Cobb County Government

Facts About Cobb County

  • Estimated number of new home starts for January –November 2009 :
    • Single Family - 233
    • Multi-Family - 126
  • New Residential Homes: Median Price $268,389
  • Existing Residential Homes: Median Price $173,000
  • Triple AAA Bond Rating– Confirmed the last thirteen years (since 1997)
  • Cobb County Water System –The first public water utility in the nation to achieve Triple AAA bond ratings. Confirmed the last eight years (since 2001).
  • One of the lowest property tax rates in the ARC region: 9.6 mills
  • One of the lowest crime rates: 18.7 per 1000 population
  • One of the lowest unemployment rates of eight metro counties: 9.8% (November 2009)
  • 13,797 Commercial properties (includes 3,847 Exempts and 174 Public Utilities) and 229,909 residential properties
  • Percent of population with Bachelor’s Degree or higher: 42.2%
  • Cobb County School District has 114 schools and is the second largest school system in Georgia with 106,000 students enrolled in K-12. The City of Marietta school system has 11 schools with over 8000 students enrolled.
  • Over 2454 miles of county-owned roads
  • Motor Vehicle registrations based on numbers from January-November 2009:
    • 2008 - 696,900
    • 2009 - 675,377
  • Tourism Dollars for 2008: $1,256.59 million(s) Tourism Dollars for 2007: $1,234.85 million(s)
  • $1.04 billion SPLOST program approved by the voters in September 2005
    • Engineering initiated or completed on over 249 projects or 96% of total
    • Construction initiated on 182 projects valued at $170M
    • 90 projects completed which includes:
      • 21 of 26 (81%) School Zone Projects
      • 34 of 34 (100%) Bridge Rehabilitation Projects
      • 35 of 44 (80%) Intersection Improvements
  • * Updated December 2009

    ** Projected by Woods & Poole Economics