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Population in 2012: 12,735 (99% urban, 1% rural). Population change since 2000: +19.4%
 

Males: 6,253  (49.1%)
Females: 6,482  (50.9%)

Median resident age:  35.1 years
Georgia median age:  39.7 years

Zip codes: 30518.

Estimated median household income in 2012: $42,622 (it was $38,733 in 2000)
Buford:

$42,622
GA:

$47,209
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $19,429

Buford city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $149,973 (it was $95,400 in 2000)
Buford:

$149,973
GA:

$142,300
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $221,189; Detached houses: $257,646; Townhouses or other attached units: $217,373; In 2-unit structures: $398,244; In 3-to-4-unit structures: $254,691; In 5-or-more-unit structures: $147,155; Mobile homes: $55,466

Median gross rent in 2012: $852.

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  • White alone - 6,904 (56.5%)
  • Hispanic - 3,122 (25.5%)
  • Black alone - 1,637 (13.4%)
  • Asian alone - 347 (2.8%)
  • Two or more races - 180 (1.5%)
  • American Indian alone - 15 (0.1%)
  • Other race alone - 18 (0.1%)
  • Native Hawaiian and Other Pacific Islander alone - 2 (0.02%)

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


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Buford: 93.9 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Ancestries: English (8.5%), German (8.3%), United States (7.1%), Irish (6.7%), Scottish (2.0%), Polish (1.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 1187 feet

Land area: 14.7 square miles.

Population density: 865 people per square mile 
 
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For population 25 years and over in Buford:

  • High school or higher: 75.9%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 19.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.3%
  • Unemployed: 9.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 26.1 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Buford city:

  • Never married: 30.8%
  • Now married: 49.7%
  • Separated: 2.4%
  • Widowed: 7.3%
  • Divorced: 9.8%

2,521 residents are foreign born

This city:  20.0%
Georgia:  9.5%



According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 65 registered sex offenders living in Buford, Georgia as of September 23, 2014.
The ratio of number of residents in Buford to the number of sex offenders is 196 to 1.


Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2012: $1,318 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2012: $976 (0.6%)

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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) .

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

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Latitude: 34.12 N, Longitude: 84.00 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +11,390 (+90.6%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 1,707 (32.2%)

Area codes: 678, 770

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Buford, Georgia accommodation, waste management, arts - Economy and Business Data

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

7.6%
Georgia:

9.1%

Unemployment by year (%)

Historical population

Historical housing units


Population change in the 1990s: +1,667 (+18.5%).

Most common industries in 2008-2012 (%)
Males Females
  • Manufacturing (24%)
  • Construction (18%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (5%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (4%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Accommodation and food services (16%)
  • Health care and social assistance (11%)
  • Manufacturing (11%)
  • Other services, except public administration (9%)
  • Educational services (8%)
  • Finance and insurance (7%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Construction trades workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Carpenters (5%)
  • Construction laborers (4%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (6%)
  • Cashiers (6%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (5%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4%)
  • Other food preparation and serving workers including supervisors (4%)

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Tornado activity:

Buford-area historical tornado activity is above Georgia state average. It is 118% 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 below Georgia state average. It is 96% 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 Buford center
On 7/5/1995 at 14:16:44, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 87.2 miles away from the city center
On 3/18/2003 at 06:04:24, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 70.3 miles away from the city center
On 7/19/1997 at 17:06:34, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 79.6 miles away from Buford center
On 1/18/2000 at 22:19:31, a magnitude 3.5 (3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 89.9 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Gwinnett County (7) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 3

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

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


Hospitals/medical centers in Buford:

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

Political contributions by individuals in Buford, GA

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: 2,051)
  • Gainesville State College (about 11 miles; Oakwood, GA; FT enrollment: 6,068)
  • Gwinnett Technical College (about 12 miles; Lawrenceville, GA; FT enrollment: 3,066)
  • The Art Institute of Atlanta (about 24 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 3,202)
  • Shorter College-Professional Studies (about 29 miles; Atlanta, GA; FT enrollment: 2,170)
  • North Georgia College & State University (about 29 miles; Dahlonega, GA; FT enrollment: 4,201)
  • DeVry University-Georgia (about 30 miles; Decatur, GA; FT enrollment: 2,230)

Public high school in Buford:

Private high school in Buford:

  • OLD SUWANEE CHRISTIAN SCHOOL (Students: 222; Location: 4118 OLD SUWANEE RD; Grades: PK - 12)

