Buford, Georgia

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Population in 2017: 14,868 (99% urban, 1% rural).
Population change since 2000: +39.4%
 
Males: 7,407  (49.8%)
Females: 7,461  (50.2%)
Median resident age:

36.6 years
Georgia median age:

36.8 years

Zip codes: 30518.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $52,113 (it was $38,733 in 2000)
Buford:

$52,113
GA:

$56,183

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $25,232 (it was $18,308 in 2000)

Buford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $216,793 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Buford:

$216,793
GA:

$173,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $244,700; detached houses: $248,673; townhouses or other attached units: $189,499; in 2-unit structures: $273,020; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $162,610; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $385,706; mobile homes: $59,319; occupied boats, rvs, vans, etc.: $22,168

Median gross rent in 2017: $923.

March 2019 cost of living index in Buford: 95.8 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 17.1%
(10.5% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 21.6% for Black residents, 28.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 37.9% for other race residents)
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  • Races in Buford, GA (2017)
    • 7,28848.1%White alone
    • 4,90032.3%Hispanic
    • 1,95012.9%Black alone
    • 5273.5%Asian alone
    • 2761.8%Two or more races
    • 260.2%American Indian alone
    • 100.07%Other race alone

Races in Buford detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists, there were 70 registered sex offenders living in Buford, Georgia as of May 29, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Buford is 206 to 1.


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Ancestries: American (12.5%), English (7.2%), Irish (4.9%), German (2.8%), French Canadian (2.1%), European (1.3%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1187 feet

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 1,010 people per square mile   (low).

Buford, Georgia map

3,168 residents are foreign born (17.6% Latin America).

This city:

20.9%
Georgia:

10.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,799 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $769 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Johns Creek, GA (13.1 miles , pop. 76,728).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Atlanta, GA (33.9 miles , pop. 416,474).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (570.5 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Rest Haven, GA (1.3 miles),
Sugar Hill, GA (1.7 miles ),
Suwanee, GA (2.5 miles ),
Flowery Branch, GA (2.5 miles ),
Dacula-Rocky Creek, GA (2.9 miles ),
Cumming, GA (3.2 miles ),
Oakwood, GA (3.2 miles ),
Big Creek, GA (3.2 miles )

Latitude: 34.12 N, Longitude: 84.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +14,556 (+96.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,623 (23.3%)

Area codes: 678, 770

Distribution of median household income in Buford, GA in 2017
Distribution of house value in Buford, GA in 2017
Buford satellite photo by USGS

Buford tourist attractions:

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 58 buildings, average cost: $100,900
  • 1998: 28 buildings, average cost: $108,300
  • 1999: 37 buildings, average cost: $148,000
  • 2000: 31 buildings, average cost: $155,800
  • 2001: 64 buildings, average cost: $194,100
  • 2002: 41 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2003: 7 buildings, average cost: $148,600
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $126,700
  • 2005: 58 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2006: 155 buildings, average cost: $170,200
  • 2007: 78 buildings, average cost: $157,500
  • 2008: 46 buildings, average cost: $171,700
  • 2009: 14 buildings, average cost: $120,000
  • 2010: 14 buildings, average cost: $223,600
  • 2011: 22 buildings, average cost: $137,200
  • 2012: 50 buildings, average cost: $207,000
  • 2013: 118 buildings, average cost: $177,800
  • 2014: 100 buildings, average cost: $178,100
  • 2015: 139 buildings, average cost: $196,700
  • 2016: 155 buildings, average cost: $214,200
  • 2017: 142 buildings, average cost: $250,800
Number of permits per 10,000 Buford, GA residents
Average permit cost in Buford, GA
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

3.3%
Georgia:

3.7%
Historical population in Buford, GA
Historical housing units in Buford, GA

Population change in the 1990s: +1,667 (+18.5%).
Most common industries in Buford, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Construction (13.1%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.3%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (5.0%)
  • Educational services (4.3%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.1%)
  • Health care (3.8%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (3.6%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (21.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (6.1%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (4.8%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (3.7%)
  • Public administration (3.2%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (3.0%)
  • Computer & electronic products (3.0%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (10.9%)
  • Educational services (8.3%)
  • Health care (7.8%)
  • Professional, scientific, technical services (7.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.0%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.3%)
  • Social assistance (4.2%)
Most common occupations in Buford, GA (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (4.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (4.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.0%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (3.9%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.8%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.6%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5.4%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.4%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.1%)
  • Carpenters (4.7%)
  • Construction laborers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8.4%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Cashiers (5.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.3%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (4.8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.1%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers, including supervisors (3.6%)

Average climate in Buford, Georgia

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI NO2 Ozone PM2.5 Pb
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 73.6. This is about average.

