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The city of Cairo is located in Grady County<1> and is the County Seat for Grady County.

While we don't have a date for the founding of Cairo, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1832.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Cairo has a population of 9,367 people<2> (see below for details).

Cairo is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Cairo lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel west from Cairo (for example, toward Sneads (FL)), you will leave Eastern Time and cross into the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT).

Cairo is within the boundaries of the (229) area code.

The ZIP code for Cairo: 39828<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Cairo had an population of 9,367 people. This is a decrease of 2.5% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Cairo had a population of 9,607 people (or 38.41% of the total population of Grady County). This makes Cairo the county's most populous community.

The population of Cairo represents 0.1% of the population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 79th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Cairo.

Communities Also Named Cairo ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Georgia communities named Cairo: This one is located in Grady County and the other is located in Thomas County.

Beyond Georgia, there are 29 communities that are also named Cairo - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Florida (2), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Mississippi (3), Missouri, Montana, Nebraska, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario (3), Oregon, Tennessee (2), Texas and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Cairo.

Communities near Cairo ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Cairo.

  • Vada
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vada
    • Vada is located in Decatur County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 56,457 people
  • Thomasville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
  • Hansell
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hansell have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hansell
    • Hansell is located in Thomas County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,534 people
  • Pelham
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the north)
  • Meigs
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Newark
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newark have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newark
    • Newark is located in Thomas County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 783 people
  • Ochlocknee
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ochlocknee have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ochlocknee
    • Ochlocknee is located in Thomas County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 678 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ochlocknee <5>
  • Whigham
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
  • Attapulgus
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Good Hope ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Hope
    • Good Hope is located in Grady County
    • Estimated population in 2019: 300 people

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Cairo. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Cairo.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Cairo. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Cairo.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Cairo. See our Newspapers Page for Cairo.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Cairo ...

Looking for more information about Cairo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Cairo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Cairo.

Adding Cairo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Cairo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Cairo was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Cairo post office opened in 1832.

We also found Cairo on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1910.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Cairo.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Cairo. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Grady, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Cairo.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Cairo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Cairo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Cairo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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