Cobb County, GA

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2020 Population
756,653
0.723% 1-year growth
US Senator
Jon Ossoff
Democratic Party
US Senator
Raphael Warnock
Democratic Party
2020 Median Age
36.8
0.272% 1-year increase
2020 Poverty Rate
8.6%
5.47% 1-year decrease
2020 Median Household Income
$80,830
3.72% 1-year growth
2020 Median Property Value
$273,900
7.88% 1-year growth
2020 Employed Population
396,989
0.0302% 1-year growth

About

In 2020, Cobb County, GA had a population of 757k people with a median age of 36.8 and a median household income of $80,830. Between 2019 and 2020 the population of Cobb County, GA grew from 751,218 to 756,653, a 0.723% increase and its median household income grew from $77,932 to $80,830, a 3.72% increase.

The 5 largest ethnic groups in Cobb County, GA are White (Non-Hispanic) (51%), Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) (26.8%), White (Hispanic) (6.09%), Asian (Non-Hispanic) (5.41%), and Other (Hispanic) (4.37%).

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.

92% of the residents in Cobb County, GA are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Cobb County, GA are Kennesaw State University (7,274 degrees awarded in 2020), Chattahoochee Technical College (4,301 degrees), and Life University (632 degrees).

In 2020, the median property value in Cobb County, GA was $273,900, and the homeownership rate was 65.8%. Most people in Cobb County, GA drove alone to work, and the average commute time was 31.2 minutes. The average car ownership in Cobb County, GA was 2 cars per household.

Diversity

Cobb County, GA is home to a population of 757k people, from which 92% are citizens. As of 2020, 15.6% of Cobb County, GA residents were born outside of the country (118k people).

In 2020, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (386k people) in Cobb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 203k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 46.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

Race and Ethnicity

Race and Ethnicity

The 3 largest ethnic groups in Cobb County, GA
  1. White (Non-Hispanic)
    386k ± 1.46k
  2. Black or African American (Non-Hispanic)
    203k ± 1.79k
  3. White (Hispanic)
    46.1k ± 2.65k
13%
Hispanic Population
98.6k people

In 2020, there were 1.9 times more White (Non-Hispanic) residents (386k people) in Cobb County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 203k Black or African American (Non-Hispanic) and 46.1k White (Hispanic) residents, the second and third most common ethnic groups.

13% of the people in Cobb County, GA are hispanic (98.6k people).

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

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

15.6%
2020 Foreign-Born Population
118k people
15.7%
2019 Foreign-Born Population
118k people

As of 2020, 15.6% of Cobb County, GA residents (118k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.5%. In 2019, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Cobb County, GA was 15.7%, meaning that the rate has been decreasing.

The following chart shows the percentage of foreign-born residents in Cobb County, GA compared to that of it's neighboring and parent geographies.

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Age by Nativity

35
Median Native-Born Age
± 0.2
43
Median Foreign-Born Age
± 0.4

In 2020, the median age of all people in Cobb County, GA was 36.8. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 35, were generally younger than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Cobb County, GA are getting getting older. In 2019, the average age of all Cobb County, GA residents was 37.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin
  1. Mexico
    234,298 ± 11,751 people
  2. India
    98,606 ± 7,673 people
  3. Jamaica
    44,462 ± 5,166 people

In 2020, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 234,298 Georgia residents, followed by India with 98,606 and Jamaica with 44,462.

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Citizenship

92%
2020 Citizenship
91.5%
2019 Citizenship

As of 2020, 92% of Cobb County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.4%. In 2019, the percentage of US citizens in Cobb County, GA was 91.5%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period
  1. Vietnam
    12,206 ± 817
  2. Gulf War (2001-)
    9,278 ± 916
  3. Gulf War (1990s)
    8,044 ± 842

Cobb County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.32 times greater than any other conflict.

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COVID-19

Daily New Cases by Date

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Y-Axis

This chart shows the number of COVID-19 daily new cases by date in Georgia, as a 7-day rolling average, compared with the four states with the most similar number of confirmed cases.

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Unemployment Insurance Claims

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This chart shows weekly unemployment insurance claims in Georgia (not-seasonally adjusted) compared with the four states with the most similar impact.

The most recent data point uses Advance State Claims data, which can be revised in subsequent weeks.

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Employment by Industry Sector

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Y-Axis
8.45%
Year-over-year growth
Employment change between May 2020 and May 2021

As of May 2021, there are 145M people employed in Georgia. This represents a 8.45% increase in employment when compared to May 2020.

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

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Community Mobility

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This chart presents movement trends over time in the state of Georgia across different categories of places such as retail and recreation, groceries and pharmacies, parks, transit stations, workplaces, and residential.

