Introduction to Lawrenceville, Georgia

Lawrenceville, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 21 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 27 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is considered part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Lawrenceville History

Lawrenceville is the second oldest city in the Atlanta Metropolitan Area. It was incorporated on December 15, 1821 by the Georgia General Assembly. William Maltbie, the first postmaster of the city, suggested its present name. The city is named after an American naval commander in the War of 1812, James Lawrence. The first permanent courthouse of Lawrenceville was constructed in 1824. The present courthouse, however, was built in 1885.

Lawrenceville and nearby Attractions

  • Gwinnett History Museum
  • Collins Hill Aquatic Center
  • Southeastern Railway Museum
  • Vines Botanical Gardens
  • Zoo Atlanta Playspace
  • Stone Mountain Park

Things To Do In Lawrenceville

The Rhodes Jordan Park and the Lawrenceville City Park are the ideal locations to spend your leisure hours. There are several historically significant buildings in Lawrenceville. These include the Lawrenceville Female Seminary and the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse. Lawrenceville Ghost Tours are conducted by the Aurora Theatre and are popular among locals. Shopping facilities are available at the Lawrenceville Mall Shopping Center, the Lawrenceville Corners Shopping Center, the Lawrenceville West Shopping Center and the Scenic Plaza Shopping Center.

Lawrenceville Transportation

Air transportation is available from Dobbins Air Reserve Base.

Lawrenceville Higher Education

The local college is Gwinnett Technical College. Emory University, Gainesville College and Georgia Perimeter College also offer facilities for higher education.


Total Population 29,738
Male Share of the Population 48.9%
Female Share of the Population 51.1%
Senior Citizens 11.9%
Employed Population 16+ 12,418
Age of the Population 35


% of people married 44.7%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 21.5%
Median Earnings25+ $27,926
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $19,890
Median Earnings With High School Degree $24,012


Median Family Income $41,313
% Above Poverty Level 75.6%
% Below Poverty Level 24.4%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 30 minutes
% Working from Home 4.3%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation 1.3%


People Living Alone 24.3%
Median Gross Rent $875
Median House Value $121,700


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 52.2%
US/American 0%
English 5.4%
Irish 5%

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

Lawrenceville Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 21 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 30043, 30044, 30045
P.O. Box Zip Codes 30042, 30046, 30049
Phone Area Codes 770
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 33.956
Longitude -83.988

Lawrenceville Climate

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

Station WINDER 1 SSE
Distance 15.7 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
Distance 25 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
Distance 36 miles
Jan Temp 29 to 51 F
Apr Temp 46 to 73 F
Jul Temp 67 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 73 F
Annual Precip 52.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Dacula 4,831 $48,052
Duluth 28,294 $67,094
Grayson 2,778 $100,125
Loganville 10,855 $66,667
Snellville 19,199 $63,214
Suwanee 17,291 $92,072

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

Lawrenceville Public Libraries

Gwinnett County Public Library System
Lawrenceville, Georgia
(770) 822-4522
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Lawrenceville Hospitals

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(678) 442-4321
Emergency Service: Yes

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Lawrenceville High Schools

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Serves 2,277 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 18.2

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Serves 735 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 23

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Serves 294 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 10.5

A Special Education School
Serves 237 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 4.7

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