Gwinnett County, GA

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Population

920,260

1.45% growth

Median Age

35.3


Median Household Income

$68,914

2.62% growth

Poverty Rate

12.1%


Number of Employees

463,472

1.13% growth

Median Property Value

$220,000

13.1% growth

About

In 2017, Gwinnett County, GA had a population of 920k people with a median age of 35.3 and a median household income of $68,914. Between 2016 and 2017 the population of Gwinnett County, GA grew from 907,135 to 920,260, a 1.45% increase and its median household income grew from $67,155 to $68,914, a 2.62% increase.

The population of Gwinnett County, GA is 37.2% White Alone, 27.1% Black or African American Alone, and 21.2% Hispanic or Latino. 34.5% of the people in Gwinnett County, GA speak a non-English language, and 86.5% are U.S. citizens.

The largest universities in Gwinnett County, GA are Gwinnett Technical College (3,368 degrees awarded in 2016), Georgia Gwinnett College (884 degrees), and Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta (302 degrees).

The median property value in Gwinnett County, GA is $220,000, and the homeownership rate is 67.3%. Most people in Gwinnett County, GA commute by Drove Alone, and the average commute time is 32.6 minutes. The average car ownership in Gwinnett County, GA is 2 cars per household.

Economy

The economy of Gwinnett County, GA employs 463k people. The largest industries in Gwinnett County, GA are Retail Trade (58,307 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,307 people), and Construction (41,370 people), and the highest paying industries are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,049), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,302), and Finance & Insurance ($55,488).

Median household income in Gwinnett County, GA is $68,914. Males in Gwinnett County, GA have an average income that is 1.35 times higher than the average income of females, which is $47,924. The income inequality in Gwinnett County, GA (measured using the Gini index) is 0.479, which is higher than than the national average.

Wages

Median Household Income

$68,914

2017 value

± $2,341

2.62%

1 Year Growth

± 4.71%

Households in Gwinnett County, GA have a median annual income of $68,914, which is more than the median annual income of $60,336 across the entire United States. This is in comparison to a median income of $67,155 in 2016, which represents a 2.62% annual growth.

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Wage by Gender in Common Jobs

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$64,612

Average Male Salary

± $1,239

$47,924

Average Female Salary

± $830

In 2017, full-time male employees in Georgia made 1.35 times more than female employees.

This chart shows the gender-based wage disparity in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage by Race and Ethnicity in Common Jobs

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Highest Average Salaries by Race & Ethnicity

  1. Asian

    $62,588 ± $3,904

  2. White

    $55,935 ± $993

  3. Two or More Races

    $48,186 ± $5,407

In 2017 the highest paid race/ethnicity of Georgia workers was Asian. These workers were paid 1.12 times more than White workers, who made the second highest salary of any race/ethnicity.

This chart shows the race- and ethnicity-based wage disparities in the 5 most common occupations in Georgia by number of full-time employees.

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Wage Distribution

The closest comparable wage GINI for Gwinnett County, GA is from Georgia.

0.479

2017 Wage GINI

0.48

2016 Wage GINI

In 2017, the income inequality in Georgia was 0.479 according to the GINI calculation of the wage distribution. Income inequality had a 0.183% decline from 2016 to 2017, which means that wage distribution grew somewhat more even.

The 2017 the GINI for Georgia was higher than than the national average of 0.479. In other words, wages are distributed less evenly in Georgia in comparison to the national average.

This chart shows the number of workers in Georgia across various wage buckets compared to the national average.

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Income by Location

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Highest Median Household Income (Total)

  1. Census Tract 503.21

  2. Census Tract 503.22

  3. Census Tract 503.08

In 2017, the tract with the highest Median Household Income (Total) in Gwinnett County, GA was Census Tract 503.21 with a value of $132,422, followed by Census Tract 503.22 and Census Tract 503.08, with respective values of $127,647 and $123,073.

The following map shows all of the tracts in Gwinnett County, GA colored by their Median Household Income (Total).

