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 (2017)
|Population Change (2000-2015)||+13.9%|
|Population Forecast (2040)||1,350,358|
|Median Household Income||$68,914|
|Median Travel Time to Work||34.6 minutes|
|Single Family Building Permits||3,599 units|
|Multifamily Building Permits||318 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, Subcounty Intercensal Population Estimates, 2000 to 2009
- US Census Bureau, County Characteristics Resident Population Estimate, 2010 to 2017
- US Census Bureau, American Community Survey (1-year estimates), 2017
- Atlanta Regional Commission (ARC), Series 15 Forecasts, 2015-16
- Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), Local Area Unemployment Statistics (LAUS), 2017
* These cities belong to more than one county.