Facts & Figures

Land Area (City of Suwanee, 2010)
Approximately 6,960 acres or 10.9 square miles

Population for incorporated City of Suwanee limits (U.S. Census Bureau)

2010: 15,355
2000: 8,725
1990: 2,412
1980:  1,026
1970: 615
1960: 214

From 2000 to 2010, Suwanee's population increased by 76%.

Gwinnett County Population (2010):  805,321

Population Density (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010)
2.21 people per acre


Photo by Brian McDonald

Population by Race Classification (U.S. Census Bureau, 2010)

White 67.4%
Asian 18.0%
African-American 10.8%
Other 3.8%

6.7% of the population identifies as Hispanic or Latino by origin of any race.

Median Age (U.S. Census Bureau)
2010: 37 years
2000: 34.2 years

Educational Attainment (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009)
Bachelor's degree or higher:  52.6%
High school diploma or higher:  94.8%

Number of Housing Units (U.S. Census Bureau)
2010: 5,919 (67% single-family residences)
2000: 3,144 (78% single-family residences)

Household Size (U.S. Census Bureau)
2010: 2.82 persons per household
2000: 2.99 persons per household

Median Housing Value (U.S. Census Bureau)
2009: $266,100
2000: $208,900

Household Income (U.S. Census Bureau)
2009: $65,749
2000: $63,825

Employment (U.S. Census Bureau)

Professional 31.5%
Service 14.6%
Sales & Office 29.8%
Farming, Fishing, & Forestry 0.2%
Construction & Extraction 9.7%
Production, Transportation, and Material Moving 14.2%

Employment Status (GA Dept. of Labor)
Suwanee, 2010:  3.8% Unemployed*
Gwinnett County, 2010:  9.1% Unemployed*

* At the end of September 2010

Business Licenses Issued (City of Suwanee)

2010: 1,398
2000: 635

Travel Time to Work (U.S. Census Bureau)
2009: 31.4 minutes
2000: 31.3 minutes

In 2009, 17% of residents worked within the city limits of Suwanee, compared to 14% in 2000.

Note: The US Census Bureau no longer collects data using the census long form. This data is now collected on an annual basis as part of the American Community Survey. Data sets for cities with fewer than 20,000 people are released every five years. The latest American Community Survey data released for Suwanee was in 2009.