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Population in 2012: 11,297 (97% urban, 3% rural). Population change since 2000: -2.7%
 

Males: 5,250  (46.5%)
Females: 6,047  (53.5%)

Median resident age:  32.9 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 31015.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $22,291 (it was $17,615 in 2000)
Cordele:

$22,291
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $12,654

Cordele city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $68,784 (it was $59,500 in 2000)
Cordele:

$68,784
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $91,042; Detached houses: $95,224; Townhouses or other attached units: $90,811; In 2-unit structures: $144,640; Mobile homes: $52,632

Median gross rent in 2012: $569.

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  • Black alone - 8,031 (71.5%)
  • White alone - 2,529 (22.5%)
  • Hispanic - 415 (3.7%)
  • Asian alone - 200 (1.8%)
  • Two or more races - 37 (0.3%)
  • American Indian alone - 16 (0.1%)

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Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Cordele: 81.9 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: Subsaharan African (7.3%), English (5.6%), United States (4.7%), Irish (3.8%), German (1.8%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 319 feet

Land area: 9.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,190 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Cordele:

  • High school or higher: 66.6%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 9.7%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.7%
  • Unemployed: 16.0%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.8 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Cordele city:

  • Never married: 43.4%
  • Now married: 30.9%
  • Separated: 3.9%
  • Widowed: 8.5%
  • Divorced: 13.3%

249 residents are foreign born (1.0% Asia).

This city:  2.2%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 58 registered sex offenders living in Cordele, Georgia as of October 25, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Cordele to the number of sex offenders is 195 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $972 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $614 (1.0%)

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

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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: +3,719 (+33.1%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 2,261 (65.7%)

Area code: 229

Cordele household income distribution Cordele home values distribution


 

Crime rates in Cordele by Year
Type 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012
Murders 2111022322133
per 100,000 17.68.48.28.50.016.816.926.117.517.49.026.626.3
Rapes 6747649813137129
per 100,000 52.958.933.059.751.333.775.969.6113.7113.063.0106.379.0
Robberies 28284628253124365457314236
per 100,000 246.9235.5379.0238.9213.8261.1202.3313.2472.2495.4279.0371.9315.9
Assaults 1381127140484036617484464843
per 100,000 1217.0942.1584.9341.3410.5336.8303.5530.7647.1730.0414.0425.0377.3
Burglaries 154146139185160199188211258241222268257
per 100,000 1358.11228.11145.21578.61368.51675.81584.91835.62256.02094.41998.22372.92255.0
Thefts 982873956842836816631647703669619721709
per 100,000 8660.47343.57876.17184.97150.26871.65319.55628.56147.35813.95571.66383.96220.9
Auto thefts 49254130192628483528331825
per 100,000 432.1210.3337.8256.0162.5218.9236.0417.6306.1243.3297.0159.4219.4
Arson 704413N/AN/AN/A1134
per 100,000 61.70.033.034.18.625.3N/AN/AN/A8.79.026.635.1
City-data.com crime rate (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 301.1) 854.5705.8682.5611.3571.0604.2547.8681.7809.5802.8609.6754.2696.7

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City-data.com crime rate 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

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Cordele, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

13.4%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +570 (+5.2%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (18%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (13%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Construction (7%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Retail trade (24%)
  • Health care and social assistance (19%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (3%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (7%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5%)
  • Material moving workers except supervisors and laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (4%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (7%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary and middle school teachers (5%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Child care workers (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Cordele-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 108% 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 significantly below Georgia state average. It is 99% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 78.4 miles away from the city center
On 7/13/2003 at 20:15:16, a magnitude 3.6 (3.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 99.0 miles away from Cordele center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG)

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, Heavy Rain: 1, Wind: 1, Drought: 1, Hurricane: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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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/medical centers in Cordele:

  • CORDELE DIALYSIS (Dialysis Facility, 1013 EAST 16TH AVE)
  • CRISP REGIONAL HOSPITAL DIALYSIS UNIT (Dialysis Facility, 1302 N 5TH STREET EXT)
  • CARESOUTH, AN AFFILIATE OF CRISP REG HOSPITAL (Home Health Center, 906 F 5TH STREET NORTH, STE F)
  • VNA OF CORDELE, INC. (Home Health Center, 511 EAST THIRD AVENUE)
  • CRISP REG HOSPITAL HOSPICE (Hospital, 910 NORTH 5TH STREET)
  • CRISP REGIONAL HOSPITAL (Acute Care Hospitals,Government - Hospital District or Authority, provides emergency services, 902 7TH STREET NORTH)
  • UNITED HOSPICE, INC.- CORDELE (Hospital, 708 EAST 16TH AVENUE)
  • CORDELE HEALTH AND REHAB CENTER INC (Nursing Home, 1106 NORTH 4TH STREET)
  • CORDELE ROYAL CARE CENTER (Nursing Home, 902 BLACKSHEAR ROAD)
  • CRISP CO MED NURSING CTR (Nursing Home, 1106 NO 4TH AVE)
  • CRISP REGIONAL NSG AND REHAB CTR (Nursing Home, 902 BLACKSHEAR ROAD)