City:

73.6
U.S.:

74.2
Nitrogen Dioxide Level

Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 12.6. This is significantly worse than average. Closest monitor was 16.6 miles away from the city center.

City:

12.6
U.S.:

5.6
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 25.5. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

25.5
U.S.:

33.3
Particulate Matter Level

Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µg/m3] level in 2018 was 9.50. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

9.50
U.S.:

8.46
Lead Level

Lead (Pb) [µg/m3] level in 2015 was 0.00139. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.00139
U.S.:

0.00984

Tornado activity:

Buford-area historical tornado activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 47% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 11/22/1992, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 25.0 miles away from the Buford city center injured 46 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 tornado 25.8 miles away from the city center killed 6 people and injured 30 people and caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Buford-area historical earthquake activity is slightly above Georgia state average. It is 81% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 88.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 96.7 miles away from the city center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML) earthquake occurred 116.4 miles away from the city center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 193.6 miles away from Buford center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 282.8 miles away from the city center
On 11/22/1974 at 05:25:55, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB) earthquake occurred 237.6 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gwinnett County (8) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Winter Storms: 3, Floods: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Storms: 2, Drought: 1, Snowfall: 1, Tornado: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Buford topographic map

Main business address for: THERAGENICS CORP (INSTRUMENTS FOR MEAS & TESTING OF ELECTRICITY & ELEC SIGNALS).

Hospitals and medical centers in Buford:

  • BUFORD MANOR NH (2451 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BLVD)
  • UNIHEALTH POST-ACUTE CARE - LANIER (2451 PEACHTREE INDUSTRIAL BLVD)
  • BUFORD DIALYSIS (1550 BUFORD HWY STE 1E)

Heliports located in Buford:

Amtrak station near Buford:

  • 16 miles: GAINESVILLE (104 SE 1ST AVE.) . Services: enclosed waiting area, public restrooms, public payphones, vending machines, free short-term parking, free long-term parking, call for car rental service, call for taxi service.

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Buford:

  • Georgia Gwinnett College (about 10 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; Full-time enrollment: 7,993)
  • Lanier Technical College (about 12 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 2,435)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 12 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 5,138)
  • Brenau University (about 17 miles; Gainesville, GA; FT enrollment: 2,341)
  • Strayer University-Georgia (about 24 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 4,447)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 24 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,140)
  • Georgia Piedmont Technical College (about 27 miles; Clarkston, GA; FT enrollment: 3,276)

Public high school in Buford:

Private high school in Buford:

  • OLD SUWANEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 166, Location: 4118 OLD SUWANEE RD, Grades: PK-12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Buford:

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Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Buford: Huntington Place Shops (A), Commonwealth Industrial Park (B), Buford Sugar Hill Library (C), Buford Fine Arts Center (D), Lanier Museum of Natural History (E), Gwinnett County Fire and Emergency Services Station 14 (F), Gwinnett County Northeast Precinct Police Station (G), Buford Police Station (H), Buford City Hall (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Centers: Buford Mall Shopping Center (1), Buford Crossroads Shopping Center (2), Hill Top Shopping Center (3), Village Square Shopping Center (4), Ashton Square Shopping Center (5), Mill Creek Crossing Shopping Center (6). Display/hide their locations on the map

