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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Cordele is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 sales jobs (15.28%), office and administrative support (12.98%), and healthcare (9.06%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.69 minutes getting to work every day.
As is often the case in a small city, Cordele doesn't have a public transportation system that people use for their commute.
In Cordele, just 11.11% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Cordele in 2010 was $14,359, which is low income relative to Georgia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $57,436 for a family of four. Cordele also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 48.66% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Cordele is an extremely 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 African, Irish, German, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Cordele is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Hindi.