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Overview

Introduction to Suwanee, Georgia

Located in Gwinnett county, Suwanee, Georgia is 16 miles E of Roswell, Georgia (center to center) and 27 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metro area.

Suwanee History

Suwanee existed as an Indian village, inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee Indians in the early 1700s. The Suwanee Old Town area was relinquished by the Cherokee Indians in the year 1817. In 1837, the community of Suwanee was established. According to some sources, the area was named "Suwanee" after an Indian term meaning "echo." The Georgia Air Line Railroad, running from Charlotte to Atlanta, was built through Suwanee in the year 1871. Rhodes House was constructed in the year 1880. The city of Suwanee received official incorporation into the state in the year 1949.

Suwanee and nearby Attractions

  • Stone Mountain Park
  • Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
  • Fort Yargo State Park
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Southeastern Railway Museum

Things To Do In Suwanee

The city is home to many museums such as the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta, Gwinnett History Museum, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Center for Puppetry Arts. There are many parks in the area such as Stone Mountain Park, Fort Yargo State Park, Piedmont Park, and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. These cities offer multiple recreational opportunities. The Level Creek Church, First United Methodist Church, and Shadowbrook Church are also in the area. The Olde Atlanta Golf Club, Springbrook Golf Club, and River Pines Golf Club are the closest golf courses to the city.

Suwanee Transportation

The closest major international airport is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Suwanee Higher Education

Higher education is available at Gainesville College, Georgia State University, and Emory University.

People

Total Population 17,291
Male Share of the Population 50.3%
Female Share of the Population 49.7%
Senior Citizens 7.3%
Employed Population 16+ 8,588
Age of the Population 35

Families

% of people married 62.9%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 51.3%
Median Earnings25+ $0
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $0
Median Earnings With High School Degree $0

Wealth

Median Family Income $92,072
% Above Poverty Level 92.7%
% Below Poverty Level 7.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 32 minutes
% Working from Home 8.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work 0.9%
% Using Public Transportation 0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone 13.6%
Median Gross Rent $1,215
Median House Value $239,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 47.7%
US/American 0%
English 11.4%
Irish 10.4%

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

Suwanee Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 16 miles E of Roswell, Georgia (center to center)
Nearest Large City 27 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia
County Gwinnett
Metro Area Atlanta
Standard Zip Codes 30024
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.051
Longitude -84.071

Suwanee 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 ALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance 13.6 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 20.9 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 COVINGTON
Distance 32.5 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Buford 13,244 $56,891
Dacula 4,831 $48,052
Duluth 28,294 $67,094
Lawrenceville 29,738 $41,313
Norcross 16,103 $40,131
Sugar Hill 20,323 $71,907

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

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770-682-4100
Serves 3,556 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.3

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20 LEVEL CREEK ROAD
770-945-9558
Serves 2,770 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.1

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1555 OLD PEACHTREE ROAD
678-957-3100
Serves 1,890 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 19

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