Cordele, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 10,726 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: -7.6%
 
Males: 4,810  (44.8%)
Females: 5,916  (55.2%)
Median resident age:

29.4 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 31015.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $25,515 (it was $17,615 in 2000)
Cordele:

$25,515
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $16,463 (it was $12,746 in 2000)

Cordele city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $88,056 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Cordele:

$88,056
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $128,980; detached houses: $141,227; mobile homes: $25,792

Median gross rent in 2017: $591.

March 2019 cost of living index in Cordele: 78.6 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 46.5%
(19.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 60.7% for Black residents, 14.7% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 100.0% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 13.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Cordele, GA (2010)
    • 7,38766.3%Black alone
    • 3,11327.9%White alone
    • 3693.3%Hispanic
    • 1401.3%Asian alone
    • 1191.1%Two or more races
    • 110.10%American Indian alone
    • 70.06%Other race alone
    • 10.01%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone

Races in Cordele detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 54 registered sex offenders living in Cordele, Georgia as of November 26, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Cordele is 208 to 1.


Crime rates in Cordele by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
2
(16.8)
2
(16.9)
3
(26.1)
2
(17.5)
2
(17.4)
1
(9.0)
3
(26.6)
3
(26.3)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(18.4)
2
(18.3)
3
(27.7)
2
(18.7)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
4
(33.7)
9
(75.9)
8
(69.6)
13
(113.7)
13
(113.0)
7
(63.0)
12
(106.3)
9
(79.0)
9
(79.2)
4
(35.7)
2
(18.4)
2
(18.3)
5
(46.2)
9
(84.4)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
31
(261.1)
24
(202.3)
36
(313.2)
54
(472.2)
57
(495.4)
31
(279.0)
42
(371.9)
36
(315.9)
31
(272.9)
21
(187.5)
30
(275.4)
8
(73.3)
9
(83.2)
3
(28.1)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
40
(336.8)
36
(303.5)
61
(530.7)
74
(647.1)
84
(730.0)
46
(414.0)
48
(425.0)
43
(377.3)
47
(413.8)
46
(410.6)
49
(449.8)
26
(238.4)
30
(277.5)
50
(468.6)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
199
(1,676)
188
(1,585)
211
(1,836)
258
(2,256)
241
(2,094)
222
(1,998)
268
(2,373)
257
(2,255)
215
(1,893)
155
(1,384)
138
(1,267)
112
(1,027)
165
(1,526)
147
(1,378)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
816
(6,872)
631
(5,320)
647
(5,629)
703
(6,147)
669
(5,814)
619
(5,572)
721
(6,384)
709
(6,221)
618
(5,441)
508
(4,535)
503
(4,618)
390
(3,576)
383
(3,542)
402
(3,768)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
26
(218.9)
28
(236.0)
48
(417.6)
35
(306.1)
28
(243.3)
33
(297.0)
18
(159.4)
25
(219.4)
14
(123.3)
21
(187.5)
18
(165.2)
16
(146.7)
30
(277.5)
12
(112.5)
Arson
(per 100,000)
3
(25.3)
N/AN/AN/A1
(8.7)
1
(9.0)
3
(26.6)
4
(35.1)
1
(8.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(9.2)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)616.0558.4695.0825.3818.4621.4768.9710.3588.0460.2510.6347.7443.7463.3

The City-Data.com crime rate weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Cordele, GA

Crime rate in Cordele detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 31 (26 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.44
Georgia average:

2.52
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Ancestries: American (9.9%), German (2.1%), English (1.9%), Irish (1.8%), Scottish (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 319 feet

Land area: 9.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,130 people per square mile   (low).

Cordele, Georgia map

309 residents are foreign born (1.3% Latin America, 1.0% Asia).