Biggest public elementary/middle schools in Buford:

Private elementary/middle school in Buford:

  • GENEVA CHRISTIAN ACADEMY (Students: 10; Location: 1420 ROCK SPRINGS RD; Grades: 7 - 11)
See full list of schools located in Buford, map of school districts: BUFORD CITY SCHOOL DISTRICT


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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

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

 
Gwinnett County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 36.8. This is about average.
City:

36.8
U.S.:

32.0
Nitrogen Dioxide (NO2) [ppb] level in 2006 was 12.6. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

12.6
U.S.:

11.6
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 20.7. This is about average. Closest monitor was 22.0 miles away from the city center.
City:

20.7
U.S.:

22.1
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 11.2. This is about average. Closest monitor was 11.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

11.2
U.S.:

9.6
Lead (Pb) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 0.00158. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.5 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.00158
U.S.:

0.02218

Drinking water stations with addresses in Buford and their reported violations in the past:

BUFORD (Population served: 7311, Surface_water):
Past monitoring violations:
  • CCR Complete Failure to Report - Between JUL-01-2002 and AUG-01-2002, Consumer Confidence Rule. Follow-up actions: St Violation/Reminder Notice (JUL-23-2002), St Compliance achieved (AUG-01-2002)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2012: 19.8%
(11.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 13.7% for Black residents, 35.2% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 29.4% for other race residents, 7.9% for two or more races residents)

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

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Buford, GA

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

Buford compared to Georgia 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.


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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

Fire-safe hotels and motels in Buford, Georgia:

  • Americas Best Value Inn, 4267 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30518 , Phone: (770) 932-0111, Fax: (770) 945-3261
  • Hampton Inn Mall Of Georgia, 3240 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519 , Phone: (678) 546-1200, Fax: (678) 546-1300
  • Springhill Suites Mall Of Georgia, 3250 Buford Dr, Buford, GA 30519 , Phone: (678) 714-2150, Fax: (678) 714-2151
  • Country Inn & Suites, 1395 Mall Of Ga Blvd, Buford, GA 30519 , Phone: (770) 271-1441, Fax: (770) 271-1025
  • Emerald Pointe Resort & Conference Center, 7000 Holiday Rd, Buford, GA 30518 , Phone: (770) 945-8787, Fax: (678) 318-2028
  • Holiday Inn Exprtess Hotel & Suites, 2499 Satellite Blvd, Buford, GA 30518 , Phone: (678) 318-1080, Fax: (678) 546-8900
  • Comfort Inn & Suites Near Lake Lanier, 5961 Bristol Ind Way, Buford, GA 30518 , Phone: (678) 730-5050, Fax: (678) 730-5051
  • Wingate By Wyndham, 1355 Mall Of Georgia Blvd, Buford, GA 30519 , Phone: (678) 714-0248, Fax: (678) 546-8849
  • Courtyard Mall Of Georgia, 1405 Mall Of Georgia Blvd, Buford, GA 30519 , Phone: (678) 745-3380, Fax: (678) 745-3381
All 9 fire-safe hotels and motels in Buford, Georgia

Educational Attainment (%) in 2012

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2012


Buford travel time to work - commute


Buford mode of transportation to work chart

Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Utility gas (68%)
  • Electricity (30%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2%)

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Religion statistics for Buford city (based on Gwinnett County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 42.37%
Here42.4%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameSouthern Baptist ConventionCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist ChurchPresbyterian Church (USA)Church of God (Cleveland, Tennessee)
Adherents36.8%18.9%16.3%3.0%2.7%
Congregations22.3%3.0%12.5%3.9%4.9%
NameLDS (Mormon) ChurchEvangelical Lutheran Church in AmericaPresbyterian Church in AmericaJewishOther
Adherents2.4%2.4%2.1%2.0%13.4%
Congregations5.2%3.0%4.6%0.7%40.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 125
Gwinnett County:

1.62 / 10,000 pop.
Georgia:

1.91 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 14
This county:

0.18 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

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.
State:

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

9.28 / 10,000 pop.
State:

7.41 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This 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%

Local government employment and payroll (March 2007)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 16$63,149$47,3620$0
Other Government Administration 3$25,799$103,1960$0
Streets and Highways 3$11,471$45,8840$0
Solid Waste Management 27$75,249$33,4441$1,262
Sewerage 6$20,161$40,3220$0
Parks and Recreation 2$9,611$57,6661$877
Water Supply 9$30,994$41,3250$0
Electric Power 10$43,338$52,0060$0
Gas Supply 24$92,345$46,1730$0
Other and Unallocable 13$46,110$42,5630$0
Totals for Government 113$418,227$44,4132$2,139

