Cobb County, Georgia (GA)

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County population in 2012: 707,442 (100% urban, 0% rural); it was 607,751 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 144,221
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 29,744
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 155,075
Renter-occupied apartments: 86,091 (it was 72,412 in 2000)
% of renters here:

32%
State:

34%

Land area: 340 sq. mi.

Water area: 4.4 sq. mi.

Population density: 2051 people per square mile   (very high).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Cobb County: 95.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (30.0%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (12.8%), Manufacturing (10.7%), Information (10.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 74%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 23%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Cobb County, Georgia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (56.3%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (24.4%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (12.3%)
  • Asian alone (4.4%)
  • Two or more races (1.9%)
Median resident age:  35.0 years
Georgia median age:  35.0 years
Males: 334,369  (43.8%)
Females: 353,709  (56.2%)

Cobb County,GA real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Cobb County:

2.0 people
Georgia:

3 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $63,086 ($58,289 in 1999)

This county:

$63086
Georgia:

$47829

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $809 (lower quartile is $649, upper quartile is $1,017)
This county:

$809
State:

$676


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $182,700 (it was $145,300 in 2000)
Cobb:

$182,700
Georgia:

$141,600
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $119,800 - $293,700

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $235,565
Here:

$235,565
State:

$200,877

Townhouses or other attached units: $169,766
Here:

$169,766
State:

$169,988

In 2-unit structures: $113,607
Here:

$113,607
State:

$128,425

In 3-to-4-unit structures: $87,333
Here:

$87,333
State:

$110,383

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $149,841
Here:

$149,841
State:

$228,404

Mobile homes: $34,390
Here:

$34,390
State:

$47,602
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,453
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $404

Institutionalized population: 4,489
Cobb County, GA map from a distance

Health of residents in Cobb County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2009:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.7. This is better than average.
80.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
42.5% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is about average.
99.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
75.0% of residents visited a dentist within the past year. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 196 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 152 pounds. This is about average.


Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2000: 5455 buildings, average cost: $125,600
  • 2001: 4513 buildings, average cost: $143,900
  • 2002: 4703 buildings, average cost: $142,800
  • 2003: 4993 buildings, average cost: $149,400
  • 2004: 5432 buildings, average cost: $177,200
  • 2005: 5123 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2006: 3346 buildings, average cost: $217,400
  • 2007: 1901 buildings, average cost: $233,300
  • 2008: 727 buildings, average cost: $221,400
  • 2009: 409 buildings, average cost: $208,900

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $1,704 (0.9%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $988 (0.6%)

Cobb County household income distribution in 2009 Cobb County home values distribution Cobb County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 11.2% for American Indian residents, 28.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 32.1% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 13.5%
Cobb County:

13.5%
Georgia:

19.0%
(8.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 17.9% for Black residents, 28.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 10.1% for American Indian residents, 28.9% for Native Hawaiian and other Pacific Islander residents, 28.7% for other race residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 36 years old
(Males: 34 years old, Females: 37 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 42 years old, Black residents: 31 years old, American Indian residents: 49 years old, Asian residents: 34 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 26 years old, Other race residents: 26 years old)

Area name: Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta, GA HUD Metro FMR Area
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Cobb County is $686 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $763 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $929 a month.

Cities in this county include: Northeast Cobb, Marietta, Smyrna, Mableton, Kennesaw, Acworth, Powder Springs, Vinings, Fair Oaks, Austell.

