Marietta, GA (population: 68,931) has fourteen sports schools within a 100-mile radius of its city center. University of Georgia, the highest ranked school in this group with a sports program, has a total student population of 34,885. It is the 38th highest ranked school in the USA and one of the highest in the state .
Sports students from Marietta schools who go on to become professional athletes, athletes, coaches, sports professionals, etc. have a good chance at finding employment. For example, there are 13,620 people working as athletes and sports competitors alone in the US, and their average annual salary is $80,950. Also, Umpires, referees, and other sports officials make on average $28,490 per year and there are about 14,860 of them employed in the US today. In fact, in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area alone, there are ** employed umpires, referees, and other sports officials earning an average salary of $15,890. Athletes and sports competitors in this area earn $84,310/yr and there are ** employed.
Marietta lies in Cobb county, which is one of the 106 counties in Georgia. Overall, the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta area has 2,290,890 total employed workers according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, with a 0% unemployment rate, $22/hr average worker wage, and a $45,520 average annual salary. Thus, about ** out of every 1000 jobs in Marietta are held by athletes and sports competitors, and **/1000 are held by umpires, referees, and other sports officials.
Of the 14 sports schools with a 100-mile radius of Marietta, only 4 have a student population over 10k. After taking into account tuition, living expenses, and financial aid, Southern Adventist University comes out as the most expensive ($18,911/yr) for sports students, with Gwinnett Technical College as the lowest, reported at only $6,073/yr.
|Name||State||Population||# of Schools||Avg School Rank||Total Programs||Distance from Marietta|
|North Atlanta||GA||51,827||0||-||0||13.6 miles|
|East Point||GA||43,748||1||19.2965||19||19.8 miles|
|Mount Berry||GA||-||1||63.3969||60||43.2 miles|
|Rock Spring||GA||-||1||1.08982||0||72.6 miles|
|Toccoa Falls||GA||-||1||28.3429||33||80.9 miles|