Political contributions by individuals in Cordele, GA

Airports located in Cordele:


Local government website: www.cityofcordele.com

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Cordele:

  • Georgia Southwestern State University (about 27 miles; Americus, GA; Full-time enrollment: 2,141)
  • Albany State University (about 35 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 3,507)
  • Darton College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,874)
  • Albany Technical College (about 37 miles; Albany, GA; FT enrollment: 2,526)
  • Abraham Baldwin Agricultural College (about 37 miles; Tifton, GA; FT enrollment: 2,475)
  • Middle Georgia College (about 39 miles; Cochran, GA; FT enrollment: 2,586)
  • Fort Valley State University (about 41 miles; Fort Valley, GA; FT enrollment: 3,123)

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

CORDELE (Population served: 11000, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-16-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-16-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1998 and AUG-12-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-12-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1996 and SEP-24-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-24-1997)
COMM. WTR.SYS./WILEY ACRES SUBDIVISION (Population served: 146, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2004 and JUL-20-2005, Contaminant: Lead & 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)
  • CCR INADEQUATE REPORTING - In FEB-21-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (FEB-21-2002), St Violation/Reminder Notice (FEB-21-2002)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-2000 and OCT-01-2001, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-1998 and AUG-1999, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-1999), St Compliance achieved (AUG-27-1999)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1996 and SEP-09-1997, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-1997), St Compliance achieved (SEP-09-1997)
  • 3 routine major monitoring violations
CEDAR LAKE ESTATES (Population served: 90, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-2003 and SEP-2005, Contaminant: Lead & 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)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and JUL-17-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (JUL-17-2001)
  • Follow-up and Routine Tap Sampling - Between OCT-01-1999 and OCT-01-2002, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Compliance achieved (OCT-01-2002)
  • Initial Tap Sampling for Pb and Cu - Between JAN-01-1994 and JUN-17-1998, Contaminant: Lead & Copper Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (FEB-16-1998), St Compliance achieved (2 times from JUN-17-1998 to JUN-17-1998)
  • One routine major monitoring violation
SMOAKIES BAR-B-QUE RESTAURANT (Population served: 50, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - Between APR-2006 and JUN-2006, Contaminant: Coliform
EAST CRISP APARTMENTS (Population served: 25, Groundwater):
Past health violations:
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In MAR-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (APR-16-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (APR-16-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In FEB-2003, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (MAR-31-2003), St Violation/Reminder Notice (MAR-31-2003)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In SEP-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-17-1998)
  • MCL, Acute (TCR) - In AUG-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (SEP-01-1998), St Boil Water Order (SEP-01-1998), St Public Notif received (SEP-10-1998)
  • MCL, Monthly (TCR) - In JUL-1998, Contaminant: Coliform. Follow-up actions: St Public Notif requested (AUG-18-1998)
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2005 and DEC-20-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (2 times from AUG-01-2005 to OCT-03-2005), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2004 and DEC-20-2005, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-24-2004), St Compliance achieved (DEC-20-2005)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2003 and SEP-25-2003, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: State CCR Follow-up Notice (AUG-11-2003), St Compliance achieved (SEP-25-2003)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and JUL-10-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-02-2002), St Compliance achieved (JUL-10-2002)
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2001 and SEP-10-2001, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Intentional no-action (JUL-02-2001), St Compliance achieved (SEP-10-2001)
  • 2 routine major monitoring violations
  • 2 minor monitoring violations
  • One other older monitoring violation

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 47.0%
(24.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 51.9% for Black residents, 75.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 0.0% for American Indian residents, 13.5% for two or more races 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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Cordele, GA

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.
  • 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 significantly above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher below state average.


