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Overview

Introduction to Norcross, Georgia

Located in Gwinnett county, Norcross, Georgia, is 9 miles E of Sandy Springs, Georgia (center to center) and 16 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Norcross History

Norcross was officially designated in the year 1870, in an area formerly inhabited by the Cherokee and Creek Indians. The Norcross Historic District is along the eastern continental divide; this ridge played an important role in the settlement that took city in the area. Initially, the ridgeline acted as the main transportation route. In the early 1800s, two American forts were founded due to the war of 1812; these were the Peachtree Fort in Atlanta and Fort Daniel at Hog Mountain. The old Indian trail that connected both the forts came to be known as the original Peachtree Road. The city got its name from Hon. Jonathan Norcross, a former Atlanta mayor.

Norcross and nearby Attractions

  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Oglethorpe University Museum of Art
  • Sweetwater Creek State Park
  • Southeastern Railway Museum
  • Panola Mountain State Park

Things To Do In Norcross

The Red Top Mountain State Park, Sweetwater Creek State Park, Panola Mountain State Park, and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area are located in the city. The River Pines Golf Club, Heritage Golf Club, and Atlanta Golf Center are the area's local golf courses. The city's shopping center include Indian Village Shopping Center, Norcross Plaza Shopping Center and Norcross Shopping Center. The local churches include the Galilean Church, First United Church, and First Baptist Church of Norcross. The Art Fest is the annual event hosted by the city in the month of October.

Norcross Transportation

The closest airport to the city is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Norcross Higher Education

Higher education is available at Emory University, Georgia Perimeter College, and Clark Atlanta University.

Demographics

People

Total Population16,293
Male Share of the Population50.5%
Female Share of the Population49.5%
Senior Citizens4.6%
Employed Population 16+7,604
Age of the Population31

Families

% of people married46.8%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher23.5%
Median Earnings25+$25,464
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$17,737
Median Earnings With High School Degree$22,984

Wealth

Median Family Income$42,620
% Above Poverty Level74.9%
% Below Poverty Level25.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time29 minutes
% Working from Home3%
% Walking and Biking to Work2.2%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone25%
Median Gross Rent$954
Median House Value$169,700

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)75.7%
Irish3%
German2.6%
English2%
African2%
Arab1.9%
Lebanese1.4%
Scottish1.2%
Italian1.1%
Dutch0.6%
West Indian0.5%
Norwegian0.5%
Ghanaian0.4%
Liberian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Brazilian0.4%
Russian0.4%
Polish0.4%
Romanian0.3%
Barbadian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Nigerian0.3%
Swedish0.3%
Turkish0.2%
French Except Basque0.2%
Haitian0.1%
Belizean0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Syrian0.1%
Czech0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Israeli0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Portuguese0.1%
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Norcross Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gwinnett County
Standard Zip Codes30071, 30093, 30092
P.O. Box Zip Codes30003, 30010, 30091
Phone Area Codes678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude33.94
Approximate Longitude-84.2

Norcross Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationALPHARETTA 4 SSW
Distance6.4 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
Distance28.7 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
Distance29.1 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

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Chamblee27,862$48,476
Clarkston12,594$30,367
Doraville10,348$46,111
Duluth28,681$71,120
Dunwoody48,128$112,733
Lilburn12,481$56,596

Norcross Hospitals

Lakeview Behavioral Health System
1 Technology Parkway

Norcross Public Schools

Gwinnett Intervention Education Center (give) West
5550 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
ZIP: 30071
(770) 246-5300
Other
Total Enrollment 156
Beaver Ridge Elementary School
1978 Beaver Ruin Rd
ZIP: 30071
(770) 447-6307
Primary
Total Enrollment 1300
Susan Stripling Elementary School
6155 Atlantic Blvd
ZIP: 30071
(770) 582-7577
Primary
Total Enrollment 1236
Summerour Middle School
585 Mitchell Rd
ZIP: 30071
(770) 448-3045
Middle
Total Enrollment 1561
North Metro Academy Of Performing Arts
182 Hunter St
ZIP: 30071
(770) 903-3400
Primary
Total Enrollment 349
New Life Academy Of Excellence
3159 Campus Dr Ste 100
ZIP: 30071
(678) 301-7002
Norcross Elementary School
150 Hunt St
ZIP: 30071
(770) 448-2188
Primary
Total Enrollment 1175
Peachtree Elementary School
5995 Crooked Creek Rd
ZIP: 30092
(770) 448-8710
Primary
Total Enrollment 1829
Ivy Preparatory Academy School
3705 Engineering Dr
ZIP: 30092
(770) 342-0089
Other
Total Enrollment 306
Simpson Elementary School
4525 E Jones Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30092
(770) 417-2400
Primary
Total Enrollment 765
Pinckneyville Middle School
5440 W Jones Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30092
(770) 263-0860
Middle
Total Enrollment 1306
Norcross High School
5300 Spalding Dr
ZIP: 30092
(770) 448-3674
High
Total Enrollment 3738
Rockbridge Elementary School
6066 Rockbridge School Rd
ZIP: 30093
(770) 448-9363
Primary
Total Enrollment 1151
Meadowcreek Elementary School
5025 Georgia Belle Ct
ZIP: 30093
(770) 931-5701
Primary
Total Enrollment 1217
Meadowcreek High School
4455 Steve Reynolds Blvd
ZIP: 30093
(770) 381-9680
High
Total Enrollment 3548

Norcross Private Schools

Norcross Christian Academy
706 N Peachtree St
ZIP: 30071
Elementary
Total Enrollment 9
Country Brook Montessori School
2175 N Norcross Tucker Rd
ZIP: 30071
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 80
Hopewell Christian Academy
182 Hunter St
ZIP: 30071
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 133
Cornerstone Christian Academy
5295 Triangle Pkwy
ZIP: 30092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 183
Wesleyan School
5405 Spalding Dr
ZIP: 30092
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1135
Primrose School Of Peachtree Corners
6325 Primrose Hill Ct
ZIP: 30092
Elementary
Total Enrollment 13
Greater Atlanta Christian School
1575 Indian Trail Lilburn Rd
ZIP: 30093
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 1815
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