Cobb County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

2005 air pollution in Cobb County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.110 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (8-hour): 0.081 ppm (standard limit: 0.08 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 16.3 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) 24-hour: 36 µg/m3(standard limit: 35 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Cobb County: Cheatham Hill Community Club (A), Metropolitan Atlanta Industrial Park (B), Due West (C), Indian Hills Country Club (D), Kennesaw Mountain Industrial Park (E), Kolbs Farm (F), North Cobb Industrial Park (G), Pinetree Country Club (H), Girl Scout Haven (I), Allatoona-Proctor Day Use Area (J), Allatoona Creek Day Use Area (K), Sweat Mountain Lookout Tower (L), Discovery Industrial Park (M), Interstate West Industrial Park (N), Six Flags Industrial Park (O), The Bluffs Office Park (P), Marietta Campground (Q), Crossroads Centre (R), Atlanta Country Club (S), Cobb County Fire and Emergency Services Station 6 (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Wade Green Crossing Shopping Center (1), Johnson Ferry Shopping Center (2), Merchants Walk Shopping Center (3), Parkaire Mall Shopping Center (4), Powers Ferry Plaza Shopping Center (5), Horsebend Plaza Shopping Center (6), Kennesaw Crossing Shopping Center (7), Market Square Shopping Center (8), Terrell Mill Village Shopping Center (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Cobb County include: Greers Chapel (A), Seventh Day Adventist Church (B), Sandy Grove Church (C), Galilee Church (D), Mount Paran North Church (E), West Side Church (F), Austell Road Baptist Church (G), Big Bethel Church (H), Labelle Heights Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Mabry Cemetery (1), Cheatham Hills Memorial Park (2), Kolb Cemetery (3), Mars Hill Cemetery (4), Mayes Cemetery (5), Morgan Hill Cemetery (6), Cheney Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and reservoirs: Bazeman Lake (A), Bozeman Lake (B), Lake Jackson (C), Clark Lake (D), West Chastain Lake (E), East Chastain Lake (F), Wiggly Lake (G), Bearden Lake (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Willeo Creek (A), Ward Creek (B), Tate Creek (C), Sope Creek (D), Rottenwood Creek (E), Gothards Creek (F), Rakestraw Creek (G), Bishop Creek (H), Nickajack Creek (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Cobb County include: Fullers Park (1), Noonday Creek Park (2), Canterberry Park (3), Six Flags Over Georgia (4), Sweat Mountain Park (5), Carl Harrison Park (6), Clarkdale Historic District (7), Sandy Plains Park (8), Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Bartow County , Cherokee County , Douglas County , Fulton County , Paulding County .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

6.9%
Georgia:

7.8%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 35,713
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 88.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 39.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 70,439 (29% naturalized citizens)

Cobb County:

11.6%
Whole state:

7.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 28,347
  • 1990 to 1994: 13,366
  • 1985 to 1989: 9,627
  • 1980 to 1984: 7,050
  • 1975 to 1979: 4,040
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,763
  • 1970 to 1974: 2,112
  • 1965 to 1969: 3,134

Mean travel time to work (commute): 31.3 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 55.2%

Cobb County marital status for males Cobb County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Cobb County with a mortgage: 120,109 (13,353 second mortgage, 15,166 home equity loan, 406 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 22,681

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

75.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Cobb County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant196,846303
Catholic76,9887
Mainline Protestant71,01871
Other15,54349
Black Protestant12,22818
Orthodox1,7001
None313,755-
Cobb County Religion Details
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 98
Cobb County:

1.42 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 7
Here:

0.10 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 24
This county:

0.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 231
Cobb County:

3.35 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 562
This county:

8.16 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Cobb County:

8.1%
Georgia:

10.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Cobb County:

23.8%
State:

27.8%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

14.6%

Agriculture in Cobb County:

Average size of farms: 57 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $28,150
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $5073.25
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 5.64%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $27,743
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 9.13%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 3.30%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $21,451
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 91.10%
Average age of principal farm operators: 59 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 7.93
Vegetables: 5 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 15 acres

Tornado activity:

Cobb County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Georgia state average. It is 922141.4 times below overall U.S. average.
Tornadoes in this county have caused 104 injuries recorded between 1950 and 2004.
On 11/22/1992, a category 4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado injured 46 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Cobb County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 72.4 miles away from Cobb County center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 119.0 miles away from the county center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 133.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 159.5 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 297.3 miles away from Cobb County center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 250.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:


The number of natural disasters in Cobb County (12) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Tornadoes: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Storms: 3, Heavy Rains: 2, Winds: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • Mexico (31%)
  • India (5%)
  • United Kingdom (4%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Korea (4%)
  • Nigeria (3%)
  • Brazil (3%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Cobb County (%):