This city:

2.8%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,309 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $931 (1.1%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, GA (34.9 miles , pop. 76,939).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (129.4 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (705.3 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Vienna, GA (3.0 miles ),
Arabi, GA (3.1 miles ),
Seville, GA (3.2 miles ),
Warwick, GA (3.5 miles ),
Lilly, GA (3.7 miles ),
Pitts, GA (3.7 miles ),
Pinehurst, GA (4.0 miles ),
De Soto, GA (4.1 miles )

Latitude: 31.96 N, Longitude: 83.78 W

Nickname or alias (official or unofficial): Watermelon Capital of the World

Daytime population change due to commuting: +3,207 (+28.8%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,476 (66.7%)

Area code: 229

Distribution of median household income in Cordele, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Cordele, GA in 2017
Cordele satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 16 buildings, average cost: $66,600
  • 1998: 14 buildings, average cost: $90,400
  • 1999: 1 building, cost: $200,000
  • 2000: 8 buildings, average cost: $111,300
  • 2001: 1 building, cost: $50,000
  • 2002: 3 buildings, average cost: $329,300
  • 2003: 83 buildings, average cost: $61,300
  • 2004: 20 buildings, average cost: $148,100
  • 2005: 20 buildings, average cost: $181,900
  • 2006: 22 buildings, average cost: $173,400
  • 2007: 25 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2008: 8 buildings, average cost: $98,400
  • 2009: 4 buildings, average cost: $168,300
  • 2010: 57 buildings, average cost: $85,100
  • 2011: 4 buildings, average cost: $171,300
  • 2012: 1 building, cost: $300,000
  • 2013: 1 building, cost: $165,000
  • 2014: 2 buildings, average cost: $170,000
  • 2015: 3 buildings, average cost: $282,700
  • 2016: 4 buildings, average cost: $192,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Cordele, GA residents
Average permit cost in Cordele, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

4.4%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Cordele, GA
Historical housing units in Cordele, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +570 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in Cordele, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (11.7%)
  • Educational services (9.7%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.0%)
  • Construction (7.6%)
  • Public administration (6.2%)
  • Food (4.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (14.5%)
  • Public administration (6.6%)
  • Educational services (5.2%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (5.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (4.8%)
  • Health care (3.9%)
  • Machinery (3.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (19.3%)
  • Educational services (14.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (13.2%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Social assistance (5.5%)
  • Food (4.7%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (4.1%)
Most common occupations in Cordele, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (3.7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (3.5%)
  • Cashiers (3.5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.5%)
  • Other material moving workers, except laborers (5.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.3%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7.3%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (6.8%)
  • Cashiers (6.4%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (4.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Child care workers (4.7%)

Average climate in Cordele, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 53.7. This is better than average.

City:

53.7
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.9. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.9
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Cordele-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 40% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/23/1971, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 4.7 miles away from the Cordele city center injured 8 people and caused between $50,000 and $500,000 in damages.

On 4/15/1999, a category F3 tornado 11.3 miles away from the city center injured 28 people and caused $10 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cordele-area historical earthquake activity is near Georgia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 151.7 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 205.2 miles away from the city center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 214.1 miles away from Cordele center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 225.6 miles away from the city center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 431.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 221.7 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Crisp County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Storms: 2, Tropical Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Wind: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Cordele topographic map

Hospitals in Cordele:

  • CRISP REG HOSPITAL HOSPICE (910 NORTH 5TH STREET)
  • CRISP REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 902 7TH STREET NORTH)
  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC.- CORDELE (708 EAST 16TH AVENUE)

Nursing Homes in Cordele:

  • CORDELE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER INC (1106 NORTH 4TH STREET)
  • CORDELE ROYAL CARE CENTER (902 BLACKSHEAR ROAD)
  • CRISP CO MED NURSING CTR (1106 NO 4TH AVE)
  • CRISP REGIONAL NSG AND REHAB CTR (902 BLACKSHEAR ROAD)

Dialysis Facilities in Cordele:

  • CORDELE DIALYSIS (1013 EAST 16TH AVE)
  • CRISP REGIONAL HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (1302 N 5TH STREET EXT)

Home Health Centers in Cordele:

  • CARESOUTH, AN AFFILIATE OF CRISP REG HOSPITAL (906 F 5TH STREET NORTH, STE F)
  • VNA OF CORDELE, INC. (511 EAST THIRD AVENUE)

Airports located in Cordele:

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cordele:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 27 miles; Americus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,689)
  • Albany State University (about 35 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,662)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 37 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,564)
  • Darton State College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 5,000)
  • Albany Technical College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,707)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 41 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,200)
  • Central Georgia Technical College (about 41 miles; Warner Robins, GA; FT enrollment: 6,829)

