Cordele, Georgia

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Population in 2013: 11,187 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -3.6%
 
Males: 5,080  (45.4%)
Females: 6,107  (54.6%)
Median resident age:  32.7 years
Georgia median age:  35.9 years

Zip codes: 31015.

Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,669 (it was $17,615 in 2000)
Cordele:

$23,669
GA:

$47,829

Estimated per capita income in 2013: $14,069 (it was $12,746 in 2000)

Cordele city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $70,098 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Cordele:

$70,098
GA:

$141,600

Mean prices in 2013: All housing units: $93,034; Detached houses: $106,772; Mobile homes: $17,410

Median gross rent in 2013: $544.

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  • Races in Cordele, GA (2013)

    Cordele races chart
    • 8,25672.1%Black alone
    • 2,53022.1%White alone
    • 3953.4%Hispanic
    • 2171.9%Asian alone
    • 900.8%Two or more races
    • 170.1%American Indian alone

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

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cordele: 80.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (7.3%), United States (6.8%), English (4.6%), Irish (2.5%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 319 feet

Land area: 9.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,178 people per square mile   (low).

Cordele,GA real estate house value index trend

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For population 25 years and over in Cordele:

  • High school or higher: 73.1%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 10.0%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 3.3%
  • Unemployed: 11.5%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cordele city:

  • Never married: 40.1%
  • Now married: 38.2%
  • Separated: 3.5%
  • Widowed: 7.7%
  • Divorced: 10.5%

261 residents are foreign born (0.9% Asia, 0.7% Latin America).

This city:

2.3%
Georgia:

9.7%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 60 registered sex offenders living in Cordele, Georgia as of July 31, 2015.
The ratio of number of residents in Cordele to the number of sex offenders is 188 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,184 (1.4%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $679 (1.2%)

Cordele satellite photo by USGS

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 ).

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

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

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: +3,768 (+33.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,232 (60.2%)

Area code: 229

Cordele household income distribution Cordele home values distribution

Crime rates in Cordele by Year
Type 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013
Murders 1110223221330
per 100,000 8.48.28.50.016.816.926.117.517.49.026.626.30.0
Rapes 7476498131371299
per 100,000 58.933.059.751.333.775.969.6113.7113.063.0106.379.079.2
Robberies 28462825312436545731423631
per 100,000 235.5379.0238.9213.8261.1202.3313.2472.2495.4279.0371.9315.9272.9
Assaults 112714048403661748446484347
per 100,000 942.1584.9341.3410.5336.8303.5530.7647.1730.0414.0425.0377.3413.8
Burglaries 146139185160199188211258241222268257215
per 100,000 1,228.11,145.21,578.61,368.51,675.81,584.91,835.62,256.02,094.41,998.22,372.92,255.01,892.9
Thefts 873956842836816631647703669619721709618
per 100,000 7,343.57,876.17,184.97,150.26,871.65,319.55,628.56,147.35,813.95,571.66,383.96,220.95,441.1
Auto thefts 25413019262848352833182514
per 100,000 210.3337.8256.0162.5218.9236.0417.6306.1243.3297.0159.4219.4123.3
Arson 04413N/AN/AN/A11341
per 100,000 0.033.034.18.625.3N/AN/AN/A8.79.026.635.18.8
City-data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 294.7) 704.6681.3610.2570.0603.2546.8680.6808.2801.4608.5752.9695.5575.8

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City-data.com crime index counts serious crimes more heavily. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

Crime rate in Cordele detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson
Full-time law enforcement employees in 2012, including police officers: 35 (27 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

2.37
Georgia average:

2.77
Unemployment in June 2014:
Here:

9.9%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +570 (+5.2%).
Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (16%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (13%)
  • Construction (10%)
  • Health care and social assistance (8%)
  • Other services, except public administration (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (22%)
  • Accommodation and food services (19%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Public administration (8%)
  • Construction (3%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Transportation occupations (16%)
  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (5%)
  • Sales and related occupations (23%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (17%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (7%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (5%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (4%)

Work and jobs in Cordele: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute

Average climate in Cordele, Georgia

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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 Cordele 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 the city 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 Cordele 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 (12).
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

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) - Player of football, 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.

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)

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)

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)

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 school in Cordele:

Private high school in Cordele:

  • CRISP ACADEMY (Students: 264; Location: 150 CRISP ACADEMY DR; Grades: PK - 12)

Public elementary/middle schools in Cordele:

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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).

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

Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2012 was 64.8. This is about average.

City:

64.8
U.S.:

74.2

Ozone [ppb] level in 2012 was 30.1. This is about average. Closest monitor was 17.8 miles away from the city center.

City:

30.1
U.S.:

32.0

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)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 45.4%
(16.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 53.9% for Black residents, 61.3% for Hispanic or Latino residents)
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

Cordele compared to Georgia state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage above state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage 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 above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.

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.

