Gwinnett County

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 920,260
Population Change (2000-2015) +13.9%
Population Forecast (2040) 1,350,358
Median Household Income $68,914
Unemployment Rate 4.2%
Median Travel Time to Work 34.6 minutes
Single Family Building Permits 3,599 units
Multifamily Building Permits 318 units

Data Resources

Other Gwinnett County Resources

ARC Board Members Representing Gwinnett County

Data Sources

  • 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.