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Lawrenceville, Georgia

  •   State: 
    Gwinnett County
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    33°57′08″N 83°59′36″W
      Area total: 
    13.80 sq mi (35.73 km²)
      Area land: 
    13.69 sq mi (35.46 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.11 sq mi (0.28 km²)
    1,083 ft (330 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,237.33 residents per square mile of area (863.83/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
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Lawrenceville was incorporated by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1821. The city is named after Commodore James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the War of 1812. Lawrenceville has six ZIP codes (30042-30046, 30049), and it is part of the 678/770/404 telephone area code, which is used throughout metropolitan Atlanta. As of the 2020 census, the population of Lawrenceville was 30,629. In 2019, the U.S. Census Bureau estimated the city population to be 30,834.Since 1988, Lawrenceville have been the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in America. The Lawrenceville Manufacturing Company, a cotton mill built in the 1850s, produced completed textile products such as uniforms. Ezzard Charles, born in 1921, grew up in Cincinnati, where opportunities for African-Americans were far better at the time than in the Deep South. Another resident, Oliver Hardy, became a world-renowned comic actor, a member of the film duo Laurel and Hardy from the 1920s to the 1940s. A heavily fictionalized treatment of the Flynt shooting can be seen in the 1996 movie The People vs. Larry Flynt. Lawrenceville is located in central Gwinnett County, Georgia, at 33°N 83°W (3395-3052) (0.9969). According to the Census Bureau, the city has a total of 13.5 square miles (35.7 km²), of which 13.4 square miles is land and 0.3 km² is water.


Lawrenceville was incorporated by an act of the Georgia General Assembly on December 15, 1821. The city is named after Commodore James Lawrence, commander of the frigate Chesapeake during the War of 1812. Lawrenceville was one of many venues in the nation where Hustler magazine publisher Larry Flynt faced obscenity charges in the late 1970s. Flynt and his local attorney Gene Reeves were shot by a sniper near the courthouse in 1978, though Flynt was seriously disabled. Oliver Hardy became a world-renowned comic actor, a member of the film duo Laurel and Hardy from the 1920s to the 1940s. Ezzard Charles, born in 1921, grew up in Cincinnati, where opportunities for African-Americans were far better at the time than in the Deep South. He eventually became the World Heavyweight boxing champion by defeating Joe Louis by unanimous decision on September 27, 1950. The Lawrenceville Manufacturing Company, a cotton mill built in the 1850s, produced completed textile products such as uniforms. Since 1988, Lawrenceville has been the headquarters of the Presbyterian Church in America. It is the second oldest city in the metropolitan Atlanta area. It has a population of about 4,000 people, with a ratio of 4 whites to 1 slave. In 1821, a permanent site for the county courthouse was selected and purchased, the four streets bordering the square were laid out along with other streets in the village, and a public well was dug. Major Grace built the first permanent courthouse, a brick structure, in 182324 for a cost of $4,000.


Lawrenceville is located in central Gwinnett County at 33°5711N 83°5933W (33.953052, 83.992469). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 13.5 square miles (35.0 km²) of which 13.4 square miles is land and 0.3 km², or 0.83%, is water. It has a humid subtropical climate (Köppen climate classification Cfa). Lawrenceville has a population of 1,816. The city is located at 33.5 square miles (35.0 km²), of which 0.1 square miles (0.3 sq mi) is land. It is located on the Georgia-Florida border and has a latitude of 33.3°N and a longitude of 83.9°W. It was founded in the early 1900s and was named after the town of Lawrenceville, Georgia, which was once part of the U.S. state of Georgia. The town has a post office with the ZIP code of 33.511. It also has a public library with the name Lawrenceville Public Library, which opened in the 1930s. The community has a high school with grades 7-12. The high school has a junior high with grades 6-8 and a senior high with a grade of 8.5. It had a high-school football team, the Lawrenceville High School Eagles.