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Cordele, Georgia:

  • Ramada Inn Cordele, 2016 16TH Ave E, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-5000
  • Hampton Inn Cordele, 1603 16TH Ave, East, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-0737
  • Rodeway Inn Cordele, 1609 16TH Ave, East, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-3390
  • Quality Inn, 1601 16TH Ave E, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-2371, Fax: (229) 273-8351
  • Athens Motel, 1512 16TH Ave E, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-7903
  • Days Inn, 2115 16TH Ave E, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-1123
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Cordele, 416 S Greer St, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-9477, Fax: (229) 273-1551
  • Quality Inn & Suites, 1711 16TH Ave E, Cordele, GA 31015 , Phone: (229) 273-4117, Fax: (229) 273-1344
  • 6 other hotels and motels
All 14 fire-safe hotels and motels in Cordele, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2013

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2013

Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.1
Georgia average:

12.6

Cordele travel time to work - commute Cordele mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (74%)
  • Utility gas (23%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)
  • Wood (1%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

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2008 Presidential Elections Results

2012 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Cordele city (based on Crisp County data)

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
Crisp County:

3.16 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
This county:

0.45 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

2.26 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

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

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

7.23 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

11.9%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Crisp County:

31.4%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

13.5%
State:

14.6%
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
Financial Administration 10$33,006$39,6070$0
Other Government Administration 8$14,410$21,6150$0
Judicial and Legal 2$3,976$23,8560$0
Police Protection - Officers 28$94,789$40,6240$0
Police - Other 8$19,344$29,0166$1,793
Firefighters 23$84,026$43,8400$0
Streets and Highways 6$16,446$32,8920$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,887$34,6440$0
Sewerage 13$38,723$35,7440$0
Parks and Recreation 4$13,755$41,2650$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 2$7,099$42,5940$0
Water Supply 12$36,894$36,8941$1,348
Gas Supply 5$16,211$38,9060$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,471$44,8260$0
Totals for Government 124$389,037$37,6497$3,141

Cordele government finances - Expenditure in 2002 (per resident):

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,107,000 ($188.34)
    Police Protection: $1,817,000 ($162.42)
    Regular Highways: $1,449,000 ($129.53)
    Water Utilities: $1,153,000 ($103.07)
    Fire Protection: $933,000 ($83.40)
    Sewerage: $769,000 ($68.74)
    Solid Waste Management: $624,000 ($55.78)
    Financial Administration: $559,000 ($49.97)
    Central Staff Services: $551,000 ($49.25)
    Housing & Community Development: $326,000 ($29.14)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($6.70)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($5.10)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000 ($3.84)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($3.13)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($2.50)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $35,000 ($3.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $479,000 ($42.82)
    Sewerage: $319,000 ($28.52)
    Regular Highways: $144,000 ($12.87)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($11.89)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($3.22)
    Gas Utilities: $33,000 ($2.95)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($2.32)
    Housing & Community Development: $11,000 ($0.98)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.80)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($0.54)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,804,000 ($429.43)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $326,000 ($29.14)

Cordele government finances - Revenue in 2002 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $929,000 ($83.04)
    Solid Waste Management: $515,000 ($46.04)
    All Other: $44,000 ($3.93)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,598,000 ($142.84)
    All Other: $54,000 ($4.83)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $363,000 ($32.45)
    General Revenue, NEC: $228,000 ($20.38)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,814,000 ($162.15)
    Water Utilities: $1,394,000 ($124.61)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $79,000 ($7.06)
  • Tax - Property: $1,899,000 ($169.75)
    Public Utilities: $800,000 ($71.51)
    Other Selective Sales: $628,000 ($56.14)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $346,000 ($30.93)
    NEC: $332,000 ($29.68)

Cordele government finances - Debt in 2002 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,655,000 ($594.89)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,495,000 ($580.58)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($14.30)

Cordele government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,716,000 ($779.12)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $268,000 ($23.96)

8.49% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($25,342 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.49%
Georgia average:

9.45%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Turner County, GA  1.50% ($18,852 average AGI)
from Dooly County, GA  0.79% ($20,456)
from Tift County, GA  0.51% ($21,108)


7.89% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($25,566 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.89%
Georgia average:

9.32%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2010 and 2011.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Dooly County, GA  0.85% ($16,131 average AGI)
to Turner County, GA  0.62% ($22,659)
to Houston County, GA  0.56% ($27,925)

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 (per 100,000 population)

See more detailed statistics of Cordele fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2013 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 33Number of bridges
  • 170m558ftTotal length
  • $167,000Total costs
  • 624,446Total average daily traffic
  • 30,767Total average daily truck traffic

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 121960-1969
  • 51970-1979
  • 51980-1989
  • 21990-1999
  • 62000-2009
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: 105 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Cordele, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 8 (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: 22 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Cordele)
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
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

Cordele on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #10 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below 50% of the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28 (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Fishing and hunting, and forest and logging workers (population 5,000+)"
  • #17 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in homes for the physically handicapped"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Lumber and other construction materials merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #21 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #31 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males in occupations: Physicians and surgeons (population 5,000+)"
  • #32 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Other sales and related workers including supervisors (population 5,000+)"
  • #61 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most people below the poverty level, excluding cities with 15% or more of residents in college and with the median age below 28"
  • #70 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of thefts in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #82 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the highest number of murders in 2006 per 10,000 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 in 2006 per 10,000 residents, excludes tourist destinations and others with a lot of outsiders visiting based on city industries data (population 5,000+)"
  • #96 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups) (population 5,000+)"
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