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Overview

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.

Demographics

People

Total Population30,127
Male Share of the Population48.5%
Female Share of the Population51.5%
Senior Citizens12.1%
Employed Population 16+12,915
Age of the Population35

Families

% of people married45.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher21.3%
Median Earnings25+$27,534
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$21,453
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,181

Wealth

Median Family Income$43,801
% Above Poverty Level77.2%
% Below Poverty Level22.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home3.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.9%
% Using Public Transportation1%

Housing

People Living Alone24.3%
Median Gross Rent$896
Median House Value$141,900

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)54.6%
English5.6%
Irish4.9%
African4.8%
German4.6%
West Indian3.3%
Romanian2.2%
Haitian1.7%
Italian1.5%
Scottish1.4%
Jamaican1%
French Except Basque0.9%
Ukrainian0.7%
Liberian0.7%
Trinidad Tobago0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Welsh0.4%
Swedish0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Arab0.4%
Palestinian0.3%
Ghanaian0.3%
Croatian0.3%
Dutch0.3%
Ethiopian0.2%
Nigerian0.2%
Guyanese0.1%
Brazilian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Icelander0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Sierra Leone0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Danishn0.1%
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Lawrenceville Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gwinnett County
Standard Zip Codes30043, 30044, 30045, 30046
P.O. Box Zip Codes30042, 30049
Phone Area Codes678, 470, 770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.94
Approximate Longitude-83.99

Lawrenceville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationWINDER 1 SSE
Distance15.7 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
StationCOVINGTON
Distance25 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.1 inches
StationCOMMERCE 4 NNW
Distance36 miles
Jan Temp29 to 51 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp67 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.2 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Dacula5,053$58,622
Duluth28,681$71,120
Grayson3,008$98,173
Loganville11,072$65,990
Snellville19,395$62,692
Suwanee18,001$91,304

Lawrenceville Public Libraries

Gwinnett County Public Library System
1001 LAWRENCEVILLE HIGHWAY
Lawrenceville, Georgia
(770) 822-4522

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Lawrenceville Hospitals

Gwinnett Hospital System
(Non-profit)
1000 Medical Center Boulevard
Summitridge Center- Psychiatry & Addictive Med
250 Scenic Highway

Lawrenceville Public Schools

Creekland Middle School
170 Russell Rd
ZIP: 30043
(770) 338-4700
Middle
Total Enrollment 2157
Freeman's Mill Elementary School
2303 Old Peachtree Rd
ZIP: 30043
(678) 377-8955
Primary
Total Enrollment 909
Gwinnett Intervention Education (give) Center East
723 Hi Hope Rd
ZIP: 30043
(770) 338-4855
Other
Total Enrollment 224
Gwinnett Online Campus
713 Hi Hope Rd
ZIP: 30043
(770) 326-8082
Other
Total Enrollment 367
Gwinnett Regional Youth Detention Center
650 High Hope Lane
ZIP: 30043
(770) 995-6921
Other
Jackson Elementary School
1970 Sever Rd
ZIP: 30043
(770) 682-4200
Primary
Total Enrollment 1673
Mckendree Elementary School
1600 Riverside Pkwy
ZIP: 30043
(678) 377-8933
Primary
Total Enrollment 1098
Mountain View High School
2351 Sunny Hill Rd
ZIP: 30043
(678) 407-7600
High
Total Enrollment 2103
Rock Springs Elementary School
888 Rock Springs Rd
ZIP: 30043
(770) 932-7474
Primary
Total Enrollment 839
Taylor Elementary School
600 Taylor School Dr
ZIP: 30043
(770) 338-4680
Primary
Total Enrollment 927
Woodward Mill Elementary School
2020 Buford Dr
ZIP: 30043
(678) 407-7590
Primary
Total Enrollment 1013
Alton C. Crews Middle School
1000 Old Snellville Hwy
ZIP: 30044
(770) 982-6940
Middle
Total Enrollment 1272
Bethesda Elementary School
525 Bethesda School Rd
ZIP: 30044
(770) 921-2000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1366
Cedar Hill Elementary School
3615 Sugarloaf Pkwy
ZIP: 30044
(770) 962-5015
Primary
Total Enrollment 1352
Corley Elementary School
1331 Pleasant Hill Rd
ZIP: 30044
(678) 924-5330
Primary
Total Enrollment 1432
Craig Elementary School
1075 Rocky Rd
ZIP: 30044
(770) 978-5560
Primary
Total Enrollment 1047
Five Forks Middle School
3250 River Dr
ZIP: 30044
(770) 972-1506
Middle
Total Enrollment 1065
Gwin Oaks Elementary School
400 Gwin Oaks Dr
ZIP: 30044
(770) 972-3110
Primary
Total Enrollment 1088
Gwinnett School Of Mathematics- Science And Technology
970 Mcelvaney Ln
ZIP: 30044
(678) 518-6700
High
Total Enrollment 976
J. A. Alford Elementary
2625 Lawrenceville Hwy
ZIP: 30044
(678) 924-5300
Primary
Total Enrollment 1005
Kanoheda Elementary School
1025 Herrington Rd
ZIP: 30044
(770) 682-4221
Primary
Total Enrollment 1072
Richards Middle School
3555 Sugarloaf Pkwy
ZIP: 30044
(770) 995-7133
Middle
Total Enrollment 1571
Sweetwater Middle School
3500 Cruse Rd
ZIP: 30044
(770) 923-4131
Middle
Total Enrollment 1980
Archer High School
2255 New Hope Rd
ZIP: 30045
(678) 407-7700
High
Total Enrollment 2432
Benefield Elementary School
1221 Old Norcross Rd
ZIP: 30045
(770) 962-3771
Primary
Total Enrollment 1339
Central Gwinnett High School
564 W Crogan St
ZIP: 30045
(770) 963-8041
High
Total Enrollment 2748
Lawrenceville Elementary School
122 Gwinnett Dr
ZIP: 30045
(770) 963-1813
Primary
Total Enrollment 759
Lovin Elementary School
1705 New Hope Rd
ZIP: 30045
(678) 518-6940
Primary
Total Enrollment 883
Phoenix High School
501 W Pike St
ZIP: 30045
(770) 513-6862
High
Total Enrollment 542
Simonton Elementary School
275 Simonton Rd
ZIP: 30045
(770) 513-6637
Primary
Total Enrollment 873
Jenkins Elementary School
12 Village Way
ZIP: 30046
(678) 407-8900
Primary
Total Enrollment 1031
Margaret Winn Holt Elementary School
588 Old Snellville Hwy
ZIP: 30046
(678) 376-8600
Primary
Total Enrollment 1172
Moore Middle School
1221 Lawrenceville Hwy
ZIP: 30046
(678) 226-7100
Middle
Total Enrollment 1011
Oakland Meadow School
590 Old Snellville Hwy
ZIP: 30046
(770) 513-6800
Other
Total Enrollment 146

Lawrenceville Private Schools

Collins Hill Christian School
1612 Collins Hill Rd
ZIP: 30043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 215
Dominion Classical Christian Academy
1416 Braselton Highway
ZIP: 30043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 86
Hope Springs Christian Learning Center
1239 Braselton Hwy
ZIP: 30043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 15
Oak Meadow Montessori
2145 Collins Hill Rd
ZIP: 30043
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Sola Fide Lutheran School
1307 Webb Gin House Rd
ZIP: 30045
Elementary
Total Enrollment 35
Agape Jr Academy
263 Jackson St
ZIP: 30046
Elementary
Total Enrollment 57
Special Needs School Of Gwinnett
660 Davis Rd
ZIP: 30046
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 28
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