As of the 2020 United States census, there were 30,629 people, 10,524 households, and 7,071 families residing in the city. As of the 2010 Census, Lawrenceville had a population of 28,546. The racial composition of the population was 48.0% white, 32.0%, black or African American, 0.6% Native American, 1.1% Asian Indian, 4.7% other Asian, 10.3% from some other race, and 3.4% from two or more races. The city's median income was $32,779, and the median income for a family was $38,557. The per capita income for the city was $18,649. About 28.7%. of families and 40.5% of the city's population were below the poverty line, including 16.0%. of those under age 18 and 11.9% of those age 65 or over. The median age was 32.4 years, and for every 100 females there were 105.1 males. For every 100 Females aged 18 and over there were 103.9 males. The average household income in Lawrenceville was $31,903. The national average for the same time period was $28,902. The U.S. Census Bureau estimates that the city has a median household income of $30,907. The state's median household incomes is $31.8, while the national average is $30.7.


Lawrenceville is home to Gwinnett County's only public airport, Brisco Field. Georgia 316 passes through Lawrenceville to Athens and connects to Interstate 85 at Exit 106. Lawrenceville can also be accessed by U.S. 78 (Stone Mountain Freeway) and then Scenic Highway (Georgia 124) Some southern unincorporated areas with Lawrenceville addresses can be access by Ronald Reagan Parkway. Commuter buses and Gwinnet County Transit serve the city. In October 2017 plans were announced for the formation of a 2.2 mile linear park that will connect Georgia Gwinnette College with the downtown district. The city has limited walkability options available, but plans are in the works for a linear park to connect the downtown area with the college district. It is located near the Georgia-Florida border and is about 25 to 30 miles southwest of Atlanta, which is roughly 30 miles away from Lawrenceville. It has a population of about 2,000 people, with about 1,000 residents living in Lawrenceville and 1,200 in surrounding unincorporated areas. The town is located on the Georgia Turnpike, which runs from Atlanta to Athens. It also runs from Athens to the Georgia State Line, which connects to Atlanta via the Georgia–Hebrew State Line and the Atlanta-Savannah International Airport, which serves commercial and general aviation aircraft. There are no public transit options in the city, but the city does have a number of public transportation options, including commuter buses and county buses.


Gwinnett County Public Schools operates public schools. The Lawrenceville Public Library operates Collins Hill, Five Forks and Lawrenceville branches. Within Lawrenceville are two public colleges: Georgia Gwinnett Technical College and the University of Georgia. There are also a number of private schools in Lawrenceville. Schools with Lawrenceville mailing address are listed below. The high school cluster is shown in parenthesis with the high school's name in the center of the list. The list includes elementary and middle schools, high schools, libraries, and other public schools and colleges. The schools are listed in alphabetical order by their mailing address, with the number of students per school in the cluster in the middle of the name. The number of high schools is listed by the school's high school name, with its high school Cluster in the bottom of the page. The total number of public schools in the town is listed in descending order of the high School Cluster's name, followed by the highSchools in the top 10 of the cluster's name and the school with the highest number of pupils per school. The cluster's high schools are: Archer High School, Discovery High School and Mountain View High School.


GMC is a non-profit, 500-bed health care network based in Gwinnett County. It comprises two hospitals, plus several supporting medical facilities, with more than 4,300 employees and more than 800 affiliated physicians. The flagship campus of GMC is located in Lawrenceville near the intersection of Hwy. 316 and Duluth Highway 120. The area was served by Button Gwinnet Hospital, which was later converted to an inpatient mental health and substance abuse treatment facility. Prior to the opening of Gwinnette Medical Center in 1984, the area was serving the area with a mental health facility called Button Hospital. The hospital was closed in 2009 and replaced by Northside Hospital Gwinett (formerly Gwinnette Medical Center) The hospital is located on the former site of Button Hospital and is now a part of the Northside Medical Center network. It is the largest hospital in the state. It has more than 2,000 beds and employs more than 3,000 people. It also has several supporting facilities, including a medical imaging center, an oncology center, and an urgent care center. It was founded in 1984 and was named after Button Gwinette Hospital, a former mental health treatment facility in the area. In 2009, the hospital was renamed Northside Gwinet, after the hospital's name was changed from Button Hospital to Northside Hospitals Gwinets. It now has 2,500 beds and is one of the largest hospitals in the U.S., along with two other hospitals.