Buford government finances - Expenditure in 2006 (per resident):

  • Construction - Gas Utilities: $2,247,000 ($176.44)
    Regular Highways: $2,052,000 ($161.13)
    Central Staff Services: $2,016,000 ($158.30)
    Water Utilities: $1,552,000 ($121.87)
    Sewerage: $1,035,000 ($81.27)
    Electric Utilities: $118,000 ($9.27)
  • Current Operations - Gas Utilities: $29,143,000 ($2288.42)
    Electric Utilities: $13,594,000 ($1067.45)
    Solid Waste Management: $2,174,000 ($170.71)
    Financial Administration: $2,098,000 ($164.74)
    Regular Highways: $1,828,000 ($143.54)
    Water Utilities: $1,699,000 ($133.41)
    Sewerage: $1,133,000 ($88.97)
    Central Staff Services: $537,000 ($42.17)
    General - Other: $453,000 ($35.57)
    Parks and Recreation: $393,000 ($30.86)
    Protective Inspection and Regulation, NEC: $319,000 ($25.05)
    Police Protection: $108,000 ($8.48)
  • Gas Utilities - Interest on Debt: $144,000 ($11.31)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $579,000 ($45.47)
  • Intergovernmental to Local NEC - Elementary and Secondary Education: $12,000,000 ($942.29)
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $679,000 ($53.32)
    Regular Highways: $531,000 ($41.70)
    Gas Utilities: $143,000 ($11.23)
    Solid Waste Management: $89,000 ($6.99)
    Electric Utilities: $28,000 ($2.20)
    Water Utilities: $12,000 ($0.94)
    Parks and Recreation: $9,000 ($0.71)
    Sewerage: $8,000 ($0.63)
    Financial Administration: $7,000 ($0.55)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,634,000 ($363.88)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $312,000 ($24.50)

Buford government finances - Revenue in 2006 (per resident):

  • Charges - Solid Waste Management: $6,413,000 ($503.57)
    Sewerage: $1,391,000 ($109.23)
    All Other: $1,386,000 ($108.83)
    Parks and Recreation: $46,000 ($3.61)
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $1,000 ($0.08)
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $1,617,000 ($126.97)
    General Local Government Support: $15,000 ($1.18)
  • Miscellaneous - Interest Earnings: $1,732,000 ($136.00)
    Sale of Property: $453,000 ($35.57)
    General Revenue, NEC: $171,000 ($13.43)
    Fines and Forfeits: $5,000 ($0.39)
  • Revenue - Gas Utilities: $38,672,000 ($3036.67)
    Electric Utilities: $15,342,000 ($1204.71)
    Water Utilities: $2,086,000 ($163.80)
  • State Intergovernmental - Housing and Community Development: $88,000 ($6.91)
    All Other: $51,000 ($4.00)
  • Tax - Property: $7,894,000 ($619.87)
    Occupation and Business License, NEC: $1,493,000 ($117.24)
    Other Selective Sales: $636,000 ($49.94)
    Public Utilities Sales: $556,000 ($43.66)
    Other License: $483,000 ($37.93)
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $30,000 ($2.36)

Buford government finances - Debt in 2006 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $14,289,000 ($1122.03)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $13,836,000 ($1086.45)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $453,000 ($35.57)

Buford government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $28,345,000 ($2225.76)
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $421,000 ($33.06)

11.37% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($40,403 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

11.37%
Georgia average:

10.98%

0.09% of residents moved from foreign countries ($207 average AGI)
Gwinnett County:

0.09%
Georgia average:

0.39%


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from DeKalb County, GA  2.33% ($37,291 average AGI)
from Fulton County, GA  1.04% ($48,808)
from Cobb County, GA  0.44% ($42,821)


9.81% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($49,284 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

9.81%
Georgia average:

9.55%

0.06% of residents moved to foreign countries ($268 average AGI)
Gwinnett County:

0.06%
Georgia average:

0.09%


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to DeKalb County, GA  1.49% ($35,762 average AGI)
to Fulton County, GA  1.21% ($53,719)
to Cobb County, GA  0.44% ($44,240)

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 (per 100,000 population)


See more detailed statistics of Buford fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2011 here