Main business address in Buford: THERAGENICS CORP (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Buford include: Bethlehem Church (A), Allen Temple (B), Gravel Springs Church (C), New Prospect Church (D), Pleasant Hill Church (E), Union Church (F), First United Methodist Church of Buford (G), First Baptist Church of Buford (H), Buford Church of God (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Smith Cemetery (1), Wheeler Cemetery (2), Hillcrest Cemetery (3), Sudderth Cemetery (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Suwanee Creek Lake (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Buford: Buford Nature Preserve (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attractions: Lake Lanier Museum of Natural History (2601 Buford Dam Road) (1), Gwinnett County Cont'd - Community Services Department- Lanier Museum (2125 Tribble Mill Parkway) (2), Lake Lanier Islands (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7000 Holiday Road) (3), Emerald Pointe Golf Club (Amusement & Theme Parks; 7000 Holiday Road) (4), Btech Llc (Amusement & Theme Parks; 3213 Millhollow Terrace) (5), Aqua Sports Adventures (Tours & Charters; 6900 Holiday Road) (6). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Hotels: Grille Room (Lake Lanier Island) (1), Four Seasons Lake Club (4850 Golden Parkway) (2), Hampton Inn Atlanta-Mall of Georgia (3240 Buford DRIVE-SR 20) (3), American Inn at Buford (4267 Buford Drive) (4), Country Inn & Suites by Carlson-Buford (1395 Mall Of Georgia Boulevard) (5), Emerald Pointe Resort (7000 Holiday Rd) (6), Days Inn Mall Of Georgia (4267 Buford Drive Highway 20) (7), Four Seasons Pool (4850 Golden Parkway) (8), Hampton Inn (3240 Buford Drive) (9). Display/hide their approximate locations on the map

Birthplace of: Steve Lawler (wrestler) - Professional wrestler, Brownie Wise - Businesswoman, P.K. Sam - 2005 NFL player (New England Patriots, born: Feb 26, 1983), Christi Thomas - WNBA player (Los Angeles Sparks, born: Aug 14, 1982), Tim Wansley - Football player.

Gwinnett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buford that have no violations reported:

  • BUFORD (Population served: 8,045, Primary Water Source Type: Surface water)
Average household size:
This city:

2.7 people
Georgia:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

67.2%
Whole state:

68.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

5.4%
Whole state:

5.9%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.4% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.1% of all households
115 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities in 2010

People in group quarters in Buford in 2000:

  • 112 people in nursing homes
  • 75 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 7 people in other workers' dormitories

Banks with most branches in Buford (2011 data):

  • Branch Banking and Trust Company: Buford Branch, Mall Of Georgia Branch, Friendship Road Branch. Info updated 2010/03/29: Bank assets: $168,867.6 mil, Deposits: $127,549.5 mil, headquarters in Winston Salem, NC, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1793 total offices, Holding Company: Bb&T Corporation
  • Peoples Bank & Trust: at 1899 Buford Highway, East Main Street Branch, Friendship Road Branch. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $316.7 mil, Deposits: $304.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 5 total offices, Holding Company: Peoples Banktrust, Inc.
  • Wells Fargo Bank, National Association: Mall Of Georgia Branch at 3275 Buford Drive, branch established on 1999/10/25; Hamilton Ridge at 3364 Hamilton Mill Road, branch established on 2005/06/27. Info updated 2011/04/05: Bank assets: $1,161,490.0 mil, Deposits: $905,653.0 mil, headquarters in Sioux Falls, SD, positive income, 6395 total offices, Holding Company: Wells Fargo & Company
  • Bank of America, National Association: Mall Of Georgia Branch at 1900 Mall Of Georgia Blvd, branch established on 2001/12/05; Buford Branch at 1500 Buford Highway, N.E., branch established on 1931/01/01. Info updated 2009/11/18: Bank assets: $1,451,969.3 mil, Deposits: $1,077,176.8 mil, headquarters in Charlotte, NC, positive income, 5782 total offices, Holding Company: Bank Of America Corporation
  • SunTrust Bank: Buford Wal-Mart Branch at 3795 Buford Drive, branch established on 2000/05/09; Friendship Road Branch at 4890 Golden Parkway, branch established on 2001/01/02. Info updated 2010/05/27: Bank assets: $171,291.7 mil, Deposits: $129,833.2 mil, headquarters in Atlanta, GA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 1716 total offices, Holding Company: Suntrust Banks, Inc.
  • JPMorgan Chase Bank, National Association: Buford Banking Center at 3789 Buford Drive, branch established on 2010/04/27. Info updated 2011/11/10: Bank assets: $1,811,678.0 mil, Deposits: $1,190,738.0 mil, headquarters in Columbus, OH, positive income, International Specialization, 5577 total offices, Holding Company: Jpmorgan Chase & Co.
  • Georgia Trust Bank: at 2725 Mall Of Georgia Boulevard, branch established on 2005/05/16. Info updated 2012/01/24: Bank assets: $122.3 mil, Deposits: $119.0 mil, local headquarters, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 2 total offices, Holding Company: Georgia Trust Bancshares, Inc.
  • The Brand Banking Company: Buford Branch at 2255 Buford Hwy, branch established on 2007/09/05. Info updated 2006/11/03: Bank assets: $1,209.0 mil, Deposits: $997.3 mil, headquarters in Lawrenceville, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 7 total offices, Holding Company: Brand Group Holdings, Inc.
  • Gwinnett Community Bank: Hamilton Mill Branch at 2715 Hamilton Mill Road, branch established on 2007/08/20. Info updated 2006/08/17: Bank assets: $493.2 mil, Deposits: $450.5 mil, headquarters in Duluth, GA, negative income in the last year, Commercial Lending Specialization, 3 total offices, Holding Company: Community Financial Holding Company, Inc.
  • 2 other banks with 2 local branches

