Buford, Georgia

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Buford is a city in Gwinnett and Hall counties in the U.S. state of Georgia. The population was 12,387 at last official count.

Buford is part of the AtlantaSandy SpringsMarietta, GA-AL Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Geography

Buford is located at 34°7′1″N 83°59′55″W / 34.11694°N 83.99861°W / 34.11694; -83.99861 (34.117080, -83.998535)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 14.8 square miles (38.3 km²), of which, 14.7 square miles (38.2 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.34%) is water.

The Mall of Georgia, the largest mall in Georgia, is close by.

History

In a bid to host the lunch stop on the new Atlanta and Richmond Air Line Railway, they renamed the town after its president, Algernon S. Buford. They won the lucrative stopping point. Buford was once known as the "New York City" of Gwinnett, until about the 1960s–70s when Lawrenceville became bigger than Buford. However, Buford has grown rapidly over the last few years, primarily because of the Mall of Georgia, a strong city school system, and houses built in the city.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 10,668 people, 3,794 households, and 2,579 families residing in the city. The population density was 724.4 people per square mile (279.6/km²). There were 4,044 housing units at an average density of 274.6/sq mi (106.0/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 76.16% White, 13.33% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.82% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 7.56% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 17.27% of the population. As of 2009 the city estimates it's population at 12,387 people.

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