Information About Gwinnett County

The total estimated population is 588,448. Density is low at 1,360 persons per square mile.

Races of Residents

Population by Race: White: 575,775; Black: 427,883; American Indian: 78,224; Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander: 42,360; Two or More Races: 25,407; Asian: 1,638; Other Race: 263; Hispanic Population: Hispanic or Latino: 588,448 (100%); Not Hispanic or Latino: 0 (0%)

There are 99,518 foreign born residents, of which 30.0% are naturalized citizens.

Most Common Birthplaces

Foreign Born: Mexico: 26,682; Korea: 7,499; India: 6,575; Vietnam: 6,077; Colombia: 3,420; El Salvador: 2,753; Guatemala: 2,185; U.S. Born: This State: 219,543; South: 123,505; Midwest: 63,510; Northeast: 54,305; West: 20,185;

Most Common Foreign Birthplaces in Gwinnett County Most Common US Birthplaces in Gwinnett County

The sex distribution is 50% male and 50% female. The median age is 33 years.

Age Distribution

There are 28,567 married couples with children and 20,768 single-parent households (449 men, 20,319 women).

The median household income is $60,537 in 1999 dollars.

Median Household Income Comparisons

U.S.: $41,994; Georgia: $42,433; Gwinnett County: $60,537;

6% of the population lives below the poverty line.

Poverty Level Comparisons

U.S.: 12%; Georgia: 13%; Gwinnett County: 6%;

Household Income Distribution

In thousands of dollars.

Work Type and Occupations

Work Type: Private wage and salary: 252,210; Government: 30,387; Self-employed: 17,097; Unpaid family work: 657; Occupation: Management, professional, and related: 124,942; Sales and office: 94,639; Professional and related: 65,169; Management, business, and financial operations: 59,773; Office and administrative support: 50,773; Management occupations, except farmers and farm managers: 40,470;

Work Types in Gwinnett County Common Occupations in Gwinnett County

The average commute time is 34 minutes to and from work.

Transportation to Work

Car or truck (drove alone): 246,884; Car or truck (carpooled): 43,689; Worked at home: 11,704; Public transportation: 2,632; Walked: 2,494; Motorcycle: 247; Bicycle: 162;

Transportation to work methods in Gwinnett County

Educational Attainment

Percent of population in Gwinnett County.

There are 209,682 housing units, of which 157,733 are single family homes.

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing

All Housing Units: Owner: 146,543; Renter: 55,774; Vacant: 7,365; Owner-Occupied: Mortgaged: 129,821; Not Mortgaged: 16,722;

Owner vs. Renter Occupied Housing in Gwinnett County

The median single family home value is $142,100.

Median Monthly Cost for Mortgaged Homes

U.S.: $1,088; Georgia: $1,039; Gwinnett County: $134,802;

Median Rent for Rental Units

U.S.: $519; Georgia: $505; Gwinnett County: $55,531;

The average household size is 3 and the median number of rooms in housing units is 6.

Housing Units By Year Built

1939 or earlier: 1,684; 1940 to 1949: 1,233; 1950 to 1959: 3,737; 1960 to 1969: 10,022; 1970 to 1979: 33,331; 1980 to 1989: 71,249; 1990 to 1994: 35,235; 1995 to 1998: 41,570; 1999 to March 2000: 11,621;

0.3% of homes lack plumbing and 0.7% lack telephone service.

Commonly Used Home Heating Fuel

Utility Gas: 147,526; Electricity: 50,539; Bottled, tank, or LP gas: 3,064; Wood: 529;