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Lilburn, Georgia
Lilburn City Hall
Lilburn City Hall
Motto: "Small town, Big difference"
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Location in Gwinnett County and the state of Georgia
Country United States
State Georgia
County Gwinnett
 • Total 6.4 sq mi (16.5 km2)
 • Land 6.3 sq mi (16.4 km2)
 • Water 0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)
Elevation 951 ft (290 m)
Population (2010)
 • Total 11,596
 • Density 1,836/sq mi (708.8/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP codes 30047-30048
Area code(s) 470/678/770
FIPS code 13-46356
GNIS feature ID 0332213

Lilburn is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 11,596 at the 2010 census. The estimated population was 12,655 in 2015. It is a developed suburb of Atlanta and a part of the Atlanta metropolitan area.


Lilburn is located in western Gwinnett County at 33°53′20″N 84°8′27″W / 33.88889°N 84.14083°W / 33.88889; -84.14083 (33.888853, -84.140897). U.S. Route 29 (Lawrenceville Highway) passes through the center of town, leading southwest 19 miles (31 km) to downtown Atlanta and northeast 11 miles (18 km) to Lawrenceville, the Gwinnett County seat.

According to the United States Census Bureau, Lilburn has a total area of 6.4 square miles (16.5 km2), of which 6.3 square miles (16.4 km2) is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.82%, is water.

Historical background

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.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1930 179
1960 753
1970 1,668 121.5%
1980 3,765 125.7%
1990 9,301 147.0%
2000 11,307 21.6%
2010 11,596 2.6%
Est. 2015 12,655 9.1%
U.S. Decennial Census

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.

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.

Cityscape and landmarks

BAPS Hindu temple in Atlanta Georgia United States (2)
BAPS Hindu temple

Lilburn's downtown is currently undergoing a revitalization project. The city has already constructed a new City Hall/Library, having already rerouted Main Street's intersection with US 29.

The BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta is located in Lilburn, approximately two miles southwest of the city center. It is the tallest building in the city and the largest Swaminarayan temple outside of India.


Lilburn Daze Arts and Crafts Festival, hosted and organized 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, a health screening tent and a petting zoo. The annual Christmas Parade, held on the first Saturday in December, usually features about 100 entrants marching down Main Street on a route ending at Lilburn City Park. Proceeds from this event fund local scholarships and many other community improvement projects in the greater Lilburn area.

Twin towns – Sister cities

Lilburn is twinned with:

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