Cochran is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 4,363 people and three constituent neighborhoods, Cochran is the 141st largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cochran is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cochran is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cochran who work in office and administrative support (12.92%), sales jobs (12.04%), and food service (10.99%).
Cochran is a small town where college students really create the town feel and character. So many small towns have lost population over the last 20-30 years that having the local college presence in the Cochran area, with all of the energy of the students filling area dorms and apartments each fall, really helps Cochran maintain a good economy.
The education level of Cochran citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.90% of adults 25 and older in Cochran have a college degree.
The per capita income in Cochran in 2010 was $18,793, which is middle income relative to Georgia, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $75,172 for a family of four. However, Cochran contains both very wealthy and poor people as well. Cochran also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 38.10% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Cochran is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cochran home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cochran residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Cochran include English, German, Scottish, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Cochran is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.