Cochran, GA


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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.

Cochran is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 85.96% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. 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 (23.37%), food service (15.08%), and teaching (9.15%).

Cochran is a place where college students are a big part of the character and culture of the town. Small towns have often struggled with declining populations over the past few decades, but the presence of such a large college student population has helped Cochran to fight this trend. Not only does the college population add spending and jobs to local economy, but it also contributes a very tangible, youthful energy to the town.

The percentage of adults in Cochran with college degrees is slightly lower than the national average of 21.84% for all communities. 13.98% of adults in Cochran have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Cochran in 2010 was $18,315, 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 $73,260 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 40.79% 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 African.

The most common language spoken in Cochran is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.

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