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The 2000 Census showed that Gwinnett County had a population of 588,448 people. This represented 7.19% of the total population of Georgia, making it the state's 4th most populous county (out of 159 counties).

From the Census Estimates for 2009<1>, Gwinnett had a population of 808,167 people. This is an increase of 37.34% since the 2000 Census.

The following table shows the recent changes in population. Other than 2000, the population counts have been estimated by the Census Bureau.

Since 2000
Year-to-Year Change
2010805,321+36.86%-0.35% since 2009
2009808,167+37.34%+2.23% since 2008
2008790,519+34.34%+2.34% since 2007
2007772,464+31.27%+3.41% since 2006
2006746,975+26.94%+4.26% since 2005
2005716,436+21.75%+3.53% since 2004
2004691,986+17.6%+3.78% since 2003
2003666,768+13.31%+3.41% since 2002
2002644,753+9.57%+3.69% since 2001
2001621,798+5.67%+5.67% since 2000
2000588,448The Last Census

Gwinnett County had 209,682 Housing Units<2> at the time of the 2000 Census.

The 2000 Census shows that Gwinnett County has a total area<3> of 436.7 square miles [1,131 km²]. Of this total, only a minor amount of that area is covered by water (3.99 square miles [10.33 km²]).

Using the above population and land area values, Gwinnett County had a population density of 1,359 people per square mile [525 people/km²], making it the state's 5th most densely populated county (out of 159 counties).

US Census QuickFacts

The Census Bureau has created documents containing demographic information that are called QuickFacts. A QuickFact that is specific to Gwinnett County is available. The QuickFact also contains a comparison between Gwinnett and the state of Georgia.

Click here for the Gwinnett County QuickFact (QF-13135).

Below are some of the communities that are located in Gwinnett County:

(2009 Est)
(2000 Census)
Change in
Sugar HillQF-137418017,73911,39955.62%

Below are the counties that adjoin and form the boundaries of Gwinnett County. A link to their specific Census QuickFact has been provided.

(2009 Est.)
(2000 Census)
Change in
BarrowQF-13013   E72,15846,14456.38%
DeKalbQF-13089   SW747,274665,86512.23%
ForsythQF-13117   N174,52098,40777.35%
FultonQF-13121   SW1,033,756816,00626.68%
HallQF-13139   NE187,743139,27734.8%
RockdaleQF-13247   S84,56970,11120.62%
WaltonQF-13297   SE87,31160,68743.87%

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Footnotes ...

<1>On a yearly basis, the US Census Bureau creates an estimate of the county's population. Keep in mind that this is an estimate and not an actual count. The last physical count was the 2000 Census and the next count will be for the 2010 Census.

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<2>A Housing Unit is a broad term for those places where people live (whether occupied or temporarily vacant), such as a house, an apartment, a mobile home, or an area that is considered as a separate living quarter. Separate living quarters (consisting of one or more rooms) are considered to be those places where people live, sleep and eat separately from others and that have access to the outside (either directly or by a shared hallway).

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<3>The area value has been supplied by the US Census Bureau and it can be different than the geographic boundaries of Gwinnett. The value given by the Census Bureau reflects their statistical (or sampling) requirements.

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<4>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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