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Overall Niche Grade
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  1. Public Schools
    C
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C-
  4. Nightlife
    C+
  5. Good for Families
    C
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    A-
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B
  12. Commute
    C+
Cairo is a town in Georgia with a population of 9,569. Cairo is in Grady County. Living in Cairo offers residents a suburban rural mix feel and most residents rent their homes. In Cairo there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Cairo and residents tend to lean liberal.

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$102,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$797
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban Rural Mix
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    55%
  • Own
    45%
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Cairo Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    180.7
    282.7
  • Murder
    10.6
    6.1
  • Rape
    0
    40.7
  • Robbery
    31.9
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    850.4
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,381.2
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    170.1
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    15%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    14%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    16%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    8%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    25%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    34%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    27%
    13%

Working in Cairo

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$30,649
National
$55,322

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Cairo Reviews

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Grady County is mainly a farming county. One of the greatest things about living here are the local farmers! They are awesome and some of them actually sale the produce grown on their farms to the public.

The plus side to living here:
Doctors & Hospital are Great! Over 50 churches to choose from Recreation Department. Great high school band, drama and 4-H program. A good private owned dance/acrobatic/cheerleading program. BUT, that is where it ends!

The negative to living here is,
Corruption - county and city offices is horrible! High utilities for both county and city. Crime and drugs! The law enforcement agencies DO NOT do near enough to stop the crime and too many of them are corrupt too! ZERO place to shop for quality clothes or shoes! School System has a LOT of room for improvement! Students are treated differently according to which middle school they attend once they go to the high school.

Grady County is a great place for people who want a quiet place to retire.
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Cairo is a quaint town in Southwest Georgia that hosts many small gatherings throughout the year dedicated to community involvement. There is a rich history in the city and efforts are made to preserve it. The area is recently growing into a town which features local small businesses and restaurants and is currently redesigning a major lake and recreational area in order to build a resort which will bring more opportunities to the area. Cairo is primarily a farming community and there are many low income and poorly educated areas of the city. The members of the community work together in order to create an environment that is welcoming and safe for everyone. There are many back roads to wander down while admiring the towering pine trees and native plants or wildlife. Many summer nights are spent swatting gnats and mosquitos on the porch and hoping to avoid fire ant hills while enjoying fresh watermelon, blueberries, and other abundant local produce.
Cairo is my hometown. I have enjoyed growing up in this small town environment. It gave me a feeling of safety to know that everywhere you go in town, you already know someone. If you happen to break down on the side of the road, you can bet that someone will actually stop to help you and make sure you are safe instead of just passing you by like you were a stranger.