Adel, Georgia

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Adel is a city in Cook County, Georgia, United States. The population was 5,307 at the 2000 census. The city is the county seat of Cook County[3]. The original name of the city was Puddleville. The city's first postmaster, Joel "Uncle Jack" Parrish, wanted to change the name of the city. It is believed that he saw the name "Philadelphia" on a crocus sack, struck out the first and last four letters to create the present name of Adel.[4]



Adel is located at 31°8′18″N 83°25′33″W / 31.13833°N 83.42583°W / 31.13833; -83.42583 (31.138466, -83.425944)[5].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.0 square miles (20.6 km²), of which, 7.9 square miles (20.4 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.3 km²) of it (1.25%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 5,307 people, 1,958 households, and 1,335 families residing in the city. The population density was 674.1 people per square mile (260.4/km²). There were 2,164 housing units at an average density of 274.9/sq mi (106.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.97% White, 48.92% African American, 0.08% Native American, 0.75% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 1.43% from other races, and 0.75% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.79% of the population.

There were 1,958 households out of which 33.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 43.0% were married couples living together, 20.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.8% were non-families. 27.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 12.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.17.

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