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  1. Public Schools
    A+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C+
  3. Housing
    B
  4. Nightlife
    A
  5. Good for Families
    A+
  6. Diversity
    A+
  7. Jobs
    B+
  8. Weather
    B
  9. Cost of Living
    B-
  10. Health & Fitness
    A+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    A
  12. Commute
    C-
Gwinnett County is located in Georgia with a population of 889,954. Gwinnett County is one of the best places to live in Georgia. In Gwinnett County, 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
889,954

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$185,200
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$1,142
National
$949
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    33%
  • Own
    67%
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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
    109.1
    282.7
  • Murder
    5.3
    6.1
  • Rape
    18.3
    40.7
  • Robbery
    90.8
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    413.6
    500.1
  • Theft
    2,267.8
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    158.7
    284

Residents

Diversity
A+
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    13%
  • 18-24 years
    9%
  • 25-34 years
    13%
  • 35-44 years
    15%
  • 45-54 years
    15%
  • 55-64 years
    11%
  • 65+ years
    9%
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%

Working in Gwinnett County

Jobs
B+
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$64,496
National
$55,322

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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Gwinnett county is really great at improving people lives'condition. Many libraries, parks, and playground are built for our younger generation. Even though, the commute, sometimes, takes a little longer than usual. But at least, Gwinnett county is still trying to improve it. The things that I do not like about Gwinnett county is real estate market. The prices of houses are keeping increase dramatically over the years. Moreover, some public high schools are not located in the right place, results in longer commute and traffic jam.
I love Gwinnett, I have grown up here. I live in Lawrenceville, however, which is often not the safest place to be (especially at night). Our community is very diverse, accepting, and inclusive. The school spirit from the local high school is exceptional, and I believe that Central Gwinnett does not get the recognition it deserves. Traffic can get very bad, especially now with the construction in downtown Lawrenceville, as they are trying to turn it into a college town for Georgia Gwinnett College. There are very nice eating establishments and small businesses in the area.