Cobb County has a self-response rate to the 2020 census of 65.7 percent. The rate of self-response statewide in Georgia is 58.6 percent, and the national response rate is 62.8 percent, so Cobb compares favorably to both the state and national rates.
The census is critical to the prospects for local communities, because everything from the apportionment of local, state and federal political office boundaries, and the allocation of resources are determined by the numbers gathered by the census.
Cities within the county
The self-response rate for the cities within the county are as follows:
- Acworth 66.5 percent
- Austell 56.4 percent
- Kennesaw 63.6 percent
- Marietta 58.7 percent
- Powder Springs 69.5 percent
- Smyrna 63.6 percent
How to self-report to the census bureau
The U.S. Census Bureau posted the following on their website:
Households can still respond now by completing and mailing back the paper questionnaire they received, by responding online at 2020census.gov, or by phone at 844-330-2020. Households can also respond online or by phone in one of 13 languages and find assistance in many more. Those that respond will not need to be visited to obtain their census response.