Marietta’s historic Mill Street Plaza gets new look, ribbon-cutting

Exterior of Marietta City Hall. Red brick modern buildingMarietta City Hall (Photo credit: Cobb County Courier/Larry Felton Johnson licensed CC BY 4.0)

The City of Marietta will hold a ribbon-cutting event for the newly renovated Mill Street Plaza. The event was originally scheduled for an August date, but was postponed due to weather concerns.

The ceremony will take place Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 4:15 p.m. The plaza is located next to the Mill Street Parking Lot at 44 Mill St, Marietta, GA 30060, directly across the railroad tracks from the Marietta History Center.

According to the announcement posted on the City of Marietta’s website:

The Mill Street Plaza was recently renovated to include historical panels detailing 1974 train derailment that occurred on the Marietta Square. The Plaza includes an original Glover Machine Works Engine from 1916, new brick pavers, new landscaping, a new roof covering the engine and historical panels.

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Immediately following the ribbon cutting, Keep Marietta Beautiful will dedicate a trash receptacle in honor of past Executive Director Joan Ellars. The trash receptacle is located within the Mill Street Plaza.

About the City of Marietta

The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.

However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.

Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau

Marietta city, Georgia

People

Population, Census, April 1, 202060972
Population, Census, April 1, 201056579
Age and Sex
Persons under 5 years, percent6.7%
Persons under 18 years, percent21.8%
Persons 65 years and over, percent13.2%
Female persons, percent49.9%
Race and Hispanic Origin
White alone, percent53.4%
Black or African American alone, percent(a)32.3%
American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)0.6%
Asian alone, percent(a)1.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)0.0%
Two or More Races, percent4.7%
Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)15.7%
White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent46.4%
Population Characteristics
Veterans, 2016-20202678
Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-202016.6%
Housing
Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-202044.0%
Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020$310,100
Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020$1,856
Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020$526
Median gross rent, 2016-2020$1,145
Families & Living Arrangements
Households, 2016-202024148

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The City of Marietta will hold a ribbon-cutting event for the newly renovated Mill Street Plaza. The event was originally scheduled for an August date, but was postponed due to weather concerns.


The ceremony will take place Tuesday, September 27, 2022, at 4:15 p.m. The plaza is located next to the Mill Street Parking Lot at 44 Mill St, Marietta, GA 30060, directly across the railroad tracks from the Marietta History Center.


According to the announcement posted on the City of Marietta’s website:
The Mill Street Plaza was recently renovated to include historical panels detailing 1974 train derailment that occurred on the Marietta Square. The Plaza includes an original Glover Machine Works Engine from 1916, new brick pavers, new landscaping, a new roof covering the engine and historical panels.
Immediately following the ribbon cutting, Keep Marietta Beautiful will dedicate a trash receptacle in honor of past Executive Director Joan Ellars. The trash receptacle is located within the Mill Street Plaza.


About the City of Marietta
The City of Marietta is the county seat of Cobb County. The latest estimate from the U.S. Census Bureau puts the population of the city at 60,867 which makes it the largest city in Cobb County by population.
However, the city is in a neck-and-neck race with fast-growing Smyrna, whose population was 56,666 at the last estimate.
Here are a few fast facts from the Census Bureau





Marietta city, Georgia











People













Population, Census, April 1, 2020

60972






Population, Census, April 1, 2010

56579






Age and Sex









Persons under 5 years, percent

6.7%






Persons under 18 years, percent

21.8%






Persons 65 years and over, percent

13.2%






Female persons, percent

49.9%






Race and Hispanic Origin









White alone, percent

53.4%






Black or African American alone, percent(a)

32.3%






American Indian and Alaska Native alone, percent(a)

0.6%






Asian alone, percent(a)

1.9%






Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone, percent(a)

0.0%






Two or More Races, percent

4.7%






Hispanic or Latino, percent(b)

15.7%






White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, percent

46.4%






Population Characteristics









Veterans, 2016-2020

2678






Foreign born persons, percent, 2016-2020

16.6%






Housing









Owner-occupied housing unit rate, 2016-2020

44.0%






Median value of owner-occupied housing units, 2016-2020

$310,100






Median selected monthly owner costs -with a mortgage, 2016-2020

$1,856






Median selected monthly owner costs -without a mortgage, 2016-2020

$526






Median gross rent, 2016-2020

$1,145






Families & Living Arrangements









Households, 2016-2020

24148






Persons per household, 2016-2020

2.39






Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-2020

77.9%






Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-2020

23.7%






Computer and Internet Use









Households with a computer, percent, 2016-2020

95.1%






Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-2020

86.6%






Education









High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020

88.6%






Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-2020

44.0%






Health









With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-2020

6.3%






Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent

20.2%






Economy









In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020

67.2%






In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-2020

61.2%






Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)

264544






Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)

1584232






Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)

1129407






Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)

1976915






Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)

$33,875






Transportation









Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-2020

28.5






Income & Poverty









Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020

$59,594






Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020

$36,112






Persons in poverty, percent

14.1%







Businesses









All firms, 2012

10501






Men-owned firms, 2012

4934






Women-owned firms, 2012

4186






Minority-owned firms, 2012

4286






Nonminority-owned firms, 2012

5502






Veteran-owned firms, 2012

1015






Nonveteran-owned firms, 2012

8663







Geography









Population per square mile, 2010

2451.4






Land area in square miles, 2010

23.08















Persons per household, 2016-2020
2.39
Living in same house 1 year ago, percent of persons age 1 year+, 2016-202077.9%
Language other than English spoken at home, percent of persons age 5 years+, 2016-202023.7%
Computer and Internet Use
Households with a computer, percent, 2016-202095.1%
Households with a broadband Internet subscription, percent, 2016-202086.6%
Education
High school graduate or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202088.6%
Bachelor’s degree or higher, percent of persons age 25 years+, 2016-202044.0%
Health
With a disability, under age 65 years, percent, 2016-20206.3%
Persons without health insurance, under age 65 years, percent20.2%
Economy
In civilian labor force, total, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202067.2%
In civilian labor force, female, percent of population age 16 years+, 2016-202061.2%
Total accommodation and food services sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)264544
Total health care and social assistance receipts/revenue, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1584232
Total manufacturers shipments, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1129407
Total retail sales, 2012 ($1,000)(c)1976915
Total retail sales per capita, 2012(c)$33,875
Transportation
Mean travel time to work (minutes), workers age 16 years+, 2016-202028.5
Income & Poverty
Median household income (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$59,594
Per capita income in past 12 months (in 2020 dollars), 2016-2020$36,112
Persons in poverty, percent14.1%
Businesses
All firms, 201210501
Men-owned firms, 20124934
Women-owned firms, 20124186
Minority-owned firms, 20124286
Nonminority-owned firms, 20125502
Veteran-owned firms, 20121015
Nonveteran-owned firms, 20128663
Geography
Population per square mile, 20102451.4
Land area in square miles, 201023.08
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