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Cobb County Snapshot

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Cobb County is a lively county located 10 minutes northwest of downtown Atlanta.

Originally a part of the Cherokee Nation, Cobb County was organized by settlers in 1832, after the state distributed land through a lottery, and was named for Thomas Welch Cobb, a U. S. Senator. It is the site of one of the Civil Wars most significant battles in Shermans March on Atlanta, which is commemorated at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, a 10,000- acre recreational site and Confederate burial ground.

Today, Cobb County is one of the fastest growing counties in the metro Atlanta area due to a large influx of business which began with Lockheed Aeronautical Systems Co. and includes 250 other international firms.

Marietta is the county seat; other municipalities are Acworth, Austell, Kennesaw, Smyrna and Powder Springs.

Cobb County is 25 miles from the airport/Atlanta is 10 miles.Interstate 75 north/south runs through the county. I-285 circles Atlanta and intersects in southeastern Cobb County. I-20 east/west passes through the southern tip of the county.

Cobb County offers a large variety of shopping opportunities and a large selection of fine restaurants.
The Marietta Daily Journal and The Atlanta Journal-Constitution are the two main newspapers in the area.

The Cobb Galleria Centre is recognized nationally as one of the leading convention centers, hosting over 15,000 events a year.

Cobb County attractions

Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company
Dobbins Air Reserve Base
Six Flags Over Georgia
Six Flags White Water
Sun Valley Beach
Southern Museum of Civil War & Locomotive History
Marietta Gone With the Wind Movie Museum
Marietta Museum of History
Marietta/Cobb Art Museum
36 Public Parks
7 Golf Courses
Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre
Aviation Museum of Marietta

County Overview
As of 2007, Cobb County’s population is 679,325 people. Since 2000, it has had a population growth of 11.78 percent.

The median home cost in Cobb County is $283,900. Home appreciation the last year has been 0.86 percent.The median age of Cobb County, GA, real estate is 20 years.

Compared to the rest of the country, Cobb County’s cost of living is 4.37% Lower than the U.S. average.

Cobb County public schools spend $5,186 per student. The average school expenditure in the U.S. is $6,058. There are about 16 students per teacher in Cobb County.

The unemployment rate in Cobb County is 3.60 percent(U.S. avg. is 4.60%). Recent job growth is Positive. Cobb County jobs have Increased by 2.82 percent.

Cobb County Cities & Towns

Acworth
Austell
Blackwells
Chattahoochee Plantation
Clarkdale
Davis Crossroads
Elizabeth
Fair Oaks
Floyd
Furniture City
Gilmore
Kennesaw
Leland
Lost Mountain
Mableton
Macland
Marietta
Mars Hill
Mount Bethel
Noonday
Oakdale
Pebblebrook Estates
Powder Springs
Red Rock
Sandy Plains
Smyrna
Vinings
Westoak

Cobb County Links

Cobb County Restaurant Guide
Cobb County Restaurant Guide

Cobb County Government Site
Cobb County Government

U.S.Census-Cobb County
U.S.Census Bureau-Cobb County

Cobb County Chamber Of Commerce
Cobb County Chamber Of Commerce

Cobb County Tax Information
Cobb County Tax Information

Cobb County Demographics Profile
Cobb County Demographics Profile

Cobb County Utility Information

Electricity

Cobb EMC:
770-429-2100

Georgia Power:
1-888-660-5890

Cable

Charter Communications
(Smyrna):
1-800-955-7766

Comcast:
678-545-2289
Telephone

AT&T:
404-780-2355

Comcast:
678-545-2289

MCI Worldcom:
1-888-624-5622

Water

Cobb Water:
770-423-1000

Austell Water:
770-944-4300

Kennesaw Water:
770-424-8274

Marietta Water:
770-794-5230

Powder Springs Water:
770-943-8000

Smyrna Water:
770-319-5339

NATURAL GAS MARKETERS

ACN Energy:
1-800-348-6496

Energy America:
1-888-305-3828

GasKey:
1-877-427-1539

Georgia Natural Gas Services:
1-888-442-7489

Infinite Energy:
1-877-342-5434

Scana Energy Marketing:
1-877-467-2262

Shell Energy Services:
1-877-677-4355

Southern Company Gas:
1-866-762-6427

Trash & Recycling

Cobb County Solid Waste:
770-528-2500

Acworth Sanitation:
770-917-8903

Austell Sanitation:
770-944-4300

Kennesaw Sanitation:
770-424-8274

Marietta Sanitation:
770-794-5595

Powder Springs Sanitation:
770-943-8000

Smyrna Sanitation:
770-319-5385