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Norcross, Georgia

  •   State: 
    Gwinnett County
      County FIPS: 
    33°56′16″N 84°12′23″W
      Area total: 
    6.17 sq mi (15.99 km²)
      Area land: 
    6.15 sq mi (15.93 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.02 sq mi (0.06 km²)
    974 ft (297 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Alpharetta, GA
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    2,797.76 residents per square mile of area (1,080.18/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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Norcross is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population as of the 2010 census was 9,116, while in 2020 the population was 17,209. It is included in the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan statistical area. The community was named for Jonathan Norcross, a former Atlanta Mayor and railroad official. In September 2015, the Norcross City Council approved plans to do a concept study on developing the Beaver Ruin Creek Greenway. The greenway could serve to connect Norcross residents to the Peachtree Creek greenway that is being developed in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville. The city of Norcross is located at 33°56N 84°13W (33.9386, -84.2086) and has a total area of 4.65 square miles (12.05 km²) The city is bordered to the north by the city of Peachtrees Corners, and to the south by Interstate 85. In the 2000 census, there were 8,410 people, 2,644 households and 1,768 families residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 53.50% White, 20.82% African American, 6.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.39% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family income was $42,893.


Norcross is the primary city name, but also Berkeley Lake, Peachtree Cor, Peachtree Corners are acceptable city names or spellings. The official name is Norcross, Georgia. Norcross was chartered as a town on October 26, 1870. The community was named for Jonathan Norcross, a former Atlanta Mayor and railroad official. Norcross is located at the junction of the Georgia and Georgia railroads. The town is located on the Georgia Interior and the Georgia Interstate 75. It is located near the Georgia-Georgia Ripley's Paddington line, which runs through Norcross. The Norcross River runs through the center of the town. It was once known as the "Norcross River" and was once part of the Atlanta railway line. It has a population of about 1,000 and was named after Jonathan Nor Cross, who was a former mayor of Atlanta, Georgia, and a former railroad official and mayor of the city of Atlanta.


Norcross is located in western Gwinnett County at 33°56N 84°13W (33.9386, -84.2086). It is bordered to the north by the city of Peachtree Corners. Interstate 85 forms the southern boundary of the city, with access from Exits 99 (Jimmy Carter Boulevard), 101 (Indian Trail Lilburn Road), and 102 (Georgia State Route 378) Downtown Atlanta is 20 miles (32 km) to the southwest via I-85. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 4.65 square miles (12.05 km²) of which 4.64 square miles of it is land and 0.03 km², or 0.25%, is water. The city of Norcross has a population of 2,816. It is located at 33.938 miles (84.1986 km) west of Atlanta, Georgia, and is located on the Georgia Turnpike, which runs through Norcross. It has an elevation of 33.839 miles (85.838 km) and is in the Atlanta Metropolitan Statistical Area. Norcross is home to the Norcross High School, which was founded in 1881. It was the first high school in the state of Georgia to open in 1883. The Norcross School District was established in 1885. The school district has a history of being one of the oldest in Georgia. It opened in 1887.


The Western Gwinnett Bikeway, is a multi-use trail along the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It is a shared use path, cycle track, and bike lane that connects Norcross to neighboring Duluth. In September 2015, the Norcross City Council approved plans to do a concept study on developing the Beaver Ruin Creek Greenway. The greenway could serve to connect Norcross residents to the Peachtree Creek Greenway that is being developed in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville. The Norcross Greyhound Bus Terminal, 2105 Norcross Pkwy, Norcross, GA 30071 is home to the city's Greyhound bus terminal. The city also has its own public transit system called Norcross County Transit, which serves the city and surrounding areas of Atlanta and Cobb County. The bus terminal is also home to Atlanta's airport, which is a major hub for international travel. The transit system has a network of buses that serve the city, Cobb County, and Atlanta-Doraville-Chamblee, as well as the city of Norcross. It also has a commuter rail system that connects the city to the airport and the rest of the state of Georgia. It's also possible to ride the bus to and from the airport in Atlanta by taking a bus from the downtown Atlanta area to the Atlanta International Airport in the morning and back again in the afternoons. In the evening, the city has a light-rail system that runs from downtown Atlanta to the downtown area.