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Poverty by Age and Gender

Females 25 - 34

Largest Demographic Living in Poverty

12.1% of the population for whom poverty status is determined in Gwinnett County, GA (107k out of 883k people) live below the poverty line, a number that is lower than the national average of 13.4%. The largest demographic living in poverty are Females 25 - 34, followed by Females 35 - 44 and then Males 6 - 11.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Poverty by Race and Ethnicity

Largest Race or Ethnicity Living in Poverty

  1. White

    45,042 ± 1,844

  2. Hispanic

    43,599 ± 1,808

  3. Black

    27,594 ± 1,559

The most common racial or ethnic group living below the poverty line in Gwinnett County, GA is White, followed by Hispanic and Black.

The Census Bureau uses a set of money income thresholds that vary by family size and composition to determine who classifies as impoverished. If a family's total income is less than the family's threshold than that family and every individual in it is considered to be living in poverty.

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Occupations

Employment by Occupations

463k

2017 Value

± 13,569

1.13%

1 Year growth

± 4.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gwinnett County, GA grew at a rate of 1.13%, from 458k employees to 463k employees.

The most common job groups, by number of people living in Gwinnett County, GA, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (59,822 people), Sales & Related Occupations (55,054 people), and Management Occupations (51,426 people). This chart illustrates the share breakdown of the primary jobs held by residents of Gwinnett County, GA.

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Most Common

The most common jobs held by residents of Gwinnett County, GA, by number of employees, are Office & Administrative Support Occupations (59,822 people), Sales & Related Occupations (55,054 people), and Management Occupations (51,426 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gwinnett County, GA has an unusually high number of residents working as Construction & Extraction Occupations (1.35 times higher than expected), Business & Financial Operations Occupations (1.23 times), and Computer & Mathematical Occupations (1.23 times).

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Highest Paid

The highest paid jobs held by residents of Gwinnett County, GA, by median earnings, are Life, Physical, & Social Science Occupations ($76,360), Computer & Mathematical Occupations ($73,586), and Computer, Engineering, & Science Occupations ($71,839).

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Industries

Employment by Industries

463k

2017 Value

± 13,569

1.13%

1 Year growth

± 4.14%

From 2016 to 2017, employment in Gwinnett County, GA grew at a rate of 1.13%, from 458k employees to 463k employees.

The most common employment sectors for those who live in Gwinnett County, GA, are Retail Trade (58,307 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,307 people), and Construction (41,370 people). This chart shows the share breakdown of the primary industries for residents of Gwinnett County, GA, though some of these residents may live in Gwinnett County, GA and work somewhere else. Census data is tagged to a residential address, not a work address.

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Most Common

The most common industries in Gwinnett County, GA, by number of employees, are Retail Trade (58,307 people), Health Care & Social Assistance (52,307 people), and Construction (41,370 people).

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Most Specialized

Compared to other counties, Gwinnett County, GA has an unusually high number of Wholesale Trade (1.62 times higher than expected), Administrative & Support & Waste Management Services (1.39 times), and Construction (1.37 times) industries.

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Highest Paying

The highest paying industries in Gwinnett County, GA, by median earnings, are Professional, Scientific, & Technical Services ($63,049), Management of Companies & Enterprises ($56,302), and Finance & Insurance ($55,488).

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Domestic Trade

Domestic Production & Consumption

Domestic production and consumption consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Top Domestic Production in Dollars

  1. $48.1B

  2. $38B

  3. $30.6B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia product (by dollars) was Mixed freight with $48.1B, followed by Motorized vehicles ($38B) and Electronics ($30.6B).

The following chart shows the share of these products in relation to all outbound Georgia products.

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Domestic Trade Growth

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$430B

2015 Value

$628B

Projected 2045 Value

46.1% growth

In 2015, total outbound Georgia trade was $430B. This is expected to increase 46.1% to $628B by 2045.

The following chart shows how the domestic outbound Georgia trade is projected to change in comparison to its neighboring states.

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Interstate Trade

Interstate trade consists of products and services shipped from Georgia to other states, or from other states to Georgia.

Most Common Trade Partners

  1. $39.4B

  2. $25.3B

  3. $20.5B

In 2015, the top outbound Georgia domestic partner for goods and services (by dollars) was Florida with $39.4B, followed by South Carolina with $25.3B and North Carolina and $20.5B.

The following map shows the amount of trade that Georgia shares with each state (excluding itself).

