Cordele, Georgia Population 2024

9,402

Cordele is a city located in Crisp County Georgia. Cordele has a 2024 population of 9,402. It is also the county seat of Crisp County.Cordele is currently declining at a rate of -2.65% annually and its population has decreased by -7.58% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 10,173 in 2020.

The average household income in Cordele is $52,808 with a poverty rate of 32.29%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Cordele is 36.7 years, 31.7 years for males, and 40.4 years for females.

Cordele Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Cordele was:

  • Black or African American: 69.73%
  • White: 28.86%
  • Other race: 0.91%
  • Two or more races: 0.44%
  • Native American: 0.04%
  • Asian: 0.02%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
State
Georgia
Land Area (mi²)
10.1 sq mi
Density (mi²)
927.40/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-7.58% (-771)
The current population of Cordele, Georgia is 9,402 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 10,173.

Cordele, Georgia Population 2024

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Cordele Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American7,11969.73%
White2,94728.86%
Other race930.91%
Two or more races450.44%
Native American40.04%
Asian20.02%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
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Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Cordele Population by Race

Cordele Population Pyramid 2024

Cordele Median Age

36.7

Total

31.7

Male

40.4

Female

Cordele Adults

There are 7,481 adults, (1,650 of whom are seniors) in Cordele.

Cordele Age Dependency

75.1

Age Dependency Ratio

28.3

Old Age Dependency Ratio

46.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Cordele Sex Ratio

Female5,65155.35%
Male4,55944.65%

Cordele Population by Age

Cordele Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All4,0392.4937.662.4
Female1,4633.3827.872.2
Non Family1,4161.130.869.2
Married1,0103.1957.342.7
Male1502.2964.735.3
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3.13

Average Family Size

2.49

Average Household Size

37.6%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Cordele Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Cordele Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Cordele Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among white people with a rate of 30.02%.

Cordele Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$32,907

Average Earnings

$38,793

Average Male

$22,550

Average Female

Cordele Earnings by Educational Attainment

Cordele Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Cordele Language

96.89% of Cordele residents speak only English, while 3.11% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Asian and Pacific Island languages, which is spoken by 2.27% of the population.

Cordele Language

Cordele Poverty by Race

rate

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black7,0332,80239.84%
White2,67541315.44%
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32.29%

Overall Poverty Rate

31.95%

Male Poverty Rate

32.57%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Cordele

The race most likely to be in poverty in Cordele is Black, with 39.84% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Cordele is White, with 15.44% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 6.61%. Among those working part-time, it was 27.71%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 41.54%.

Cordele Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College26.34%
High School25.6%
Less Than 9th Grade22.96%
Bachelors or Greater10.92%
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Cordele Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Unemployed79.13%
Male Unemployed72.83%
Female Employed18.58%
Male Employed2.61%
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Cordele Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Cordele Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Cordele Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

30.1%

Overall Marriage Rate

38.8%

Male Marriage Rate

23.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Cordele Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Cordele Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Cordele Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Cordele Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

314

Number of Veterans

208

Male Veterans

106

Female Veterans

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Cordele Veterans by War

count

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Cordele Veterans by Age

count

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Cordele Veterans by Race

Cordele Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

20.07%

Veteran Poverty Rate

43.42%

Veteran Disability Rate

Cordele Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

61.2%

Labor Force Participation

55.8%

Employment Rate

8.8%

Unemployment Rate

Cordele Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Cordele Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Cordele Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

89.24%

Born in Cordele

98.55%

Native Born

1.45%

Foreign Born

0.64%

Non Citizen

0.81%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.55% of Cordele residents were born in the United States, with 89.24% having been born in Georgia. 0.64% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Cordele Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20298,122-256-3.06%
20288,378-256-2.97%
20278,634-256-2.88%
20268,890-256-2.8%
20259,146-256-2.72%
20249,402-256-2.65%
20239,658-256-2.58%
20229,914-256-2.52%
202110,170-3-0.03%
202010,173-331-3.15%
201910,504-140-1.32%
201810,644-78-0.73%
201710,722-133-1.23%
201610,855-35-0.32%
201510,890-70-0.64%
201410,960-154-1.39%
201311,114-167-1.48%
201211,281-78-0.69%
201111,3591941.74%
201011,165-443-3.82%
200011,6081,28712.47%
199010,321-863-7.72%
198011,1844514.2%
197010,7331241.17%
196010,6091,14712.12%
19509,4621,53319.33%
19407,9291,04915.25%
19306,8803425.23%
19206,53865511.13%
19105,8832,41069.39%
19003,473
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Cordele Population by Year