Norcross, GA Profile: Facts & Data


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Norcross, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Norcross had a population of 16,824 as of July 1, 2018. 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 33.9412 and longitude -84.2135 in Gwinnett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Norcross 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.

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Norcross, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,824
Population in Households 16,820
Population in Familes 13,124
Population in Group Qrtrs 4
Population Density2 2,750
Diversity Index3 91


Median Household Income $48,990
Average Household Income $69,763
Per Capita Income $22,302


Total Housing Units 6,045 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,564 (42.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,850 (47.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 631 (10.4%)
Median Home Value $176,039
Average Home Value $221,927


Total Households 5,414
Average Household Size 3.11
Family Households 3,608
Average Family Size 4
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 1.37% 1.48%
Households 1.32% 1.5%
Families 1.15% 1.32%
Median Household Income   2.36%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2018 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 # 64 90th
Population Density # 35 95th
Diversity Index # 2 100th
Median Household Income # 196 69th
Per Capita Income # 260 59th

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