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  2. Crime & Safety
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  3. Housing
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  4. Nightlife
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  5. Good for Families
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  6. Diversity
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  7. Jobs
    A-
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  9. Cost of Living
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  10. Health & Fitness
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  12. Commute
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Cobb County is located in Georgia with a population of 739,072. Cobb County is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Cobb County offers residents a suburban feel and 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
Area Feel
Suburban
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
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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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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!
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Cobb County provides a solid, family-oriented suburb location. It's not ideal for Millenials. Cobb can be more upscale in many areas, but the housing market is changing with property values increasing to make middle-income families preferring to move farther from Atlanta. The main traffic corridor in Cobb is I-75, which is a nightmare traveling into Atlanta in the mornings and from Atlanta in the evenings. Depending on your departure time, a drive of about 20 minutes easily balloons up to an hour or more.
Cobb County is a great place to live in, but it could be a little expensive. In Cobb County you can find two malls, the Sun-trust stadium, White Water, and etc. They are also some great schools like, Walton, Pope, Hillgrove, etc. Cobb County has a great diversity and the people here are kind, at most time. We also have many parks for everyone to enjoy at any time of the day. Almost anywhere you live in Cobb County is walking distance to the shopping market. One thing about Cobb County is the traffic, with all the new things being built, re-fixing roads, and adding more driving lanes. Can make the traffic here unbearable at time.