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Overview

Introduction to Marietta, Georgia

Marietta, Georgia, in Cobb county, is 17 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is included in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Marietta History

Marietta was first settled in around 1824. The city was named after the wife of the Supreme Court Judge, Thomas Cobb. However, some also believe that it was named after Marietta, Ohio. The city was officially recognized on December 19, 1834. It also became the home base of the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Oakton, which was constructed in 1838, is the oldest continuously occupied residence of the city. It also served as the headquarters of Major General Loring during the Battle of Kennesaw Mountain. Marietta was incorporated in 1852 and John Glover was elected as the first mayor.

Marietta and nearby Attractions

  • Six Flags White Water
  • Marietta Museum of History
  • Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
  • Root House Museum
  • Marietta/ Cobb Museum of Art
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Marietta

You can spend your leisure time at the Al Burruss Nature Park, Birney Park, Gramling Street Park, Whitlock Avenue Historic District, Hedges Park, Bell Park, Fair Oaks Park, Custer Park or Glove Park. The Cobb Landmarks and Historical Society Museum, the African American Sports Museum of Atlanta, the Marietta Museum of History, the Cobb County Youth Museum and the Marietta Aeronautical Museum and Education Center are also worth paying a visit to. There are also ample shopping opportunities in Marietta.

Marietta Transportation

Atlanta International is the nearest major airport.

Marietta Higher Education

Life University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Southern Polytechnic State University and Chattahoochee Technical College are some of the local colleges and universities.

People

Total Population 58,906
Male Share of the Population 48.2%
Female Share of the Population 51.8%
Senior Citizens 10.8%
Employed Population 16+ 30,391
Age of the Population 33

Families

% of people married 39.5%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.9%
Median Earnings25+ $30,725
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $16,460
Median Earnings With High School Degree $23,402

Wealth

Median Family Income $54,071
% Above Poverty Level 79.8%
% Below Poverty Level 20.2%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 27 minutes
% Working from Home 6.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation 2.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 32.8%
Median Gross Rent $900
Median House Value $211,500

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51%
US/American 0%
English 9.6%
Irish 8.3%

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

Marietta Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Large City 17 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cobb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30008, 30060, 30062, 30064, 30066, 30067, 30068, 30090
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30006, 30007, 30061, 30065
Company Zip Codes 30063, 30069
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.952
Longitude -84.561

Marietta 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 11 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 15.3 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 37 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Dobbins A F B (30060)

Mar (30065)

Mreta (30065)

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
Austell 6,994 $61,218
Kennesaw 32,186 $74,745
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/.

Marietta Public Libraries

Library
Cobb County Public Library System
266 ROSWELL STREET
Marietta, Georgia
(770) 528-2318
Library Web Site

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Marietta Hospitals

WELLSTAR KENNESTONE HOSPITAL
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
677 CHURCH STREET PO BOX 1208
(770) 793-5000
Emergency Service: Yes

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WALTON HIGH SCHOOL
1590 BILL MURDOCK ROAD
770-578-3225
A Charter School.
Serves 2,492 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 17.4

LASSITER HIGH SCHOOL
2600 SHALLOWFORD ROAD
678-494-7863
Serves 2,266 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15

MARIETTA HIGH SCHOOL
1171 WHITLOCK AVENUE
770-428-2631
Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 1,973 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.5

POPE HIGH SCHOOL
3001 HEMBREE ROAD
770-578-7900
Serves 1,949 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.1

SPRAYBERRY HIGH SCHOOL
2525 SANDY PLAINS ROAD
770-578-3200
Serves 1,882 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.5

WHEELER HIGH SCHOOL
375 HOLT ROAD
770-578-3266
A Magnet School.
Serves 1,842 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.3

OSBORNE HIGH SCHOOL
2451 FAVOR ROAD
770-437-5900
Serves 1,763 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 15.7

KELL HIGH SCHOOL
4770 LEE WATERS ROAD NE
678-494-7844
Serves 1,600 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 14.6

OAKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1560 JOYNER AVENUE
678-594-8240
Serves 259 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 12

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