For population 15 years and over in Buford:

Marital status in Buford, GA
  • Never married: 34.9%
  • Now married: 45.9%
  • Separated: 1.6%
  • Widowed: 6.2%
  • Divorced: 11.3%

For population 25 years and over in Buford:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 22.6%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.4%
  • Unemployed: 4.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 28.7 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

14.7
Georgia average:

12.2

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Buford
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Buford, GA (based on Gwinnett County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant195,348392
Catholic67,78112
Mainline Protestant67,21269
Other23,94057
Black Protestant8,42310
Orthodox4,0048
None438,613-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 125
Here:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 14
Gwinnett County:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.15 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 51
Here:

0.66 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

0.86 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 304
Gwinnett County:

3.94 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

5.12 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 716
This county:

9.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Gwinnett County:

8.4%
Georgia:

10.4%
Adult obesity rate:
Gwinnett County:

25.6%
Georgia:

27.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

16.4%
State:

14.6%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

45.8%
State:

48.0%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Buford:

42.5%
Georgia:

44.9%

Average BMI:
Here:

28.7
Georgia:

29.0

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

22.0%
Georgia:

20.8%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

10.6%
State:

11.0%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.7
Georgia:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

31.9%
State:

33.6%

General health condition:
This city:

54.0%
State:

55.2%

Average condition of hearing:
Buford:

79.4%
Georgia:

80.4%

More about Health and Nutrition of Buford, GA Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2016)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Solid Waste Management 29$101,521$42,0090$0
Gas Supply 27$103,478$45,9902$5,598
Financial Administration 14$64,741$55,4920$0
Water Supply 11$50,725$55,3360$0
Parks and Recreation 11$50,140$54,6981$1,107
Electric Power 10$52,660$63,1920$0
Sewerage 9$41,119$54,8250$0
Other and Unallocable 6$40,442$80,8841$2,267
Other Government Administration 4$43,745$131,2350$0
Police - Other 1$7,241$86,8920$0
Totals for Government 122$555,812$54,6704$8,972

Buford government finances - Expenditure in 2016 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $2,699,000 ($181.53)
    Regular Highways: $2,154,000 ($144.87)
    General Public Buildings: $255,000 ($17.15)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $19,123,000 ($1286.19)
    Electric Utilities: $15,591,000 ($1048.63)
    Regular Highways: $4,193,000 ($282.02)
    Sewerage: $3,306,000 ($222.36)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,495,000 ($167.81)
    Financial Administration: $2,386,000 ($160.48)
    General - Other: $1,558,000 ($104.79)
    Water Utilities: $1,104,000 ($74.25)
    Parks and Recreation: $788,000 ($53.00)
    Central Staff Services: $736,000 ($49.50)
    Police Protection: $480,000 ($32.28)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $314,000 ($21.12)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $264,000 ($17.76)
    General Public Buildings: $147,000 ($9.89)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $1,069,000 ($71.90)
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Elementary and Secondary Education: $23,847,000 ($1603.91)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Regular Highways: $53,000 ($3.56)
    Police Protection: $16,000 ($1.08)
    Parks and Recreation: $15,000 ($1.01)
    Central Staff Services: $6,000 ($0.40)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $6,217,000 ($418.15)