Public high schools in Cordele:

  • CRISP COUNTY HIGH SCHOOL (Students: 1,108, Location: 2402 COUGAR ALY, Grades: 9-12)
  • CRISP RYDC (Location: 130 REHAB RD, Grades: 7-10)

Private high school in Cordele:

  • CRISP ACADEMY (Students: 226, Location: 150 CRISP ACADEMY DR, Grades: PK-12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cordele:

  • CRISP COUNTY MIDDLE SCHOOL (Students: 948, Location: 1116 E 24TH AVE, Grades: 6-8)
  • CRISP COUNTY ELEMENTARY SCHOOL (Location: 1001 W 24TH AVE, Grades: 4-5)
  • CRISP COUNTY PRIMARY SCHOOL (Location: 327 OLD HATLEY RD, Grades: KG-3)
See full list of schools located in Cordele

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Cordele: Cordele Fire Department Station 1 (A), Cordele Fire Department Station 2 (B), Carnegie Library (C), Crodele City Hall (D), Crane nursing Home (E), Crisp County Courthouse (F), Crisp County Nursing Center (G). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Cordele Shopping Center (1), Cordele Square Shopping Center (2), Crisp Plaza Shopping Center (3), Southgate Shopping Center (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cordele include: Wesleyan Methodist Church (A), Shady Grove Baptist Church (B), Saint Paul Presbyterian Church (C), Northern Heights Baptist Church (D), Mount Zion First Baptist Church (E), Mount Calvary Baptist Church (F), Holiness Church (G), First United Methodist Church (H), First Presbyterian Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Sunnyside Cemetery (1), Bethel Cemetery (2), Westview Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cordele include: Williams Park (1), Cordele Commercial Historic District (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Tourist attraction: Island One Inc (1813 East 16th Avenue).

Hotels: Cordele Inn (566 Farmers Market Road), Cordele Inn Hotel (566 Farmers Mrkt Rd Ext104 575), Days Inn & Restaurant (2109 East 16th Avenue), Econo Lodge (1709 East 16th Avenue), Days Inn (2109 East 16th Avenue), Athen's Motel (1512 East 16th Avenue), Best Western Colonial Inn (1706 East 16th Avenue), Days Inn C ordele GA (2115 East 16th Avenue), Comfort Inn (1601 E 16th Ave).

Courts: Georgia State Government - Children & Youth Services Department- Court Serv (412 East 16th Avenue Suite D), Crisp County - Superior Court- Clerk Of Court-Jean H Rogers (Courthouse), Crisp County - Magistrate Court (Courthouse), Crisp County - Probate Court Judge (Courthouse).

Birthplace of: Jody Powell - White House press secretary to President Jimmy Carter, Ronald E. Ray - Army Medal of Honor recipient, Mac Hyman - Novelist, T. J. Jackson (wide receiver) - Football player, Bernard Ford (American football) - Football player, Dontell Jefferson - Basketball player, Ken Spikes - Stock car racing driver, Lewis Clinch - College basketball player (Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets), Joe Williams (jazz singer), Preston Dennard - Football player.

Crisp County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cordele and their reported violations in the past:

COMM. WTR.SYS./WILEY ACRES SUBDIVISION (Population served: 146, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2004, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-02-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-02-2004), St Public Notif received (APR-11-2005), St Compliance achieved (JUL-20-2005)
A B C MOBILE HOME PARK (Population served: 78, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2013, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-11-2014), St Public Notif requested (APR-11-2014)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1997, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-14-1998), St Public Notif requested (NOV-12-1998), St Public Notif received (DEC-11-1998)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1996, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-14-1998)
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In JAN-01-1995, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (JAN-28-1998), St AO (w/penalty) issued (SEP-14-1998)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - In JAN-01-1994, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (2 times from DEC-06-1994 to DEC-06-1994), St Intentional no-action (JUL-22-2003)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 4 regular monitoring violations
CEDAR LAKE ESTATES (Population served: 68, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up Or Routine LCR Tap M/R - In OCT-01-2003, Contaminant: Lead and Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (DEC-01-2004), St Violation/Reminder Notice (DEC-01-2004), St Public Notif received (MAR-28-2005), St Compliance achieved (SEP-29-2005)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
EAST CRISP APARTMENTS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-2010, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-2010), St Violation/Reminder Notice (SEP-17-2010), St Formal NOV issued (OCT-04-2010), St Public Notif received (NOV-02-2010), St AO (w/penalty) issued (NOV-19-2010)
Past monitoring violations:
  • 4 routine major monitoring violations
  • One minor monitoring violation
  • One regular monitoring violation

