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Welcome to Buford ...

The city of Buford is primarily located in Gwinnett County<1>. A portion of Buford extends into Hall County.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Buford has a population of 15,465 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Buford.

Buford is 1,050 feet [320 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Buford lies in the Eastern Time Zone (EST/EDT) and observes daylight saving time

Area Codes for Buford: (470)<4>, (678) & (770)

The ZIP codes for Buford: 30515, 30518-30519<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Buford had an population of 15,465 people. This is an increase of 26.5% since the 2010 Census.

At the time of the 2010 Census, Buford had a population of 12,225 people. This makes Buford the county's 6th most populous community.

The population of Buford represents 0.13% of the total population of Georgia (which has 9,687,653 people), making it the state's 67th most populous community.

More information can be found on the Census Page for Buford.

Communities Also Named Buford ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 15 communities that are also named Buford - they are located in Alabama, Alberta, Arkansas, Colorado, Kentucky, Mississippi, Montana, North Dakota, Ohio, South Carolina, Texas (2), Virginia (2) and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Buford.

Communities near Buford ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Buford.

  • Johns Creek
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johns Creek
    • Johns Creek lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Buford.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 85,192 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johns Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johns Creek
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Johns Creek<8>
  • Alpharetta
  • Peachtree Corners
  • Gainesville
  • Gainesville Mills
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville Mills
    • Gainesville Mills lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the northeast of Buford.
    • Estimated population in 2019: 43,232 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gainesville Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gainesville Mills
  • Milton
  • Lawrenceville
  • Duluth
  • Suwanee
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suwanee
    • Suwanee lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Buford.
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,803 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suwanee have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suwanee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Suwanee<8>
  • Snellville

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Buford. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Buford.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Buford. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Buford.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Buford. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Buford.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Buford ...

Looking for more information about Buford? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Buford, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Buford.

Adding Buford to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Buford in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

The earliest source that we've referenced which mentioned Buford was on a map (with an unknown title) dated 1874.

We also found Buford the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Buford.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Georgia's counties, including Gwinnett, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Buford.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Buford - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Of the area codes for Buford, area code (470, 678) is an overlay.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Buford). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Buford or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

Our list of ZIP Codes for Buford includes: 30515, 30518 & 30519.
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Buford) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Buford. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BufordOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1209, Longitude: -84.0048    
<7>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<8>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




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