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Overview

Introduction to Buford, Georgia

Buford, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 21 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 33 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The people of the city are in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Buford History

This city was named after Algernon Sidney Buford, who was the president of the Atlanta and Richmond Air-Line Railroad for 20 years during which the company underwent significant expansion. The naming of the city was motivated by the townspeople's desires to host a lunch stop on the company's railroad. In August 1872, Buford was officially incorporated as a town. It became a city in 1896.

Buford and nearby Attractions

  • The Bona Allen Mansion
  • Lanier Museum of Natural History
  • Pineisle Golf Club
  • Shoal Creek Park
  • Buford City Park
  • Gwinnett County Park

Things To Do In Buford

There are numerous recreational opportunities in this city. It offers excellent shopping opportunities, including antique shops and quaint boutiques. The city also provides a wide range of dining opportunities. The Lake Lanier beach and water park has amenities for boating, fishing, swimming, camping and skiing. One can also go camping and hiking in the north Georgia mountains.

Buford Transportation

The William B. Hartsfield Atlanta International provides regular services.

Buford Higher Education

Gwinnett Technical College, Gainesville College and North Georgia College and State University provide facilities for higher studies.

Demographics

People

Total Population13,927
Male Share of the Population51.7%
Female Share of the Population48.3%
Senior Citizens10.5%
Employed Population 16+6,164
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married44.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21%
Median Earnings25+$26,857
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$19,370
Median Earnings With High School Degree$28,450

Wealth

Median Family Income$62,121
% Above Poverty Level84.9%
% Below Poverty Level15.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time27 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.7%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone20.7%
Median Gross Rent$835
Median House Value$162,800

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.3%
Irish6.2%
English5.5%
German4.9%
Italian4.5%
Polish2.7%
French Except Basque1.9%
Scottish1.7%
Canadian0.9%
Dutch0.8%
African0.8%
Arab0.7%
Hungarian0.6%
Danishn0.6%
Jamaican0.5%
West Indian0.5%
Lebanese0.5%
Russian0.3%
Norwegian0.3%
Swedish0.2%
Welsh0.2%
Australian0.2%
Bulgarian0.2%
Romanian0.2%
Slovak0.2%
Portuguese0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Buford Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gwinnett County
Standard Zip Codes30519, 30518
P.O. Box Zip Codes30515
Phone Area Codes678, 470, 770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.11
Approximate Longitude-83.99

Buford Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationGAINESVILLE
Distance14.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 73 F
Annual Precip54.7 inches
StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance18.9 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationWINDER 1 SSE
Distance19 miles
Jan Temp31 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 72 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp49 to 71 F
Annual Precip49.6 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Cumming5,740$68,348
Dacula5,053$58,622
Flowery Branch6,503$72,955
Oakwood4,098$42,037
Sugar Hill20,889$74,316
Suwanee18,001$91,304

Buford Public Schools

Buford Academy
2705 Robert Bell Pkwy
ZIP: 30518
(678) 482-6960
Primary
Total Enrollment 1301
Buford Elementary School
2500 Sawnee Ave
ZIP: 30518
(770) 945-5248
Primary
Total Enrollment 663
Buford High School
2750 Sawnee Ave
ZIP: 30518
(770) 945-6768
High
Total Enrollment 1207
Buford Middle School
2700 Robert Bell Pkwy
ZIP: 30518
(770) 904-3690
Middle
Total Enrollment 1002
Lanier Middle School
6482 Suwanee Dam Rd
ZIP: 30518
(770) 945-8419
Middle
Total Enrollment 1353
White Oak Elementary School
6442 Suwanee Dam Rd
ZIP: 30518
(678) 546-5550
Primary
Total Enrollment 840
Friendship Elementary School
4450 Friendship Rd
ZIP: 30519
(770) 932-1223
Primary
Total Enrollment 633
Glenn C. Jones Middle School
3575 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 30519
(770) 904-5450
Middle
Total Enrollment 1362
Harmony Elementary School
3946 S Bogan Rd
ZIP: 30519
(770) 945-7272
Primary
Total Enrollment 585
Ivy Creek Elementary School
3443 Ridge Rd
ZIP: 30519
(678) 714-3655
Primary
Total Enrollment 916
Patrick Elementary School
2707 Kilgore Rd
ZIP: 30519
(678) 765-5260
Primary
Total Enrollment 846
Twin Rivers Middle School
2300 Braselton Hwy
ZIP: 30519
(678) 407-7550
Middle
Total Enrollment 1570

Buford Private Schools

Old Suwanee Christian School
4118 Old Suwanee Rd
ZIP: 30518
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 158
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