Cobb County, GA

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2022 Population
765,813
0.434% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2022 Median Age
37.2
0.27% 1-year increase
2022 Poverty Rate
8.29%
3.72% 1-year decrease
2022 Median Household Income
$94,244
9.57% 1-year growth
2022 Median Property Value
$346,000
17.8% 1-year growth
2022 Employed Population
409,632
1.92% 1-year growth

About

In 2022, Cobb County, GA had a population of 766k people with a median age of 37.2 and a median household income of $94,244. Between 2021 and 2022 the population of Cobb County, GA grew from 762,500 to 765,813, a 0.434% increase and its median household income grew from $86,013 to $94,244, a 9.57% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cobb County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (49.3%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.9%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.53%), Other (Hispanic) (5.32%), and Two+ (Non-Hispanic) (3.84%).

None of the households in Cobb County, GA reported speaking a non-English language at home as their primary shared language. This does not consider the potential multi-lingual nature of households, but only the primary self-reported language spoken by all members of the household.

91.9% of the residents in Cobb County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cobb County, GA are Kennesaw State University (7,682 degrees awarded in 2022), Chattahoochee Technical College (4,752 degrees), and Life University (718 degrees).

In 2022, the median property value in Cobb County, GA was $346,000, and the homeownership rate was 66.5%.

Most people in Cobb County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 29.7 minutes. The average car ownership in Cobb County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Population & Diversity

Cobb County, GA is home to a population of 766k people, from which 91.9% are citizens. As of 2022, 15.5% of Cobb County, GA residents were born outside of the country (118k people).

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (378k people) in Cobb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 206k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Citizenship

91.9%
2022 Citizenship
91.8%
2021 Citizenship

As of 2022, 91.9% of Cobb County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.5%. In 2021, the percentage of US citizens in Cobb County, GA was 91.8%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cobb County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    378k ± 2.36k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    206k ± 1.73k
  3. Asian (Non-Hispanic)
    42.3k ± 802
13.5%
Hispanic Population
103k people

In 2022, there were 1.83 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (378k people) in Cobb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 206k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 42.3k Asian (Non-Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13.5% of the people in Cobb County, GA are hispanic (103k people).

The following chart shows the 7 races represented in Cobb County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    222,301 ± 11,455 people
  2. India
    103,637 ± 7,865 people
  3. Jamaica
    49,864 ± 5,470 people

In 2022, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 222,301 Georgia residents, followed by India with 103,637 and Jamaica with 49,864.

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Foreign-Born Population

15.5%
2022 Foreign-Born Population
118k people
15.8%
2021 Foreign-Born Population
121k people

As of 2022, 15.5% of Cobb County, GA residents (118k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.6%. In 2021, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cobb County, GA was 15.8%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    11,152 ± 817
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,871 ± 935
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    7,692 ± 819

Cobb County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.13 times greater than any other conflict.

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Economy

The economy of Cobb County, GA employs 410k people. The largest industries in Cobb County, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,440 people), Retail Trade (46,363 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (43,755 people), and the highest paying industries are Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($111,597), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($107,865), and Utilities ($102,674).

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $58,988. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.474, which is lower than than the national average.

Occupations

410k
2022 Value
± 6,086
1.92%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cobb County, GA grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 402k employees to 410k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cobb County, GA, are Management Occupations (58,269 people), Sales & Related Occupations (43,782 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,303 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cobb County, GA.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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Employment by Industries

410k
2022 Value
± 6,086
1.92%
1 Year growth
± 2.07%

From 2021 to 2022, employment in Cobb County, GA grew at a rate of 1.92%, from 402k employees to 410k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cobb County, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (52,440 people), Retail Trade (46,363 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (43,755 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Cobb County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Cobb County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Median Earnings by Industry

$58,631
Median earning men ± $945
$46,698
Median earning women ± $919

The industries with the best median earnings for men in 2022 are Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($100,279), Professional, Scientific, & Management, & Administrative & Waste Management Services ($85,878), and Information ($85,819).

The industries with the best median earnings for women in 2022 are Information ($71,387), Wholesale Trade ($64,311), and Finance & Insurance, & Real Estate & Rental & Leasing ($61,058).

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Employment by Industry Sector

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2.94%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between February 2022 and February 2023

As of February 2023, there are 4.87M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 2.94% increase in employment when compared to February 2022.

