Douglas, Georgia Information
The City of Douglas had a population of 11,589 as of the 2010 census and is 14 square miles of total area. The city is the county seat for Coffee County, Georgia. It was named for Senator Stephen A. Douglas from Illinois, a renowned stump speaker who was the challenger to Abraham Lincoln in the presidential election of 1860. In 1895, the railroad came to Douglas and the community began to boom. In 1909, the Georgia and Florida Railway located its offices in Douglas. During the 1920s and 1930s, Douglas was one of the major tobacco markets in the state. Much of this history is depicted in the Heritage Station Museum, located in the former Georgia and Florida Railway train station on Ward Street in downtown Douglas. Douglas has two areas listed on the National Register of Historic Places: the downtown and Gaskin Avenue historic districts. They were added to the list in 1989. It is 59 miles northeast of Valdosta, Georgia, 115 miles northwest of Jacksonville, Florida, and 201 miles southeast of Atlanta. Included in the total area are the following bodies of water: Twenty Mile Creek, the Seventeen Mile River (a tributary of the Satilla River), and Hilliard’s Pond, which was once the ski show park “Holiday Beach”. Douglas is home to Heritage Station Museum, which displays artifacts of the city’s history. The World War II Flight Training Museum (the old 63rd Army Air Forces Contract Pilot School), Broxton Rocks, and the Ashley-Slater House are also popular tourist attractions in the area. All three were recently named among “Georgia’s Hidden Treasures” in a segment on WSB-TV. Douglas has ten public parks that offer year-round activities for all ages and interest groups. There are four golf courses in and around the city. Nearby, the 1,490 acres General Coffee State Park draws more than 100,000 visitors a year and is the most popular tourist attraction in the area. The city is served by one area code, 912 and two zip codes 31533 and 31535.
Douglas is ranked #217 in Georgia and #15,100 in the United States with a livability score of 66, which is in the 48th percentile. The city scored best for great weather, cost of living and amenities. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 80 degrees, there are many amenities in the area, and the cost of living is ten percent lower than the state of Georgia.
The overall crime rate in Douglas is 54% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 11.93 daily crimes that occur in Douglas. Douglas is safer than 17% of the cities in the United States. In Douglas you have a 1 in 23 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Douglas has decreased by 39%.
Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Douglas does well in the areas of weather, cost of living, and amenities. It scores poorly in the areas of Education, Housing, Amenities, Crime, and Employment.
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Mayor Tony L. Paulk, I
Terms Served: 2nd Term
Contact: (912) 389-3401, Email
Mayor Paulk graduated Magna Cum Laude from Brenau University with bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration, and Coffee High School Graduate 1981. He is also Retired US Army, Member of Pleasant Grove Baptist Church, and a Member of Phi Beta Sigma Scholastic Honor Society.
Douglas, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:
In 2016, the crime index in Douglas, Georgia was 543.1 which was higher the United States average of 280.5.
The total crime rate in Douglas was 3,402 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is equal to 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 113 registered sex offenders living in Douglas, Georgia as of June 14, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Douglas to the number of sex offenders is 106 to 1.
Douglas, Georgia Police Department Address:
Douglas Police Department
Chief Gary Casteloes
Chief of Police
225 W. Bryan Street
Douglas, GA 31533
Ph: (912) 384-2222
Fx: (912) 384-7779
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As employees of the City of Douglas Police Department, our mission is to protect and serve the citizens of Douglas and visitors to our community through police action. In carrying out this mission we will cooperate as a team to ensure that the citizens of Douglas are afforded the best protection and service we can give them and to establish the Douglas Police Department as the finest in the United States.
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In 2016, there were 41 full-time law enforcement employees, 34 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 2.91 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Douglas, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.
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For records from different government agencies in Coffee County, Georgia:
Wynetta Bolder, City Clerk
224 E. Bryan St.
P.O. Box 470
Douglas, GA 31533
Ph: (912) 389-3405
Fax: (912) 389-7079
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Angela Spell-Hutto, Clerk of Superior Court
Coffee County Court
101 S. Peterson Ave
Douglas, GA 31533
Phone: (912) 384-2865
Fax: (912) 393-3252
County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information, Etc.
Sheriff Doyle Wooten
825 Thompson Drive
Douglas, GA 31535
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Coffee County Detention Center
825 Thompson Dr
Douglas, GA 31535
The Detention Division consists of approximately 67 employees. This includes a Medical Department under the supervision of Coffee Regional Medical Center. The Coffee County Jail also has a contracted food service that provides all meals to inmates. The Coffee County Jail is responsible for housing pre-trial inmates and those that are currently sentenced to the Department of Corrections. We have an average of 275-302 inmates daily. The Sheriff, Jail Administrator, and Detention Staff are responsible for the operation and control of the Jail. All staff are required to act fairly and humanely according to the laws of Georgia in maintaining the safety and security for staff members, civilians, and all inmates.
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