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Mableton, Georgia
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From top to bottom, left to right: a residential street in Mableton, Robert Mable's home built in 1843, the Mableton Post Office, the Atlanta skyline from Mt. Harmony Memorial Gardens in Mableton
Location in Cobb County and the state of Georgia
Location in Cobb County and the state of Georgia
Mableton, Georgia is located in Metro Atlanta
Mableton, Georgia
Mableton, Georgia
Location in Metro Atlanta
Country  United States
State Georgia
County Cobb
Settled September 11, 1843
Incorporated (town) August 19, 1912 - August 17, 1916
Area
 • Total 20.78 sq mi (53.82 km2)
 • Land 20.68 sq mi (53.55 km2)
 • Water 0.10 sq mi (0.27 km2)
Elevation
978 ft (298 m)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 40,834
 • Density 1,974.95/sq mi (762.52/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30126
Area code(s) 770/678/404
FIPS code 13-48288
GNIS feature ID 0332295

Mableton is an unincorporated community and census-designated place (CDP) in Cobb County, Georgia, United States. According to the 2020 census, Mableton has a population of 40,834. Upon Brookhaven's cityhood in December 2012, Mableton became the largest unincorporated CDP in Metro Atlanta.

Geography

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).

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

Historical population
Census Pop.
2020 40,834
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Mableton racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 10,944 26.8%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 17,982 44.04%
Native American 61 0.15%
Asian 677 1.66%
Pacific Islander 7 0.02%
Other/Mixed 1,726 4.23%
Hispanic or Latino 9,437 23.11%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 40,834 people, 14,465 households, and 10,945 families residing in the CDP, with a population density of 1,804.5 people per square mile. Mableton is the most populous unincorporated census-designated place (CDP) in the Metro Atlanta area. East Cobb - with a population estimate of around 208,000 in 2019 - is technically the most populous unincorporated area in the metro, though it is not recognized as a CDP in the Census Bureau.

2018 ACS

The 5-year estimates of the 2018 ACS state that 39.2% of the population was White, 48.5% African American, 0.2% Native American/Alaska Native, 2.2% Asian, 0.0% Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander, 6.2% from some other race alone, and 3.7% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 18.0% of the population. Individuals who identified as White alone, not Hispanic or Latino, were 30.3% of the population.

There were 2,115 identified veterans in the area as of 2018. Foreign born persons (non-U.S. citizens or U.S. nationals at birth) made up 18.1% of the population.

As of 2018, the median income for a household in the CDP was $64,790. Males had a median income of $50,610 versus $46,239 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $31,474. About 11.9% of the population was below the poverty line.

In 2018, the estimated median age was 35 years, with 27% under 18 years old, 64% from 18 to 64 years old, and 9% 65 years and older. For every 100 females in all age groups, there were 88.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.6 males; for every 100 age 65 and over, there were 47.6 males.

Among those aged 25 or older in 2018, 87.2% graduated from high school and 36.5% obtained a bachelor's degree or higher.

Recreation

  • Silver Comet Trail
  • Mableton Community Garden

Places of interest

  • Mable House

Education

The Cobb County School District operates several public schools in the area:

Elementary Schools

  • Mableton Elementary School
  • Clay-Harmony Leland Elementary School
  • Bryant Elementary School
  • Riverside Elementary School
  • H.A.V.E.N. Academy at Skyview

Middle Schools

  • Floyd Middle School
  • Garret Middle School
  • Lindley Middle School

High School

  • Pebblebrook High School - famous alumni include Glee actress Becca Tobin, Cleveland Cavaliers player Colin Sexton, and Lil Yachty

Private 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; Lindley was previously occupied by the W. H. Barnes Education Center. The GJLS originally opened with nine students in 1974 at Oglethorpe University, serving grades 1 through 9. The school moved to W.H. Barnes in 2002.

Whitefield Academy, a Christ-centered college preparatory school in Smyrna, is near Mableton.

The SAE School is an "independent project-based learning school" for pre-school to 8th grade students located in Mableton.

Primrose Schools, a private school for early preschool children, is in the Providence neighborhood of Mableton.

Public Library

  • South Cobb Regional Library

Transportation

The East-West Connector, Mableton Parkway (SR 139), and Veterans' Memorial Highway (U.S. 78) are major roads that run through Mableton, with the latter two directly connecting to Atlanta. Veterans' Memorial Highway connects to Atlanta via Bankhead as the Donald Lee Hollowell Parkway, while Mableton Parkway connects via the Westview/West End neighborhoods as M.L.K. Jr. Drive and the Ralph David Abernathy Parkway.

Nearby highways include the western segment of I-285 (about 6 mi away) and I-20 (about 5 mi away).

The public-use, general aviation Fulton County Airport (Brown Field) is adjacent to Mableton's southeast border with Fulton County. It includes two runways and handles approximately 65,000 operations annually.

Public transportation via bus is run by CobbLinc.

Notable people/residents

  • Roy Barnes, 80th Governor of Georgia from 1999 to 2003, the most recent Democrat to hold the office
  • Kenny Selmon, track and field athlete competing in the 2020 Tokyo Summer Olympics
  • Lil Yachty, Grammy-nominated trap artist
  • Erica Thomas, Georgia State Representative
  • Anna Benson, glamour model and ex-wife of baseball player Kris Benson
  • AR Fox, pro wrestler
  • T.J. Holmes, CNN News Anchor
  • Kenny McKinley, former wide receiver for Denver Broncos
  • Michael King, television producer/reporter and commentator
  • Collin Sexton, basketball player for the Cleveland Cavaliers
  • Ronnie DeVoe, Member of New Edition

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