Sugar Hill, Georgia

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Sugar Hill, Georgia

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 has a population of 11,399.

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.

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High Points

Sugar Hill strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Georgia):

Category Trophy
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 3% trophy Sugar Hill Low Rate of Poverty
Median Family Income
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Sugar Hill Median Family Income
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 5% trophy Sugar Hill People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. State)
Top 9% Sugar Hill Well-Paid Single Men
College Educated Adults
(vs. State)
Top 9% Sugar Hill College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 10% Sugar Hill Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Sugar Hill, Georgia

Comparing Sugar Hill to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Georgia (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Children Under 5 Years Old 10 10
Male Share of the Population 9 9
Racial Diversity 8 6
Well-Paid Single Men 7 10
Well-Paid Single Women 6 10
Age of the Population 2 3
Female Share of the Population 2 2
Senior Citizens 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Average Household Size 9 10
Portion of People Married 9 10


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People Above Poverty 9 10
People in Middle Class or Better 8 10
Median Family Income 8 10
College Educated Adults 7 10

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 9
Walking and Biking to Work 1 2
Short Commute Times 1 1
Public Transportation Use 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 6 1
Affordability of Rents 3 2
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 2 2
People Living Alone 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 2

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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

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
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
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
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Sugar Hill Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 11,399 100%
Male 5,691 49.9%
Female 5,708 50.1%
Under 18 3,327 29.2%
18+ 8,072 70.8%
65+ 611 5.4%
Median Age 32.1
Average Family Size 3.2
White 9,998 87.7%
African-American 533 4.7%
Asian 189 1.7%
American Indian & Alaskan 19 0.2%
Other 461 4%
Mixed Race 197 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 1,039 9.1%

Estimated Sugar Hill Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 15,696
Growth 4,297
Growth % 37.7%

Sugar Hill Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 23.5%
US/American 17.9%
German 11.5%
English 10.6%
Irish 9.6%
Italian 4.9%
Polish 2.3%
European 2%
Scotch-Irish 2%
Norwegian 1.9%
Scottish 1.8%
French (except Basque) 1.8%
Dutch 1.7%
Iranian 0.9%
African 0.9%
French Canadian 0.6%
Swedish 0.6%
Welsh 0.6%
Haitian 0.4%
British 0.4%
Trinidadian and Tobagonian 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Scandinavian 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Guyanese 0.3%
Canadian 0.3%
Finnish 0.2%
Belgian 0.2%
Portuguese 0.2%
Nigerian 0.2%
Other Arab 0.2%
Austrian 0.2%
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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 Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Sugar Hill 11,399 $63,003
Buford 10,668 $43,100
Cumming 4,220 $47,270
Duluth 22,122 $69,437
Flowery Branch 1,806 $38,500
Lawrenceville 22,397 $48,557
Suwanee 8,725 $91,519
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