Lilburn, Georgia

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Lilburn, Georgia
Lilburn City Hall
Lilburn City Hall
"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
 • MayorTim Dunn
 • Total6.45 sq mi (16.70 km2)
 • Land6.40 sq mi (16.56 km2)
 • Water0.05 sq mi (0.13 km2)
951 ft (290 m)
 • Total11,596
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,002.81/sq mi (773.33/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP codes
Area code(s)470/678/770
FIPS code13-46356
GNIS feature ID0332213[3]

Lilburn is a city in Gwinnett County, Georgia, United States. The population was 11,596 at the 2010 census.[4] The estimated population was 12,810 in 2019.[5] 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).[6] 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.[4]


Major roads[edit]

Pedestrians and cycling[edit]

  • Camp Creek Greenway[7]
  • Norcross-Lilburn Trail (Proposed)[8]

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.[citation needed]

A devastating fire and hard economic times in the 1920s ended the prosperity.[citation needed] 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."[9]


Historical population
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)12,810[2]10.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

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.[11]

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 people 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.


Primary and secondary schools[edit]

Public schools[edit]

Gwinnett County Public Schools operates public schools.

The following have Lilburn addresses:

Elementary schools

  • Arcado Elementary (Parkview)
  • Camp Creek Elementary (Parkview)
  • G.H. Hopkins Elementary (Meadowcreek)
  • Knight Elementary (Parkview)
  • Lilburn Elementary (Meadowcreek)
  • Mountain Park Elementary (Parkview)
  • R.D. Head Elementary (Brookwood)
  • Rebecca Minor Elementary (Berkmar)

Middle schools

High schools

Private schools[edit]

Public libraries[edit]

Gwinnett County Public Library operates the Mountain Park Branch and the Lilburn Branch.[12]

Cityscape and landmarks[edit]

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. This revitalization includes miles of walking/biking paths referred to as the Greenway Trail and the reconstruction of the historic Prohibition Trail Bridges from the early 1900s.[13]

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 was the largest Swaminarayan temple outside of India until the Robbinsville, NJ temple opened in 2014.[14]


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.

Notable people[edit]

Twin towns and sister cities[edit]

Lilburn is twinned with:


  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved July 9, 2020.
  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ a b "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Lilburn city, Georgia". American Factfinder. U.S. Census Bureau. Retrieved November 30, 2016.[dead link]
  5. ^ "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". Retrieved May 21, 2020.
  6. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  7. ^ "New Camp Creek Greenway bridge opens in Lilburn".
  8. ^ Huppertz, Karen (April 19, 2018). "Gwinnett Commissioners approve trails master plan". Retrieved April 20, 2018.
  9. ^ "County of Gwinnett - GeorgiaInfo". Retrieved September 21, 2018.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ 2010 general population and housing profile for Lilburn from the US Census]
  12. ^ "Gwinnett Public Library Location and Hours". Gwinnett Public Library. Retrieved January 6, 2019.
  13. ^ Curt Yeomans. "Big things expected from new Lilburn city hall, library". Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  14. ^ "BAPS Shri Swaminarayan Mandir Atlanta". Atlas Obscura. Retrieved October 15, 2017.
  15. ^ "Lilburn Becomes a 'Sister City' With Kosovo Town". July 16, 2013. Retrieved October 15, 2017.

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