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Overview

Introduction to Snellville, Georgia

Snellville, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 21 miles E ofSandy Springs, Georgia and 22 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is conveniently located inside the Atlanta metropolitan area. There are an estimated 15,351 people in Snellville.

Snellville History

Snellville was founded by Thomas Snell in the late 1870s. Along with his friend, James Sawyer, Snell built the first business establishment in this area. Their store was a success and was soon providing supplies to customers from the neighboring towns as well. In 1885, James Sawyer opened Snellville's first post office. The City of Snellville received its charter in 1923.

Snellville and nearby Attractions

  • Brisco Park
  • Big Haynes Creek Recreation Area
  • Georgias Stone Mountain Park
  • Yellow River Game Ranch
  • Vines Botanical Gardens
  • Gwinnett History Museum

Things To Do In Snellville

Snellville offers a wide variety of opportunities for recreation. Local parks include facilities like lighted tennis courts, soccer fields, sand volleyball court, playgrounds, picnic areas and swimming pools. The local Lenora Park and Disc Golf Course is a large disc golf course spread over 112 acres of land. It is also home to a water park complete with a lazy river, a children's area and slides. It also has playgrounds, baseball and softball fields, as well as a fishing lake.

Snellville Transportation

Flights are available from the William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Snellville Higher Education

Gwinnett Technical College and Georgia Perimeter College provide facilities for higher education.

People

Total Population 19,199
Male Share of the Population 47.1%
Female Share of the Population 52.9%
Senior Citizens 15.2%
Employed Population 16+ 8,323
Age of the Population 41

Families

% of people married 52.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 31.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $63,214
% Above Poverty Level 86.7%
% Below Poverty Level 13.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 38 minutes
% Working from Home 4.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 18.4%
Median Gross Rent $1,076
Median House Value $146,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 45.5%
US/American 0%
English 6.8%
Irish 9.2%

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

Snellville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 miles E of Sandy Springs, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 22 miles E of Atlanta, Georgia
County Gwinnett
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30039, 30078
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.857
Longitude -84.02

Snellville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

Station COVINGTON
Distance 18.8 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
Station WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 19.5 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
Station ATHENS BEN EPPS AP
Distance 39.9 miles
Jan Temp 33 to 51 F
Apr Temp 49 to 73 F
Jul Temp 69 to 90 F
Oct Temp 51 to 73 F
Annual Precip 47.8 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Centerville Branch (30039)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Grayson 2,778 $100,125
Lawrenceville 29,738 $41,313
Lilburn 12,372 $60,349
Lithonia 1,961 $35,234
Loganville 10,855 $66,667
Stone Mountain 5,991 $39,302

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

Snellville Hospitals

EMORY EASTSIDE MEDICAL CENTER
(Proprietary)
1700 MEDICAL WAY
(770) 979-0200
Emergency Service: Yes

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Snellville High Schools

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BROOKWOOD HIGH SCHOOL
1255 DOGWOOD ROAD
770-972-7642
Serves 3,136 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.4

SHILOH HIGH SCHOOL
4210 SHILOH ROAD
770-972-8471
Serves 2,122 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 16.9

SOUTH GWINNETT HIGH SCHOOL
2288 EAST MAIN STREET
770-972-4840
Serves 2,065 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

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