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  1. Public Schools
    A
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    A-
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    A-
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A-
  12. Commute
    C-
Cobb County is located in Georgia with a population of 739,072. Cobb County is one of the best places to live in Georgia. In Cobb County, most residents own their homes. In Cobb County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Cobb County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Cobb County are highly rated.
Population
739,072

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$219,700
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,102
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    36%
  • Own
    64%
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Cobb County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    166.3
    282.7
  • Murder
    4.2
    6.1
  • Rape
    23.5
    40.7
  • Robbery
    91.5
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    327.8
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,122.9
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    244.2
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    13%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    11%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    16%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    30%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    27%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    19%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    9%
    13%

Working in Cobb County

Jobs
A-
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$72,004
National
$55,322

Cobb County Reviews

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This is a perfect area. The school system is really decent and offers a variety of programs for its students. Many local stores and retailers reside in this county. A variety of grocery stores are readily available, spanning just a few miles apart. Local services include dentist offices, medical practitioners, and public aid facilities. Police presence is high, adding a level of comfort and security throughout the area. The Braves Stadium, Cobb Energy Center, and Cobb Galleria Renaissance Center are located within this county attracting out of state visitors and many Georgia residents.
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Cobb County is a county very near and dear to my heart as someone who has lived here his whole life. I was very lucky to live in a neighborhood where it is so close to everything from malls and shops to grocery stores. For entertainment, the Cumberland Mall is a diverse mall that includes mainstays such as the food court and GameStop, clothing stores including Macy's with new arrivals such as game place for kids and the Apple Store. For those who want something more adult, there are a variety of bars and sports bars along the Atlanta Road in the Village Green Circle Area. A variety of restaurants dot the area that include American style restaurants such as Golden Corral and Cracker Barrel, with foreign cuisines such as Mexican Food and Asian noodle stores.
I live in Cobb county Kennesaw Georgia for 9 years and I loved every bit of it. Great place to live! Quiet, great schools, church and jobs in the same central area. Mall only 5 mins away! Everything was in our possession! I would still be there, if it wasn't for family. Cobb county/ Kennesaw Georgia A++. #IMissIt!