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Buford, Georgia - Basic Facts

The City of Buford had a population of 13,891 as of July 1, 2017. 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 34.12 and longitude -83.9918 in Gwinnett County. The formal boundaries for the City of Buford (see map below) 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.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Buford 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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Buford, GA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 13,891
Daytime Population: Workers 18,302
Daytime Population: Residents 7,359
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 25,661
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.85
Population in Households 13,816
Population in Familes 11,332
Population in Group Qrtrs 75
Population Density2 816
Diversity Index3 76


Median Household Income $48,085
Average Household Income $66,955
Per Capita Income $24,322


Total Housing Units 5,638 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,667 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,348 (41.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 624 (11.1%)
Median Home Value $199,308
Average Home Value $244,350


Total Households 5,014
Average Household Size 2.76
Family Households 3,344
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 1.77% 1.97%
Households 1.73% 1.86%
Families 1.62% 1.74%
Median Household Income   2.24%
Per Capita Income   2.81%

Buford, GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Buford 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 # 85 87th
Population Density # 206 67th
Diversity Index # 20 97th
Median Household Income # 185 71st
Per Capita Income # 155 75th

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