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Kennesaw is a city in Cobb County, in the Atlanta metro area.

One tradition says the community was named for the Civil War battle which occurred nearby; another says it was named for an Indian chief who signed a treaty with white settlers.

The latitude of Kennesaw is 34.023N. The longitude is -84.615W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,089 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 25,816.


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Median household income
Local
$60,404
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Kennesaw demographic reports
Former and merged names include:
· Big Shanty
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 23. The number of murders and homicides was 1. The violent crime rate was 0.9 per 1,000 people.
Kennesaw received national attention for 1982 ordinance requiring each household to have a gun and ammunition.
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • Kennesaw Big Shanty Festival - April 21-22, 2007
Dates often change. Check Kennesaw web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw Civil War Museum, Big Shanty Museum
Colleges and universities: Kennesaw State University

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Ancestry & family history

13% of Kennesaw residents report German ancestry, and 14% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Kennesaw ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Kennesaw was $24,757, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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34% of Kennesaw residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Kennesaw include Big Shanty Village Historic District, Cherokee Street Historic District, North Main Street Historic District, Summers Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Kennesaw, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $771.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,173.


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Libraries in Kennesaw include Kennesaw Library, West Cobb Regional Library ... View libraries

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Cobb County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Kennesaw political report.

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Kennesaw restaurants taking online reservations include Summers Street Restaurant, The Melting Pot - Kennesaw ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Kennesaw workers is 37 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Kennesaw between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 1.4 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

Travel

Hotels in Kennesaw include Atlanta Town Center-Kennesaw, Best Western Kennesaw Inn, Comfort Inn Kennesaw, Country Inn and Suites, Days Inn Kennesaw, Extended Stay America, Extended Stay America, Fairfield Inn by Marriott Kennesaw, Green Roof Inn & Suites, Hilton Garden Inn ... More hotels.

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