Mableton, Georgia

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Mableton, Georgia
CDP
Location in Cobb County and the state of Georgia
Location in Cobb County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°48′48″N 84°34′18″W / 33.81333°N 84.57167°W / 33.81333; -84.57167Coordinates: 33°48′48″N 84°34′18″W / 33.81333°N 84.57167°W / 33.81333; -84.57167
Country United States
State Georgia
County Cobb
Area
 • Total 20.8 sq mi (53.7 km2)
 • Land 20.6 sq mi (53.3 km2)
 • Water 0.2 sq mi (0.4 km2)
Elevation 978 ft (298 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 37,115
 • Density 1,800/sq mi (690/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 30126
Area code(s) 770/678/470
FIPS code 13-48288[1]
GNIS feature ID 0332295[2]

Mableton is a census-designated place in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. As of the 2010 census, the CDP had a population of 37,115. When Brookhaven became a city in December 2012, Mableton became the largest unincorporated community in Metro Atlanta.

It was named for Robert Mable, who in 1843 bought 300 acres (about 120 hectares or 1.2 km²) of land on September 11. The Southern Railway opened a railroad station in Mableton in December 1881, and in 1882 the post office opened on June 28, replacing the Bryantville post office about two miles (3 km) southeast. In 1912 it was incorporated as a town on August 19, but in 1916 disincorporated on August 17. The historic original Mable House and plantation, located on Floyd Road just north of Clay Road, now includes an amphitheatre which hosts public events.[1]

Roy Barnes, governor of Georgia from 1999 to 2003, is from Mableton.

Geography[edit]

Mableton is located at 33°48′48″N 84°34′18″W / 33.81333°N 84.57167°W / 33.81333; -84.57167 (33.813355, -84.571691).[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 20.8 square miles (54 km2), of which 20.6 square miles (53 km2) is land and 0.2 square miles (0.52 km2), or 0.82%, is water.

Demographics[edit]

As of the census of 2010, there were 37,115 people in Mableton.

Housing
Type Number
Total 15,047
Occupied 13,409
Owner-occupied 10,050
Population in owner-occupied ( number of individuals ) 27,035
Renter-occupied 3,359
Population in renter-occupied ( number of individuals ) 9,991
Households with individuals under 18 5,432
Vacant 1,638
Vacant: for rent 631
Vacant: for sale 478
Population by Race
Percentage Race Population
46% White 16,932
39% African American 14,660
2% Asian 816
1% American Indian and Alaska Native 252
0% Native Hawaiian and Pacific Islander 22
9% Other 3,335
3% Identified by two or more 1,098
Population by Ethnicity
Percentage Ethnicity Number
18% Hispanic or Latino 6,864
82% Non Hispanic or Latino 30,251
Population by Sex
Percentage Sex Number
48% Male 17,970
52% Female 19,145
Caption Population by Age
Percentage Age Number
28% Under 18 10,251
72% 18 & over 26,864
5% 20 - 24 1,970
16% 25 - 34 5,758
25% 35 - 49 9,331
16% 50 - 64 6,012
8% 65 & over 2,944

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 29,733 people, 10,894 households, and 7,963 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 1,444.4 people per square mile (557.6/km²). There were 11,339 housing units at an average density of 550.8/sq mi (212.6/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 62.39% White, 29.26% African American, 0.26% Native American, 1.40% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 4.64% from other races, and 2.02% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.80% of the population.

There were 10,894 households out of which 34.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 53.5% were married couples living together, 14.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.9% were non-families. 21.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.12.

In the CDP the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.4% from 18 to 24, 34.4% from 25 to 44, 21.2% from 45 to 64, and 9.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 95.9 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.2 males.

The median income for a household in the CDP was $49,426, and the median income for a family was $55,673. Males had a median income of $36,586 versus $31,391 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $20,814. About 5.9% of families and 8.6% of the population were below the poverty line, including 9.7% of those under age 18 and 9.5% of those age 65 or over.

Recreation[edit]

Education[edit]

Cobb County Schools operates public schools.

The Georgia Japanese Language School (GJLS; ジョージア日本語学校 Jōjia Nihongo Gakkō), a part-time supplementary Japanese school, holds its classes at the Lindley 6th Grade Academy in Mableton;[6] Lindley previously was the W. H. Barnes Education Center.[7] The GJLA opened with nine students in 1974 at Oglethorpe University, serving grades 1 through 9. The school moved to W.H. Barnes in 2002.[6]

Places of interest[edit]

Notable residents[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  3. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  4. ^ Silver Comet Trail, Cobb County Information - Georgia
  5. ^ mabletoncommunitygarden.com
  6. ^ a b "13handbook_en09.pdf" (Archive). Georgia Japanese Language Academy. Retrieved on May 11, 2014. "C/O Lindley 6th Grade Academy 1550 Pebblebrook Circle Mableton, GA 30126 U.S.A."
  7. ^ "03yoran_english.pdf" (Archive). Georgia Japanese Language Academy. Retrieved on May 11, 2014. "C/O W. H. Barnes Education Center 1550-B Pebblebrook Circle Mableton, GA 30126 U.S.A."
  8. ^ Mable House, Cobb County Information - Georgia