Introduction to Austell, Georgia

Located in Cobb county, Austell, Georgia, is 10 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center) and 14 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area. Austell has a population of 5,359 residents.

Austell History

Austell was established in 1885, named after General Alfred Austell. Initially, Austell was a preferred hunting spot and was known as Salt Springs. Later, the Methodist Christians built a great arbor at Lithia Springs and started holding annual camp meetings in the present-day territory of Austell. Soon after, some of the people liked it there so much they settled there permanently. Mr. G.O. Mozeley, then owner of the property around Austell, eventually sub-divided an area of 40 acres and this led to the birth of the city. The Georgia-Pacific railway line led to the development of Austell.

Austell and nearby Attractions

  • Silver Cornet Trail
  • Marietta Museum of History
  • Piedmont Park
  • Cobb county Youth Museum
  • Barrington Hall
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park

Things To Do In Austell

There are many museums in the area, such as the Marietta Museum of History, Cobb County Youth Museum, and the APEX Museum. Piedmont Park and Sweetwater Creek State Park host many recreational facilities. Nearby is the Barrington Hall, Tullie Smith Farm, and Silver Cornet Trail.

Austell Transportation

The closest airport to the city is The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Austell Higher Education

Higher education is available at Life University, Clark Atlanta University, and Southern Polytechnic State University.


Total Population 6,994
Male Share of the Population 44.5%
Female Share of the Population 55.5%
Senior Citizens 6.9%
Employed Population 16+ 2,873
Age of the Population 36


% of people married 47%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 18.6%
Median Earnings25+ $30,584
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,570
Median Earnings With High School Degree $26,389


Median Family Income $61,218
% Above Poverty Level 82.8%
% Below Poverty Level 17.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 31 minutes
% Working from Home 2.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1%


People Living Alone 29.5%
Median Gross Rent $871
Median House Value $108,200


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 67.8%
US/American 0%
English 3.5%
Irish 4.5%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Austell Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles SW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 14 miles W of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cobb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30106, 30168
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.812
Longitude -84.634

Austell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 13.6 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 66 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.4 inches
Distance 23.2 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station NEWNAN 4 NE
Distance 26.5 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 49 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Douglasville 31,917 $54,186
Hiram 3,681 $60,968
Lithia Springs 17,246 $44,160
Marietta 58,906 $54,071
Powder Springs 14,462 $64,747
Smyrna 53,829 $81,213

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Austell Hospitals

(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
(770) 732-4000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Austell High Schools

Serves 2,041 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.6

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