Buford government finances - Revenue in 2016 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $3,931,000 ($264.39)
    Sewerage: $3,460,000 ($232.71)
    Other: $1,596,000 ($107.34)
    Parks and Recreation: $113,000 ($7.60)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $1,393,000 ($93.69)
  • Local Intergovernmental - Other: $2,668,000 ($179.45)
    General Local Government Support: $152,000 ($10.22)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $474,000 ($31.88)
    General Revenue - Other: $262,000 ($17.62)
    Sale of Property: $6,000 ($0.40)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $32,315,000 ($2173.46)
    Electric Utilities: $20,556,000 ($1382.57)
    Water Utilities: $611,000 ($41.09)
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $252,000 ($16.95)
    General Local Government Support: $73,000 ($4.91)
  • Tax - Property: $11,797,000 ($793.45)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $1,742,000 ($117.16)
    Public Utilities Sales: $956,000 ($64.30)
    Other License: $939,000 ($63.16)
    Insurance Premiums Sales: $764,000 ($51.39)
    Alcoholic Beverage License: $449,000 ($30.20)
    Other Selective Sales: $306,000 ($20.58)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $92,000 ($6.19)
    Other: $8,000 ($0.54)

Buford government finances - Debt in 2016 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $40,053,000 ($2693.91)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $39,553,000 ($2660.28)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $500,000 ($33.63)

Buford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016 (per resident):

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,396,000 ($2313.42)
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $42,608,000 ($2865.75)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,006,000 ($134.92)

8.73% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($48,189 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Georgia average:

9.49%

0.04% of residents moved from foreign countries ($455 average AGI)
Gwinnett County:

0.04%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from DeKalb County, GA  1.74% ($42,034 average AGI)
from Fulton County, GA  1.07% ($52,596)
from Cobb County, GA  0.40% ($45,690)


8.73% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($54,398 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.73%
Georgia average:

9.04%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($330 average AGI)
Gwinnett County:

0.06%
Georgia average:

0.08%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to DeKalb County, GA  1.37% ($40,909 average AGI)
to Fulton County, GA  1.00% ($69,519)
to Hall County, GA  0.41% ($68,297)
Businesses in Buford, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Kmart1
AT&T2Kroger3
Abercrombie & Fitch1LA Fitness1
Ace Hardware1La-Z-Boy1
Advance Auto Parts1Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Apple Store1Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's2Marshalls1
AutoZone1Mazda1
Bakers2McDonald's4
Banana Republic1Men's Wearhouse2
Barnes & Noble1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance5
Bebe1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike6
Blockbuster2Nissan1
Brookstone1Nordstrom2
Burger King3OfficeMax1
CVS2Old Navy1
Cache1Olive Garden1
Charlotte Russe1On The Border1
Chevrolet1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A3Panda Express1
Chico's1Payless2
Chipotle1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Clarks1Pizza Hut1
Coldwater Creek1Plato's Closet1
Comfort Inn1Pottery Barn1
Costco1Publix Super Markets1
Cracker Barrel1RadioShack1
Curves1Red Lobster1
DHL2Rite Aid1
Dairy Queen3Rooms To Go1
Discount Tire1Ruby Tuesday1
Domino's Pizza1Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Eddie Bauer1Sam's Club1
Express1Sears2
Famous Footwear1Sephora1
FedEx7Spencer Gifts1
Finish Line1Sprint Nextel3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Staples1
Foot Locker1Starbucks3
Ford1Steak 'n Shake1
Forever 211Subway1
GNC2T-Mobile4
GameStop3T.G.I. Driday's1
Gap1T.J.Maxx1
Gymboree1Taco Bell1
H&M1Talbots1
H&R Block3Target1
Hardee's2The Limited1
Havertys Furniture1The Room Place1
Hilton1Toyota1
Hobby Lobby1Toys"R"Us1
Holiday Inn1U-Haul7
Hollister Co.1UPS11
Home Depot1Value City Furniture1
Honda1Vans1
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless1
Hyundai1Victoria's Secret2
IHOP1Volkswagen1
J.Crew1Waffle House5
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York3Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's3
Justice1Wet Seal1
KFC1Wingate1
Kincaid2

