Marietta, OH
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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. Much of the housing stock in Marietta was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.

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 service providers, sales and office workers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Marietta who work in office and administrative support (13.11%), food service (11.02%), and sales jobs (10.69%).

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.

Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.89 minutes getting to work every day.

The citizens of Marietta are slightly better educated than the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns, with 22.91% of adults in Marietta having a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.

The per capita income in Marietta in 2010 was $24,024, which is upper middle income relative to Ohio, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $96,096 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 Asian. Important ancestries of people in Marietta include Irish, English, Italian, and French .

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