Presenters

Cole ThompsonFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Professor Ingram

This project is part of the Direct Applied Resarch (DAR) program with the GIS course: 4100.

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This research was part of the Direct Applied Research (DAR) GIS: 4100 course. This research was in partnership with the Marietta Museum of History. The objective was to display Hispanic Demographics in Cobb County. Areas focused include education, population, and community. The analysis concluded similar trends in all three topics. Hispanic enrollment has gradually increased in Cobb County public high schools since 2011. High schools with the highest percentage of Hispanic enrollment were located close to interstates or in the southern region of Cobb. The population analysis concluded that zip codes 30008 and 30060 had the highest percentage of Hispanics to the total population. Both zip codes making up parts of the City of Marietta. Further trends indicate that zip codes close to interstates and in southern Cobb on average had higher percentages of Hispanics. Predictions in 2024 indicate that zip codes in 30008 and 30060 will continue having the highest concentration of Hispanics. Furthermore, zip codes near interstates and in southern Cobb will experience increases in Hispanic residence. The Mexican community of Cobb accounts for over fifty percent of the total Hispanic population. They predominantly reside within the 30008 and 30060 zip codes. Other heavily populated areas include Smyrna, Austell and Powder Springs. By understanding Hispanic population trends, geographers utilizing GIS can analyze and map out where various communities are residing. With this capability, one can observe and predict which high schools could require ESOL courses for students who cannot speak English well.

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Hispanic Demographics in Cobb County, GA

This research was part of the Direct Applied Research (DAR) GIS: 4100 course. This research was in partnership with the Marietta Museum of History. The objective was to display Hispanic Demographics in Cobb County. Areas focused include education, population, and community. The analysis concluded similar trends in all three topics. Hispanic enrollment has gradually increased in Cobb County public high schools since 2011. High schools with the highest percentage of Hispanic enrollment were located close to interstates or in the southern region of Cobb. The population analysis concluded that zip codes 30008 and 30060 had the highest percentage of Hispanics to the total population. Both zip codes making up parts of the City of Marietta. Further trends indicate that zip codes close to interstates and in southern Cobb on average had higher percentages of Hispanics. Predictions in 2024 indicate that zip codes in 30008 and 30060 will continue having the highest concentration of Hispanics. Furthermore, zip codes near interstates and in southern Cobb will experience increases in Hispanic residence. The Mexican community of Cobb accounts for over fifty percent of the total Hispanic population. They predominantly reside within the 30008 and 30060 zip codes. Other heavily populated areas include Smyrna, Austell and Powder Springs. By understanding Hispanic population trends, geographers utilizing GIS can analyze and map out where various communities are residing. With this capability, one can observe and predict which high schools could require ESOL courses for students who cannot speak English well.