By Merritt Melancon / Published Wednesday, January 06, 2010
A national demography firm has recognized Braselton as one of the most recession-resistant towns in America.
The Gadberry Group ranked Braselton first on its annual list of towns with market potential - meaning their population, number of households and household buying power have grown faster than in the rest of the nation.
This year's list features nine towns that have continued to grow despite the recession, according to the Gadberry Group.
Braselton has made a few national municipal top 10 lists in the past five years, but being named one of the most recession-resistant towns in the nation proves that the town's growth and success were not built on a bubble, said Mayor Pat Graham.
"As a community, we are fortunate that this is an area where people feel confident in investing here," Graham said. "We're just really proud to have worked in a way that ensured that we're sustainable."
Braselton's population has more than doubled since 2,000. The number of households has grown by 118 percent since 2000, and the average household income has increased from $68,102 a year to $113,664 in that same period, according to Gadberry's data.
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