Buford, GA
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Buford is a somewhat small city located in the state of Georgia. With a population of 13,748 people and five constituent neighborhoods, Buford is the 76th largest community in Georgia.

Buford real estate is some of the most expensive in Georgia, although Buford house values don't compare to the most expensive real estate in the U.S.

Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Buford is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Buford is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Buford who work in food service (13.53%), sales jobs (11.19%), and office and administrative support (9.56%).

The education level of Buford citizens, measured as those with bachelor's degrees or advanced degrees, is similar to the national average for all American cities and towns. 18.95% of adults 25 and older in Buford have a college degree.

The per capita income in Buford in 2010 was $21,944, which is upper middle income relative to Georgia, and middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $87,776 for a family of four. However, Buford contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.

Buford is a very ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Buford home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Buford residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Buford also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 36.97% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Buford include Irish, German, Italian, and French .

Foreign born people are also an important part of Buford's cultural character, accounting for 22.99% of the city’s population.

The most common language spoken in Buford is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Gujarathi.