Presenters

Tim WillsonFollow

Academic department under which the project should be listed

RCHSS - Geography & Anthropology

Faculty Sponsor Name

Professor Uli Ingram

Abstract (300 words maximum)

Named for former senator Thomas Cobb, Cobb County is a major Metro-Atlanta county. Situated north-west of Atlanta, and touched by 3 Interstates, it has become a place that many call home. With a population of 760K, it is the 3rd most populous county in Georgia. While working on a direct applied research project about Hispanic communities in Marietta for the Marietta Museum of History, I wanted to show how Cobb County’s population has become distinct yet diverse. More than just standard demographics, ESRI has developed a tapestry to describe America’s neighborhoods and broken them down into LifeMode Groups. Each LifeMode group is a reflection of their socioeconomic and demographic composition. Each Census Block shows the dominant LifeMode Group. While East Cobb and Vinings are known for their upscale and affluent neighborhoods, Marietta, Smyrna and Mableton is a diverse potpourri of families and singles, young and old. Cobb County’s placement makes it a special place for everyone, in all walks of life.

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Cobb County: A Tapestry of Diversity

Named for former senator Thomas Cobb, Cobb County is a major Metro-Atlanta county. Situated north-west of Atlanta, and touched by 3 Interstates, it has become a place that many call home. With a population of 760K, it is the 3rd most populous county in Georgia. While working on a direct applied research project about Hispanic communities in Marietta for the Marietta Museum of History, I wanted to show how Cobb County’s population has become distinct yet diverse. More than just standard demographics, ESRI has developed a tapestry to describe America’s neighborhoods and broken them down into LifeMode Groups. Each LifeMode group is a reflection of their socioeconomic and demographic composition. Each Census Block shows the dominant LifeMode Group. While East Cobb and Vinings are known for their upscale and affluent neighborhoods, Marietta, Smyrna and Mableton is a diverse potpourri of families and singles, young and old. Cobb County’s placement makes it a special place for everyone, in all walks of life.