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The city of Adel is the county seat of Cook County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 5,344.HistoryThe 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 and struck out the first and last four letters to create the present name of Adel.The Georgia Southern and Florida Railway arrived into Adel in the 1880s. Adel was incorporated as a town in 1889.GeographyAdel is located just south of the center of Cook County at . It is bordered to the north by Sparks. U.S. Route 41 passes through the center of town as Hutchinson Avenue, and Interstate 75 passes through the western side of the city, with access from Exit 39. Valdosta is to the south, and Tifton is to the north.According to the United States Census Bureau, Adel has a total area of 21.3km2, of which 20.9km2 is land and 0.5km2, or 2.21%, is water.DemographicsAs of the census 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 per square mile (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.
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