Major domestic and international companies have established operations in Buford.

Overview for Buford, GA

16,811 people live in Buford, where the median age is 36.3 and the average individual income is $25,502. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population

36.3 years

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Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


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Welcome to Buford

The City of Buford has come a long way since its beginnings in 1872 as a depot on the railway line between Atlanta and Charlotte, North Carolina. Major domestic and international companies have established operations in Buford. The Buford Dam has become a major source of power for the state, and Lake Lanier Islands is recognized as a premier recreational development in the Southeast. 

Companies have located operations in Buford for some very solid reasons:

  • Well-developed infrastructures enhance the efficiency of business operations and favorably impact bottom-line profits.
  • Abundant, highly motivated, production-oriented labor force.
  • City-owned water, sewer, gas, and electric systems provide the lowest utility rates in the area.
  • Excellent, locally-controlled primary and secondary education system with a large number of major universities and technical schools within a 50-mile radius.
  • The scenic beauty and small-town friendliness that create a nurturing environment for employees.
  • Major industrial and commercial acreage available on major transportation arteries priced to attract new business.

Location: the Southeastern United States, North Georgia, Gwinnett County, 25 miles north of Atlanta, on the southern shores of Lake Lanier.

Transportation: Hartsfield International, Peachtree DeKalb, North Fulton, and Gwinnett Airports; Insterstate Highways I-85 and I-985, Buford Highway, and Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. Local Bus and MARTA Station provide easy access to Atlanta.

Education: Independent city school system with local control of elementary, middle, and high schools. More than 10 major universities within a 50-mile radius.

Recreation: Fishing, boating, swimming, skiing, camping, beach & water park and golf at Lake Lanier Islands and local parks at Lake Lanier; hiking and camping in the north Georgia mountains; major league sports (baseball, basketball, football & hockey), theatre, concerts of all types, symphony, ballet and museums in nearby Atlanta.

Library: Buford-Sugar Hill, youth programs, story hours, computer section.

Restaurants: Most any type of restaurant in which to choose within 2 miles of the City of Buford. Many major chain restaurants have chosen to locate in Buford as well as unique, locally-owned restaurants. You are sure to find your local favorite.

Parks: 25-ACRE Buford City Park with tennis and basketball courts, as well as, baseball, softball, and soccer fields.

Health Services: Gwinnett Medical Center, Joan Glancy Hospital, and Northeast Georgia Medical Center are all easily accessible from the City of Buford.

Retail Shopping: Mall of Georgia, Art Colony Downtown, Cannery Row Antique Mall.

Our Buford Office

554 West Main Street, Suite 300
Buford, Georgia, 30518, Canada

Office: (770) 502-6232
Toll-Free: 1-855-770-4663
Fax: (470) 878-2199
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Around Buford, GA

There's plenty to do around Buford, including shopping, dining, nightlife, parks, and more. Data provided by Walk Score and Yelp.

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Somewhat Bikeable
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Points of Interest

Explore popular things to do in the area, including Heavenly Bakes, HobbyTown, and Carefree Boat Club on Lake Lanier.

Name Category Distance Reviews
Ratings by Yelp
Dining 4.54 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Shopping 1.76 miles 5 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 3.31 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.36 miles 8 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 2.48 miles 9 reviews 5/5 stars
Active 1.14 miles 6 reviews 5/5 stars

Demographics and Employment Data for Buford, GA

Buford has 4,998 households, with an average household size of 3.33. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. Here’s what the people living in Buford do for work — and how long it takes them to get there. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. 16,811 people call Buford home. The population density is 927.11 and the largest age group is Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.


Total Population


Population Density Population Density This is the number of people per square mile in a neighborhood.


Median Age

48.76 / 51.24%

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Schools in Buford, GA

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The following schools are within or nearby Buford. The rating and statistics can serve as a starting point to make baseline comparisons on the right schools for your family. Data provided by the U.S. Census Bureau.
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9th - 12th
Buford Elementary School
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Buford Senior Academy
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Buford Middle School
6th - 8th
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