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Demographics



  • According to the 2000 Census, 72.7% of Gwinnett County residents were white and 13.3% were black. Hispanics, who can be identified as either white or black in the Census data, made up 10.9% of the county's population. Statewide, 65.1% of residents were white, 28.7% were black and 5.3% were Hispanic.
  • In Gwinnett County, 28.2% of the county’s residents were age 18 or younger, while 5.4% were age 65 or older. Statewide, 26.5% were age 18 or younger and 9.6% were age 65 or older.
  • The 2000 Census reports 6.3% of Gwinnett County's households were headed by females with children under 18 years of age, compared with 9.0% statewide. Total households with children under 18 represented 42.3% of all households in the county, compared to 35.0% statewide.
  • Between 2001 and 2005, Gwinnett County school system reported an average high school dropout rate of 3.9% for students in grades 9 to 12. Statewide, this rate is 5.6% for the same period of time.
  • Gwinnett County spent an average of $6,819 per student for public education each year between 2001 and 2005, while the statewide average was $6,603.
  • Based on the 2004 graduating class for that county school system, 65.5% of the students were eligible for the HOPE Scholarship Program. The scholarship is available to eligible students to attend a post-secondary school in Georgia. Statewide, 62.0% of the graduating students were eligible for the HOPE scholarship.
  • Between 2000 and 2004, the infant mortality rate (infant deaths per 1,000 live births) was 6.6 for the county. The statewide rate was 8.6 during the same period.
  • In 2002, the number of physicians in the county per 100,000 population was 114.3, compared to the 192.6 statewide average. Gwinnett County had 0.9 hospital beds per 1,000 population in 2004, which was less than the statewide average of 2.7 hospital beds per 1,000 population.
  • The 2004 index crime rate (crimes per 1,000) for Gwinnett County was 32.6. Statewide, in 2004, the rate was 40.8. Of the total index crimes reported for that county, 8.0% were violent crimes, while 92.0% were property crimes.
  • In 2004, 70.9% of the adult population in the county was registered to vote. 57.9% of the voting-age adult population for Gwinnett County voted in the 2004 general election. Statewide, 70.6% of eligible Georgians were registered to vote, while 55.1% of those eligible voted in the general election that year.
Community Population Growth (%)
1980 1990 2000 1980-1990 1990-2000
Berkeley Lake 503 791 1,695 57.3 % 114.3 %
Buford 6,697 8,771 10,668 31.0 % 21.6 %
Dacula 1,577 2,217 3,848 40.6 % 73.6 %
Duluth 2,956 9,821 22,122 232.2 % 125.3 %
Grayson 464 529 765 14.0 % 44.6 %
Lawrenceville 8,928 17,250 22,397 93.2 % 29.8 %
Lilburn 3,765 9,295 11,307 146.9 % 21.6 %
Norcross 3,317 5,947 8,410 79.3 % 41.4 %
Snellville 8,514 12,084 15,351 41.9 % 27.0 %
Sugar Hill 2,340 4,519 11,399 93.1 % 152.2 %
Suwanee 1,026 2,412 8,725 135.1 % 261.7 %
Gwinnett 166,808 352,910 588,448 111.6 % 66.7 %

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