Suwanee, GA Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Suwanee, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Suwanee had a population of 18,508 as of July 1, 2017. Suwanee 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 Suwanee is located at latitude 34.0505 and longitude -84.0661 in Gwinnett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Suwanee (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.88 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Gwinnett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,001 feet.

The City of Suwanee (GNIS ID: 2405551) 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 Suwanee is located within Suwanee-Duluth Division of Gwinnett County.

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

Alternate Unofficial Names for Suwanee: Suwannee.

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


Total Population 18,508
Daytime Population: Workers 14,296
Daytime Population: Residents 8,758
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 23,054
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.25
Population in Households 18,497
Population in Familes 16,147
Population in Group Qrtrs 11
Population Density2 1,701
Diversity Index3 65


Median Household Income $94,415
Average Household Income $117,846
Per Capita Income $41,357


Total Housing Units 6,948 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,697 (67.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,010 (28.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 241 ( 3.5%)
Median Home Value $295,940
Average Home Value $364,278


Total Households 6,707
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 5,052
Average Family Size 3
  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 2.61% 2.1%
Households 2.54% 2.05%
Families 2.81% 1.93%
Median Household Income   1.38%
Per Capita Income   2.23%

Suwanee, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Suwanee 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 # 56 91st
Population Density # 74 88th
Diversity Index # 88 86th
Median Household Income # 9 99th
Per Capita Income # 23 96th

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