The city of Cochran was named after Judge Arthur E. Cochran. As the President of Southern Railway once known as Macon & Brunswick Railroad, Judge Cochran was responsible for the development of this place. Cochran had a total population of 4,455 according to the census taken in 2000. People of different races reside in this city. It consists of White, African American, Native American, Asian, Hispanic, and Latino. With regard to the families and households, Cochran consists of 1,055 families with 1,632 households, with 30.
8% of the population have minor children staying with them. About 1,851 units of houses are also present.
The households with the highest percentage living in Cochran are married couples followed by non-family members. The lowest percentage belongs to the number of people who live alone ages 65 years old and above. The population in the city have 26.1% minors, which is the highest percentage. The ratio of males to females is 100: 83.2. The 14.8% of the families live in poverty, with one-fourth of the population of Cochran belonging to this status.
Based on the US census the total area of Cochran is 4.2 sq. miles, wherein 4.1 sq. miles is land, while 0.1 sq. miles of it is water. The location of Cochran is 32?23'12"N 83?21'2"W.
The local government of Cochran is under the mayor-council system. The former mayor was Edward E. Towns, and the Police Chief was Jon K. Thrower. The commissioner was Mike Polsky, while Matt Turknett was the City Clerk. Unfortunately, one of the Police Force of Cochran was charged of child molestation, while the other quit after the investigation.