Strongest AM radio stations in Buford:

  • WXEM (1460 AM; 5 kW; BUFORD, GA; Owner: LA FAVORITA, INC.)
  • WCNN (680 AM; 50 kW; NORTH ATLANTA, GA; Owner: DICKEY BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WSB (750 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WGST (640 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WDUN (550 AM; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: JWJ PROPERTIRS, INC.)
  • WGUN (1010 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WGUN, INC.)
  • WQXI (790 AM; 28 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WLBA (1130 AM; daytime; 10 kW; GAINESVILLE, GA)
  • WFTD (1080 AM; daytime; 50 kW; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: PRIETO ENTERPRISES, INC.)
  • WAZX (1550 AM; 50 kW; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: GA-MEX BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WAOK (1380 AM; 50 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WMLB (1160 AM; 50 kW; EAST POINT, GA; Owner: ATLANTA AREA BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WGKA (1190 AM; 25 kW; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF GEORGIA, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Buford:

  • WLKQ-FM (102.3 FM; BUFORD, GA; Owner: LAKE RADIO, INC.)
  • WFOX (97.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: COX RADIO, INC.)
  • WYAY (106.7 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WWEV-FM (91.5 FM; CUMMING, GA; Owner: CURRICULUM DEVELOPMENT FOUNDATION)
  • WFSH-FM (104.7 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: SOUTH TEXAS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNGC (106.1 FM; TOCCOA, GA; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING OF PENSACOLA, INC)
  • WABE (90.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION, CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WBCX (89.1 FM; GAINESVILLE, GA; Owner: BRENAU COLLEGE)
  • WKHX-FM (101.5 FM; MARIETTA, GA; Owner: ABC, INC.)
  • WBTS (95.5 FM; ATHENS, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WWWQ (100.5 FM; ANNISTON, AL; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WKLS (96.1 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WLTM (94.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CITICASTERS LICENSES, L.P.)
  • WNNX (99.7 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WNNX LICO, INC.)
  • WLCL (105.7 FM; CANTON, GA; Owner: CHEROKEE BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WSB-FM (98.5 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: CXR HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WSTR (94.1 FM; SMYRNA, GA; Owner: JEFFERSON-PILOT COMMUNICATIONS COMPANY OF GEORGIA)
  • WVEE (103.3 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)
  • WZGC (92.9 FM; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING CORP. OF ATLANTA)
  • W221AW (92.1 FM; NORTH CANTON, GA; Owner: IMMANUEL BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Buford:

  • WUVG (Channel 34; ATHENS, GA; Owner: UNIVISION ATLANTA LLC)
  • WAGA (Channel 5; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: FOX TELEVISION STATIONS, INC.)
  • W50AB (Channel 50; HIAWASSEE, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WXIA-TV (Channel 11; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: GANNETT GEORGIA, L.P.)
  • WSB-TV (Channel 2; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WSB-TV HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WTBS (Channel 17; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: SUPERSTATION, INC.)
  • WATL (Channel 36; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: WATL, LLC)
  • WGCL-TV (Channel 46; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: MEREDITH CORPORATION)
  • WSKC-LP (Channel 59; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: KM LPTV OF ATLANTA, L.L.C.)
  • WHSG (Channel 63; MONROE, GA; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WPBA (Channel 30; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: BOARD OF EDUCATION OF THE CITY OF ATLANTA)
  • WUPA (Channel 69; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VIACOM STATIONS GROUP OF ATLANTA INC.)
  • WANN-LP (Channel 32; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WDTA-LP (Channel 53; FAYETTEVILLE, GA; Owner: WORD OF GOD FELLOWSHIP, INC.)
  • WIRE-CA (Channel 40; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMERCIAL BROADCASTING CORP.)
  • WTHC-LP (Channel 42; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: THE ATLANTA CHANNEL, INC.)
  • WANX-LP (Channel 26; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: PRISM BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • W24AL (Channel 24; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: VENTANA TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WPXA (Channel 14; ROME, GA; Owner: PAXSON ATLANTA LICENSE, INC.)
  • WGTV (Channel 8; ATHENS, GA; Owner: GEORGIA PUBLIC TELECOMMUNICATIONS COMMISSION)
  • WATC (Channel 57; ATLANTA, GA; Owner: COMMUNITY TELEVISION, INC.)
Fatal accident count
See more detailed statistics of Buford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 46Number of bridges
  • 541ft / 165mTotal length
  • $118,401,000Total costs
  • 1,328,910Total average daily traffic
  • 55,652Total average daily truck traffic
New bridges in Buford, GA - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 191960-1969
  • 11970-1979
  • 21980-1989
  • 181990-1999
  • 52000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Buford, GA
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 235 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Buford, GA)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 33 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 275 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Buford)