Right after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, during April 2020, a general dip can be seen across industry sectors, resulting in an overall decline in employment by 11.9%.

The following chart shows monthly employment numbers for each industry sector in Georgia.

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Establishments by Size

The industries with the most establishments
  1. 8,926
    Educational Services, Health Care & Social Assistance
  2. 6,475
    Professional, Scientific & Management, and Administrative & Waste Management Services
  3. 5,487
    Finance & Insurance, and Real Estate, Rental & Leasing

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Civics

In the 2020 presidential election, the popular vote in Cobb County, GA went to Joseph R Biden Jr. with 56.3% of the vote. The runner-up was Donald J. Trump (42%), followed by Jo Jorgensen (1.64%).

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing the state of Georgia. In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house, and members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms.

US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Inauguration delayed as incumbent senator David Perdue's term expired on January 3, 2021, two days prior to the 2020-21 United States Senate election in Georgia|runoff election.
Raphael Warnock
Senator from Georgia3
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
Elected to the seat to succeed Kelly Loeffler, who had been appointed to the seat following the resignation of Johnny Isakson.

Jon Ossoff and Raphael Warnock are the senators currently representing Georgia.

In the United States, senators are elected to 6-year terms with the terms for individual senators staggered.

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US Representatives from Georgia

Georgia is currently represented by 14 members in the U.S. house.

Members of the House of Representives are elected to 2-year terms, and the following chart shows the how the members for Georgia have changed over time starting in 2008.

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Education

In 2022, universities in Cobb County, GA awarded 13,716 degrees. The student population of Cobb County, GA in 2022 is skewed towards women, with 27,009 male students and 29,097 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cobb County, GA are White (6,898 and 51.7%), followed by Black or African American (3,210 and 24.1%), Hispanic or Latino (1,783 and 13.4%), and Asian (580 and 4.35%).

The largest universities in Cobb County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Kennesaw State University (7,682 and 56%), Chattahoochee Technical College (4,752 and 34.6%), and Life University (718 and 5.23%).

The most popular majors in Cobb County, GA are Professional, Technical, Business, & Scientific Writing (939 and 6.85%), General Business Administration & Management (815 and 5.94%), and General Psychology (512 and 3.73%).

The median tuition costs in Cobb County, GA are $12,915 for private four year colleges, and $4,450 and $15,704 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Applicants, Admissions & Enrolled

University
Measure

In 2022 in Cobb County, GA, the percentage of applicants admitted was 68.5%, while the percentage of admitted who enrolled was 48.7%. The number of students enrolled in 2022 was 56,106 (48.1% men and 51.9% women).

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Enrollments by Gender and Races

Universities

In 2022 there were 56,106 students enrolled in Cobb County, GA, 48.1% men and 51.9% women.

By race, the largest number of students enrolled was concentrated in White with 25,012 records, of which 48.6% were women and 51.4% men.

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Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 298 degrees awarded
  2. 476 degrees awarded
  3. 302 degrees awarded

In 2022, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cobb County, GA was General Biological Sciences with 298 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Bachelors Degree from schools in Cobb County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Gender
Race
Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,682 degrees awarded
  2. 4,752 degrees awarded
  3. 718 degrees awarded

In 2022, the institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kennesaw State University with 7,682 degrees awarded.

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Student Diversity

University

In 2022, 6,396 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cobb County, GA, which is 0.874 times less than the 7,320 female students who received degrees in the same year.

In 2022 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions was White students. These 6,898 degrees mean that there were 2.15 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 3,210 degrees awarded.

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Awarded Degrees over Time

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Average Net Price by Sector

Universities

Private for-profit, 2-year ($15,372) is the sector with the highest median state tuition in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($1,491) is the sector with the highest median state fee in 2022.

Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above ($2,400) is the sector with the highest average net price of books and supplies.

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Educational Pyramid

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In 2022, 1.08% of men over 25 years of age had not completed any academic degree (no schooling), while 1.03% of women were in the same situation.

This visualization shows the gender distribution of the population according to the academic level reached.

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Educational Attainment

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Race

The most common educational levels obtained by the working population in 2022 were High School or Equivalent (2.33M), Some college (1.78M), and Bachelors Degree (1.56M).

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cobb County, GA was $346,000 in 2022, which is 1.23 times larger than the national average of $281,900. Between 2021 and 2022 the median property value increased from $293,800 to $346,000, a 17.8% increase. The homeownership rate in Cobb County, GA is 66.5%, which is approximately the same as the national average of 64.8%.

