Gwinnett County was formed in 1818 from lands obtained from the Creek and Cherokee Indians. It is named after Button Gwinnett, one of Georgia’s signers of the Declaration of Independence.
Notable landmarks include Infinite Energy Arena, Lake Lanier and the BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Hindu Temple. Large employers include Gwinnett Medical Center, Cisco Systems and Primerica.
Gwinnett has experienced strong growth in the past decade and has become one of the most populous and diverse counties in Georgia.
Within Gwinnett County are the cities of Auburn*, Berkeley Lake, Braselton*, Buford*, Dacula, Duluth, Dunwoody*, Grayson, Lawrenceville, Lilburn, Loganville*, Norcross, Peachtree Corners, Rest Haven*, Snelville, Sugar Hill, and Suwanee.
Gwinnett County by the Numbers (2018)
|Population Change (since 2010)||+16%|
|Population Forecast (2050)||1,484,742|
|Median Household Income||$67,769|
|Median Travel Time to Work||34 minutes|
|Single Family Building Permits||3,254 units|
|Multifamily Building Permits||462 units|
- Neighborhood Nexus Gwinnett County Data Profile
- Neighborhood Nexus Gwinnett County Fact Sheet
- Gwinnett Population & Employment Forecast
- GEEARS Early Childhood Profile for Gwinnett County
- Metro Atlanta Speaks Data Dashboard
- Georgia Municipal Association (GMA) Data Dashboard
- ARC 2019 Annual Report - Gwinnett County
Other Gwinnett County Resources
ARC Board Members Representing Gwinnett County
- Charlotte Nash, Chair, Gwinnett County Commission
- Nancy Harris, Mayor, City of Duluth
- Mike Houchard, Citizen Member, District 6
- Donna Sheldon, Citizen Member, District 8
- Kerry Armstrong, Citizen Member, District 9
- Bucky Johnson, Citizen Member, District 10
- US Census Bureau, County Population Estimates, 2018
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2017
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 16 Forecasts
- HUD, State of the Cities Data System (SOCDS), 2018
* These cities belong to more than one county.