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 where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Marietta is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce 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 management occupations (11.99%), sales jobs (11.93%), and office and administrative support (10.48%).

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.

A relatively large number of people in Marietta telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 7.86% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.

Another interesting thing about Marietta, despite not being a huge city, is that there is a relatively high proportion of people living here who are young, single, and upwardly-mobile professionals. This makes it a good choice for other relocating single professionals. Here, these young singles will find many others like themselves, with 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%): 39.15% of adults in Marietta have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marietta in 2010 was $33,020, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $132,080 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 15.86% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marietta include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Scottish.

Foreign born people are also an important part of Marietta's cultural character, accounting for 17.95% of the city’s population.

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