Housing Assessment for Cobb County Now Available
Cobb County continues to be one of the fastest growing counties in the state and southeast - both in terms of population and employment. Per ARC forecasts, Cobb County is estimated to grow to over 1 million people by 2050. To stay competitive, the County needs to make investments in its housing policy and housing stock, both in terms of housing choice and stock readily available for welcoming new residents. Increasing interest, population growth, and investment in Cobb County, along with a slow growth in housing supply, has pushed housing and rent prices upwards, and demographics continue to shift and drive demand. Existing residents at both low- and middle-incomes are increasingly unable to afford housing.
While Cobb County is experiencing this rapid transition, it is more urgent than ever that leaders take action to understand its housing challenges and seek out resources, strategies, collaborations, and partnerships to improve the overall quality of life and sustainability for the future of its residents. The research and data herein is intended to provide an initial framework for Cobb County to consider next steps as challenges are evaluated. Data sources include the US Census, American Community Survey (ACS) 5-year data, Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), MarketNSite, Zillow Home Value Index (ZHVI) and Zillow Observed Rent Index (ZORI). The report is also informed by the results of the Housing Needs Assessment Report for Cobb County by PolicyMap1.
Cobb County Community Development