  • United States or American (12%)
  • English (10%)
  • German (9%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • Italian (4%)
  • Scotch-Irish (2%)
  • Scottish (2%)

Cobb County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 262,772 (81%)
  • Carpooled: 39,081 (12%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2,731 (1%)
  • Streetcar or trolley car: 95 (0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 498 (0%)
  • Railroad: 82 (0%)
  • Ferryboat: 5 (0%)
  • Taxi: 708 (0%)
  • Motorcycle: 261 (0%)
  • Bicycle: 197 (0%)
  • Walked: 3,319 (1%)
  • Other means: 2,428 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 13,235 (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders


People in group quarters in Cobb County, Georgia in 2000:

  • 2,245 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 2,192 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 1,625 people in nursing homes
  • 347 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 159 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 144 people in homes or halfway houses for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 137 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 126 people in hospitals or wards for drug/alcohol abuse
  • 125 people in homes for the physically handicapped
  • 49 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 27 people in training schools for juvenile delinquents
  • 23 people in state prisons
  • 20 people in hospitals/wards and hospices for chronically ill
  • 20 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 16 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 15 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals or wards
  • 10 people in hospices or homes for chronically ill
  • 10 people in military hospitals or wards for chronically ill
  • 7 people in other group homes
  • 6 people in religious group quarters
  • 6 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in orthopedic wards and institutions for the physically handicapped

People in group quarters in Cobb County, Georgia in 2010:

  • 3,900 people in college/university student housing
  • 2,158 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 1,620 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 261 people in correctional residential facilities
  • 207 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 203 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 154 people in mental (psychiatric) hospitals and psychiatric units in other hospitals
  • 146 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 138 people in hospitals with patients who have no usual home elsewhere
  • 65 people in correctional facilities intended for juveniles
  • 59 people in group homes for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 51 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 36 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
  • 36 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 21 people in in-patient hospice facilities
  • 13 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $64,318.

8.73% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($42,962 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Georgia average:

9.45%


0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($285 average AGI)
Cobb County:

0.04%
Georgia average:

0.08%

5.19% relocated from other counties in Georgia ($22,809 average AGI)
3.49% relocated from other states ($19,868 average AGI)
Cobb County:

3.49%
Georgia average:

3.48%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Fulton County, GA  1.58% ($42,974 average AGI)
from DeKalb County, GA  0.64% ($43,174)
from Cherokee County, GA  0.48% ($37,782)
from Paulding County, GA  0.41% ($37,421)
from Gwinnett County, GA  0.38% ($36,867)
from Douglas County, GA  0.34% ($30,652)
from Clayton County, GA  0.19% ($28,884)


8.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($43,943 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.84%
Georgia average:

9.32%


0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($527 average AGI)
Cobb County:

0.08%
Georgia average:

0.09%

5.40% relocated to other counties in Georgia ($23,540 average AGI)
3.37% relocated to other states ($19,876 average AGI)
Cobb County:

3.37%
Georgia average:

3.33%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Fulton County, GA  1.72% ($41,035 average AGI)
to DeKalb County, GA  0.63% ($36,553)
to Cherokee County, GA  0.61% ($44,244)
to Paulding County, GA  0.46% ($36,112)
to Gwinnett County, GA  0.37% ($32,558)
to Douglas County, GA  0.36% ($33,801)
to Clayton County, GA  0.18% ($22,845)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 15.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 16.6
Births per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 14.4

Births per 1000 population in Cobb County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 5.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 5.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 5.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Cobb County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 6.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2007 to 2012: 6.0

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Cobb County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 57,101 (49,249 aged, 7,852 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 15%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 0.46
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 8893.360
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 137.310
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 31693.18

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1602.100
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 509.930
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10.39

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 42.21
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 87.98

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 12.2
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 52.8. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of homicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 34.8
  • Other - 18.0

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 86.5. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide:

Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 49.2
  • Suffocation - 17.3
  • Poisoning - 13.7
  • Other - 6.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 679,010

Size of family households: 67,192 2-persons, 42,491 3-persons, 38,127 4-persons, 16,789 5-persons, 6,377 6-persons, 4,381 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 66,605 1-person, 14,693 2-persons, 2,363 3-persons, 675 4-persons, 232 5-persons, 80 6-persons, 51 7-or-more-persons.

