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Overview

Introduction to Acworth, Georgia

Acworth, Georgia is 10 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia and 27 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia. It is in Cobb county. The city is part of the Atlanta metro area.

Acworth History

This area was originally known as Andersonville. In 1843, it was named Acworth after a similarly named town in New Hampshire, which was the hometown of Joseph L. Gregg, an engineer with the Western and Atlantic Railroad. Acworth was burned down by General Sherman's army during the Civil War in 1864.

Acworth and nearby Attractions

  • Cobb County Regional Park
  • Red Top Mountain State Park
  • Cobblestone Golf Course
  • Picketts Mill Battlefield Historic Site
  • Oregon Park
  • Mariette Country Club

Things To Do In Acworth

The Kennworth Park is located between Kennesaw and Acworth and hosts regular sports tournaments. This park also has amenities for tennis, softball and baseball. It also includes a playground for children. The city also has an excellent golf course. The Southern Museum of Civil War and Locomotive History is worth a visit.

Acworth Transportation

The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport provides regular services.

Acworth Higher Education

North Metro Technical College, Kennesaw State University, Life University and Chattahoochee Technical College provide facilities for higher studies.

People

Total Population 21,512
Male Share of the Population 47.7%
Female Share of the Population 52.3%
Senior Citizens 9.4%
Employed Population 16+ 10,529
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 48.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.7%
Median Earnings25+ $35,829
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,531
Median Earnings With High School Degree $32,645

Wealth

Median Family Income $55,263
% Above Poverty Level 90.4%
% Below Poverty Level 9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 5.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 3%
% Using Public Transportation %

Housing

People Living Alone 29.4%
Median Gross Rent $964
Median House Value $152,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 42.1%
US/American 0%
English 10.5%
Irish 8.6%

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

Acworth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 10 miles NW of Marietta, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles NW of Atlanta, Georgia
County Cobb
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30101, 30102
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.065
Longitude -84.676

Acworth 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 7.1 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 22.1 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 CEDARTOWN 3 NE
Distance 32.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 89 F
Oct Temp 46 to 73 F
Annual Precip 53.7 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Oak Grove (30101)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Cartersville 19,964 $57,340
Emerson 1,461 $50,074
Holly Springs 9,979 $81,228
Kennesaw 32,186 $74,745
Marietta 58,906 $54,071

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

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