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

It is the county seat.

One tradition says the community was named for the wife of Judge Thomas Cobb; another says it was named for Marietta, OH.

The latitude of Marietta is 33.952N. The longitude is -84.55W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,129 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 61,282.


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Median household income
Local
$40,645
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Marietta demographic reports
Marietta is in the foothills of the Blue Ridge Mountains.
Marietta suffered severe damage during the Civil War, when it was on the route of Sherman's march on Atlanta.
Little League World Series champions, 1983
Public transportation: Cobb County Transit (See the transit and travel sections below.)

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 324. The number of murders and homicides was 5. The violent crime rate was 5.1 per 1,000 people.
Well-known residents have included:
· Travis Tritt, country singer
Coffee: National and regional coffee companies with outlets here include Caribou Coffee, Panera Bread, Starbucks
Local festivals include:
  • North Georgia State Fair - Sept. 20-30, 2007
  • Sweet P's Arts Festival - April 27-28, 2007
Dates often change. Check Marietta web sites and events links in the sections below.
Performing arts: Cobb Symphony Orchestra
Marietta attractions: White Water Atlanta
Historic sites and museums: Marietta Museum of History, Marietta/Cobb Museum of Art, Root House Museum, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park
Colleges and universities: Kennesaw State College, Southern Polytechnic State University, Chattahoochee Technical College, Life College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 113

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Marietta demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Cobb County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30062 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

8% of Marietta residents report German ancestry, and 8% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Marietta ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Marietta was $23,409, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

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

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History

Historic districts in Marietta include Church Street - Cherokee Street Historic District, Northwest Marietta Historic District, Washington Avenue Historic District, Whitlock Avenue Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Marietta, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $664.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,168.


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Libraries in Marietta include Cobb County Public Library, East Marietta Library, Gritters Library, Hattie G. Wilson Library, Kemp Memorial Library, Merchants Walk Library, Mountain View Library, Sibley Library, Stratton Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Marietta include Marietta Daily Journal

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

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Marietta restaurants taking online reservations include Aspen Signature Steak, Aspen West Cobb ... View restaurants

Traffic

The average commute time for Marietta workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 24 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Marietta between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of 4.1 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was slightly higher than the national norm.

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