115,469 married couples with children.
30,029 single-parent households (5,950 men, 24,079 women).

85.3% of residents of Cobb County speak English at home.
7.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (42% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 25% speak English not well, 15% don't speak English at all).
3.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (69% speak English very well, 19% speak English well, 10% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
2.1% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (51% speak English very well, 28% speak English well, 19% speak English not well, 3% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other language at home (76% speak English very well, 18% speak English well, 6% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $2,979,573,000 ($4556 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $1,337,218,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $1,024,498,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $364,008,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $2,549,000
Federal grants: $206,606,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,159,222,000 ($1,078,327,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $222,691,000 ($134,999,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $502,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $621,236,000
Federal Government insurance: $423,723,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 55,427
Here:

83 per 1000 residents
State:

79 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 17,125
Here:

26 per 1000 residents
State:

38 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +23,777
Here:

+36 per 1000 residents
State:

+21 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -5,098
Here -8 per 1000 residents
State +26 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Cobb County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 96.78 millions of gallons per day (0% from ground, 100% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

7.1
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.1
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 4,530
  • 2000 to 2004: 58,075
  • 1990 to 1999: 66,181
  • 1980 to 1989: 74,713
  • 1970 to 1979: 44,300
  • 1960 to 1969: 22,777
  • 1950 to 1959: 13,527
  • 1940 to 1949: 2,798
  • 1939 or earlier: 3,297
Rooms in houses/apartments in Cobb County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 100
  • 2 rooms: 799
  • 3 rooms: 3,098
  • 4 rooms: 6,879
  • 5 rooms: 18,982
  • 6 rooms: 30,683
  • 7 rooms: 26,872
  • 8 rooms: 29,433
  • 9+ rooms: 38,229
  • 1 room: 2,948
  • 2 rooms: 7,894
  • 3 rooms: 12,883
  • 4 rooms: 19,245
  • 5 rooms: 16,186
  • 6 rooms: 7,735
  • 7 rooms: 2,883
  • 8 rooms: 1,571
  • 9+ rooms: 1,067
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Cobb County, Georgia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 408
  • 1 bedroom: 2,217
  • 2 bedrooms: 17,246
  • 3 bedrooms: 67,828
  • 4 bedrooms: 52,838
  • 5+ bedrooms: 14,538
  • no bedroom: 3,547
  • 1 bedroom: 20,953
  • 2 bedrooms: 31,022
  • 3 bedrooms: 13,870
  • 4 bedrooms: 2,559
  • 5+ bedrooms: 461
Cars and other vehicles available in Cobb County, Georgia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 2,655
  • 1 vehicle: 34,275
  • 2 vehicles: 79,218
  • 3 vehicles: 28,731
  • 4 vehicles: 7,955
  • 5+ vehicles: 2,241
  • no vehicle: 6,020
  • 1 vehicle: 36,398
  • 2 vehicles: 23,935
  • 3 vehicles: 4,732
  • 4 vehicles: 958
  • 5+ vehicles: 369

46% of Cobb County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 40% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 37% lived in Georgia.

Cobb County:

46.0%
State average:

50.8%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $146,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 0%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 0%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Cobb County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (87.4%)
  • Electricity (11.3%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.0%)
  • Utility gas (54.4%)
  • Electricity (44.1%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (1.1%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 7,169
Here:

10.0%
Georgia:

8.4%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 2,581
Here:

7.6%
Georgia:

8.5%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 5,811
Here:

21.7%
Georgia:

