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Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population7,056
Male Share of the Population41.9%
Female Share of the Population58.1%
Senior Citizens8.2%
Employed Population 16+2,974
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.1%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.1%
Median Earnings25+$31,160
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,703
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,281

Wealth

Median Family Income$61,070
% Above Poverty Level89.3%
% Below Poverty Level10.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time31 minutes
% Working from Home3.5%
% Walking and Biking to Work0%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone29.1%
Median Gross Rent$941
Median House Value$108,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)63.6%
African6.3%
Irish3.9%
English3.8%
Jamaican3.4%
West Indian3.4%
Kenyan2.5%
German2%
Italian1.5%
Polish0.9%
Palestinian0.7%
Arab0.7%
Scottish0.6%
Dutch0.6%
Swedish0.5%
Czech0.3%
Haitian0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Welsh0.1%
Russian0.1%
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Austell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cobb County
Standard Zip Codes30106, 30168
Phone Area Codes770,678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.82
Approximate Longitude-84.64

Austell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance13.6 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 89 F
Oct Temp46 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.4 inches
StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance23.2 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationNEWNAN 4 NE
Distance26.5 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Douglasville32,317$61,592
Hiram3,751$64,948
Lithia Springs17,743$47,813
Marietta59,714$58,134
Powder Springs14,596$68,241
Smyrna54,788$83,498

Austell Hospitals

Wellstar Cobb Hospital
(Non-profit)
3950 Austell Road

Austell Public Schools

Garrett Middle School
5235 Austell Powder Springs Rd
ZIP: 30106
(770) 819-2466
Middle
Total Enrollment 831
Sanders Elementary School
1550 Anderson Mill Rd
ZIP: 30106
(770) 819-2568
Primary
Total Enrollment 800
South Cobb High School
1920 Clay Rd
ZIP: 30106
(770) 819-2611
High
Total Enrollment 2074
Cooper Middle School
4605 Ewing Rd
ZIP: 30106
(770) 819-2438
Middle
Total Enrollment 899
Clarkdale Elementary School
4725 Ewing Rd
ZIP: 30106
(770) 819-2422
Primary
Total Enrollment 688
Austell Elementary School
5600 Mulberry St
ZIP: 30106
(770) 819-5804
Primary
Total Enrollment 551

Austell Private Schools

Good Shepherd Learning Center
888 East West Connector
ZIP: 30106
Elementary
Total Enrollment 51
Cumberland Christian Academy Pk-12
2356 Clay Rd
ZIP: 30106
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 313
Destiny Christian Academy
7400 Factory Shoals Rd
ZIP: 30168
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
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