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Health

81.9% of the population of Gwinnett County, GA has health coverage, with 48.8% on employee plans, 13.3% on Medicaid, 7% on Medicare, 11.7% on non-group plans, and 1.11% on military or VA plans.

Per capita personal health care spending in the county of Gwinnett County, GA was $6,587 in 2014. This is a 5.41% increase from the previous year ($6,249).

Primary care physicians in Gwinnett County, GA see 1635 patients per year on average, which represents a 2.21% decrease from the previous year (1672 patients). Compare this to dentists who see 1702 patients per year, and mental health providers who see 1071 patients per year.

Comparing across all counties in the state, Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes (18.2%). Additionally, Rockdale County has the highest prevalence of adult obesity (38.5%)

Patient to Clinician Ratios

1,635 to 1

Patient to Primary Care Physician Ratio

Primary care physicians in Gwinnett County, GA see an average of 1,635 patients per year. This represents a 2.21% decrease from the previous year (1,672 patients).

The following chart shows how the number of patients seen by primary care physicians has been changing over time in Gwinnett County, GA in comparison to neighboring states.

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Behavioral Health Conditions

Data only available at the state level.

State with the Highest Prevalence

  1. 8.26% of the population affected

  2. 8.13% of the population affected

  3. 7.98% of the population affected

In 2016, West Virginia had the highest prevalence of adults with major depressive episode, with 8.26% of the population affected. The second highest is Arkansas (8.13%), followed by New Hampshire (7.98%).

The following map shows the percent of individuals with major depressive episode by state over multiple years.

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Access and Quality

Data only available at state level.

Most prevalent states

  1. 19.2% of adults

  2. 17.9% of adults

  3. 17.6% of adults

In 2016, Mississippi had the highest prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost, at 19.2%. It is followed by Texas (17.9%) and Louisiana (17.6%).

The following map shows the prevalence of adults who haven't seen a doctor in the past 12 months due to cost by state over multiple years.

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Health Care Spending

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$6,587

Total Per Capita Spending on Personal Health Care 

$4,406

Per Enrollee Private Health Insurance Spending on Personal Health Care

$5,199

Per Enrollee Medicaid Spending on Personal Health Care

$10,429

Per Enrollee Medicare Spending on Personal Health Care

Between 2013 and 2014, all personal health care spending per capita in Georgia (including private, Medicare, and Medicaid) grew 5.41%, from $6,249 to $6,587.

The following chart shows how this spending changed over time in comparison to Medicaid, Medicare, and private insurance spending, per enrollee.

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Health Care Coverage

18.1%

Uninsured

48.8%

Employer Coverage

13.3%

Medicaid

7%

Medicare

11.7%

Non-Group

1.11%

Military or VA

Between 2016 and 2017, the percent of uninsured citizens in Gwinnett County, GA grew by 15.7% from 15.7% to 18.1%.

The following chart shows how the percent of uninsured individuals in Gwinnett County, GA changed over time compared with the percent of individuals enrolled in various types of health insurance.

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Health Risks

Data available at the county level.

Most at risk counties

  1. 18.2% prevalence

  2. 17.3% prevalence

  3. 16.9% prevalence

Quitman County has the highest prevalence of diabetes in Georgia, at 18.2%.

The following map shows the prevalence of diabetes in Georgia by county over multiple years.

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Diversity

Gwinnett County, GA is home to a population of 920k people, from which 86.5% are citizens. As of 2017, 24.2% of Gwinnett County, GA residents were born outside of the country (223k people).

The ethnic composition of the population of Gwinnett County, GA is composed of 342k White Alone residents (37.2%), 250k Black or African American Alone residents (27.1%), 195k Hispanic or Latino residents (21.2%), 106k Asian Alone residents (11.5%), 21.4k Two or More Races residents (2.33%), 3.64k Some Other Race Alone residents (0.396%), 2.21k American Indian & Alaska Native Alone residents (0.24%), and 88 Native Hawaiian & Other Pacific Islander Alone residents (0.00956%).

The most common foreign languages spoken in Gwinnett County, GA are Spanish (162,027 speakers), Korean (22,674 speakers), and Vietnamese (19,988 speakers).