FAA Registered Aircraft Manufacturers and Dealers: 1 (See the full list of FAA Registered Manufacturers and Dealers in Buford)
FAA Registered Aircraft: 25 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft)
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED51$160,45839$138,574161$173,9476$42,53528$106,4122$64,960
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$167,4874$70,51312$193,8212$13,8602$87,5252$41,060
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$136,91311$107,28091$165,1177$61,0139$93,4141$5,680
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN7$131,5416$194,37853$187,3172$309,0054$110,7901$64,050
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$253,19011$190,8780$00$00$0
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.03 , 0501.05, 0501.06, 0506.03

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 partial tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED8$144,1668$201,9261$36,100
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED6$197,6302$195,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$01$342,4600$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$213,5500$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$90,3150$01$108,650
Choose year:  2009 2008 2007 2006 2005 2004 2003 1999

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0501.03 , 0501.05, 0501.06, 0506.03

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buford, GA
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Buford, GA - Value

2003 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2003 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 169. The highest number of reported fire incidents - 303 took place in 2016, and the least - 15 in 2004. The data has a growing trend.
    Fire incident types in Buford, GA When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Outside Fires (41.3%), and Structure Fires (36.2%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Buford, GA
    • 1,11841.3%Outside Fires
    • 98236.2%Structure Fires
    • 57921.4%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 311.1%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buford, GA

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Buford, Georgia:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 4267 Buford Dr, Buford, Georgia 30518 , Phone: (770) 932-0111, Fax: (770) 945-3261
  • Hampton Inn Mall Of Georgia, 3240 Buford Dr, Buford, Georgia 30519 , Phone: (678) 546-1200, Fax: (678) 546-1300
  • Springhill Suites Mall Of Georgia, 3250 Buford Dr, Buford, Georgia 30519 , Phone: (678) 714-2150, Fax: (678) 714-2151
  • Holiday Inn Exprtess Hotel & Suites, 2499 Satellite Blvd, Buford, Georgia 30518 , Phone: (678) 318-1080, Fax: (678) 546-8900
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Near Lake Lanier, 5961 Bristol Ind Way, Buford, Georgia 30518 , Phone: (678) 730-5050, Fax: (678) 730-5051
  • Fairfield Inn & Suites Buford/Mall of Georgia, 1355 Mall Of Georgia Blvd, Buford, Georgia 30519 , Phone: (678) 714-0248, Fax: (678) 546-8849
  • Courtyard by Marriott Buford/Mall of Georgia, 1405 Mall Of Georgia Blvd, Buford, Georgia 30519 , Phone: (678) 745-3380, Fax: (678) 745-3381
All 7 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buford, Georgia
Most common first names in Buford, GA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
William16571.9 years
James15069.7 years
John14973.4 years
Mary13077.2 years
Robert8371.0 years
Thomas6871.6 years
Charles6766.7 years
George5473.8 years
Henry5275.5 years
Annie4880.6 years
Most common last names in Buford, GA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith9374.4 years
Johnson7271.7 years
Martin6272.7 years
Puckett5676.1 years
Jones5373.2 years
Brown5074.4 years
Maddox4874.6 years
Bennett4470.7 years
Pugh4068.6 years
Davis4078.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Buford, GA
  • 61.6%Utility gas
  • 35.7%Electricity
  • 2.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Buford, GA
  • 66.3%Electricity
  • 33.1%Utility gas
  • 0.6%Wood


Buford compared to Georgia state average:

  • Unemployed percentage significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly below state average.
There are 92 pilots and 69 other airmen in this city.
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