Here’s a round figure for Cobb County: 750,000.
According to a report released Thursday by the U.S. Census Bureau, Cobb County’s population grew, as of the start of last summer, by slightly more than 60,000 people since 2010.
The population estimate of 748,150 for July 2016, up from 688,070 as of April 2010, put Georgia’s third-most populous county on a pace to pass the three-quarters of a million people mark since last summer.
Cobb’s population is part of a region deeply familiar with growth. According to Atlanta Business Chronicle, “Metro Atlanta added 1,542 people a week for a total population of 5,789,700.”
Consider this: Cobb County’s population, according to 2016 Census estimates, is greater than the populations of Alaska, Vermont, Wyoming and the District of Columbia.