Drinking water stations with addresses in Cordele that have no violations reported:

  • CORDELE (Population served: 11,608, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.6 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

64.8%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.6%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households
189 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010
52 people in group homes intended for adults in 2010

People in group quarters in Cordele in 2000:

  • 215 people in nursing homes
  • 179 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 48 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 15 people in other nonhousehold living situations

Banks with branches in Cordele (2011 data):

  • Ameris Bank: Cordele Branch at 510 South Second Street, branch established on 1985/12/18; Cordele Drive Through Branch at 1302 16th Avenue East, branch established on 1993/05/12. Info updated 2012/02/27: Bank assets: $3,003.2 mil, Deposits: $2,595.8 mil, headquarters in Moultrie, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 79 total offices, Holding Company: Ameris Bancorp
  • Colony Bank: Cordele Branch at 1031 East 24th Avenue, branch established on 1999/10/04. Info updated 2011/04/20: Bank assets: $1,192.8 mil, Deposits: $1,001.0 mil, headquarters in Fitzgerald, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 29 total offices, Holding Company: Colony Bankcorp, Inc.
  • Regions Bank: Sixteenth Avenue Branch at 1216 16th Avenue East, branch established on 1976/10/15. Info updated 2011/02/24: Bank assets: $123,368.2 mil, Deposits: $98,301.3 mil, headquarters in Birmingham, AL, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1778 total offices, Holding Company: Regions Financial Corporation
  • South Georgia Banking Company: Cordele Branch at 702 S. Peacan Street, branch established on 2000/02/10. Info updated 2007/01/09: Bank assets: $346.7 mil, Deposits: $301.6 mil, headquarters in Omega, GA, positive income, Agricultural Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: South Georgia Bank Holding Company
  • PlantersFIRST: Plantersfirst at 1620 East Sixteenth Avenue, branch established on 1896/01/01. Info updated 2008/01/29: Bank assets: $288.5 mil, Deposits: $269.8 mil, local headquarters, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 8 total offices, Holding Company: Mid State Banks, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Cordele:

Marital status in Cordele, GA
  • Never married: 42.1%
  • Now married: 34.6%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 10.5%
  • Divorced: 9.3%

For population 25 years and over in Cordele:

  • High school or higher: 79.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.6%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 16.2 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

11.8
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Cordele
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Cordele, GA (based on Crisp County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant8,03037
Mainline Protestant1,7139
Catholic6041
Black Protestant2192
Other261
None12,847-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
This county:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Crisp County:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 5
Crisp County:

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 20
Crisp County:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 16
Crisp County:

7.23 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Crisp County:

11.9%
State:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

31.4%
State:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.5%
Georgia:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Here:

48.6%
Georgia:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Cordele:

45.3%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Cordele:

29.7
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
Cordele:

19.5%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Cordele:

12.7%
Georgia:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Cordele:

6.7
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
Cordele:

35.7%
Georgia:

33.6%

General health condition:
Cordele:

53.6%
Georgia:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Cordele:

81.2%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Cordele, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2013)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Police Protection - Officers 28$94,789$40,6240$0
Firefighters 23$84,026$43,8400$0
Sewerage 13$38,723$35,7440$0
Water Supply 12$36,894$36,8941$1,348
Financial Administration 10$33,006$39,6070$0
Other Government Administration 8$14,410$21,6150$0
Police - Other 8$19,344$29,0166$1,793
Streets and Highways 6$16,446$32,8920$0
Gas Supply 5$16,211$38,9060$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,755$41,2650$0
Housing and Community Development (Local) 2$7,099$42,5940$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,471$44,8260$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,976$23,8560$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,887$34,6440$0
Totals for Government 124$389,037$37,6497$3,141

