Dublin, Georgia Information

Known for its rocking St. Patrick’s Day celebrations, the City of Dublin lies in the county of Laurens, Georgia. As of the 2010 census, the city had a population of 156,201 and it is the county seat for Laurens. The original settlement was named after Dublin, Ireland. Because of Dublin’s location as a midpoint between Savannah and Atlanta, the town in recent decades became home to a small assortment of industrial distribution centers, which complemented various industries—textiles, furniture, and paper, among others—that had already established themselves there in the second half of the 20th century. Historically, however, Dublin’s economy was based on the local cotton, corn, and soybean trades, which blossomed as the town’s central location enabled it to thrive with the growth of the railroad. Originally, Dublin and the surrounding area was home to Native Americans of the Muscogee people. Most of them fled westward with the arrival of European settlers, many of them organizing themselves into armed resistance units which fought government forces and British militias to protect their native territory well into the early 19th century. Ultimately, most of the Muscogee settled in what is now Oklahoma. Despite the Irish ancestry of Dublin’s first non-indigenous settlers, the town, like most of Middle Georgia, by the late 19th century had evolved from mixture of ethnicities. Most of the population descended from Scottish, English, and other western European immigrants. The considerable African-American population descended from most of whose roots lay in Angola or throughout west Africa. By the end of the 20th century, the town had also become home to a growing population of recent immigrants, many of them professionals from India, Korea, and Latin America. As labor migrations from Mexico and Central America shifted from the southwest U.S. to much of the southeast, many immigrants from those regions also moved to Dublin in the first decade of the 21st century. Dublin, according to a historical marker[7] at the town’s main Oconee bridge, was one of the last encampments at which Confederate President Jefferson Davis and his family stayed before being captured by Union forces in May 1865. The city has a total area of 13.3 square miles, nearly all of which is land. In addition, Dublin has two historic districts designated by the National Register of Historic Places: the Dublin Commercial Historic District and the Stubbs Park-Stonewall Street Historic District. The Dublin Commercial Historic District consists of the original downtown commercial core, including the earliest extant building in the district the Hicks Building, dating to 1893. The historic district contains 78 contributing properties, including the Dublin Carnegie Library First National Bank Building (Dublin, Georgia), and the former United States Post Office building. Structures within the district represent a wide range of architectural styles, including Colonial Revival, Neoclassical, Commercial, and Art Deco. The area code for the city is 478 and three zip codes are in use currently: 31021, 31027 and 31040.

Dublin is ranked #381 in Georgia and #21,869 in the United States with a livability score of 60, which is in the 25th percentile. The city scored best for great weather, cost of living, and amenities. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 78 degrees, the cost of living is 14 percent lower than the state of Georgia, and there are many amenities in the area.

The overall crime rate in Dublin is 129% higher than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 17.81 daily crimes that occur in Dublin. Dublin is safer than 6% of the cities in the United States. In Dublin you have a 1 in 16 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Dublin has increased by 24%.

Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Dublin does well in the areas of weather, cost of living, and amenities. It scores poorly in the areas of Education, Housing, Crime, and Employment.

Facebook Page for Dublin, Georgia:

Mayor Phil Best
City Hall
P.O. Box 690
Dublin, Georgia 31040
Phone: (478) 274-1606
Email: mayorbest@dlcga.com

Mayor Phil Best Sr. was elected to serve the Citizens of Dublin in November of 1999. Since his election, he has chaired on the Economic Development Committee, President of the Georgia Municipal Associations 13th District, and been appointed to the Governor’s board of work force initiative. Phil has also served on Laurens County Board of Health, GMEBS Board of Trustees, and the Military Affairs Committee in Warner Robins, and on GMA’s Board of Directors until June of 1997. Some of his other past service includes: Directorships of the Dublin Rotary Club, the Dublin-Laurens County Chamber of Commerce, and the Dublin Country Club. He is an owner and CEO of Premier Construction Associates, a local construction company founded in 1994 that specializes in construction management services. Phil’s main goal is to continue the progressive attitude of the councils before him and to be a part of the continued growth of Dublin by helping to create a pro-business attitude in our small business, industry, and downtown communities.

Dublin, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Dublin, Georgia was 517.4 which was higher the United States average of 280.5.

The total crime rate in Dublin was 6,502 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 99 registered sex offenders living in Dublin, Georgia as of June 15, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Dublin to the number of sex offenders is 167 to 1.

Dublin, Georgia Police Department Address:

Dublin Police Department
Location: 346 South Jefferson Street
Phone: (478) 277-5023
Fax: (478) 272-1698

Other Information about the Dublin Police Department:

Tim Chatman, Chief of Police
478-272-1698

In 2016, there were 63 full-time law enforcement employees, 57 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 3.52 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Dublin, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

Open Records Request in Dublin, Georgia:

For record requests in Dublin, Georgia, you can check this site to see what records are available and to see where your records request is if you have requested one:

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

City Clerk: Interim Artiffany Stanley
P.O. Box 690
Dublin, GA 31040

Jackie Dalton
Laurens County
Clerk of Courts
P.O. Box 2028
Dublin, Georgia 31040
Telephone: (478) 272-3210
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Monday thru Friday

County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information, Etc.

Larry Dean, Sheriff
511 Southern Pines Road
Dublin, Georgia 31021
(478)272-1522.

Facebook Page for the Laurens County Sheriff’s Office:

Laurens County Jail
511 Southern Pines Road
Dublin, Georgia 31021
Phone: 478-272-1522
Fax: 478-277-2913
lcsheriffwbmas@live.com

Mail Policy at the Laurens County Jail:
http://www.laurenscoga.org/lcso/index.html

Information on inmate accounts at the Laurens County Jail:
http://www.laurenscoga.org/lcso/index.html

For information on visitation with an inmate at the Laurens County Jail:
http://www.laurenscoga.org/lcso/index.html

Most Wanted in Laurens County:
http://www.laurenscoga.org/lcso/index.html

If you think you have a warrant in Laurens County, you can check this list:
http://www.laurenscoga.org/lcso/index.html

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