National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 11
Total length: 35 meters (115ft)
Total average daily traffic: 228,092
Total average daily truck traffic: 1,309

New bridges - Historical Statistics

  • 1960-1969: 8
  • 1970-1979: 0
  • 1980-1989: 0
  • 1990-1999: 2
  • 2000-2009: 1
See Full National Bridge Inventory Statistics for Buford, GA

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Buford)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 190 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Buford, GA)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers: 16 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 24 (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: 221 (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

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System Incidents:

  • Fire: 44
  • Hazardous Condition: 26
  • Service Call: 9
  • Good Intent Call: 3

Incident types - Buford


See full 2006 National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Buford, GA

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
Businesses in Buford, GA
NameCountNameCount
ALDO1Kroger3
AT&T2LA Fitness1
Abercrombie & Fitch1La-Z-Boy1
Ace Hardware1Lane Furniture1
Aeropostale1LensCrafters1
American Eagle Outfitters1Little Caesars Pizza2
Ann Taylor1Lowe's1
Apple Store1Macy's1
Applebee's1Marriott2
Arby's2Marshalls1
AutoZone1McDonald's4
Bakers2Men's Wearhouse2
Banana Republic1Motherhood Maternity2
Bath & Body Works1New Balance5
Bebe1New York & Co1
Bed Bath & Beyond1Nike6
Blockbuster2Nordstrom2
Brookstone1OfficeMax1
Burger King3Old Navy1
CVS2Olive Garden1
Cache1On The Border1
Charlotte Russe1Pac Sun1
Chick-Fil-A3Panda Express1
Chico's1Payless2
Chipotle1Penske2
Chuck E. Cheese's1PetSmart1
Cinnabon 1Pier 1 Imports1
Clarks1Pizza Hut1
Coldwater Creek1Publix Super Markets1
Comfort Inn1RadioShack1
Costco1Red Lobster1
Cracker Barrel1Rite Aid1
Curves1Rooms To Go1
DHL2Ruby Tuesday1
Dairy Queen3Ryder Rental & Truck Leasing1
Discount Tire1Sam's Club1
Domino's Pizza1Sears2
Eddie Bauer1Sephora1
Express1Spencer Gifts1
Famous Footwear1Sprint Nextel3
FedEx7Staples1
Finish Line1Starbucks3
Firestone Complete Auto Care2Steak 'n Shake1
Foot Locker1Subway1
Forever 211T-Mobile4
GNC2T.G.I. Driday's1
GameStop3T.J.Maxx1
Gap1Taco Bell1
Gymboree1Talbots1
H&M1Target1
H&R Block3The Limited1
Hardee's2The Room Place1
Havertys Furniture1Toys"R"Us1
Hobby Lobby1U-Haul7
Holiday Inn1UPS11
Hollister Co.1Value City Furniture1
Home Depot1Vans1
Hot Topic1Verizon Wireless1
IHOP1Victoria's Secret2
J.Crew1Waffle House5
JCPenney1Walgreens1
Jones New York3Walmart2
Journeys1Wendy's3
KFC1Wet Seal1
Kincaid2Wingate1
Kmart1
Browse common businesses in Buford, GA


Buford on our top lists:

  • #23 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Office supplies and stationery stores (population 5,000+)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers (population 5,000+)"
  • #34 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Furniture and related products (population 5,000+)"
  • #40 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the largest percentage of people in other workers' dormitories (population 5,000+)"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most local government spending on highway construction per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #53 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females in occupations: Healthcare practitioner and technical occupations: (population 5,000+)"
  • #54 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of males working in industry: Metal and mineral, except petroleum, merchant wholesalers (population 5,000+)"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 cities with largest percentage of females working in industry: Repair and maintenance (population 5,000+)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the biggest property tax revenues per resident in 2004 in $"
  • #13 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the largest increase in the number of births per 1000 residents 1990-1999 to 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #29 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest number of deaths per 1000 residents 2000-2003"
  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest number of births per 1000 residents 2000-2003 (pop 50,000+)"
  • #66 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2005 (µg/m3)"
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  • Giorgos Hatzilias (11)
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  • Donald A. Collins, Jr. (10)
  • John M. Riney (10)
  • John Schuch (9)
  • Steven L. Smith (9)
  • Gregory A. Sandels (7)
  • Rick Kauffman (6)
  • Julio Pimentel (5)
  • Danny R. Wright (5)

Total of 266 patent applications in 2008-2014.

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