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Overview

Introduction to Suwanee, Georgia

Located in Gwinnett county, Suwanee, Georgia is 16 miles E of Roswell, Georgia (center to center) and 27 miles NE of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metro area.

Suwanee History

Suwanee existed as an Indian village, inhabited by the Creek and Cherokee Indians in the early 1700s. The Suwanee Old Town area was relinquished by the Cherokee Indians in the year 1817. In 1837, the community of Suwanee was established. According to some sources, the area was named "Suwanee" after an Indian term meaning "echo." The Georgia Air Line Railroad, running from Charlotte to Atlanta, was built through Suwanee in the year 1871. Rhodes House was constructed in the year 1880. The city of Suwanee received official incorporation into the state in the year 1949.

Suwanee and nearby Attractions

  • Stone Mountain Park
  • Interactive Neighborhood for Kids
  • Fort Yargo State Park
  • Fernbank Museum of Natural History
  • Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area
  • Southeastern Railway Museum

Things To Do In Suwanee

The city is home to many museums such as the Margaret Mitchell House and Museum, Oglethorpe University Museum of Art, Imagine It! Children's Museum of Atlanta, Gwinnett History Museum, Fernbank Museum of Natural History, and Center for Puppetry Arts. There are many parks in the area such as Stone Mountain Park, Fort Yargo State Park, Piedmont Park, and Chattahoochee River National Recreation Area. These cities offer multiple recreational opportunities. The Level Creek Church, First United Methodist Church, and Shadowbrook Church are also in the area. The Olde Atlanta Golf Club, Springbrook Golf Club, and River Pines Golf Club are the closest golf courses to the city.

Suwanee Transportation

The closest major international airport is The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport.

Suwanee Higher Education

Higher education is available at Gainesville College, Georgia State University, and Emory University.

Demographics

People

Total Population18,001
Male Share of the Population48.9%
Female Share of the Population51.1%
Senior Citizens8.5%
Employed Population 16+8,926
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married59.7%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher51.1%
Median Earnings25+$46,652
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$0
Median Earnings With High School Degree$40,180

Wealth

Median Family Income$91,304
% Above Poverty Level91.3%
% Below Poverty Level8.7%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time32 minutes
% Working from Home9.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.7%

Housing

People Living Alone16.8%
Median Gross Rent$1,383
Median House Value$251,300

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)47.6%
English10.5%
Irish9.9%
German9.9%
Italian3.5%
Scottish2.2%
French Except Basque2.2%
Polish2.1%
Swedish1.6%
Norwegian1%
Portuguese1%
Serbian0.6%
African0.5%
Swiss0.4%
Dutch0.3%
Greek0.3%
Welsh0.3%
Canadian0.2%
Czech0.2%
Croatian0.2%
Ukrainian0.1%
Trinidad Tobago0.1%
Nigerian0.1%
West Indian0.1%
Iranian0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Belgian0.1%
Austrian0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Guyanese0.1%
Russian0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Slovene0.1%
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Suwanee Almanac

CategoryValue
County Gwinnett County
Standard Zip Codes30024
Phone Area Codes470,678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.05
Approximate Longitude-84.07

Suwanee 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
Distance13.6 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
Distance20.9 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
Distance32.5 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
Buford13,927$62,121
Dacula5,053$58,622
Duluth28,681$71,120
Lawrenceville30,127$43,801
Norcross16,293$42,620
Sugar Hill20,889$74,316

Suwanee Public Schools

Burnette Elementary School
3221 Mcginnis Ferry Road
ZIP: 30024
(678) 546-2170
Primary
Total Enrollment 705
Collins Hill High School
50 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 30024
(770) 682-4100
High
Total Enrollment 3148
Johns Creek Elementary
6205 Old Atlanta Rd
ZIP: 30024
(678) 965-5041
Primary
Total Enrollment 904
Lambert High School
805 Nichols Rd
ZIP: 30024
(678) 965-5050
High
Total Enrollment 2741
Level Creek Elementary School
4488 Tench Rd
ZIP: 30024
(770) 904-7950
Primary
Total Enrollment 854
North Gwinnett High School
20 Level Creek Rd
ZIP: 30024
(770) 945-9558
High
Total Enrollment 2698
Northbrook Middle School
1221 Northbrook Pkwy
ZIP: 30024
(678) 407-7140
Middle
Total Enrollment 1001
Parsons Elementary School
1615 Old Peachtree Rd Nw
ZIP: 30024
(678) 957-3050
Primary
Total Enrollment 816
Peachtree Ridge High School
1555 Old Peachtree Rd Nw
ZIP: 30024
(678) 957-3100
High
Total Enrollment 3211
Riverside Elementary School
5445 Settles Bridge Rd
ZIP: 30024
(678) 482-1000
Primary
Total Enrollment 1031
Riverwatch Middle School
610 James Burgess Rd
ZIP: 30024
(678) 455-7311
Middle
Total Enrollment 1394
Roberts Elementary School
251 Highway 23 Ne
ZIP: 30024
(678) 745-2370
Primary
Total Enrollment 835
Settles Bridge Elementary School
600 James Burgess Rd
ZIP: 30024
(770) 887-1883
Primary
Total Enrollment 1040
Sharon Elementary School
3595 Old Atlanta Rd
ZIP: 30024
(770) 888-7511
Primary
Total Enrollment 1075
Suwanee Elementary School
3875 Smithtown Rd
ZIP: 30024
(770) 945-5763
Primary
Total Enrollment 671
Walnut Grove Elementary School
75 Taylor Rd
ZIP: 30024
(770) 513-6892
Primary
Total Enrollment 903

Suwanee Private Schools

Friendship Christian School
3160 Old Atlanta Rd
ZIP: 30024
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 112
Horizon Christian School
2172 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd
ZIP: 30024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 22
Primrose School Of Suwanee West
800 Peachtree Industrial Blvd
ZIP: 30024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 5
Sage School
3585 Lawrenceville Suwanee Rd # 402
ZIP: 30024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
The Goddard School
3710 Old Atlanta Rd
ZIP: 30024
Elementary
Total Enrollment 12
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