Age

Age by Nativity

29

Median Native-Born Age

± 0.6

43

Median Foreign-Born Age

± 0.8

In 2017, the median age of all people in Gwinnett County, GA was 35.3. Native-born citizens, with a median age of 29, were generally younger than than foreign-born citizens, with a median age of 43. But people in Gwinnett County, GA are getting getting older. In 2016, the average age of all Gwinnett County, GA residents was 35.

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Heritage

Foreign-Born Population

24.2%

2017 Foreign-Born Population

223k people

23.8%

2016 Foreign-Born Population

216k people

As of 2017, 24.2% of Gwinnett County, GA residents (223k people) were born outside of the United States, which is higher than the national average of 13.7%. In 2016, the percentage of foreign-born citizens in Gwinnett County, GA was 23.8%, meaning that the rate has been increasing.

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Global Diversity

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Most Common Origin

  1. Mexico

    243,242 ± 11,967 people

  2. India

    96,807 ± 7,603 people

  3. Korea

    46,156 ± 5,263 people

In 2017, the most common birthplace for the foreign-born residents of Georgia was Mexico, the natal country of 243,242 Georgia residents, followed by India with 96,807 and Korea with 46,156.

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Citizenship

86.5%

2017 Citizenship

86.2%

2016 Citizenship

As of 2017, 86.5% of Gwinnett County, GA residents were US citizens, which is lower than the national average of 93.1%. In 2016, the percentage of US citizens in Gwinnett County, GA was 86.2%, meaning that the rate of citizenship has been increasing.

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Race and Ethnicity

Most Common

  1. White Alone

    342k ± 1.49k

  2. Black or African American Alone

    250k ± 2.77k

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    195k ± 14k

In 2017, there were 1.37 times more White Alone residents (342k people) in Gwinnett County, GA than any other race or ethnicity. There were 250k Black or African American Alone and 195k Hispanic or Latino residents, the second and third most common racial or ethnic groups.

The following bar chart shows the 8 races and ethnicities represented in Gwinnett County, GA as a share of the total population.

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Non-English Speakers

Most Common Languages

  1. Spanish

    162,027 speakers (18.9%)

  2. Korean

    22,674 speakers (2.64%)

  3. Vietnamese

    19,988 speakers (2.33%)

34.5% of Gwinnett County, GA citizens are speakers of a non-English language, which is higher than the national average of 21.8%. In 2017, the most common non-English language spoken in Gwinnett County, GA was Spanish. 18.9% of the overall population of Gwinnett County, GA are native Spanish speakers. 2.64% speak Korean and 2.33% speak Spanish, the next two most common languages.

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Military

Veterans

Most Common Service Period

  1. Vietnam

    10,947 ± 1,578

  2. Gulf War (1990s)

    7,385 ± 1,760

  3. Gulf War (2001-)

    7,346 ± 1,812

Gwinnett County, GA has a large population of military personnel who served in Vietnam, 1.48 times greater than any other conflict.

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Education

In 2016, universities in Gwinnett County, GA awarded 5,243 degrees. The student population of Gwinnett County, GA is skewed towards women, with 9,234 male students and 12,144 female students.

Most students graduating from Universities in Gwinnett County, GA are White (2,012 and 38.8%), followed by Black or African American (1,758 and 33.9%), Hispanic or Latino (674 and 13%), and Asian (387 and 7.46%).

The largest universities in Gwinnett County, GA by number of degrees awarded are Gwinnett Technical College (3,368 and 64.2%), Georgia Gwinnett College (884 and 16.9%), and Aviation Institute of Maintenance-Atlanta (302 and 5.76%).

The most popular majors in Gwinnett County, GA are General Health Services (356 and 6.79%), General Business (320 and 6.1%), and Accounting Technology & Bookkeeping (216 and 4.12%).

The median tuition costs in Gwinnett County, GA are $N/A for private four year colleges, and $3,075 and $11,478 respectively, for public four year colleges for in-state students and out-of-state students.

Concentrations

Most Common

  1. 356 degrees awarded

  2. 148 degrees awarded

  3. 137 degrees awarded

In 2015, the most common concentation for < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate recipients in Gwinnett County, GA was General Health Services with 356 degrees awarded.

