Norcross, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Norcross, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Norcross had a population of 16,707 as of July 1, 2017. Norcross ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Georgia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Norcross is located at latitude 33.9374 and longitude -84.2056 in Gwinnett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norcross (see map below) encompass a land area of 6.12 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Gwinnett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,047 feet.

The City of Norcross (GNIS ID: 2404384) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Georgia is one of 20 states where Census County Divisions (CCDs) are used for statistical tracking of subdivisions within each county. The City of Norcross is located within Norcross Division of Gwinnett County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Norcross population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Norcross, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 16,707
Daytime Population: Workers 17,969
Daytime Population: Residents 8,619
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 26,588
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.59
Population in Households 16,704
Population in Familes 13,090
Population in Group Qrtrs 3
Population Density2 2,731
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $44,836
Average Household Income $66,349
Per Capita Income $21,232


Total Housing Units 6,004 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,491 (41.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,890 (48.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 623 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $160,406
Average Home Value $210,638


Total Households 5,381
Average Household Size 3.1
Family Households 3,595
Average Family Size 4
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 1.46% 1.52%
Households 1.42% 1.5%
Families 1.26% 1.34%
Median Household Income   2.62%
Per Capita Income   2.84%

Norcross, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Norcross to the other 626 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 63 90th
Population Density # 35 95th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 219 65th
Per Capita Income # 272 57th

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