Marietta is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,900 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Marietta is the 125th largest community in Ohio. Marietta has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities.
Marietta is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-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 (13.33%), food service (11.72%), and sales jobs (11.25%).
Marietta is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Marietta enrolled in college, Marietta has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Marietta is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.24 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The population of Marietta overall has a level of education that is slightly above the US average for all US cities and towns of 21.84%. Of adults 25 and older in Marietta, 23.01% have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marietta in 2010 was $22,561, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $90,244 for a family of four. However, Marietta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
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. Important ancestries of people in Marietta include Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Marietta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Chinese.