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Buford is a city in Gwinnett County, in the Atlanta metro area. (The community straddles Gwinnett and Hall counties; ePodunk links to the county with the greater share of population.)
The community was named after Col. A.S. Buford, railroad president.
The latitude of Buford is 34.120N. The longitude is -84.004W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,184 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 10,820.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Buford demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Gwinnett County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Atlanta area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 30542 ZIP code.
7% of Buford residents report German ancestry, and 9% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Buford ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Buford was $18,308, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Buford residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Buford, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $527. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $959.
Libraries in Buford include Buford-Sugar Hill ... View libraries
Gwinnett County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Buford political report.
The average commute time for Buford workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
A total of 3 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Buford between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.
This is a rate of 2.8 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.
Hotels in Buford include Country Inn & Suites, Days Inn Mall of Georgia, Emerald Pointe Resort, Hampton Inn Mall of Georgia, Holiday Inn Express Suites Buford, SpringHill Suites by Marriott, Wingate Inn.
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