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4 Partnership Gwinnett

GWINNETT COMMUNITY PROFILES

Gwinnett County has outpaced

the nation and metro Atlanta in

growth during the last 30 years.

Fueled by an internationally

recognized public education

system, an ethnically diverse

population, geographic

advantage, and proactive business

culture, the past three decades

saw the Gwinnett and metro

Atlanta economies outpacing

the nation. Since 2007 alone,

companies contributed 12,000

jobs and $850,000,000 in capital

investment to the County.

Located just 20 miles north of downtown

Atlanta, Gwinnett County was one of the

fastest-growing communities in the nation

for three decades. The area benefitted

greatly from a population, jobs, and

employment boom. While Gwinnett

continues to experience new growth,

redevelopment and revitalization have

begun to play an increasingly important

role in the community’s overall strategy.

This publication is intended to highlight

existing assets and future opportunities

for growth and redevelopment. With

a population of more than 840,000, an

award-winning K-12 education system, and

conveniently accessible location, Gwinnett

County is an emerging urban center and a

leading hub for technology, bioscience, and

innovative companies of the future.

Only 20 minutes northeast of Atlanta, and

strategically located between five major

colleges and universities, Georgia Tech,

Emory University, Georgia State University,

University of Georgia, and Georgia

Gwinnett College, Gwinnett County is

the driving force in a high-powered,

information-based economy.

Gwinnett is composed of 17 local

governments and multiple activity

centers boasting distinct character and

unique visions for the future. Additionally,

five community improvement districts

emphasize the county’s focus on and

support of a public-private partnership

approach to doing business.

Home to FORTUNE 500 and 1000

companies NCR Corporation, RockTenn,

AGCO Corporation, and Asbury

Automotive, Gwinnett County includes a

wide range of businesses – from industry

giants such as Cisco, Merial, and Fiserv to

international corporations including WIKA

Instrument, LP and Ricoh Electronics.

Gwinnett is also proud of its homegrown

success stories, such as Optimus

Solutions, Cypress Care, and Suniva.

Gwinnett County’s cultural, arts and

sports scenes are impressive, offering

plenty of amusement for all ages.

Learn about Georgia history at the

Southeastern Railway Museum, attend

a hockey game or concert at The Arena

at Gwinnett Center, or be immersed in a

professional theater performance at the

Aurora Theatre.

Population

Total Population

842,046

Male

49.2%

Female

50.8%

High School Graduate +

87.6%

Bachelor’s Degree +

35.2%

Graduate/Prof Degree

11.1%

Household

Households (HH)

274,137

Average HH Size

2.69

Owner-occupied

64.3%

Renter-occupied

28.2%

Median HH Value

$151,009

Income

Average HH

$78,626

Median HH

$62,236

HH Income < $49,999

37.7%

HH Income $50- $74,999

20.9%

HH Income $75,000 +

41.3%

Median HH Disposable

$51,177

Age

Age < 20

31.2%

Age 20- 34

20.7%

Age 35- 64

40.9%

Age 65+

7.2%

Median Age

33.7

Consumer Expenditures

Apparel and Services

$463,547,903

Entertainment & Recreation $1,012,594,086

Household Furnishings

$491,668,359

Food at Home

$1,476,709,620

Food Away from Home $984,937,010

Personal Care

$228,746,411

Source: ESRI, 2012 Estimates & Projections,

U.S. Census Bureau

GWINNETT COUNTY, GA

250,000

POPULATIONGROWTH

OVER THE PAST 10 YEARS

FORTUNE 500

HEADQUARTER OPERATIONS

3

SQUARE FEET OF

CLASS-A OFFICE SPACE

8,000,000