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Overview

Introduction to Kennesaw, Georgia

Kennesaw, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 5 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia and 23 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. Part of the surrounding Atlanta metro area, Kennesaw is home to some 21,675 residents.

Kennesaw History

Kennesaw was originally inhabited by Native American tribes. At that time, it was named as Big Shanty. In fact, it was the site of the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain during the American Civil War. Later on, the city was renamed after Kennesaw Mountain. However, some also believe that the city was named after an Indian chief. The city of Kennesaw was officially incorporated on September 21, 1887.

Kennesaw and nearby Attractions

  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Big Shanty Museum
  • Kennesaw Civil War Museum
  • Six Flags White Water
  • Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Kennesaw

While staying in Kennesaw, you can visit the North Main Street Historic District, the Big Shanty Village Historic District, Adams Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Summers Street Historic District and the Cherokee Street Historic District. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History and the Big Shanty Museum are also popular among those interested in the local history. Six Flags White Water is also close to the city.

Kennesaw Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Kennesaw Higher Education

Kennesaw State University and Cobb Beauty College lie within the city.

People

Total Population 32,186
Male Share of the Population 48.6%
Female Share of the Population 51.4%
Senior Citizens 8.6%
Employed Population 16+ 17,760
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 46.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 38%
Median Earnings25+ $39,333
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $21,347
Median Earnings With High School Degree $34,542

Wealth

Median Family Income $74,745
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 2%
% Using Public Transportation 1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone 29.1%
Median Gross Rent $1,122
Median House Value $151,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 38.3%
US/American 0.1%
English 9%
Irish 9.8%

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

Kennesaw Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 5 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 23 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cobb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30144, 30152
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30156, 30160
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.023
Longitude -84.615

Kennesaw Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station DALLAS 7 NE
Distance 8.2 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
Station ALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance 18.2 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 ROME
Distance 34.4 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 56.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Kennesaw, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Barrett Parkway (30144)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Acworth 21,512 $55,263
Emerson 1,461 $50,074
Holly Springs 9,979 $81,228
Marietta 58,906 $54,071
Smyrna 53,829 $81,213

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

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Kennesaw High Schools

(Sorted by Number of Students)

KENNESAW MOUNTAIN HIGH SCHOOL
1898 KENNESAW DUE WEST ROAD
678-594-8190
A Magnet School.
Serves 2,755 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.8

NORTH COBB HIGH SCHOOL
3400 OLD HIGHWAY 41
770-975-6685
Serves 2,246 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.3

HARRISON HIGH SCHOOL
4500 DUE WEST ROAD
678-594-8104
Serves 2,155 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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