Cordele government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $505,000 ($47.08)
    Sewerage: $337,000 ($31.42)
    Regular Highways: $130,000 ($12.12)
    Gas Utilities: $80,000 ($7.46)
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,546,000 ($237.37)
    Regular Highways: $1,967,000 ($183.39)
    Water Utilities: $1,668,000 ($155.51)
    Gas Utilities: $1,360,000 ($126.79)
    Local Fire Protection: $1,358,000 ($126.61)
    Sewerage: $1,112,000 ($103.67)
    Solid Waste Management: $882,000 ($82.23)
    Central Staff Services: $849,000 ($79.15)
    Financial Administration: $632,000 ($58.92)
    Housing and Community Development: $285,000 ($26.57)
    General - Other: $244,000 ($22.75)
    Libraries: $146,000 ($13.61)
    Parks and Recreation: $88,000 ($8.20)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $77,000 ($7.18)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - General - Other: $10,000 ($0.93)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $353,000 ($32.91)
    Water Utilities: $350,000 ($32.63)
    Sewerage: $234,000 ($21.82)
    Police Protection: $140,000 ($13.05)
    Central Staff Services: $51,000 ($4.75)
    Local Fire Protection: $42,000 ($3.92)
    Gas Utilities: $38,000 ($3.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,923,000 ($458.98)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $226,000 ($21.07)

Cordele government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $1,631,000 ($152.06)
    Solid Waste Management: $871,000 ($81.20)
    Other: $133,000 ($12.40)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $23,000 ($2.14)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $68,000 ($6.34)
    General Local Government Support: $68,000 ($6.34)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $2,016,000 ($187.95)
    Other: $761,000 ($70.95)
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $283,000 ($26.38)
    Fines and Forfeits: $239,000 ($22.28)
    Royalties: $69,000 ($6.43)
    Interest Earnings: $4,000 ($0.37)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $2,446,000 ($228.04)
    Gas Utilities: $1,710,000 ($159.43)
  • Tax - Property: $2,321,000 ($216.39)
    Public Utilities Sales: $1,621,000 ($151.13)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $523,000 ($48.76)
    Other Selective Sales: $441,000 ($41.12)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $374,000 ($34.87)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $320,000 ($29.83)
    Other License: $17,000 ($1.58)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $1,000 ($0.09)

Cordele government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,635,000 ($618.59)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $6,335,000 ($590.62)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $630,000 ($58.74)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $330,000 ($30.77)

Cordele government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,707,000 ($811.77)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $193,000 ($17.99)

5.63% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($33,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.63%
Georgia average:

9.49%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Dooly County, GA  0.80% ($27,400 average AGI)
from Travis County, TX  0.39% ($13,889)
from Wilcox County, GA  0.38% ($27,962)
Businesses in Cordele, GA
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1KFC1
Ace Hardware1Little Caesars Pizza1
Advance Auto Parts1Marriott1
Arby's1McDonald's1
AutoZone1Nike2
Best Western1Pizza Hut1
Burger King1Quality1
CVS1RadioShack1
Church's Chicken1Ramada1
Comfort Inn1Rue211
Cracker Barrel1SONIC Drive-In1
Dairy Queen2Subway2
Days Inn1Taco Bell1
Dennys1Travelodge1
Domino's Pizza1U-Haul1
FedEx3UPS3
Ford1Verizon Wireless2
H&R Block2Waffle House2
Hardee's1Walgreens1
Hilton1Walmart1
Home Depot1

Strongest AM radio stations in Cordele:

  • WKTF (1550 AM; 10 kW; VIENNA, GA; Owner: SANTILLANA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMAC (940 AM; 50 kW; MACON, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WNNG (1350 AM; 15 kW; WARNER ROBINS, GA; Owner: CHASE BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJYZ (960 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WSTT (730 AM; 25 kW; THOMASVILLE, GA; Owner: MARION R. WILLIAMS)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WMGA (1130 AM; 10 kW; MOULTRIE, GA; Owner: RADIO MOULTRIE, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WFVR (910 AM; 50 kW; VALDOSTA, GA; Owner: RAMA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WALG (1590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WPGA (980 AM; 5 kW; PERRY, GA; Owner: RADIO PERRY, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Cordele:

  • WQXZ (98.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: METRO COM CORP.)
  • WQSY (103.9 FM; HAWKINSVILLE, GA; Owner: TRI-COUNTY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WBJY (89.3 FM; AMERICUS, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WKAK (104.5 FM; ALBANY, GA; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WOBB (100.3 FM; TIFTON, GA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WAEF (90.3 FM; CORDELE, GA; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WFFM (105.7 FM; ASHBURN, GA; Owner: ON TOP COMMUNICATIONS OF GEORGIA, LLC)
  • WZIQ (106.5 FM; SMITHVILLE, GA; Owner: BARINOWSKI INVESTMENT COMPANY)
  • WCOP-FM (99.9 FM; UNADILLA, GA; Owner: TOCCOA FALLS COLLEGE)

TV broadcast stations around Cordele:

  • WSST-TV (Channel 55; CORDELE, GA; Owner: SUNBELT-SOUTH TELECOMMUNICATIONS LTD)
  • WDCO-TV (Channel 29; COCHRAN, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WACS-TV (Channel 25; DAWSON, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • W34CZ (Channel 34; ALBANY, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WALB (Channel 10; ALBANY, GA; Owner: LIBCO, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Cordele fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 72Number of bridges
  • 630ft / 192mTotal length
  • $49,983,000Total costs
  • 842,740Total average daily traffic
  • 28,978Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Cordele, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11920-1929
  • 61930-1939
  • 31940-1949
  • 41950-1959
  • 201960-1969
  • 71970-1979
  • 221980-1989
  • 11990-1999
  • 82000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Cordele, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Cordele)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 159 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cordele, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 26 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 6 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 24 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Cordele)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 17 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cordele)

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 199. The highest number of reported fires - 327 took place in 2011, and the least - 0 in 2006. The data has a decreasing trend.
    Fire incident types in Cordele, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (51.8%), and Structure Fires (29.4%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Cordele, GA
    • 1,64751.8%Outside Fires
    • 93529.4%Structure Fires
    • 51916.3%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 792.5%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Cordele, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cordele, Georgia:

  • Quality Inn, 1601 16TH Ave E, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-2371, Fax: (229) 273-8351
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Cordele, 416 S Greer St, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-9477, Fax: (229) 273-1551
  • Comfort Inn & Suites, 2803 Frontage Rd, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-7117, Fax: (229) 273-7118
  • Lake Blackshear Resort, 2459 Us Hwy 280 W, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 276-1004, Fax: (229) 273-0158
  • Holiday Inn Express & Suites, 1102 Arc Way Dr, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-8775, Fax: (229) 273-8776
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites, 2001 16th St, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-0042, Fax: (229) 273-8336
  • Baymont Inn & Suites Cordele, 416 Greer St, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-9477
  • Hampton Inn & Suites Cordele, 1709 16th Ave E, Cordele, Georgia 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-7150, Fax: (228) 513-3656
All 8 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cordele, Georgia
Most common first names in Cordele, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John19873.4 years
James18271.3 years
Mary17877.3 years
Willie15570.9 years
William14972.4 years
Annie10578.5 years
George8871.9 years
Robert8670.2 years
Thomas6070.7 years
Charles5265.3 years
Most common last names in Cordele, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith16272.3 years
Williams13973.2 years
Brown11774.2 years
Johnson11271.3 years
Jones8568.3 years
Jackson5672.5 years
Davis5569.2 years
Lewis5069.5 years
Walker4568.7 years
White4469.7 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Cordele, GA
  • 76.4%Electricity
  • 17.3%Utility gas
  • 4.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.0%Wood
  • 1.0%No fuel used
  • 0.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Cordele, GA
  • 87.9%Electricity
  • 10.0%Utility gas
  • 1.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.


Cordele compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

Cordele on our top lists:

  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest household incomes disparities (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people taking a taxi to work (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: healthcare support occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #48 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped (population 1,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: transportation occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #59 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest percentage of single-parent households, population 5,000+"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: sales and related occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (population 5,000+)"
  • #74 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in industries: retail trade (population 5,000+)"
  • #86 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #91 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #92 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of burglaries per 100,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #94 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest city-data.com crime index, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #101 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people born in the same U.S. state as the city (population 5,000+)"
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