The City of Marietta is located approximately 20 miles fromAtlanta, and is the county seat and largest city in Cobb County, Georgia. Marietta is also one of the largest Metro Atlanta suburbs and one of three principal cities in the Atlanta–Sandy Springs–Marietta, Georgia, metropolitan statistical area.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Marietta has a total area of 22.0 square miles, of which 21.9 square miles is land and 0.1 square miles is water.
The city’s government consists of a Mayor, City Council and City Manager. The City Council is made up of representatives from each of seven districts within Marietta and is the governing body of the city.
Marietta’s Welcome Center is a renovated train station off of Marietta Square, an entertainment hot spot with several popular restaurants, night spots and the renovated Theater in the Square. The focal point of the square is Glover Park, where frequent, special events, festivals and concerts are held.
The CSX freight trains between Atlanta and Chattanooga still run one block west of the town square, past the train depot (Visitor Center) and the Kennesaw House, now home to the Marietta Museum of History.
Marietta gets 56 inches of rain and 1 inch of snowfall per year. The number of days with any measurable precipitation is 107. On average, there are 217 sunny days per year with July highs around 89 degrees and a January low around 28 degrees. Marietta’s comfort index, which is based on humidity during the hot months, is a 35 out of 100 (higher is more comfortable).
Dobbins Air Reserve Base and a Lockheed Martin manufacturing plant are among the major industries in the city. The Lockheed Georgia Employees Credit Union is based in Marietta. Kool Smiles has its headquarters in the Kool Smiles Patient Support Center, and Online Trading Academy center is also located in Marietta.
Top Employers in the city include: WellStar Kennestone Hospital, YKK, Alere, Columbian Chemicals, C.W. Mathews Contracting CO, Tip Top Poultry, Marietta City Schools, Cobb County School District, U.S. Security Associates and Cobb County.
The unemployment rate in Marietta is 9.40%, with job growth at -0.15%. Future job growth over the next ten years is predicted to be 30.30%. Sales tax rate is 6.00% and income tax is 6.00%. The income per capita is $25,635, which includes all adults and children, and the median household income is $47,774.
The population in the City of Marietta is 64,911 with 2,889 people per square mile (population density). The median age is 34.4. 33.78% of people are married and 12.36% are divorced. The average household size is 2.5 people. 42.52% of people are married with children and 53.76% have children and are single.
Real Estate and Housing
The median home value in Marietta is $174,800 and home appreciation is -6.64% over the last year. The median age of real estate is 29 years. Renters make up 49.78% of the population and 7.86% of houses and apartments are unoccupied (vacancy rate).
If you’re in the market to buy real estate or thinking about relocating to Marietta GA, you’ll find many residential options to choose from.
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