Overview

Introduction to Sugar Hill, Georgia

Sugar Hill, Georgia, in Gwinnett county, is 19 miles E of Roswell, Georgia and 32 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is located in the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Sugar Hill History

There is an interesting story behind the naming of the city of Sugar Hill. According to one tradition, freight wagons traveled regularly to Cumming many years ago. On one such trip, a heavily loaded wagon lost a wheel on a high hill and spilled its load of sugar. Thereafter, the area came to be known as "The hill where the sugar spilled." This name was later shortened to "The Sugar Hill" and this eventually became just "Sugar Hill." It was officially incorporated in 1939.

Sugar Hill and nearby Attractions

  • Lanier Museum of Natural History
  • Barrington Hall
  • First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill
  • Southeastern Railway Museum
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Robinson Park

Things To Do In Sugar Hill

There are a number of popular tourist attractions near Sugar Hill. The Barrington Hall, which was once the home of Barrington King, the co-founder of Roswell, and the Lanier Museum of Natural History are close by. One can spend some peaceful time at the First Baptist Church of Sugar Hill. At the Fort Yargo State Park, one can view the log fort built by settlers in 1792. This site sits on 1,814 acres of land and offers facilities for camping, bicycling, hiking, boating, fishing and picnicking. The Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area is another famous and popular tourist spot. Apart from fishing, boating, biking, hiking and picnicking, one can also enjoy kayaking, whitewater rafting and horseback riding here.

Sugar Hill Transportation

Dobbins Air Reserve Base offers regular air transportation services.

Sugar Hill Higher Education

Opportunities for higher education are provided by the Gwinnett Technical College and Gainesville College.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,314
Male Share of the Population49.3%
Female Share of the Population50.7%
Senior Citizens8.6%
Employed Population 16+11,030
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married55.5%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher31.5%
Median Earnings25+$46,604
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$28,534
Median Earnings With High School Degree$37,627

Wealth

Median Family Income$89,327
% Above Poverty Level90.2%
% Below Poverty Level9.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time34 minutes
% Working from Home8.6%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone15.9%
Median Gross Rent$1,263
Median House Value$211,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)43.9%
German8%
Irish7.3%
English5.2%
Italian3.7%
Polish2.8%
Scottish1.9%
Russian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Dutch1.2%
West Indian1.2%
Romanian1.1%
African1%
Ukrainian0.9%
Iranian0.9%
Jamaican0.7%
Swedish0.6%
Norwegian0.6%
Bahamian0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Danishn0.4%
Nigerian0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Arab0.2%
Czech0.2%
Lebanese0.2%
Turkish0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Canadian0.1%
Lithuanian0.1%
Bulgarian0.1%
Cape Verdean0.1%
Swiss0.1%
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Sugar Hill Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyGwinnett County
Standard Zip Codes30518
Phone Area Codes47,06,78,770
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.11
Approximate Longitude-83.99

Sugar Hill 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
Distance16.4 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
Distance16.9 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
Distance20.1 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
Buford15,185$61,515
Cumming6,027$58,250
Duluth29,239$72,166
Flowery Branch7,151$78,214
Lawrenceville29,401$54,125
Suwanee19,215$99,334

Sugar Hill Public Schools

Lanier High School
918 Buford Hwy
ZIP: 30518
(678) 765-4040
High
Total Enrollment 1718
North Gwinnett Middle School
170 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
ZIP: 30518
(678) 745-2300
Middle
Total Enrollment 2129
Sugar Hill Elementary School
939 Level Creek Rd
ZIP: 30518
(770) 945-5735
Primary
Total Enrollment 1202
Sycamore Elementary School
5695 Sycamore Rd
ZIP: 30518
(678) 714-5770
Primary
Total Enrollment 724
T. Carl Buice School
1160 Level Creek Rd
ZIP: 30518
(770) 271-5060
Primary
Total Enrollment 53

Sugar Hill Private Schools

Sugar Hill Christian Academy
4600 Nelson Brogdon Blvd
ZIP: 30518
Elementary
Total Enrollment 279
The Goddard School
210 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
ZIP: 30518
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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