22.9%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Cobb County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $38,908,000
    Sewerage: $25,939,000
    Regular Highways: $15,410,000
    Libraries: $1,452,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,388,000
    Parks and Recreation: $326,000
    Solid Waste Management: $249,000
    General - Other: $185,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $104,757,000
    Local Fire Protection: $53,259,000
    Water Utilities: $53,237,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $45,768,000
    Regular Highways: $36,521,000
    Sewerage: $35,491,000
    General - Other: $33,988,000
    Central Staff Services: $32,307,000
    Health - Other: $22,915,000
    Financial Administration: $19,495,000
    Parks and Recreation: $18,169,000
    Transit Utilities: $13,306,000
    Housing and Community Development: $12,501,000
    Libraries: $12,240,000
    Solid Waste Management: $10,426,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $8,790,000
    General Public Buildings: $7,955,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,173,000
    Parking Facilities: $278,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $25,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $5,133,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Sewerage: $30,067,000
    Regular Highways: $9,150,000
    General - Other: $3,488,000
    Electric Utilities: $1,976,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $10,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
    Solid Waste Management: $3,000
  • Intergovernmental to State - General - Other: $196,000
    Parks and Recreation: $3,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $15,113,000
    Water Utilities: $12,288,000
    Sewerage: $8,192,000
    Regular Highways: $5,331,000
    General Public Building: $4,641,000
    Financial Administration: $3,562,000
    Local Fire Protection: $2,703,000
    Parks and Recreation: $1,341,000
    Housing and Community Development: $1,319,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,039,000
    Police Protection: $956,000
    Libraries: $579,000
    Correctional Institutions: $472,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $108,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $103,000
    Solid Waste Management: $28,000
    Parking Facilities: $5,000
    Health - Other: $2,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $1,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $203,574,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $6,892,000

Cobb County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Sewerage: $57,269,000
    Solid Waste Management: $5,968,000
    Parks and Recreation: $5,176,000
    All Other: $4,521,000
    Parking Facilities: $530,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Transit Utilities: $7,342,000
    Housing and Community Development: $7,255,000
    All Other: $4,324,000
    General Local Government Support: $13,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $5,348,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $31,655,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $22,468,000
    Interest Earnings: $8,312,000
    Special Assessments: $4,675,000
    Rents: $1,854,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $85,902,000
    Transit Utilities: $3,297,000
  • State Intergovernmental - All Other: $25,468,000
    Health and Hospitals: $14,898,000
    Highways: $6,512,000
    Public Welfare: $1,505,000
  • Tax - Property: $234,483,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $100,619,000
    Other Selective Sales: $30,503,000
    Other License: $22,148,000
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $14,852,000
    Public Utilities Sales: $6,033,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $4,716,000
    Public Utility License: $3,885,000

Cobb County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $216,710,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $192,930,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $23,780,000
  • Short Term Debt Outstanding - Beginning: $83,500,000
    End of Fiscal Year: $83,000,000

Cobb County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,568,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $156,604,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $8,620,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Cobb County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Cobb County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 87 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED3,553$172,4083,144$232,72415,592$213,030546$93,60815$14,939,000894$154,84610$104,900
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED161$170,683221$226,4931,313$208,25099$66,1012$4,500,00073$128,8630$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED506$154,761499$199,7565,686$204,504491$48,3345$7,970,800487$129,29814$43,786
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN567$168,316514$216,9534,165$206,681164$88,3781$6,000,000240$133,2543$47,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS82$159,22099$243,4851,010$214,58841$132,0730$044$148,2500$0
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 87 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED670$240,603576$226,51916$152,063
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED214$229,864277$224,81214$140,214
APPLICATIONS DENIED98$234,082138$222,0878$170,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN44$223,95573$215,8362$148,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS32$245,93822$228,7275$234,600

