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  6. Diversity
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Gwinnett County is located in Georgia with a population of 874,242. Gwinnett County is one of the best places to live in Georgia. Living in Gwinnett County offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Gwinnett County there are a lot of restaurants, coffee shops, and parks. Many families and young professionals live in Gwinnett County and residents tend to have moderate political views. The public schools in Gwinnett County are highly rated.
Population
874,242

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$173,000
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,085
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    34%
  • Own
    66%
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Gwinnett County Rankings

Niche ranks thousands of places to live based on key statistics from the U.S. Census and and expert insights.

Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C+
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    109
    283
  • Murder
    5
    6
  • Rape
    18
    41
  • Robbery
    91
    136
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    414
    500
  • Theft
    2,268
    2,043
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    159
    284
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Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Median Household Income
$61,865
National
$55,322
Children
23%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    12%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    23%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    29%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    23%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    12%
    13%

Gwinnett County Reviews

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Born and raised in Gwinnett County, it is amazing to have witnessed the development of this area. The diversity here has grown
significantly as opposed to 10 years ago! In Duluth and Snellville, lots of shops and restaurants are opening up for you to explore with your friends on the weekends. There are some excellent schools as well. From the most conservative to the most liberal here, it gets quite interesting. Overall Gwinnett County is ideal for families; with outstanding schools, a range of lower to upper middle class demographics (depending on area), affordable home and living, as well as a very tightly knit community. In short, it’s the perfect place for a child to learn to ride their first bike in! As a younger kid, I did not like how old school southern we could be at times, but I’ve come to appreciate it. Everywhere you go, you will meet someone you may know, everyone is friends with each other here.
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I think Gwinnett county is a beautiful place to live. The neighborhood is very quiet and peaceful. The crime rate is very low, and the people are very polite and diverse. The schools are good, but everything is pretty far apart. A car is a must have because there is no public transportation. I really wish there was. Otherwise, it's a great place to live!
Gwinnett is great. This cosmopolitan county is the best place to live in all of Georgia. For starters, the school system is prestigious. As a two-time winner of the Broad Prize, Gwinnett County schools are known for their exceptional student performance and achievement. Not to mention, the Gwinnett School of Mathematics, Science, and Technology resides here and is home to some of the brightest minds in the country.

Gwinnett is very diverse in many ways. Besides the fact that one-fourth of the population is foreign-born, living in this county allows you to experience a variety of living styles constantly. Your house could be located in the suburbs, like Grayson. But you drive 15 minutes and you're in a bustling city like Snellville. Fifteen minutes the other way and you haven't seen a restaurant in miles - only horse pastures.

Gwinnett is a great place to live, and I know first-hand. I grew up here and am very thankful to have been raised in such a developed county.