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Buford, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Buford had a population of 15,009 as of July 1, 2019. Buford ranks in the upper quartile for 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 Buford is located at latitude 34.1207 and longitude -84.0043 in Gwinnett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buford encompass a land area of 17.03 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Gwinnett County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,184 feet.

While the primary coordinates for City of Buford are located in Gwinnett County, it should be noted that the formal boundaries for this community also extend into and Hall County.

The City of Buford (GNIS ID: 2403950) 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 Buford is located within Buford-Sugar Hill Division of Gwinnett County.


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Buford, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2019)

HOUSING AFFORDABILITY INDEX

Buford, GA Housing Affordability Index is 143
State of Georgia Housing Affordability Index is 143
The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.

WEALTH INDEX

Buford, GA Wealth Index is 88
State of Georgia Wealth Index is 88
The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

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POPULATION

Total Population 15,009 (100%)
Population in Households 14,932 (99.5%)
Population in Families 12,236 (81.5%)
Population in Group Quarters1 77 ( 0.5%)
Population Density 856
Diversity Index2 78
 

INCOME

Median Household Income $61,233
Average Household Income $81,950
Per Capita Income $29,232
Wealth Index4 88

HOUSING

Total Housing Units 5,917 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,331 (56.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,038 (34.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 548 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $229,593
Housing Affordability Index3 143
 

HOUSEHOLDS

Total Households 5,369
Average Household Size 2.78
Family Households 3,581
Average Family Size 3
NOTES
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.

GROWTH RATE / YEAR

2010-2019 2019-2024
Population 2.01% 2.02%
Households 1.91% 1.88%
Families 1.79% 1.78%
Median Household Income   2.66%
Per Capita Income   2.58%

Buford, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buford to the other 625 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Georgia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2019 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 # 83 87th
Population Density # 203 68th
Diversity Index # 18 97th
Median Household Income # 95 85th
Per Capita Income # 100 84th

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