Marietta, GA

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Population

60,203

0.819% growth

Median Age

33.5


Median Household Income

$50,963

5.83% growth

Poverty Rate

19%


Number of Employees

30,880

0.0194% decline

Median Property Value

$242,000

8.18% growth

About

In 2017, Marietta, GA had a population of 60.2k people with a median age of 33.5 and a median household income of $50,963. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Marietta, GA grew from 59,714 to 60,203, a 0.819% increase and its median household income grew from $48,154 to $50,963, a 5.83% increase.

The population of Marietta, GA is 48.2% White Alone, 30.3% Black or African American Alone, and 15.7% Hispanic or Latino. N/A% of the people in Marietta, GA speak a non-English language, and 86% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Marietta, GA are Life University (547 degrees awarded in 2017), Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs (193 degrees), and Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus (54 degrees).

The median property value in Marietta, GA is $242,000, and the homeownership rate is 40.2%. Most people in Marietta, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 26.3 minutes. The average car ownership in Marietta, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Marietta, GA employs 30.9k people. The largest industries in Marietta, GA are Retail Trade (4,214 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,415 people), and Construction (2,977 people), and the highest paying industries are Utilities ($86,326), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,100), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,083).

Median household income in Marietta, GA is $50,963. Males in Marietta, GA have an average income that is 1.36 times higher than the average income of females, which is $46,261. The income inequality in Marietta, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.478, which is lower than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$50,963

2017 value

± $3,805

5.83%

1 Year Growth

± 9.36%

Households in Marietta, GA have a median annual income of $50,963, which is less than the median annual income of $61,937 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $48,154 in 2016, which represents a 5.83% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$62,744

Average Male Salary

± $1,190

$46,261

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.36 times more than female employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $58,486 ± $3,787

  2. White

    $53,819 ± $950

  3. Two or More Races

    $43,415 ± $4,855

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.09 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Marietta, GA is from Georgia.

0.478

2017 Wage GINI

0.477

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.478 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.233% growth from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat less even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was lower than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed more evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 305.02

  2. Census Tract 306.02

  3. Census Tract 305.07

In 2017, the place with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Marietta, GA was Census Tract 305.02 with a value of $96,148, followed by Census Tract 306.02 and Census Tract 305.07, with respective values of $84,304 and $75,938.

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

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

19% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Marietta, GA (10.9k out of 57.6k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is higher than the national average of 13.1%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Males 25 - 34 and then Females 18 - 24.

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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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    5,239 ± 635

  2. Black

    4,206 ± 584

  3. Hispanic

    2,733 ± 463

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Marietta, 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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

30.9k

2017 Value

± 1,487

-0.0194%

1 Year decline

± 6.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marietta, GA declined at a rate of -0.0194%, from 30.9k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Marietta, GA, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,108 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,801 people), and Management Occupations (3,772 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Marietta, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Marietta, GA, by number of employees, are Sales & Related Occupations (4,108 people), Office & Administrative Support Occupations (3,801 people), and Management Occupations (3,772 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marietta, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.48 times higher than expected), Food Preparation & Serving Related Occupations (1.36 times), and Building & Grounds Cleaning & Maintenance Occupations (1.31 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Marietta, GA, by median earnings, are Legal Occupations ($103,563), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($74,167), and Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($73,694).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

30.9k

2017 Value

± 1,487

-0.0194%

1 Year decline

± 6.77%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Marietta, GA declined at a rate of -0.0194%, from 30.9k employees to 30.9k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Marietta, GA, are Retail Trade (4,214 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,415 people), and Construction (2,977 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Marietta, GA, though some of these residents may live in Marietta, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Marietta, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (4,214 people), Accommodation & Food Services (3,415 people), and Construction (2,977 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other places, Marietta, GA has an unusually high number of Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.8 times higher than expected), Management of Companies & Enterprises (1.6 times), and Construction (1.54 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Marietta, GA, by median earnings, are Utilities ($86,326), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($75,100), and Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($56,083).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $51.8B

  2. $36.9B

  3. $35.7B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $51.8B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($36.9B) and Electronics ($35.7B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$465B

2020 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

35.1% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $465B. This is expected to increase 35.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $42.1B

  2. $27.8B

  3. $22.2B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $42.1B, followed by South Carolina with $27.8B and North Carolina and $22.2B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

78.1% of the population of Marietta, GA has health coverage, with 43.1% on employee plans, 13.4% on Medicaid, 8.28% on Medicare, 11.6% on non-group plans, and 1.78% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the place of Marietta, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Marietta, GA see 1423 patients per year on average, which represents a 1.52% decrease from the previous year (1445 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1524 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 707 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

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1,423 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Cobb County, GA see an average of 1,423 patients per year. This represents a 1.52% decrease from the previous year (1,445 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 neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

21.9%

Uninsured

43.1%

Employer Coverage

13.4%

Medicaid

8.28%

Medicare

11.6%

Non-Group

1.78%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Marietta, GA declined by 10.5% from 24.5% to 21.9%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Marietta, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Marietta, GA is home to a population of 60.2k people, from which 86% are citizens. As of 2017, 19.4% of Marietta, GA residents were born outside of the country (11.7k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Marietta, GA is composed of 29k White Alone residents (48.2%), 18.2k Black or African American Alone residents (30.3%), 9.44k Hispanic or Latino residents (15.7%), 1.91k Asian Alone residents (3.18%), 1.31k Two or More Races residents (2.17%), 238 Some Other Race Alone residents (0.395%), 49 American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.0814%), and 29 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.0482%).