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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

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School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Cordele travel time to work - commute


Cordele mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Electricity (69%)
  • Utility gas (27%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (4%)

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

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 45.62%
Here45.6%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionUnited Methodist ChurchNational Association of Free Will BaptistsCatholic ChurchChurches of Christ
Adherents69.0%18.6%2.1%1.7%1.5%
Congregations46.8%12.8%4.3%2.1%6.4%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchChurch of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)Presbyterian Church (USA)Church of God of ProphecyOther
Adherents1.4%1.2%1.1%1.1%2.3%
Congregations2.1%2.1%4.3%4.3%14.9%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 7
Here:

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.
Georgia:

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
This county:

9.04 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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:
Here:

31.4%
State:

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

13.5%
Georgia:

14.6%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$28,020$33,6240$0
Other Government Administration 10$33,640$40,3680$0
Police Protection - Officers 29$101,727$42,0940$0
Police - Other 6$14,723$29,4465$1,461
Firefighters 23$73,004$38,0890$0
Streets and Highways 23$64,089$33,4380$0
Solid Waste Management 1$2,617$31,4040$0
Sewerage 13$39,104$36,0960$0
Parks and Recreation 7$15,066$25,8270$0
Housing and Community Development(Local) 3$9,998$39,9920$0
Water Supply 10$27,591$33,1090$0
Gas Supply 5$13,700$32,8800$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,410$44,4600$0
Totals for Government 142$430,689$36,3965$1,461

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

  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $2,107,000 ($186.51)
    Police Protection: $1,817,000 ($160.84)
    Regular Highways: $1,449,000 ($128.26)
    Water Utilities: $1,153,000 ($102.06)
    Fire Protection: $933,000 ($82.59)
    Sewerage: $769,000 ($68.07)
    Solid Waste Management: $624,000 ($55.24)
    Financial Administration: $559,000 ($49.48)
    Central Staff Services: $551,000 ($48.77)
    Housing & Community Development: $326,000 ($28.86)
    General - Other: $75,000 ($6.64)
    General Public Buildings: $57,000 ($5.05)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $43,000 ($3.81)
    Libraries: $35,000 ($3.10)
    Parks & Recreation: $28,000 ($2.48)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Libraries: $35,000 ($3.10)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Water Utilities: $479,000 ($42.40)
    Sewerage: $319,000 ($28.24)
    Regular Highways: $144,000 ($12.75)
    Police Protection: $133,000 ($11.77)
    Solid Waste Management: $36,000 ($3.19)
    Gas Utilities: $33,000 ($2.92)
    Fire Protection: $26,000 ($2.30)
    Housing & Community Development: $11,000 ($0.97)
    Financial Administration: $9,000 ($0.80)
    Central Staff: $6,000 ($0.53)
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $4,804,000 ($425.25)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $326,000 ($28.86)

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

  • Charges - Sewerage: $929,000 ($82.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $515,000 ($45.59)
    All Other: $44,000 ($3.89)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Support: $1,598,000 ($141.45)
    All Other: $54,000 ($4.78)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $363,000 ($32.13)
    General Revenue, NEC: $228,000 ($20.18)
    Property Sale Other: $1,000 ($0.09)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $1,814,000 ($160.57)
    Water Utilities: $1,394,000 ($123.40)
  • State Intergovernmental - Public Welfare: $79,000 ($6.99)
  • Tax - Property: $1,899,000 ($168.10)
    Public Utilities: $800,000 ($70.82)
    Other Selective Sales: $628,000 ($55.59)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $346,000 ($30.63)
    NEC: $332,000 ($29.39)

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

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding - Water Utilities: $6,655,000 ($589.09)
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding Nonguaranteed - Water Utilities: $6,495,000 ($574.93)
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Water Utilities: $160,000 ($14.16)

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

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $8,716,000 ($771.53)
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $268,000 ($23.72)

6.24% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($30,398 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.24%
Georgia average:

10.98%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Dooly County, GA  0.89% ($23,238 average AGI)
from Dougherty County, GA  0.38% ($26,148)
from Worth County, GA  0.30% ($38,333)


6.53% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($29,461 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.53%
Georgia average:

9.55%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Dooly County, GA  0.71% ($27,240 average AGI)
to Wilcox County, GA  0.38% ($24,963)
to Houston County, GA  0.33% ($41,478)

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 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 18
Total length: 104 meters (341ft)
Total average daily traffic: 192,492
Total average daily truck traffic: 21,037

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1950-1959: 2
  • 1960-1969: 4
  • 1970-1979: 3
  • 1980-1989: 1
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 6
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&T1Little Caesars Pizza1
Ace Hardware1Marriott1
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
H&R Block2Verizon Wireless2
Hardee's1Waffle House2
Home Depot1Walgreens1
KFC1Walmart1

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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  • Michael D. Whitehurst (3)
  • Curtis Thomas Curles (2)
  • Paul Franklin Fay (2)
  • William P. Pannell (1)
  • Jared Brandon Emrich (1)
  • Marion O'Neill Lee (1)

Total of 7 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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