Gwinnett County

Gwinnett County was created in 1818 from treaty lands ceded by the Creek and Cherokee Indians. It is named for Button Gwinnett, one of the three Georgia signers of the Declaration of Independence. He had helped draft the state constitution and was appointed to fill the unexpired term of governor. Failing later to win election, his politics led to a duel with General Lachlan Mclntosh which proved fatal to Gwinnett. The county seat, Lawrenceville, is named for Captain James Lawrence, wounded commander of the Chesapeake during the War of 1812. It was he who, dying, gave his crew the battle cry: "Don't give up the ship!"

Contact Information

Address 75 Langley Drive, Lawrenceville GA 30045
Telephone 770.822.7017
Fax 770.822.7097

County Data

Snapshot County Snapshot from the GA Dept. of Community Affairs
Census Gwinnett County Census Data from U.S. Census
Other Data Sets County QuickFacts from the U.S. Census Bureau
Georgia Encyclopedia County Page from The New Georgia Encyclopedia
Wages & Salaries Local Government Wage and Salary Survey from DCA
Labor Market Georgia Labor Market Explorer & Analysis
Sales Tax Sales and Property Tax Rates from DOR
Hotel/Motel Tax Hotel/Motel Tax Report from DCA

Statistics and Rates

2008 Population 789499 (State Rank: 2)
Incorporated Millage Rage 11.78
Unincorporated Millage Rate 11.78
County Bond 0.47
School Maintenance/Operations 19.25
School Bond 1.3
Total Incorporated 32.8
Total Unincorporated 32.8


County Officials