As of 2010 Suwanee had a population of 15,355. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 67.4% white, 10.8% black or African American, 0.1% Native American, 18.0% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 1.3% reporting some other race and 2.3% reporting two or more races. 6.75 of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
As of the census
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of 2000, there were 8,725 people, 2,947 households, and 2,375 families residing in the city. The population density
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was 889.5 people per square mile (343.4/km²). There were 3,144 housing units at an average density of 320.5 per square mile (123.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 84.49% White, 6.38% African American, 0.13% Native American, 6.84% Asian, 0.01% Pacific Islander, 0.72% from other races
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, and 1.42% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.16% of the population.
There were 2,947 households out of which 46.8% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 71.8% were married couples
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living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 19.4% were non-families. 14.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 1.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.23.
In the city the population was spread out with 29.5% under the age of 18, 6.1% from 18 to 24, 39.3% from 25 to 44, 20.7% from 45 to 64, and 4.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 34 years. For every 100 females there were 102.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 101.8 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $84,038, and the median income for a family was $91,519. Males had a median income of $60,147 versus $40,650 for females. The per capita income
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for the city was $29,712. About 1.5% of families and 2.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 1.2% of those under age 18 and 4.4% of those age 65 or over.
Gwinnett County Public Schools
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operates schools in Suwanee.
- Richard Hull Middle School
- Lanier Middle School
- North Gwinnett Middle School
- Peachtree Ridge Cluster MS (Peachtree Ridge) (opening 2013/14)
- Riverwatch Middle School
- North Gwinnett High School
North Gwinnett High School is a public high school in Suwanee, Georgia. The school is part of the school district Gwinnett County Public Schools. The Superintendent of the district is J. Alvin Wilbanks and the Principal is Ed Shaddix.-History:...
- Peachtree Ridge High School
Peachtree Ridge High School is a public high school in Suwanee, Georgia, USA and a part of Gwinnett County Public Schools. Peachtree Ridge is the only Gwinnett County Public School to use block scheduling; Shiloh High School used to but discontinued it in 2008....
- Collins Hill High School
Collins Hill High School is a high school in Suwanee, Georgia. The school is operated by Gwinnett County Public Schools. Collins Hill was the biggest high school in Georgia when it first opened in 1994. Collins Hill has added since it first opened...
- Lambert High School (Suwanee)
- Lanier High School
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- Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
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- Georgia Campus
The most widely known park in Suwanee, Georgia is the Town Center Park. It is a ten acre park on Buford Highway
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and Lawrenceville-Suwanee Road. The park holds the community's special events, and many people gather around in the park whenever something special is going on. The park also has an amphitheater that holds up to 1,000 audience members. Many concerts and other performances are done on the amphitheater. The Town Center Park has Gwinnett County's largest interactive fountain called "Big Splash". The "Big Splash" has 43 jets and uses 1,400 gallons of water each minute. The water is recycled. This park lies right next to the Suwanee Public Library.
The Suwanee Creek Greenway is a hard-surfaced multipurpose trail in the heart of Suwanee, Georgia. It is a four mile trail with wooded areas and wildlife habitat. It is favored by walkers, joggers, bikers, etc.
The Suwanee Creek Park is a 85-acre park mostly for family picnics and other reunions. It is connected to the Suwanee Creek Greenway.
Playtown Suwanee is a super playground built by 1,200 volunteers worked to build in 2004. It is known as "the playground my mommy and daddy built."
The Sims Lake Park was opened in 2008, and it has a 7-acre lake with a looping trail around it.