Introduction to Duluth, Georgia

Duluth, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 12 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 22 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The people of the city are in the Atlanta metropolitan area. Duluth has a population of 22,122.

Duluth History

Duluth was originally occupied by Cherokee Indians. During the War of 1812, an Indian trail was extended through the city to connect Fort Peachtree with Fort Daniel. The trail was known as Old Peachtree Road. The area was settled in by Europeans in 1818, after the creation of the Gwinnett County. Evan Howell was the founder of the city. In 1871, the city was renamed after Duluth, Minnesota. In the same year, a north-south railroad first entered the city. George Busbee, the retired Governor of Georgia, became a resident of the city in 1983.

Duluth and nearby Attractions

  • Duluth History Museum
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Southeastern Railway Museum
  • Children's Arts Museum
  • Yellow River Game Ranch
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace

Things To Do In Duluth

While staying at Duluth, you can visit the Hudgens Center for the Arts Children's Arts Museum and the Southern Railway Museum. The Chattahoochee National Recreation Area and Pleasant Hill Park are also popular among locals. You can enjoy shopping at Duluth Plaza Shopping Center and Proctor Square Shopping Center or plan a family day trip to the Yellow River Game Ranch.

Duluth Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dobbins Air Reserve Base Airport.

Duluth Higher Education

Gwinnett Technical College is the nearest college.


Total Population 28,294
Male Share of the Population 46%
Female Share of the Population 54%
Senior Citizens 9%
Employed Population 16+ 13,695
Age of the Population 37


% of people married 52.8%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 42.6%
Median Earnings25+ $38,987
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $22,602
Median Earnings With High School Degree $30,965


Median Family Income $67,094
% Above Poverty Level 84.6%
% Below Poverty Level 15.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 6%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.4%
% Using Public Transportation 2.4%


People Living Alone 26.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,037
Median House Value $179,600


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 58.7%
US/American 0%
English 6.1%
Irish 5.8%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Duluth Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 12 miles E of Roswell, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Gwinnett
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30096, 30097
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30026, 30029, 30095
Company Zip Codes 30098, 30099
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.002
Longitude -84.144

Duluth Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8.9 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 71 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 47 to 72 F
Annual Precip 51.8 inches
Station WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 24.6 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 50 F
Apr Temp 45 to 72 F
Jul Temp 67 to 88 F
Oct Temp 49 to 71 F
Annual Precip 49.6 inches
Distance 30.8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 91 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.1 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Duluth, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

North Metro (30026, 30029)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Alpharetta 62,054 $110,000
Lawrenceville 29,738 $41,313
Lilburn 12,372 $60,349
Norcross 16,103 $40,131
Sugar Hill 20,323 $71,907
Suwanee 17,291 $92,072

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

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