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Economy

Median household income in Cobb County, GA is $80,830. In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income in Cobb County, GA was Census Tract 312.12 with a value of $200,038, followed by Census Tract 303.35 and Census Tract 303.37, with respective values of $162,750 and $161,250.

Males in Georgia have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $51,276. The income inequality in Georgia (measured using the Gini index) is 0.476, which is lower than than the national average.

The economy of Cobb County, GA employs 397k people. The largest industries in Cobb County, GA are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (49,884 people), Retail Trade (44,946 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (40,951 people), and the highest paying industries are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,167), Utilities ($84,329), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,458).

Wages

Median Household Income

$80,830
2020 value
± $1,167
3.72%
1 Year Growth
± 1.84%

Households in Cobb County, GA have a median annual income of $80,830, which is more than the median annual income of $64,994 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $77,932 in 2019, which represents a 3.72% annual growth.

The following chart shows how the median household income in Cobb County, GA compares to that of its neighboring and parent geographies.

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Wage by Sex in Common Jobs

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$69,082
Average Male Salary in Georgia
± $1,257
$51,276
Average Female Salary in Georgia
± $897

In 2020, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the sex-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity in Georgia
  1. Asian
    $68,689 ± $4,099
  2. White
    $60,077 ± $1,041
  3. Two or More Races
    $48,607 ± $3,907

In 2020 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.14 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity in Georgia.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Cobb County, GA is from Georgia.
0.476
2020 Wage GINI in Georgia
0.477
2019 Wage GINI in Georgia

In 2020, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.476 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.302% decline from 2019 to 2020, 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.

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 312.12
  2. Census Tract 303.35
  3. Census Tract 303.37

In 2020, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Cobb County, GA was Census Tract 312.12 with a value of $200,038, followed by Census Tract 303.35 and Census Tract 303.37, with respective values of $162,750 and $161,250.

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

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Poverty by Age and Sex

Females 18 - 24
Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

8.6% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Cobb County, GA (64.1k out of 745k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 12.8%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 18 - 24, followed by Females 25 - 34 and then Males 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
    29,556 ± 1,549
  2. Black
    20,473 ± 1,493
  3. Hispanic
    17,612 ± 1,266

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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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

397k
2020 Value
± 5,740
0.0302%
1 Year growth
± 1.93%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cobb County, GA grew at a rate of 0.0302%, from 397k employees to 397k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Cobb County, GA, are Management Occupations (55,292 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,514 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,099 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Cobb County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Cobb County, GA, by number of employees, are Management Occupations (55,292 people), Sales & Related Occupations (45,514 people), and Office & Administrative Support Occupations (41,099 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cobb County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.73 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.62 times), and Management Occupations (1.33 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Cobb County, GA, by median earnings, are Architecture & Engineering Occupations ($88,072), Management Occupations ($86,506), and Legal Occupations ($84,346).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

397k
2020 Value
± 5,740
0.0302%
1 Year growth
± 1.93%

From 2019 to 2020, employment in Cobb County, GA grew at a rate of 0.0302%, from 397k employees to 397k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Cobb County, GA, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (49,884 people), Retail Trade (44,946 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (40,951 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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Most Common

The most common industries in Cobb County, GA, by number of employees, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (49,884 people), Retail Trade (44,946 people), and Health Care & Social Assistance (40,951 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Cobb County, GA has an unusually high number of Management of Companies & Enterprises (2.11 times higher than expected), Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services (1.69 times), and Information (1.52 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Cobb County, GA, by median earnings, are Management of Companies & Enterprises ($95,167), Utilities ($84,329), and Mining, Quarrying, & Oil & Gas Extraction ($76,458).

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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. $68.9B
  2. $63.5B
  3. $51.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Motorized vehicles with $68.9B, followed by Mixed freight ($63.5B) and Electronics ($51.2B).

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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$626B
2020 Value in Georgia
$1.3T
Projected 2050 Value in Georgia
108% growth

In 2020, total outbound Georgia trade was $626B. This is expected to increase 108% to $1.3T by 2050.

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. $57.7B
  2. $34B
  3. $30.2B

In 2020, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $57.7B, followed by Tennessee with $34B and North Carolina and $30.2B.

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

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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%). The most partisan county was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

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.

Presidential Popular Vote by County

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Joseph R Biden Jr.
Popular Vote for Cobb County, GA
56.3% for the Democratic Party
Most Partisan Counties in Georgia
  1. 90.3% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  2. 89.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)
  3. 88.6% for Donald J. Trump (Republican Party)

In the 2020 presidential election, the most partisan county in Georgia was Brantley County, GA with 90.3% of the vote going to Donald J. Trump running for the Republican Party.

The following map shows the counties in Georgia colored by their party leaning.

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US Senators from Georgia

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Jon Ossoff
Senator from Georgia2
Assumed office on January 20, 2021
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.

