Marietta is a larger medium-sized city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 60,972 people and 58 constituent neighborhoods, Marietta is the 13th largest community in Georgia.
Marietta real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Marietta house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.
Marietta is neither predominantly blue-collar nor white-collar, instead having a mixed workforce of both blue-collar and white-collar jobs. Overall, Marietta is a city of professionals, sales and office workers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Marietta who work in management occupations (11.89%), office and administrative support (11.25%), and sales jobs (10.19%).
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 interesting thing about the economy is that relatively large numbers of people worked from their home: 7.87% of the workforce. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce this is high compared to the rest of the county. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
One thing that you will notice about Marietta is that there is a good-sized population of people who are young, single, educated, and upwardly-mobile career starters. Many singles consider Marietta a good place to live without being in a really big city, with opportunities for friendships and fun with others like themselves.
The education level of Marietta ranks among the highest in the nation. Of the 25-and-older adult population in Marietta, 41.97% have at least a bachelor's degree. The typical US community has just 21.84% of its adults holding a bachelor's degree or graduate degree.
The per capita income in Marietta in 2018 was $35,598, which is wealthy relative to Georgia, and upper middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $142,392 for a family of four. However, Marietta contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Marietta is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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. Marietta also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 15.75% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Marietta include English, German, Irish, Italian, and African.
Foreign born people are also an important part of Marietta's cultural character, accounting for 17.40% of the city’s population.
The most common language spoken in Marietta is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Portuguese.