Marietta, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Marietta, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Marietta had a population of 61,881 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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Marietta, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 61,881
Daytime Population: Workers 73,913
Daytime Population: Residents 29,680
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 103,593
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.67
Population in Households 60,095
Population in Familes 43,692
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,786
Population Density2 2,676
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $48,393
Average Household Income $69,222
Per Capita Income $28,636


Total Housing Units 28,968 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,998 (34.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 15,354 (53.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 3,616 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $225,934
Average Home Value $266,267


Total Households 25,352
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 14,185
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.23% 1.33%
Households 1.3% 1.34%
Families 1.21% 1.19%
Median Household Income   2.11%
Per Capita Income   2.56%

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, 2017 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 Density # 38 94th
Diversity Index # 21 97th
Median Household Income # 176 72nd
Per Capita Income # 75 88th

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