Lilburn, Georgia

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Lilburn, Georgia
City
Motto: "Small town, Big difference"
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°53′20″N 84°8′27″W / 33.88889°N 84.14083°W / 33.88889; -84.14083Coordinates: 33°53′20″N 84°8′27″W / 33.88889°N 84.14083°W / 33.88889; -84.14083
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyGwinnett
Government
 • MayorJohnny Crist
Area
 • Total6.2 sq mi (16 km2)
 • Land6.2 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation951 ft (290 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total12,266
 • Density1,823.7/sq mi (706.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes30047-30048
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-46356
GNIS feature ID0332213[1]
Websitehttp://www.cityoflilburn.com/
 
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Lilburn, Georgia
City
Motto: "Small town, Big difference"
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Coordinates: 33°53′20″N 84°8′27″W / 33.88889°N 84.14083°W / 33.88889; -84.14083Coordinates: 33°53′20″N 84°8′27″W / 33.88889°N 84.14083°W / 33.88889; -84.14083
CountryUnited States
StateGeorgia
CountyGwinnett
Government
 • MayorJohnny Crist
Area
 • Total6.2 sq mi (16 km2)
 • Land6.2 sq mi (15.9 km2)
 • Water0 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation951 ft (290 m)
Population (2012)
 • Total12,266
 • Density1,823.7/sq mi (706.7/km2)
Time zoneEastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST)EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes30047-30048
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-46356
GNIS feature ID0332213[1]
Websitehttp://www.cityoflilburn.com/

Lilburn is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 11,596 at the 2010 census. It is part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.

Geography[edit]

Lilburn is located at 33°53′20″N 84°8′27″W / 33.88889°N 84.14083°W / 33.88889; -84.14083 (33.888853, -84.140897)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 6.2 square miles (16.1 km²), of which, 6.2 square miles (15.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.1 km²) of it (0.81%) is water.

Historical background[edit]

The city of Lilburn was founded in 1890 by the Seaboard Air Line Railway. The area previously known as McDaniel was renamed Lilburn, after the general superintendent of the railroad, Lilburn Trigg Myers of Virginia. (The basis of the name change got no official mention at the time, and historical researchers did not confirm the specific link to Myers until the 1990s.) The town prospered and was incorporated as Lilburn on July 27, 1910.

A devastating fire and hard economic times in the 1920s ended the prosperity and the City of Lilburn ceased to exist. A revitalization of the original historic area has emerged with shopping and restaurants in the Old Town district which has been described as a "Slice of History."

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
CensusPop.
1960753
19701,668121.5%
19803,765125.7%
19909,301147.0%
200011,30721.6%
201011,5962.6%
Est. 201212,2665.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[3]
2012 Estimate[4]

As of 2010 Lilburn had a population of 11,596. The median age was 36.3. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 52.7% white (34.3% non-Hispanic white), 24.4% black or African American, 0.5% Native American, 0.8% Asian Indian, 0.4% other Asian, 5.3% from some other race (0.3% non-Hispanic from some other race) and 2.8% from two or more races. 27.4% of the population was Hispanic or Latino.[5]

As of the census of 2000, there were 11,307 people, 3,943 households, and 2,835 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,837.6 people per square mile (709.9/km²). There were 4,049 housing units at an average density of 658.0 per square mile (254.2/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 69.09% White, 11.93% African American, 0.34% Native American, 11.69% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 4.81% from other races, and 2.11% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 13.22% of the population.

There were 3,943 households out of which 38.1% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.1% were married couples living together, 7.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 28.1% were non-families. 0.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.80 and the average family size was 3.28.

In the city the population was spread out with 25.7% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 33.7% from 25 to 44, 23.3% from 45 to 64, and 8.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 97.1 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 92.5 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $53,707, and the median income for a family was $62,563. Males had a median income of $38,289 versus $28,996 for females. The per capita income for the city was $22,503. About 4.7% of families and 6.1% of the population were below the poverty line, including 7.1% of those under age 18 and 10.7% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Gwinnett County Public Schools operates public schools.

The following have Lilburn addresses:

Elementary Schools

Middle Schools

High Schools

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

Gwinnett County Public Library operates the Mountain Park Branch and the Hillcrest Branch in Lilburn.[6]

Events[edit]

Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, sponsored by the Lilburn Woman's Club, an affiliate of the GFWC, is celebrated on the second Saturday in October and features over 200 vendors. This one-day event features local artisans, children's activities, live entertainment, food, hayrides, health screening tent and a petting zoo. The annual Christmas Parade, held on the first Saturday in December, is always an anticipated event for the community with over 100 entries marching down Main Street ending at Lilburn City Park.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns – Sister cities[edit]

Lilburn is twinned with:

References[edit]

  1. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. 2007-10-25. Retrieved 2008-01-31. 
  2. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23. 
  3. ^ "U.S. Decennial Census". Census.gov. Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Annual Estimates of the Resident Population: April 1, 2010 to July 1, 2012". Retrieved April 22, 2014. 
  5. ^ 2010 general population and housing profile for Lilburn from the US Census]
  6. ^ "Hours & Locations." Gwinnett County Public Library. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  7. ^ Lilburn Becomes a 'Sister City' With Kosovo Town

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