As of the 2020 U.S. census, there were 17,209 people, 5,087 households, and 3,674 families residing in the city. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 40.8% white, 19. 8% black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.1% Asian Indian, 10.7%. The median household income was $44,728 and the median family Income was $42,893. The per capita income for the city was $18,573. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females there were 130.7 males. For. every 100 Females age 18 and over there were 134.8 males. There were 2,750 housing units at an average density of 670.5 per square mile (258.9/km²). The racial makeup of the city is 53.50% White, 20.82% African American, 0.54% Native. American, 6.10% Asian,0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.39% from other races, and. 3.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.93% of the town's population. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was3.35. The city has a population of 9,116, with a population density of 2,050.4 inhabitants per squaremile (791.7/ km²).


Gwinnett County Public Schools serves Norcross. Each school's respective cluster is listed following its name. Public libraries operate the Norcross Branch in Norcross, Georgia. The Norcross branch of the U.S. Library system is based in Atlanta, Georgia, and serves the city of Norcross and surrounding areas.

Local companies

RentPath, a large apartment guide company, is headquartered in Norcross. NanoLumens is a designer and manufacturer of digital LED displays.LSI Corporation designs semiconductors and software that accelerate storage and networking in datacenters and mobile networks.EMS Technologies specializes in wireless communications. Waffle House is a large restaurant chain based in the city of Norcross, Georgia. The Institute of Industrial Engineers, a professional society for industrial engineers, is also headquartered in the town. The company's name is a contraction of the words "industrial engineers" and "engineers" It is also known as "LSI Corp" or "LSi Electronics Corp" for its semiconducting and software development. The society's name means "sales company" in English. It was founded in 1881 and is based in Linsday, Georgia, in what is now called the City of Linsay. It is now known as the "City of Lonsay" in the U.S. and as "Linsay, Georgia" in other parts of the world. It also has offices in Georgia and South Carolina, and has a presence in Georgia, Georgia and Florida. The institute is part of the American Society of Industrial Engineering, which is also based in Georgia. It's also called the "American Society for Industrial Engineers" in Washington, D.C. and has its headquarters in Atlanta, DC. The Society's name also means "membership society" in America. It has a chapter in the United States, where it is called "industrial engineering".


The ABC Studios television show Resurrection was filmed in the town square and all around Norcross. All Elite Wrestling conducted their television tapings at The Nightmare Factory training facility operated by one of their coach/wrestlers, Q. T. Marshall, in Norcross in March 2020 during the COVID-19 epidemic. The 2018 film Love, Simon has a carnival themed scene filmed inThe Norcross town square. The town square was used for the filming of the film, which was based on the book, "Love, Simon" by Simon Cowell. The film was shot on location in the Norcross area and was released in the UK in September. The Norcross community is known for its love of the carnival, with many people attending the annual carnival in the area. The city is also known for being a popular destination for tourists, with a number of cruise ships and other tourist attractions based in the region. It has a population of around 2,000 people, with the majority of its residents living in and around the town of Norcross and its surrounding areas. It is one of the smallest towns in the South West of England, and is home to a large number of sporting events, such as the Scottish Open and the Scottish Cricket Association. It also has a large population of pensioners, many of whom use the town as a base to raise money for their local charities. It was also used to film the movie, Love, Simon, in which the main character, Simon, is a former Norcross resident who has moved to the town.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia = 37.1. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 40. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 99. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in Norcross = 5 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 17,209 individuals with a median age of 33.4 age the population grows by 28.99% in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 2,797.76 residents per square mile of area (1,080.18/km²). There are average 3.03 people per household in the 3,422 households with an average household income of $48,380 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 9.40% of the available work force and has dropped -6.39% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.82%. The number of physicians in Norcross per 100,000 population = 108.1.


The annual rainfall in Norcross = 53.3 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.4 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 108. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 213. 87 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 27.9 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 35, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia which are owned by the occupant = 51.20%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 21 years with median home cost = $152,260 and home appreciation of -5.08%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $9.81 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $5,922 per student. There are 14.3 students for each teacher in the school, 637 students for each Librarian and 498 students for each Counselor. 6.00% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 18.30% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 5.38% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • Norcross's population in Gwinnett County, Georgia of 1,511 residents in 1900 has increased 11,39-fold to 17,209 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 45.02% female residents and 54.98% male residents live in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia.

    As of 2020 in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia are married and the remaining 47.77% are single population.

  • 28.2 minutes is the average time that residents in Norcross require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    56.78% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 34.00% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 1.67% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 2.71% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia, 51.20% are owner-occupied homes, another 42.30% are rented apartments, and the remaining 6.50% are vacant.

  • The 41.48% of the population in Norcross, Gwinnett County, Georgia who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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