Marietta, GA
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Marietta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 60,806 people and 58 constituent neighborhoods, Marietta is the 13th largest community in Georgia.

Marietta real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Marietta house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities, Marietta isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Marietta are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Marietta is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marietta who work in sales jobs (13.30%), office and administrative support (12.31%), and management occupations (12.22%).

Also of interest is that Marietta has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

One thing noticeable about Marietta, although not a huge city, is that it has a large population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. That’s because Marietta is full of single people in their 20s and 30s and who have undergraduate or graduate degrees and are starting careers in professional occupations. This makes Marietta a pretty good place for young, educated career starters looking to find many people like themselves, with good opportunities for friendships, socializing, romance, and fun.

The education level of Marietta citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 37.90% of adults in Marietta have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marietta in 2010 was $30,430, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $121,720 for a family of four. However, Marietta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Marietta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Marietta home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Marietta residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Marietta also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.68% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marietta include English, German, Irish, Italian, and African.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Marietta's cultural character, accounting for 19.38% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Marietta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.