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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.
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.
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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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Cordele was $12,746, compared with $21,587 nationally.
12% of Cordele residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Dates often change. Check with local tourism officials to be sure.
Historic districts in Cordele include Cordele Commercial Historic District ... View historic districts
Median rent in Cordele, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $653.
Libraries in Cordele include Cordele-Crisp Carnegie Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Cordele include Cordele Dispatch
TV stations in Cordele include WSST.
Crisp County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Cordele political report.
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.
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