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Overview

Introduction to Sugar Hill, Georgia

Sugar Hill, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 19 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 32 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Sugar Hill History

There is an interesting story behind the naming of the city of Sugar Hill. According to one tradition, freight wagons traveled regularly to Cumming many years ago. On one such trip, a heavily loaded wagon lost a wheel on a high hill and spilled its load of sugar. Thereafter, the area came to be known as "The hill where the sugar spilled." This name was later shortened to "The Sugar Hill" and this eventually became just "Sugar Hill." It was officially incorporated in 1939.

Sugar Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Lanier Museum of Natural History
  • Barrington Hall
  • First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill
  • Southeastern Railway Museum
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Robinson Park

Things To Do In Sugar Hill

There are a number of popular tourist attractions near Sugar Hill. The Barrington Hall, which was once the home of Barrington King, the co-founder of Roswell, and the Lanier Museum of Natural History are close by. One can spend some peaceful time at the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill. At the Fort Yargo State Park, one can view the log fort built by settlers in 1792. This site sits on 1,814 acres of land and offers facilities for camping, bicycling, hiking, boating, fishing and picnicking. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is another famous and popular tourist spot. Apart from fishing, boating, biking, hiking and picnicking, one can also enjoy kayaking, whitewater rafting and horseback riding here.

Sugar Hill Transportation

Dobbins Air Reserve Base offers regular air transportation services.

Sugar Hill Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Gwinnett Technical College and Gainesville College.

People

Total Population 20,323
Male Share of the Population 49.8%
Female Share of the Population 50.2%
Senior Citizens 8%
Employed Population 16+ 9,293
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 55.6%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 36.8%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $71,907
% Above Poverty Level 87.7%
% Below Poverty Level 12.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 33 minutes
% Working from Home 7.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0%
% Using Public Transportation 0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.8%
Median Gross Rent $1,237
Median House Value $168,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 44.9%
US/American 0%
English 7.4%
Irish 9%

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

Sugar Hill Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 19 miles E of Roswell, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 32 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Gwinnett
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30518
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.106
Longitude -84.033

Sugar Hill 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 GAINESVILLE
Distance 16.4 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 68 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 73 F
Annual Precip 54.7 inches
Station ALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance 16.9 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 20.1 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

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Sugarhill (30518)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buford 13,244 $56,891
Cumming 5,588 $49,688
Duluth 28,294 $67,094
Flowery Branch 6,216 $77,034
Lawrenceville 29,738 $41,313
Suwanee 17,291 $92,072

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

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