Berkeley Lake, Georgia

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Berkeley Lake is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. From its 1956 origins as a summer retreat, Berkeley Lake has grown into a thriving community centered on its 77-acre (310,000 m2) namesake lake. According to the 2000 census, Berkeley Lake is the most affluent community in metro Atlanta and all of Georgia; its 1,695 residents have the highest median household income at $109,401, the highest median number of rooms per house at 8½, and the highest median monthly house payment at $2,152. The city is also known for being an environmentally progressive city, a bird and wildlife sanctuary, and has been named a "Tree City USA" for the past eight years.

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Background

Berkeley Lake is located off of Peachtree Industrial Boulevard between Peachtree Corners and Duluth. The community consists of several subdivisions around a 88-acre (360,000 m2) private lake.

Berkeley Lake residents are mostly a mix of entrepreneurs, corporate executives, and other professionals. There is also a large number of artists and writers. [1]

Berkeley Lake topped the category of highest median household in the 1990 census, making it the most affluent community in Atlanta area for the second decade in a row. [2]

Geography

Berkeley Lake is located at 33°59′7″N 84°11′0″W / 33.98528°N 84.183333°W / 33.98528; -84.183333 (33.985333, -84.183382)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.1 square miles (3.0 km²), of which, 1.0 square miles (2.6 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.4 km²) of it (12.28%) is water.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,695 people, 601 households, and 504 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,682.8 people per square mile (648.0/km²). There were 610 housing units at an average density of 605.6/sq mi (233.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 80.94% White, 4.07% African American, 0.18% Native American, 11.80% Asian, 1.65% from other races, and 1.36% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 2.65% of the population.

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