Marietta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 61,497 people and 80 constituent neighborhoods, Marietta is the 14th 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 professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marietta who work in management occupations (11.64%), office and administrative support (10.00%), and sales jobs (9.36%).
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 10.20% 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.
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 ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Marietta, 44.01% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Marietta in 2018 was $36,112, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $144,448 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 15.73% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marietta include English, German, Irish, Italian, and Jamaican.
Marietta also has a high percentage of its population that was born in another country: 16.62%.
The most common language spoken in Marietta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.