Cairo, Georgia
Cairo City Hall
Cairo City Hall
Flag of Cairo, Georgia
Official seal of Cairo, Georgia
Nicknames: 
"Georgia's Hospitality City", and "The Syrup City"
Location in Grady County and the state of Georgia
Location in Grady County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 30°52′39″N 84°12′5″W / 30.87750°N 84.20139°W / 30.87750; -84.20139
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyGrady
Government
 • MayorBooker Gainor
Area
 • Total9.95 sq mi (25.77 km2)
 • Land9.81 sq mi (25.42 km2)
 • Water0.14 sq mi (0.35 km2)
Elevation
243 ft (74 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total10,179
 • Density1,037.19/sq mi (400.44/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
39827, 39828
Area code229
FIPS code13-12400[2]
GNIS feature ID0354934[3]
Websitewww.syrupcity.net

Cairo (/ˈkr/) is a city in Grady County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2020 census, the city had a population of 10,179. The city is the county seat of Grady County.[4]

History

Cairo was founded in 1835. It was incorporated as a town in 1870 and as a city in 1906. In 1905, Cairo was designated seat of the newly formed Grady County.[5] The city was named after Cairo, the capital of Egypt.[6]

Geography

Cairo is located in central Grady County at 30°52′39″N 84°12′5″W / 30.87750°N 84.20139°W / 30.87750; -84.20139 (30.8774, -84.2013).[3] U.S. Route 84 (38th Boulevard) passes through the northern part of the city, leading east 14 miles (23 km) to Thomasville and west 24 miles (39 km) to Bainbridge. Valdosta is 59 miles (95 km) to the east, and Dothan, Alabama, is 79 miles (127 km) to the west on US 84. Georgia State Route 93 passes through the center of Cairo as Broad Street and Fifth Street; it leads north 19 miles (31 km) to Pelham and south 12 miles (19 km) to U.S. Route 319, north of the Florida border. Tallahassee, Florida, is 33 miles (53 km) to the south.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Cairo has a total area of 9.8 square miles (25.4 km2), of which 9.7 square miles (25.1 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km2), or 1.38%, is water.[7]

Climate

The climate in this area is characterized by relatively high temperatures and evenly distributed precipitation throughout the year. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Cairo has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated "Cfa" on climate maps.[8]

Climate data for Cairo, Georgia
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Mean daily maximum °F (°C) 64
(18)
66
(19)
73
(23)
80
(27)
86
(30)
90
(32)
91
(33)
91
(33)
87
(31)
81
(27)
71
(22)
65
(18)
79
(26)
Mean daily minimum °F (°C) 42
(6)
42
(6)
48
(9)
55
(13)
62
(17)
68
(20)
70
(21)
70
(21)
67
(19)
57
(14)
46
(8)
42
(6)
56
(13)
Average precipitation inches (mm) 3.9
(99)
4.1
(100)
5.3
(130)
3.9
(99)
3.4
(86)
5.5
(140)
6.4
(160)
5.6
(140)
4.4
(110)
2.5
(64)
2.6
(66)
3.5
(89)
51.2
(1,300)
Source: Weatherbase [9]

Demographics

Historical population
CensusPop.Note
1880275
189052189.5%
190069032.4%
19101,505118.1%
19201,90826.8%
19303,16966.1%
19404,65346.8%
19505,57719.9%
19607,42733.2%
19708,0618.5%
19808,7778.9%
19909,0352.9%
20009,2392.3%
20109,6074.0%
202010,1796.0%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]
Cairo city, Georgia – Racial and Ethnic Composition
(NH = Non-Hispanic)
Note: the US Census treats Hispanic/Latino as an ethnic category. This table excludes Latinos from the racial categories and assigns them to a separate category. Hispanics/Latinos may be of any race.
Race / Ethnicity Pop 2010[11] Pop 2020[12] % 2010 % 2020
White alone (NH) 3,416 3,293 35.56% 32.35%
Black or African American alone (NH) 4,601 4,688 47.89% 46.06%
Native American or Alaska Native alone (NH) 27 27 0.28% 0.27%
Asian alone (NH) 52 68 0.54% 0.67%
Pacific Islander alone (NH) 10 3 0.10% 0.03%
Some Other Race alone (NH) 19 50 0.20% 0.49%
Mixed Race/Multi-Racial (NH) 98 213 1.02% 2.09%
Hispanic or Latino (any race) 1,384 1,837 14.41% 18.05%
Total 9,607 10,179 100.00% 100.00%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 10,179 people, 3,567 households, and 2,169 families residing in the city.

Education

Grady County Schools serves the city. Cairo High School, located in Cairo serves as a central high school for all of Grady County. Elementary schools serving students in the city include Eastside Elementary, Northside Elementary and Southside Elementary. Washington Middle School serves Cairo residents.[13]

A campus of the Southern Regional Technical College is located in Cairo.

Health

Grady General Hospital serves the city. A 60-bed acute care facility, it has been affiliated with John D. Archbold Memorial Hospital in Thomasville since 1985.[14]

Notable people

References

  1. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ a b "Cairo, Georgia". Geographic Names Information System. United States Geological Survey, United States Department of the Interior.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 222. ISBN 978-1135948597. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Logue, Victoria; Logue, Frank (1997). Touring the Backroads of North and South Georgia. John F. Blair, Publisher. p. 412. ISBN 978-0-89587-171-8.
  7. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Cairo city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 23, 2016.[dead link]
  8. ^ Climate Summary for Cairo, Georgia
  9. ^ "Weatherbase.com". Weatherbase. 2013. Retrieved on September 28, 2013.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE – 2010: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Cairo city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.
  12. ^ "P2 HISPANIC OR LATINO, AND NOT HISPANIC OR LATINO BY RACE - 2020: DEC Redistricting Data (PL 94-171) – Cairo city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau.
  13. ^ "Schools." Grady County Schools. Retrieved on April 9, 2009.
  14. ^ "Grady General Hospital". Archbold Medical Center. Retrieved March 30, 2017.