This visualization illustrates the percentage of students graduating with a < 1 Year Postsecondary Certificate from schools in Gwinnett County, GA according to their major.

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Universities

Largest Universities by degrees awarded

  1. 3,368 degrees awarded

  2. 884 degrees awarded

  3. 302 degrees awarded

$3,075

Median In-State Public

$N/A

Median Private

In 2016, the Gwinnett County, GA institution with the largest number of graduating students was Gwinnett Technical College with 3,368 degrees awarded.

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Student Gender for Common Institutions

2,185

Degrees Awarded to Men

3,058

Degrees Awarded to Women

In 2016, 2,185 men were awarded degrees from institutions in Gwinnett County, GA, which is 0.715 times less than the 3,058 female students who received degrees in the same year.

This chart displays the gender disparity between the top 5 institutions in Gwinnett County, GA by degrees awarded.

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Student Race and Ethnicity

Most Common Student Race or Ethnicity

  1. White

    2,012 degrees awarded

  2. Black or African American

    1,758 degrees awarded

  3. Hispanic or Latino

    674 degrees awarded

In 2016 the majority of degrees awarded at institutions in Gwinnett County, GA were to White students. These 2,012 degrees mean that there were 1.14 times more White students then the next closest race/ethnicity group, Black or African American, with 1,758 degrees awarded.

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Housing & Living

The median property value in Gwinnett County, GA was $220,000 in 2017, which is 1.01 times larger than the national average of $217,600. Between 2016 and 2017 the median property value increased from $194,500 to $220,000, a 13.1% increase. The homeownership rate in Gwinnett County, GA is 67.3%, which is higher than the national average of 63.9%. People in Gwinnett County, GA have an average commute time of 32.6 minutes, and they commute by Drove Alone. Car ownership in Gwinnett County, GA is approximately the same as the national average, with an average of 2 cars per household.

Income

Household Income

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$68,914

Median Household Income

± $2,341

293k

Number of Households

± 9,832

In 2017, the median household income of the 293k households in Gwinnett County, GA grew to $68,914 from the previous year's value of $67,155.

The following chart displays the households in Gwinnett County, GA distributed between a series of income buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households have an income in the $75k - $100k range.

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Housing

Property Value

$220,000

2017 Median

± $4,478

$194,500

2016 Median

± $3,653

In 2017, the median property value in Gwinnett County, GA grew to to $220,000 from the previous year's value of $194,500.

The following charts display, first, the property values in Gwinnett County, GA compared to it's parent and neighbor geographies and, second, owner-occupied housing units distributed between a series of property value buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gwinnett County, GA the largest share of households have a property value in the $200k - $250k range.

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Property Taxes

$3k+

Average Range

This chart shows the households in Gwinnett County, GA distributed between a series of property tax buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. In Gwinnett County, GA the largest share of households pay taxes in the $3k+ range.

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Rent vs Own

67.3%

2017 Homeownership

64.4%

2016 Homeownership

In 2017, 67.3% of the housing units in Gwinnett County, GA were occupied by their owner. This percentage grew from the previous year's rate of 64.4%.

This percentage of owner-occupation is higher than the national average of 63.9%. This chart shows the ownership percentage in Gwinnett County, GA compared it's parent and neighboring geographies.

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Transportation

Car Ownership

2 cars

Average Number

The following chart displays the households in Gwinnett County, GA distributed between a series of car ownership buckets compared to the national averages for each bucket. The largest share of households in Gwinnett County, GA have 2 cars, followed by 3 cars.

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Commute Time

32.6 minutes

Average Travel Time

Using averages, employees in Gwinnett County, GA have a longer commute time (32.6 minutes) than the normal US worker (25.5 minutes). Additionally, 3.68% of the workforce in Gwinnett County, GA have "super commutes" in excess of 90 minutes.

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Commuter Transportation

Most Common Method of Travel

  1. Drove Alone

    77.8%

  2. Carpooled

    13%

  3. Worked At Home

    5.77%

In 2017, the most common method of travel for workers in Gwinnett County, GA was Drove Alone, followed by those who Carpooled and those who Worked At Home.

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