Marietta is a somewhat small city located in the state of Ohio. With a population of 13,604 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.
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, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marietta who work in office and administrative support (9.62%), sales jobs (9.54%), and food service (8.71%).
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.
One of the benefits of Marietta is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 17.06 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.
In terms of college education, Marietta is somewhat better educated than the 21.84% who have a 4-year degree or higher in the typical US community: 26.43% of adults 25 and older in the city have at least a bachelor's degree.
The per capita income in Marietta in 2010 was $25,481, which is middle income relative to Ohio and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $101,924 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Scottish.
The most common language spoken in Marietta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Italian and Spanish.