Buford has the 2066th largest population in the United States. The population grew by 12.4% from 2010 to 2015, which was faster than the national average. Buford is part of the Atlanta metro area. Unemployment in the Atlanta area is 4%, which is higher than the national average, and is getting better. Atlanta has the 10th largest local economy in the US, and a low cost of living. The average pay for jobs in Buford is below average at $49,430, and the median cost of a home in Buford is $160,400, which is below the national average. 19% of workers in Buford hold a bachelors degree or higher (above average), and 76% of workers have a high school degree (above average). Driving to work is especially common in Buford. 79% of Buford workers drive to work alone, 1% take public transit, 11% carpool, and 8% walk. People in Buford spend an average of 24 minutes commuting to work, which is shorter than the national average of 26 minutes.