Norcross is a city located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. According to the 2010 census, the population was 9,116,[5] while in 2020, the population increased to 17,209.[6] Norcross is part of the Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Marietta metropolitan statistical area.

Norcross, Georgia
Downtown Norcross
Downtown Norcross
"A place to Imagine"
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Norcross is located in Metro Atlanta
Location in Metro Atlanta
Coordinates: 33°56′16″N 84°12′23″W / 33.93778°N 84.20639°W / 33.93778; -84.20639
CountryUnited States
 • MayorCraig Newton
 • Mayor Pro TemBruce Gaynor
 • City CouncilMatt Myers
 • City CouncilJosh Bare
 • City CouncilAndrew Hixson
 • Total6.17 sq mi (15.99 km2)
 • Land6.15 sq mi (15.93 km2)
 • Water0.02 sq mi (0.06 km2)
Elevation974 ft (297 m)
 • Total17,209
 • Density2,797.76/sq mi (1,080.18/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
30003, 30010, 30071, 30091, 30093, 30097
Area code(s)770, 678, 470
FIPS code13-55776[4]
GNIS feature ID2404384[3]

History edit

Norcross train depot

Norcross was chartered as a town on October 26, 1870.[7] The community was named for Jonathan Norcross, a former Atlanta Mayor and railroad official.[8]

Geography edit

Norcross is bordered to the north by the city of Peachtree Corners. The southern boundary of the city is formed by Interstate 85, with access available from Exits 99 (Jimmy Carter Boulevard), 101 (Indian Trail Lilburn Road), and 102 (Georgia State Route 378). Downtown Atlanta is located approximately 20 miles (32 km) to the southwest, accessible via I-85.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city of Norcross has a total area of 4.65 square miles (12.05 km2), of which 4.64 square miles (12.02 km2) is land and 0.01 square miles (0.03 km2), or 0.25%, is water.[5]

Transportation edit

Major roads edit

Transit systems edit

Pedestrians and cycling edit

The Western Gwinnett Bikeway, is a multi-use trail along the Peachtree Industrial Boulevard. It is a shared use path, cycle track, and bike lane that connects Norcross to neighboring Duluth.[10]

In September 2015, the Norcross City Council approved plans to do a concept study on developing the Beaver Ruin Creek Greenway.[11] The greenway could serve to connect Norcross residents to the Peachtree Creek Greenway that is being developed in Atlanta, Brookhaven, Chamblee and Doraville.

Demographics edit

Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[6]

2020 census edit

Norcross racial composition[12]
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 3,342 19.42%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 3,370 19.58%
Native American 26 0.15%
Asian 1,920 11.16%
Pacific Islander 15 0.09%
Other/Mixed 603 3.5%
Hispanic or Latino 7,933 46.1%

As of the 2020 United States census, there were 17,209 people, 5,087 households, and 3,674 families residing in the city.

2010 census edit

As of 2010, Norcross had a population of 9,116. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 40.8% white, 19.8% black or African American, 0.7% Native American, 2.1% Asian Indian, 10.7% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 21.5% from some other race and 4.3% reporting two or more races. 39.4% of the population was Hispanic or Latino.[13]

2000 census edit

At the 2000 census,[4] there were 8,410 people, 2,644 households and 1,768 families residing in the city. The population density was 2,050.4 inhabitants per square mile (791.7/km2). There were 2,750 housing units at an average density of 670.5 per square mile (258.9/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 53.50% White, 20.82% African American, 0.54% Native American, 6.10% Asian, 0.04% Pacific Islander, 15.39% from other races, and 3.63% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 40.93% of the population.

There were 2,644 households, of which 33.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 45.3% were married couples living together, 13.2% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.1% were non-families. 22.2% of all households were made up of individuals, and 4.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 3.04 and the average family size was 3.35.

Age distribution was 22.7% under the age of 18, 14.8% from 18 to 24, 40.9% from 25 to 44, 15.5% from 45 to 64, and 6.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 30 years. For every 100 females, there were 130.7 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 134.8 males.

The median household income was $44,728 and the median family income was $42,893. Males had a median income of $26,485 versus $27,347 for females. The per capita income for the city was $18,573. About 11.8% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.0% of those under age 18 and 17.2% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people edit

Education edit

Primary and secondary schools edit

Gwinnett County Public Schools serves Norcross. Each school's respective cluster is listed following its name.

Elementary schools

  • Susan O. Stripling Elementary School (Norcross)
  • Beaver Ridge Elementary School (Norcross)
  • Meadowcreek Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
  • Nesbit Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
  • Norcross Elementary School (Norcross)
  • Rockbridge Elementary School (Meadowcreek)
  • Baldwin Elementary School (Norcross)

Middle schools

  • Pinckneyville Middle School (Norcross)
  • Summerour Middle School (Norcross)

High schools


Public libraries edit

Gwinnett County Public Library operates the Norcross Branch in Norcross.[14]

Local companies edit

Media edit

The main newspaper of Greater Atlanta is the Atlanta Journal-Constitution.

The Spanish language newspaper El Nuevo Georgia has its headquarters in unincorporated Gwinnett County near Norcross.[17][18]

Filming edit

The ABC Studios television show Resurrection was filmed in the town square and all around Norcross.[19]

All Elite Wrestling conducted their television tapings at The Nightmare Factory training facility operated by one of their coach/wrestlers, Q. T. Marshall, in Norcross in March 2020 during the COVID-19 epidemic.[20]

References edit

  1. ^ "Mayor & Council - Norcross, GA - Official website". Retrieved December 27, 2019.
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  3. ^ a b U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Norcross, Georgia
  4. ^ a b "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Norcross city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2016.[dead link]
  6. ^ a b "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved May 13, 2020.
  7. ^ Acts Passed by the General Assembly of Georgia. J. Johnston. 1870. p. 212.
  8. ^ Krakow, Kenneth K. (1975). Georgia Place-Names: Their History and Origins (PDF). Macon, GA: Winship Press. p. 160. ISBN 0-915430-00-2.
  9. ^ "Indian Trail Park & Ride in Norcross, Georgia | Greyhound".
  10. ^ "Western Gwinnett Bikeway Extension to be Built ", Western Gwinnett Bikeway
  11. ^ "Norcross approves Beaver Ruin Creek greenway master plan". Retrieved November 10, 2017.
  12. ^ "Explore Census Data". Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  13. ^ 2010 general profile of demographic and housing characteristics of Norcross from the US Census]
  14. ^ "Hours & Locations Archived 2010-07-26 at the Wayback Machine." Gwinnett County Public Library. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  15. ^ "Contact us". Norcross, GA: Waffle House. 2019. Archived from the original on February 16, 2019. Retrieved February 16, 2019.
  16. ^ "Nanolumens® Announces New World HQ Expansion in Gwinnett". Gwinnett Chamber of Commerce. October 25, 2011. Archived from the original on May 28, 2012. Retrieved January 21, 2014.
  17. ^ "Contáctenos." El Nuevo Georgia. Retrieved on September 18, 2012.
  18. ^ "Media Kit 2011." (in English) (Archive) El Nuevo Georgia. p. 7. Retrieved on September 18, 2012. "5855 Jimmy Carter Blvd. Norcross, GA 30071"
  19. ^ "Filming for 'Resurrection' returns to Norcross", by Joshua Sharpe, Gwinnett Daily Post
  20. ^ "Cody Rhodes On The 26-Hour TV Taping That Saved AEW". March 3, 2021.

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