The following chart shows elected senators in Georgia over time, excluding special elections, colored by their political party.

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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 2020, universities in Cobb County, GA awarded 12,842 degrees. The student population of Cobb County, GA is skewed towards women, with 26,128 male students and 28,865 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Cobb County, GA are White (6,960 and 55.8%), followed by Black or African American (2,843 and 22.8%), Hispanic or Latino (1,397 and 11.2%), and Asian (555 and 4.45%).

The largest universities in Cobb County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Kennesaw State University (7,274 and 56.6%), Chattahoochee Technical College (4,301 and 33.5%), and Life University (632 and 4.92%).

The most popular majors in Cobb County, GA are General Business Administration & Management (777 and 6.05%), Professional, Technical, Business, & Scientific Writing (750 and 5.84%), and General Psychology (431 and 3.36%).

The median tuition costs in Cobb County, GA are $12,105 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.

Concentrations

Most Common
  1. 314 degree-majorss awarded
  2. 412 degree-majorss awarded
  3. 350 degree-majorss awarded

In 2020, the most common concentation for Bachelors Degree recipients in Cobb County, GA was General Business Administration & Management with 314 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

Largest Universities by degrees awarded
  1. 7,274 degrees awarded
  2. 4,301 degrees awarded
  3. 632 degrees awarded
$4,450
Median In-State Public
$12,105
Median Private

In 2020, the Cobb County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Kennesaw State University with 7,274 degrees awarded.

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Student Sex for Common Institutions

6,010
Degrees Awarded to Men
6,832
Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2020, 6,010 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Cobb County, GA, which is 0.88 times less than the 6,832 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the sex disparity between the institutions in Cobb County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity
  1. White
    6,960 degrees awarded
  2. Black or African American
    2,843 degrees awarded
  3. Hispanic or Latino
    1,397 degrees awarded

In 2020 the most common race/ethnicity group awarded degrees at institutions in Cobb County, GA was White students. These 6,960 degrees mean that there were 2.45 times more degrees awarded to White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 2,843 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Cobb County, GA was $273,900 in 2020, which is 1.19 times larger than the national average of $229,800. Between 2019 and 2020 the median property value increased from $253,900 to $273,900, a 7.88% increase. The homeownership rate in Cobb County, GA is 65.8%, which is higher than the national average of 64.4%. People in Cobb County, GA have an average commute time of 31.2 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.

Housing

Property Value

$273,900
2020 Median
± $3,761
$253,900
2019 Median
± $3,116

In 2020, the median property value in Cobb County, GA grew to to $273,900 from the previous year's value of $253,900.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Cobb County, 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 Cobb County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $300k - $400k range.

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Household Income

Please note that the buckets used in this visualization were not evenly distributed by ACS when publishing the data.
$80,830
Median Household Income
± $1,167
283k
Number of Households
± 4,645

In 2020, the median household income of the 283k households in Cobb County, GA grew to $80,830 from the previous year's value of $77,932.

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 $75k - $100k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+
Average Range

This chart shows the households in Cobb County, GA 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

65.8%
2020 Homeownership
64.5%
2019 Homeownership

In 2020, 65.8% of the housing units in Cobb County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.5%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 64.4%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Cobb County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Commute Time

31.2 minutes
Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Cobb County, GA have a longer commute time (31.2 minutes) than the normal US worker (26.9 minutes). Additionally, 2.62% of the workforce in Cobb County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Commute in 2020
  1. Drove Alone (77%)
  2. Worked At Home (11.5%)
  3. Carpooled (7.44%)

In 2020, 77% of workers in Cobb County, GA drove alone to work, followed by those who worked at home (11.5%) and those who carpooled to work (7.44%).

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 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, followed by false.

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Health

87.8% of the population of Cobb County, GA has health coverage, with 56.6% on employee plans, 8.32% on Medicaid, 9.14% on Medicare, 12.4% on non-group plans, and 1.34% on military or VA plans.

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

Primary care physicians in Cobb County, GA see 1352 patients per year on average, which represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (1418 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1445 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 542 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (25.8%). Additionally, Candler County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (53.7%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,352 to 1
Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio in Cobb County, GA

Primary care physicians in Cobb County, GA see an average of 1,352 patients per year. This represents a 4.65% decrease from the previous year (1,418 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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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 in Georgia
$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

12.2%
Uninsured
56.6%
Employer Coverage
8.32%
Medicaid
9.14%
Medicare
12.4%
Non-Group
1.34%
Military or VA

Between 2019 and 2020, the percent of uninsured citizens in Cobb County, GA declined by 0.676% from 12.3% to 12.2%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Cobb County, 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. 25.8% prevalence
  2. 25.5% prevalence
  3. 24.2% prevalence

Telfair County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 25.8%.

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

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