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Cobb County, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James1,78971.1 years
Mary1,59678.2 years
William1,51272.2 years
John1,40173.4 years
Robert1,13170.7 years
Charles83271.2 years
George62274.7 years
Dorothy57377.6 years
Thomas51471.9 years
Ruth47380.9 years
Most common last names in Cobb County, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith81873.9 years
Brown49073.0 years
Johnson44173.2 years
Jones43172.1 years
Williams42873.0 years
Davis37573.0 years
Wilson26174.8 years
Martin25474.7 years
Anderson22874.3 years
Turner22374.3 years
Businesses in Cobb County, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDI4Justice4
ALDO1KFC12
AMF Bowling1Kincaid2
AT&T18Kmart1
Abercrombie & Fitch1Knights Inn1
Abercrombie Kids1Kohl's3
Ace Hardware4Kroger18
Advance Auto Parts18LA Fitness7
Aeropostale2La Quinta3
Aerosoles1La-Z-Boy1
American Eagle Outfitters4Lane Bryant3
Ann Taylor3Lane Furniture4
Applebee's4LensCrafters5
Arby's14Little Caesars Pizza12
Ashley Furniture1Long John Silver's1
Audi1Lowe's3
AutoZone11Macy's3
Avenue1Marriott11
BMW1Marshalls4
Bakers2MasterBrand Cabinets10
Bally Total Fitness1Mazda1
Banana Republic2McDonald's33
Barnes & Noble3Men's Wearhouse4
Baskin-Robbins8Motel 62
Bath & Body Works4Motherhood Maternity6
Baymont Inn1New Balance8
Bebe2New York & Co2
Bed Bath & Beyond3Nike40
Ben & Jerry's2Nissan2
Best Western2Office Depot5
Blockbuster12OfficeMax5
Brookstone1Old Navy3
Brunswick Bowling & Billiards3Olive Garden2
Budget Car Rental3On The Border1
Buffalo Wild Wings1Outback1
Burger King16Outback Steakhouse1
CVS24Pac Sun1
Cache1Panda Express6
CarMax1Panera Bread5
Caribou Coffee2Payless9
Casual Male XL2Penske8
Catherines2PetSmart5
Charlotte Russe2Pier 1 Imports3
Chevrolet3Pizza Hut13
Chick-Fil-A20Plato's Closet1
Chico's3Popeyes4
Chipotle2Pottery Barn1
Chuck E. Cheese's3Publix Super Markets24
Church's Chicken3Quality3
Cinnabon 2Quiznos9
Circle K3RadioShack8
Cold Stone Creamery5Ramada1
Coldwater Creek2Red Lobster3
ColorTyme1Red Roof Inn2
Comfort Inn3Rite Aid19
Comfort Suites2Rooms To Go4
Costco2Ruby Tuesday4
Cracker Barrel2Rue212
Curves6Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
DHL9SAS Shoes2
Dairy Queen9SONIC Drive-In3
Days Inn2Sam's Club1
Decora Cabinetry6Sears8
Discount Tire3Sephora2
Domino's Pizza2Sheraton1
DressBarn2Shoe Carnival1
Dressbarn3Sleep Inn2
Dunkin Donuts15Soma Intimates2
Econo Lodge2Spencer Gifts2
Eddie Bauer2Sprint Nextel9
Express2Staples3
Extended Stay America2Starbucks26
Extended Stay Deluxe3Steak 'n Shake4
Famous Footwear3Studio 61
FedEx118Studio Plus Deluxe Studios1
Finish Line2Subaru1
Firestone Complete Auto Care8Suburban1
Foot Locker3Subway33
Ford3Super 83
Forever 213T-Mobile20
Fredericks Of Hollywood1T.G.I. Driday's1
GNC18T.J.Maxx4
GameStop9Taco Bell18
Gap3Talbots3
Goodwill1Target7
Gymboree4The Athlete's Foot1
H&M2The Cheesecake Factory1
H&R Block23The Limited1
Haagen-Dazs3Torrid1
Hardee's2Toyota2
Havertys Furniture2Toys"R"Us5
Hilton10Trader Joe's1
Hobby Lobby2Travelodge1
Holiday Inn5True Value2
Hollister Co.1U-Haul43
Home Depot10UPS138
Homestead Studio Suites2Value City Furniture2
Honda1Vans4
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless5
Houlihan's1Victoria's Secret4
Hyatt1Volkswagen2
Hyundai2Waffle House30
IHOP6Walgreens20
InTown Suites1Walmart8
J.Crew1Wendy's26
JCPenney2Wet Seal2
JoS. A. Bank4Whole Foods Market2
Johnny Rockets2Wingate2
Jones New York11World Gym1
Journeys2YMCA3

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