Doraville, Georgia Information

Located in DeKalb County, Georgia, the city of Doraville, had a population of 8,330 as of the 2010 census. Doraville was incorporated by an act of the Georgia General Assembly, approved December 15, 1871. From its development until the 1940s, Doraville was a small agricultural community that served the interests of a larger surrounding farming area. At the end of World War II, Doraville was on a main railroad line, and had a new water system available. General Motors selected Doraville as the site for its new assembly plant. The growth of Doraville exploded in the late 1940s and the 1950s as a result. In the late 1940s, plans for Guilford Village, the first subdivision, were announced by Southern Builders and Engineering Company. The 112-home subdivision at Tilly Mill and Flowers Roads was to cover some 58 acres. In 1950, Doraville’s population was 472. By 1964, the city’s population was 6,160 and land area was 1,722 acres. Part of the population growth during that period was because of the annexation of Northwoods in 1949 and Oakcliff in 1958. By the 1980s, Doraville and neighboring Chamblee attracted immigrants relocating to the Atlanta area who settled along Buford Highway. The result is one of the largest Asian communities in the country. Many Latin American countries are also represented. 56% of residents speak a language other than English as a first language. The Doraville MARTA Station was built in 1992, destroying the few buildings that remained of Doraville’s downtown. The GM Doraville Assembly Plant closed in 2009, and the economy has stalled plans to turn the site into a mixed-use town center. Nonetheless, Doraville is becoming an attractive destination because of its proximity to Atlanta, its MARTA Station, and the promise of a new town center. Today, Doraville has a total area of 3.6 square miles, and is east of Chamblee, north of Tucker, west of Norcross and south of Dunwoody. The city covers three zip codes, 30340, 30360 and 30362 and one area code, 770.

Doraville is ranked #300 in Georgia and #18,485 in the United States with a livability score of 64, which is in the 36th percentile. The city scored best for great weather, and amenities. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 77 degrees, and there are many amenities in the area.

The overall crime rate in Doraville is 99% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 15.48 daily crimes that occur in Doraville. Doraville is safer than 14% of the cities in the United States. In Doraville you have a 1 in 18 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Doraville has increased by 48%.

Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Doraville does well in the areas of weather, and amenities. It scores poorly in the areas of Education, Housing, Amenities, Crime, Cost of Living, and Employment.

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Mayor Donna Pittman
(770) 451-8745

Donna Pittman was elected the first woman Mayor of Doraville in 2011. Prior to becoming Mayor, she served as Council member, representing District 1 and rose to Mayor Pro-Tem. Mayor Pittman believes in working collaboratively and espouses a team approach between residents, the business community, elected officials and city staff. Mayor Pittman is a native of DeKalb County and longtime Doraville resident. She has displayed an unwavering commitment to improving her community long before becoming an elected official. Mayor Pittman studied criminal justice and other aspects of law enforcement early in her career and served with the DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office. She is a strong supporter of education and gives back by mentoring youth; the future of our city. She is one of the original members of the board of directors that helped establish Peachtree Middle School, and she has served on the DeKalb Board of Education Advisory Board. As an advocate for community policing and public safety initiatives, economic development and community building, she is a member of the DeKalb Emergency Management Agency, the Peachtree Gateway Partnership, DeKalb Municipal Association and has served on the DeKalb County Board of Health. Mayor Pittman has received numerous acclamations, including from the State of Georgia, the Consulate General, Cross Keys High School and other state, county and local organizations. Mayor Pittman is a proud wife of a Marine and mother of four children.

Doraville, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Doraville, Georgia was 390.6 which was higher the United States average of 280.5.

The total crime rate in Doraville was 5,650 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is higher than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 persons, and higher than the national average of 2,837 total crimes for every 100,000 citizens.

According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 39 registered sex offenders living in Doraville, Georgia as of June 14, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Doraville to the number of sex offenders is 271 to 1.

Doraville, Georgia Police Department Address:

Doraville Police Department
3750 Park Avenue
Doraville, Georgia 30340
Tel: (770) 455-1000
Records: (770) 458-7655
Jail: (770) 455-1716
Fax: (770) 220-1595

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John G. King, Police Chief

John King became the Chief of Police for the City of Doraville in October 2002.

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In 2016, there were 53 full-time law enforcement employees, 41 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 4.81 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Doraville, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

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Raquel D. Gonzalez, City Clerk
City Clerk’s Office – City Hall
3725 Park Ave.
Doraville, GA 30340
Phone: (770) 451-8745
Fax: (770) 936-3862

For records from different government agencies in DeKalb County, Georgia:

Debra DeBerry, DeKalb Clerk of Superior Court
DeKalb County Courthouse
556 North McDonough Street, Ground Floor
Decatur, GA 30030

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Jeffrey L. Mann, Esq.
Sheriff, DeKalb County, Georgia
DeKalb County Sheriff’s Office Headquarters
Executive Offices
4415 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
PH: 404.298.8100
Fax: 404.298.8101
Hours of Operation: 8:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m. M-F (except holidays)

DeKalb County Jail
4425 Memorial Drive
Decatur, GA 30032
PH: 404.298.8145
Fax: 404.298.8264
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