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Cordele is a city in Crisp County.

It is the county seat.

The community was named after the eldest daughter of Col. Samuel Hawkins, railroad president.

The latitude of Cordele is 31.963N. The longitude is -83.782W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 315 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 11,500.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$17,615
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Cordele demographic reports
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 76. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 6.5 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Jody Powell, press secretary to President Jimmy Carter
· Tree Rollins, basketball player
· Mac Hyman, author
Local festivals include:
  • Central Georgia Fair - Oct. 30-Nov. 3, 2007
Dates often change. Check Cordele web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: Georgia Veterans Memorial State Park
Historic sites and museums: Georgia Veteran's Memorial Museum
Municipal address:
PO Box 569
Cordele, GA 31010

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Cordele demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Crisp County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 31015 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

3% of Cordele residents report German ancestry, and 4% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Cordele ancestry & family history guide.

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Economy

At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cordele was $12,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

12% of Cordele residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Cordele include Cordele Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Cordele, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.


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Libraries

Libraries in Cordele include Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library ... View libraries

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Media outlets

Newspapers in Cordele include Cordele Dispatch

TV stations in Cordele include WSST.

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Politics

Crisp County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cordele political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Cordele workers is 18 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 5 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Cordele between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.3 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Cordele include Best Western, Comfort Inn Cordele, Days Inn, Econo Lodge Cordele, Hampton Inn, Holiday Inn Express Suites Cordele, Ramada Inn, Super 8.

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