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Time Zone: Cobb County lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time.

The community of Marietta is the Seat for Cobb County.

Cobb County was founded in 1832 and was created by taking area from CherokeeCounty.

From the Census Estimates for 2009, <1> Cobb had a population of 714,692 people. This is an increase of 17.6% since the last Census (which gave a population of 607,751 people in 2000).

At the time of the 2000 Census, Cobb represented 7.42% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 3rd most populous county (out of 159 counties).

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% 
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2000607,751The Last Census

More information can be found on the Cobb County Census Page for Cobb County.

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Below are some of the communities located in Cobb County (for more communities, please visit our Nearby Page for Cobb County):

Community 2009
Population
2000
Population
Change
(2009vs. 2000)
Marietta   66,95358,74813.97% increase  
Smyrna   50,71240,99923.69% increase  
Kennesaw   33,04321,67552.4% increase  
Acworth   19,91013,42248.34% increase  
Powder Springs   15,95812,48127.86% increase  

Websites for Cobb County

Official Website:   www.cobbcounty.org/

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<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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