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.
Within Cobb County are the cities of Acworth, Austell*, Kennesaw, Marietta, Powder Springs, and Smyrna.
Cobb County by the Numbers (2017)
|Population Change (since 2010)||+9.6%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||885,062|
|Median Household Income||$75,654|
|Mean Travel Time to Work||32.6 minutes|
|Single Family Building Permits||1,564 units|
|Multifamily Building Permits||1,065 units|
- Neighborhood Nexus Cobb County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Cobb County Fact Sheet
- Cobb Population & Employment Forecast
- GEEARS Early Childhood Profile for Cobb County
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
- Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Data Dashboard
- ARC 2019 Annual Report - Cobb County
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)
- Dennis Burnette (Citizen Member, District 15)
- US Census Bureau, Subcounty Intercensal Population Estimates, 2000 to 2009
- US Census Bureau, County Characteristics Resident Population Estimate, 2010 to 2017
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2017
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 15 Forecasts, 2015-16
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), 2017
* This city belongs to more than one county.