Formed in 1832, Cobb County was originally part of Cherokee County and was named after Judge Thomas Willis Cobb, a U.S. Senator.
Notable landmarks include Kennesaw State University, the Marietta National Cemetery and Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Large employers include WellStar Health System, Lockheed Martin Aeronautical and Cobb County Schools.
Cobb has experienced substantial growth in the past few decades and has become one of the most populated counties in the region.
Cobb County by the Numbers
|Population Change (2000-15)||+ 7.4%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||885,062|
|Median Household Income||$70,097|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||31.8 minutes|
|2016 Building Permits (single family)||1,477|
|2016 Building Permits (multifamily)||652|
- Neighborhood Nexus Cobb County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Cobb County Fact Sheet
- Cobb Population & Employment Forecast
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
Other Cobb County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing Cobb
- Mike Boyce, Chairman, Cobb County Commission
- Steve Tumlin, Mayor, City of Marietta
- Kip Berry (Citizen Member, District 5)
- Minuard “Mickey” C. McGuire (Citizen Member, District 11)
- Rob Garcia (Citizen Member, District 13)
- Mark Mathews (Citizen Member, District 14)
- Denis Burnette (Citizen Member, District 15)