Current Population of Gwinnett County:
837,873 (Source: Moody’s Analytics Forecast, 2012)
- Approximately 30 miles northeast of Atlanta
- County seat: Lawrenceville, GA
- 437 square miles
- Adjacent counties: Barrow, DeKalb, Forsyth, Fulton, Hall, Jackson, Rockdale, and Walton
- 80 percent of the U. S. population is within a two-hour flight
- Gateway to metro Atlanta from north and northeast via I-85 and I-985
- Easy access to University of Georgia (at Athens) via University Parkway/GA Highway 316
- Minutes from scenic Lake Lanier
- Home to 16 municipalities.
Economy & Tourism
As one of the fastest-growing counties in America for several decades, it’s no surprise that business is booming here. Three major shopping malls anchor the retail sector, while other businesses are attracted by the financial, legal, professional and technical services Gwinnett has to offer.
Explore Gwinnett joins public and private interests to support newcomers, visitors, and tourists by providing information on facilities, accommodations, and attractions and helping organize conventions and gatherings in Gwinnett. Its operations are supported in part by the hotel/motel tax. Explore Gwinnett website: http://www.exploregwinnett.org/
Gwinnett County was created on December 15, 1818, and named for Button Gwinnett, one of the three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence.
The county was formed from the combination of land that was ceded to the state of Georgia by the Cherokee and Creek Indians and a portion of Jackson County. Gwinnett was the 50th county to be organized in the state.
The county currently covers 437 square miles and includes approximately 280,000 acres of land.
This makes Gwinnett the 50th largest county in the state in landmass.