(229) 276-3450
Primary
Total Enrollment 1349
Crisp Rydc
130 Rehab Rd
ZIP: 31015
(229) 271-4900
Other
Total Enrollment 10

Cordele Private Schools

Crisp Academy
150 Crisp Academy Dr
ZIP: 31015
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 216
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