People in Cobb County, GA have an average commute time of 29.7 minutes, and they drove alone to work. Car ownership in Cobb County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Median household income in Cobb County, GA is $94,244. In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cobb County, GA was Census Tract 312.12 with a value of $219,797, followed by Census Tract 302.36 and Census Tract 303.37, with respective values of $185,426 and $182,358.

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cobb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.85%.

Property

$346,000
Median Property Value 2022
±$3,684
$193,617
Median Property Taxes
±$3,669

The following chart display owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Cobb County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

66.5%
Homeownership
2022
67.4%
Homeowners with Mortgage
2022

In 2022, 66.5% of the housing units in Cobb County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 66.2%.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)
  1. Census Tract 312.12
  2. Census Tract 302.36
  3. Census Tract 303.37

In 2022, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cobb County, GA was Census Tract 312.12 with a value of $219,797, followed by Census Tract 302.36 and Census Tract 303.37, with respective values of $185,426 and $182,358.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Cobb County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Household Income

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$94,244
Median Household Income
± $1,802
291k
Number of Households
± 5,004

In 2022, the median household income of the 291k households in Cobb County, GA grew to $94,244 from the previous year's value of $86,013.

The following chart displays the households in Cobb County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $200k+ range.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cobb County, GA is from Georgia.
0.474
2022 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.475
2021 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2022, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.474 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.224% decline from 2021 to 2022, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even. The GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.478. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2022
  1. Drove Alone (70.2%)
  2. Worked At Home (18.6%)
  3. Carpooled (7.42%)

In 2022, 70.2% of workers in Cobb County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (18.6%) and those who carpooled to work (7.42%).

The following chart shows the number of households using each mode of transportation over time, using a logarithmic scale on the y-axis to help better show variations in the smaller means of commuting.

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Commute Time

29.7 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cobb County, GA have a longer commute time (29.7 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.7 minutes). Additionally, 2.08% of the workforce in Cobb County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Car Ownership

2 cars
Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Cobb County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Cobb County, GA have 2 cars.

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Severe Housing Problems

In 2022, 13.8% of the population was living with severe housing problems in Cobb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 2.85%.

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Poverty & Diversity

8.29% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cobb County, GA (62.5k out of 755k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.5%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Males 18 - 24 and then Females 25 - 34.

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Cobb County, GA is White, followed by Black and Hispanic.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Children in Poverty

In 2022, 10.6% of the children was living in poverty in Cobb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 9.2%.

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Crimes & Accidents

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In 2022, the number of reported violent crimes offenses per 100,000 population was 266 in Cobb County, GA. From 2014 to 2022, the indicator declined 6.39 per 100,000 population.

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Health

87.6% of the population of Cobb County, GA has health coverage, with 56.1% on employee plans, 8.94% on Medicaid, 9.66% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.24% on military or VA plans.

Primary care physicians in Cobb County, GA see 1308 patients per year on average, which represents a 3.25% decrease from the previous year (1352 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1415 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 495 patients per year.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,308 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cobb County, GA

Primary care physicians in Cobb County, GA see an average of 1,308 patients per year. This represents a 3.25% decrease from the previous year (1,352 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Cobb County, GA in comparison to its neighboring geographies.

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Health Care Diversity

In 2022, insured persons according to age ranges were distributed in 24.4% under 18 years, 22.2% between 18 and 34 years, 40.5% between 35 and 64 years, and 12.9% over 64 years.

By gender, of the total number of insured persons, 48.2% were men and 51.8% were women.

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Uninsured People

12.4%
Uninsured
56.1%
Employer Coverage
8.94%
Medicaid
9.66%
Medicare
11.7%
Non-Group
1.24%
Military or VA

Between 2021 and 2022, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cobb County, GA declined by 1.79% from 12.6% to 12.4%.

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Health Outcomes

Indicator

In 2022, the number of deaths among residents under age 18 per 100,000 population was 45.4 in Cobb County, GA.

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Health Behaviors

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of the adult population (age 18 and older) that reports a body mass index (BMI) greater than or equal to 30 kg/m2 (age-adjusted) was 30.6% in Cobb County, GA.

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Clinical Care

Indicator

In 2022, the percentage of population under age 65 without health insurance was 14.4% in Cobb County, GA.

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