Not only is Cobb growing, it's changing.
Remember, President Donald Trump lost Cobb to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton by 6,800 votes in November.
Cobb hadn’t voted for a Democrat in a presidential race since son of the Peach State Jimmy Carter took it in 1976. The county has been fertile Republican ground for support and cash over the years.
And Cobb makes for a good stronghold, with 13.78 percent of the state's 10.3 million residents, according to that Census data from July 2016.
When stacked up next to the rest of the country, Cobb has more residents than the following places:
- Alaska (741,894)
- Washington, D.C. (681,170)
- Vermont (624,594)
- Wyoming (585,501)
The Census data surprisingly did not include any analysis showing that Cobb's higher population was due to the Big Chicken.