Kennesaw Mountain is located southeast of the city limits in the battlefield park. Its summit is the highest point in the metro Atlanta area, at an elevation of 1,808 feet above sea level, and Kennesaw was renamed for the mountain.
The Zip Code for Kennesaw, GA is 30156. In the 1830s, Kennesaw, then known as “Big Shanty,” was home to a construction camp for workers, including many Irish and Scottish immigrants, who participated in the railroad building craze of that period.
The area surrounding Kennesaw is a major retail hub with a regional mall, Town Center at Cobb, a variety of restaurants and most major chain stores located along Barrett Parkway southeast of Kennesaw.
Local attractions in include: the Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw State University, Museum of History and Holocaust Education, Kennesaw State University Bentley Rare Book Room and Archives, Big Shanty Festival, Pigs and Peaches BBQ Festival and the Great Greased Pig Chase. Kennesaw’s Welcome Center, known as “The Depot,” is a restored Nashville, Chattanooga & St. Louis Railway Station.
Kennesaw combines big-city opportunities with small town charm, affordable housing, good jobs, top-rated public schools, wide-open spaces, beautiful parks and all of the above without big-city stress.
The population is 32,138 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 48.42 percent. There are 3,855 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 34.7 years old and 55.79% of people are married and 11.42% are divorced. The average household size is 2.67 people. 52.01% of people are married with children and 57.40% have children, but are single.
Population by Occupation
Management, Business, and Financial Operations 19.24%
Professional and Related Occupations 24.70%
Sales and Office 29.42%
Farming, Fishing, and Forestry 0.02%
Construction, Extraction, and Maintenance 7.41%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 10.12%.
Kennesaw gets 51 inches of rain per year and 1 inch of snowfall. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 104. On average, there are 220 sunny days per year in with July highs around 89 degrees and January lows around 28 degrees.
Real Estate and Housing
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