Hugh Granden (left) helps release a hummingbird back into the wild with the help of Julia Elliott as Ricardo Irizarry watches during the Hummingbird Banding Festival at the Smith Gilbert Gardens in Kennesaw on Saturday, August 29, 2015. JONATHAN PHILLIPS / SPECIAL
Photo: Jonathan Phillips
Photo: Jonathan Phillips

4 Cobb cities named in '2016’s Best Small Cities in America' ranking

Cobb County is pretty darn good at small cities.

And WalletHub agrees.

For its "2016's Best Small Cities in America," WalletHub compared 1,268 cities with populations between 25,000 and 100,000 residents based on 30 key indicators of livability from "housing costs" to "school-system quality" to "number of restaurants per capita."

Fun fact: Marietta has the fifth-most restaurants per capita in the country, according to the report.

WalletHub: 6 Cobb cities are 'Best Places to Raise a Family in Georgia'

Source: WalletHub

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Check out which cities made the list:

» Kennesaw, 91st percentile:

Total Score - 63.51

Affordability Rank - 514

Economic Health Rank - 735

Education & Health Rank - 627

Quality of Life Rank - 47

Safety Rank - 261

» Marietta, 78th percentile:

Total Score - 60.99

Affordability Rank - 1087

Economic Health Rank - 966

Education & Health Rank - 857

Quality of Life Rank - 5

Safety Rank - 837

See which Fulton County cities made the list.

» Smyrna, 68th percentile:

Total Score - 59.5

Affordability Rank - 687

Economic Health Rank - 272

Education & Health Rank - 683

Quality of Life Rank - 406

Safety Rank - 627

» Mableton, 5th percentile:

Total Score - 45.44

Affordability Rank - 346

Economic Health Rank - 934

Education & Health Rank - 828

Quality of Life Rank - 1,244

Safety Rank - Not applicable

Read more here about the methodology of the Small Cities ranking.

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