Marietta, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marietta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Marietta had a population of 61,224 as of July 1, 2016. Marietta ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Marietta is located at latitude 33.9536 and longitude -84.5425 in Cobb County. The formal boundaries for the City of Marietta (see map below) encompass a land area of 23.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Cobb County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,129 feet.

The City of Marietta (GNIS ID: 2405019) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Marietta is located within Marietta Division of Cobb County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Marietta population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Marietta, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 61,224
Population in Households 59,159
Population in Familes 43,037
Population in Group Qrtrs 2,065
Population Density1 2,648
Diversity Index2 76


Total Households 24,922
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 13,939
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 28,822 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,800 (34.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,123 (52.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,900 (13.5%)
Median Home Value $215,179
Average Home Value $259,523


Median Household Income $45,218
Average Household Income $66,047
Per Capita Income $27,302
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.26% 1.5%
Households 1.24% 1.5%
Families 1.12% 1.33%
Median Household Income   2.8%
Per Capita Income   1.71%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Marietta, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Marietta to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 13 98th
Population Density1 # 35 95th
Diversity Index2 # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 190 70th
Per Capita Income # 78 88th

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