Age

Age by Nativity

32

Median Native-Born Age

± 1.5

37

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 1.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Marietta, GA was 33.5. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 32, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 37. But people in Marietta, GA are getting getting younger. In 2016, the average age of all Marietta, GA residents was 34.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

19.4%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

11.7k people

19.5%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

11.7k people

As of 2017, 19.4% of Marietta, GA residents (11.7k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Marietta, GA was 19.5%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    264,376 ± 12,459 people

  2. India

    85,239 ± 7,138 people

  3. Korea

    45,011 ± 5,197 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 264,376 Georgia residents, followed by India with 85,239 and Korea with 45,011.

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Citizenship

86%

2017 Citizenship

85.7%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86% of Marietta, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.2%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Marietta, GA was 85.7%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    29k ± 1.32k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    18.2k ± 1.34k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    9.44k ± 1.22k

In 2017, there were 1.59 times more White Alone residents (29k people) in Marietta, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 18.2k Black or African American Alone and 9.44k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Marietta, GA as a share of the total population.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    781 ± 212

  2. Gulf War (2001-)

    757 ± 206

  3. Gulf War (1990s)

    380 ± 134

Marietta, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.03 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2017, universities in Marietta, GA awarded 841 degrees. The student population of Marietta, GA is skewed towards women, with 1,361 male students and 1,612 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Marietta, GA are White (417 and 51.5%), followed by Black or African American (236 and 29.1%), Hispanic or Latino (78 and 9.63%), and Unknown (42 and 5.19%).

The largest universities in Marietta, GA by number of degrees awarded are Life University (547 and 65%), Shorter University-College of Adult & Professional Programs (193 and 22.9%), and Gwinnett College-Marietta Campus (54 and 6.42%).

The most popular majors in Marietta, GA are Chiropractic (349 and 41.5%), General Business Administration & Management (123 and 14.6%), and General Studies (82 and 9.75%).

The median tuition costs in Marietta, GA are $10,013 for private four year colleges, and $N/A and $N/A respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 349 degrees awarded

  2. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

  3. N/A

    N/A degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for Professional Doctorate recipients in Marietta, GA was Chiropractic with 349 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a Professional Doctorate from schools in Marietta, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 547 degrees awarded

  2. 193 degrees awarded

  3. 54 degrees awarded

$N/A

Median In-State Public

$10,013

Median Private

In 2017, the Marietta, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Life University with 547 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

330

Degrees Awarded to Men

511

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2017, 330 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Marietta, GA, which is 0.646 times less than the 511 female students who received degrees in the same year.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    417 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    236 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    78 degrees awarded

In 2017 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Marietta, GA were to White students. These 417 degrees mean that there were 1.77 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 236 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Marietta, GA was $242,000 in 2017, which is 1.05 times larger than the national average of $229,700. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $223,700 to $242,000, a 8.18% increase. The homeownership rate in Marietta, GA is 40.2%, which is lower than the national average of 63.9%. People in Marietta, GA have an average commute time of 26.3 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Marietta, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Housing

Property Value

$242,000

2017 Median

± $10,548

$223,700

2016 Median

± $8,363

In 2017, the median property value in Marietta, GA grew to to $242,000 from the previous year's value of $223,700.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Marietta, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marietta, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

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$50,963

Median Household Income

± $3,805

23.7k

Number of Households

± 1,178

In 2017, the median household income of the 23.7k households in Marietta, GA grew to $50,963 from the previous year's value of $48,154.

The following chart displays the households in Marietta, 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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

< $800

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Marietta, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Marietta, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the < $800 range.

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Rent vs Own

40.2%

2017 Homeownership

41.8%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 40.2% of the housing units in Marietta, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage declined from the previous year's rate of 41.8%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is lower than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Marietta, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

26.3 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Marietta, GA have a longer commute time (26.3 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.1 minutes). Additionally, 2.06% of the workforce in Marietta, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    73.3%

  2. Carpooled

    10.5%

  3. Worked At Home

    7.16%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Marietta, GA was Drove Alone (73.3%), followed by those who Carpooled (10.5%) and those who Worked At Home (7.16%).

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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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Marietta, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Marietta, GA have 2 cars, followed by 1 car.

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