Marietta, GA
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Marietta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 60,941 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 office and administrative support (13.77%), sales jobs (12.04%), and management occupations (11.69%).

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.

For the size of the city, public transportation in Marietta is quite heavily used. Mostly, people who use it for their daily commute are taking the bus. For Marietta, the benefits are reduced air pollution and congestion on the highways.

The population of Marietta is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 36.95% of adults in Marietta have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marietta in 2010 was $28,479, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $113,916 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 16.06% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marietta include Irish, German, Italian, and Scottish.

Marietta also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 19.52%.

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