Cobb County

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Cobb County, Georgia

100 Cherokee St Suite 300
Marietta, GA 30090
Phone: (770) 528-3300
Fax: (770) 528-2606

In northwest-central GA, northwest of Atlanta; organized Dec 3, 1832 from Cherokee County. Name Origin: For Thomas Willis Cobb (1784-1830), U.S. senator from GA (1824-28) and judge of the GA superior court (1828)

Area (sq mi):: 344.51 (land 340.15; water 4.36) Population per square mile: 1951.50
Population 2005: 663,818 State rank: 4 Population change: 2000-20005 9.20%; 1990-2000 35.70% Population 2000: 607,751 (White 68.80%; Black or African American 18.80%; Hispanic or Latino 7.70%; Asian 3.10%; Other 5.80%). Foreign born: 11.60%. Median age: 33.20
Income 2000: per capita $27,863; median household $58,289; Population below poverty level: 6.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $36,447-$36,175
Unemployment (2004): 4.20% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.20% Median travel time to work: 31.30 minutes Working outside county of residence: 44.80%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Marietta County seat (60,547)
  • Smyrna (45,755)
  • Kennesaw (27,433)
  • Acworth (18,093)
  • Powder Springs (14,300)

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    And in 2002, biology textbooks in Cobb County, Ga., were labeled with disclaimer stickers stating that "evolution is a theory, not a fact." (A federal judge ruled in January that the stickers must be removed, and the Cobb County school board has voted to appeal.)
    Some members of the Cobb County, GA, school board believe evolution should be taught only with a disclaimer that it's merely a theory, not a fact.