Welcome to Gwinnett County — one of America's fastest-growing counties for the past 20 years. Our dynamic and exciting county combines the best of big-city living with the comforts of the suburbs. The county's population in 2000 was about 588,448 and we’ve only continued to grow since then, with the population expected to reach one million by the year 2022. Gwinnett has many advantages, beginning with its location and road system. The county is just 45 minutes from Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport and 30 minutes from downtown Atlanta. Thanks to this location, 80 percent of the U.S. population is within a two-hour flight. Georgia Highway 316 has been extended to Athens, reducing travel time to the University of Georgia to 25 minutes. Gwinnett's infrastructure includes more than 2,750 miles of roadways to provide excellent mobility for our residents.