Southern Polytechnic State University and Life University are located here, and the city operates its own school district, separate from the county. A local landmark, the Big Chicken, is in Marietta as well.
The city's official website is located at " class="external">http://www.city.marietta.ga.us.
Marietta is located at 33°57'12" North, 84°32'26" West (33.953353, -84.540614)1.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 56.9 km² (22.0 mi²). 56.7 km² (21.9 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.27% water.
As of the census of 2000, there are 58,748 people, 23,895 households, and 13,022 families residing in the city. The population density is 1,036.2/km² (2,684.1/mi²). There are 25,227 housing units at an average density of 445.0/km² (1,152.6/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 56.49% White, 29.50% African American, 0.32% Native American, 2.97% Asian, 0.09% Pacific Islander, 7.99% from other races, and 2.65% from two or more races. 16.93% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 23,895 households out of which 27.8% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.4% are married couples living together, 13.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 45.5% are non-families. 32.8% of all households are made up of individuals and 6.9% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.39 and the average family size is 3.05.
In the city the population is spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 14.1% from 18 to 24, 39.4% from 25 to 44, 15.7% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 30 years. For every 100 females there are 101.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 100.3 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $40,645, and the median income for a family is $47,340. Males have a median income of $31,186 versus $30,027 for females. The per capita income for the city is $23,409. 15.7% of the population and 11.5% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 21.3% are under the age of 18 and 10.2% are 65 or older.