Cordele is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 10,943 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Cordele is the 82nd largest community in Georgia.
Unlike some cities, Cordele isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Cordele are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Cordele is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Cordele who work in office and administrative support (13.83%), sales jobs (13.38%), and food service (11.03%).
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Cordele spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 17.34 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
Being a small city, Cordele does not have a public transit system used by locals to get to and from work.
The percentage of people in Cordele with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.22% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Cordele in 2010 was $14,743, which is lower middle income relative to Georgia, and low income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $58,972 for a family of four. Cordele also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.94% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Cordele is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Cordele home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Cordele residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Important ancestries of people in Cordele include English, Irish, German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Cordele is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.