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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. Kennesaw is part of the surrounding Atlanta metro area.

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population32,669
Male Share of the Population48.4%
Female Share of the Population51.6%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+18,346
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher38%
Median Earnings25+$39,104
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,995
Median Earnings With High School Degree$30,273

Wealth

Median Family Income$75,202
% Above Poverty Level90.4%
% Below Poverty Level9.6%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time30 minutes
% Working from Home4.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.3%
% Using Public Transportation1.5%

Housing

People Living Alone27.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,121
Median House Value$152,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)39.7%
Irish11.3%
German9.9%
English8.7%
Italian4.5%
West Indian3.9%
African2.9%
Jamaican2.8%
Polish2.7%
Scottish2%
French Except Basque1.7%
Dutch1.6%
Swedish1.2%
Welsh0.8%
Russian0.6%
Haitian0.6%
Brazilian0.6%
Arab0.6%
Canadian0.6%
Austrian0.5%
Portuguese0.5%
Guyanese0.4%
Hungarian0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Czech0.3%
Danishn0.3%
Kenyan0.2%
Swiss0.2%
Ukrainian0.2%
Norwegian0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Greek0.2%
Belgian0.2%
Lebanese0.1%
British0.1%
US/American0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
US Virgin Isl0.1%
Bahamian0.1%
Palestinian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
Ethiopian0.1%
South African0.1%
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Kennesaw Almanac

CategoryValue
County Cobb County
Standard Zip Codes30144, 30152
P.O. Box Zip Codes30156, 30160
Company Zip Codes31144
Phone Area Codes678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.02
Approximate Longitude-84.61

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)

StationDALLAS 7 NE
Distance8.2 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
Distance18.2 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
StationROME
Distance34.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip56.1 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Acworth21,824$64,557
Emerson1,649$49,750
Holly Springs10,351$91,483
Marietta59,714$58,134
Smyrna54,788$83,498

Kennesaw Hospitals

Devereux Treatment Network
(Non-profit)
1291 Stanley Road Nw
(770) 427-0147

Kennesaw Public Schools

North Cobb High School
3400 Old 41 Hwy Nw
ZIP: 30144
(770) 975-6685
High
Total Enrollment 2856
Palmer Middle School
690 N Booth Rd Nw
ZIP: 30144
(770) 591-5020
Middle
Total Enrollment 1030
Awtrey Middle School
3601 Nowlin Rd Nw
ZIP: 30144
(770) 975-6615
Middle
Total Enrollment 805
Kennesaw Elementary School
3155 Jiles Rd Nw
ZIP: 30144
(678) 594-8172
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Chalker Elementary School
325 N Booth Rd Nw
ZIP: 30144
(678) 494-7621
Primary
Total Enrollment 668
Big Shanty Elementary School
1575 Ben King Rd Nw
ZIP: 30144
(678) 594-8023
Primary
Total Enrollment 760
Mcclure Middle School
3660 Old Stilesboro Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 331-8131
Middle
Total Enrollment 1119
Bullard Elementary School
3656 Old Stilesboro Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 594-8720
Primary
Total Enrollment 921
Harrison High School
4500 Due West Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 594-8104
High
Total Enrollment 1947
Hayes Elementary School
1501 Kennesaw Due West Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 594-8127
Primary
Total Enrollment 959
Devereux Ackerman Academy
1291 Stanley Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(770) 427-0147
Other
Total Enrollment 88
Pine Mountain Middle School
2720 Pine Mountain Cir Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 594-8252
Middle
Total Enrollment 698
Kennesaw Mountain High School
1898 Kennesaw Due West Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 594-8190
High
Total Enrollment 2162
Lost Mountain Middle School
700 Old Mountain Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 594-8224
Middle
Total Enrollment 945
Kennesaw Charter School
3010 Cobb Pkwy Nw
ZIP: 30152
(678) 290-9628
Primary
Total Enrollment 890
Lewis Elementary School
4179 Jim Owens Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
(770) 975-6673
Primary
Total Enrollment 704

Kennesaw Private Schools

St Catherine Of Siena Catholic Schoo
1618 Ben King Rd Nw
ZIP: 30144
Elementary
Total Enrollment 428
Montessori Children's House Of Kennesaw
3238 Cherokee St Nw
ZIP: 30144
Elementary
Total Enrollment 2
Shiloh Hills Christian School
260 Hawkins Store Rd
ZIP: 30144
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 249
North Cobb Christian School
4500 Lakeview Dr Nw
ZIP: 30144
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 780
Mount Paran Christian School
1275 Stanley Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1130
Devereux Ackerman Academy
1291 Stanley Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 110
Foundations For The Future
1500 Stanley Rd Nw
ZIP: 30152
Elementary
Total Enrollment 42
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