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The 2000 Census showed that Cobb County had a population of 607,751 people. This represented 7.42% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Cobb had a population of 714,692 people. This is an increase of 17.6% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

YearPopulationChange
Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010688,078+13.22%-3.72% since 2009
2009714,692+17.6%+1.4% since 2008
2008704,822+15.97%+1.93% since 2007
2007691,496+13.78%+1.74% since 2006
2006679,699+11.84%+2.76% since 2005
2005661,442+8.83%+1.39% since 2004
2004652,358+7.34%+1.33% since 2003
2003643,816+5.93%+0.95% since 2002
2002637,772+4.94%+1.73% since 2001
2001626,934+3.16%+3.16% since 2000
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2000607,751The Last Census

Cobb County had 237,522 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Cobb County has a total area<3> of 344.5 square miles [892 km²]. Of this total, 340.1 square miles [880 km²] of the area is land, with the balance (1.27%) being water (4.36 square miles [11.29 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Cobb County had a population density of 1,786 people per square mile [689 people/km²], making it the state's 2nd most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Cobb County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Cobb and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Cobb County QuickFact (QF-13067).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Cobb County:

CommunityCensus
QuickFact
Population
(2009 Est)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
  Population
MariettaQF-134975666,95358,74813.97%
SmyrnaQF-137149250,71240,99923.69%
KennesawQF-134319233,04321,67552.45%
AcworthQF-130040819,91013,42248.34%
Powder SpringsQF-136252415,95812,48127.86%
AustellQF-13042527,0585,35931.7%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Cobb County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

CountyCensus
QuickFact
DirectionPopulation
(2009 Est.)
Population
(2000 Census)
Change in
Population
BartowQF-13015   NW96,21776,01926.57%
CherokeeQF-13057   N215,084141,90351.57%
DouglasQF-13097   SW129,70392,17440.72%
FultonQF-13121   SE1,033,756816,00626.68%
PauldingQF-13223   W136,65581,67867.31%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Cobb. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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