Arts and culture

Lawrenceville's revitalization plan was strengthened in 2005 when the city crafted a unique partnership with Aurora Theatre. Aurora Theatre (Gwinnett County's only professional theatre) relocated from the nearby town of Duluth to a permanent site in downtown Lawrenceville in May 2007 for the opening of its 11th season. The new expanded Lawrenceville Performing Arts Center, when completed, will house four performance spaces and encompass an entire city block of Lawrenceville's historic downtown. Each August, the city hosts the annual Polish Pierogi Festival. There are food booths set up serving pierogi, kielbasa and sauerkraut. There is also live music performances, and other events include the Pierogi Toss and eating competitions. The Lawrenceville Ghost Tours are a 90-minute walking tour of the historic downtown area led by professional storytellers. Ghost tour guides recount town lore and legends including reports of paranormal activity at the historic courthouse and the Female Seminary. The city is home to the Gwinnett Historic Courthouse and Lawrenceville FemaleSeminary, which were built in the 19th century. It is also the home of the Lawrenceville High School, which was founded in the early 1900s. It was the first high school in the state of Georgia and is located in the city's downtown area. The high school is now a part of the University of Georgia, which is based in nearby St. Augustine. The town is also home to a number of other historic buildings, including the Georgia State Capitol and the Georgia National Guard Armory.


Scientific Atlanta, now owned by Cisco Systems, is based near Lawrenceville.Peach State Federal Credit Union serves 39,800 members across Barrow, Clarke, DeKalb, Forsyth, Gwinnett, Jackson, Oconee and Walton Counties.Atlanta Biologicals is located in Lawrenceville and is part of the Atlanta-Duluth International Airport system. The airport is one of the busiest in the U.S. and is located on the Georgia Turnpike. The Atlanta International Airport is also based in the city and is a major hub for air travel in the region. It is the second largest airport in the United States, after Atlanta International, with a passenger traffic capacity of more than 1.5 million. The city is home to the Georgia State Museum, which opened in 1881. It also hosts the National Museum of Natural History, which dates back to the 17th century, and the Georgia Museum of Fine Arts, which was founded in 1875. The Georgia State Fair is held annually in the town and is open to the public in the spring and summer. It was the first of its kind in the state, opening in 1883. It has been the site of the Georgia National Guard since 1883, and is now the site for the Georgia Institute of Technology. The University of Georgia is also located in the area, and has a chapter of the College of Arts and Sciences. The Lawrenceville High School is located near the town, and was once the home of the Lawrenceville School.


The Triple-A Minor League Baseball Gwinnett Stripers of the International League play at Coolray Field. The Stripers are a member of the American Association of Professional Baseball. The stripers play in the Appalachian League and the South Atlantic League. They play their home games in the Coolray Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia = 37.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Lawrenceville = 5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 30,629 individuals with a median age of 33.5 age the population grows by 34.63% in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,237.33 residents per square mile of area (863.83/km²). There are average 2.94 people per household in the 9,615 households with an average household income of $47,073 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.40% of the available work force and has dropped -6.39% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.82%. The number of physicians in Lawrenceville per 100,000 population = 108.1.


The annual rainfall in Lawrenceville = 53.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 108. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 215. 89 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 31.2 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 35, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia which are owned by the occupant = 62.17%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $142,760 and home appreciation of -11.42%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.81 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,191 per student. There are 15.2 students for each teacher in the school, 647 students for each Librarian and 498 students for each Counselor. 6.84% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 14.11% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.14% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Lawrenceville's population in Gwinnett County, Georgia of 1,064 residents in 1900 has increased 28,79-fold to 30,629 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 48.53% female residents and 51.47% male residents live in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

    As of 2020 in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia are married and the remaining 43.19% are single population.

  • 33 minutes is the average time that residents in Lawrenceville require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    75.65% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 18.93% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.87% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 3.06% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia, 62.17% are owner-occupied homes, another 33.66% are rented apartments, and the remaining 4.17% are vacant.

  • The 41.48% of the population in Lawrenceville, Gwinnett County, Georgia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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