Statewide Claims to Fame

Cobb County is 2nd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Non-farm private employees

Cobb County is 2nd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Population density (people per sqmi)

Cobb County is 2nd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Retail accommodation and food service sales

Cobb County is 3rd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Current population (2012)

Cobb County is 3rd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Non-farm private establishments

Cobb County is 3rd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Residents with college degree (older than 25)

Cobb County is 3rd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Retail sales

Cobb County is 3rd in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Total businesses (including small businesses)

Cobb County is 4th in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Building permits (last year)

Cobb County is 4th in Georgia out of 159 other counties in Households

Main Cities Within Cobb County, Georgia

Cobb County, Georgia Border Map - Phone Size

General Demographics

Size Demographics

Size Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Current population (2012) 707,442 3rd 9,919,945 313,914,040
Size in square miles 339.6 82nd 57,513.5 3,531,905.4
Population density (people per sqmi) 2,026.4 2nd 168.4 87.4

People Demographics

Age Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Residents younger than 5 6.8% 53rd 6.8% 6.4%
Residents younger than 18 25.0% 61st 25.1% 23.5%
Residents 65 or older 9.7% 145th 11.5% 13.7%
Education Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Residents with high school diploma (older than 25) 90.5% 5th 84.0% 85.4%
Residents with college degree (older than 25) 44.0% 3rd 27.5% 28.2%
Race Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Race - White 66.1% 92nd 62.8% 77.9%
Race - Black or African American 26.2% 90th 31.2% 13.1%
Race - American Indian or Alaska Native 0.5% 53rd 0.5% 1.2%
Race - Asian 4.8% 6th 3.5% 5.1%
Race - Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander 0.1% 80th 0.1% 0.2%
Race - Two or More 2.2% 13th 1.8% 2.4%
Race - Hispanic or Latino 12.6% 15th 9.2% 16.9%
Race - White, not Hispanic or Latino 55.4% 114th 55.1% 63.0%
Misc People Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Female residents 51.4% 56th 51.1% 50.8%
Foreign born residents 15.2% 6th 9.7% 12.8%

Housing Demographics

Housing Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Housing units 287,462 4th 4,102,992 132,312,404
Units inside multi-unit buildings 25.1% 12th 20.5% 25.9%
Households 258,710 4th 3,490,754 114,761,359
Home ownership rate 68.6% 104th 66.8% 66.1%
Home median value $210,100 5th $160,200 $186,200
People per household 2.6 98th 2.7 2.6
Building permits (last year) 2,245 4th 24,350 829,658

Income Demographics

Income Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Income per capita $33,514 5th $25,383 $27,915
Income per household $65,423 7th $49,736 $52,762
Income below poverty line 11.3% 147th 16.5% 14.3%

Business Demographics

Business Demographics
Cobb County Rank Georgia US
Non-farm private establishments 18,728 3rd 214,635 7,354,043
Non-farm private employees 288,112 2nd 3,328,033 113,425,965
Total businesses (including small businesses) 77,945 3rd 901,105 27,092,908
Retail sales $10,480,711 3rd $117,516,907 $3,3917,663,456
Retail sales per capita $15,157 17th $12,326 $12,990
Retail accommodation and food service sales $1,393,471 2nd $16,976,235 $613,795,732

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