Duluth, Georgia Information

Located in Gwinnett County, Georgia, the City of Duluth had a population of 26,600 as of the 2010 census. Forbes ranked Duluth 26th in “America’s Best Places to Move” in 2009, while BusinessWeek named it the “Best Affordable Suburb in Georgia” in 2010. Duluth was originally Cherokee territory; however, when Duluth was established in the early 19th century, it was primarily forest land occupied by tribespeople. An Indian trail, called Old Peachtree Road by the settlers, was extended through the area during the War of 1812 to connect Fort Peachtree in present-day Atlanta with Fort Daniel near present-day Dacula. Cotton merchant Evan Howell constructed a road connecting his cotton gin at the Chattahoochee River with Old Peachtree Road, creating Howell’s Cross Roads. The settlement later became known as “Howell’s Crossing”. Howell was the grandfather of Atlanta Mayor Evan P. Howell and great-grandfather of Atlanta Constitution publisher Clark Howell. His descendants continue to live in the area, but only Howell Ferry Road in Duluth bears the name. The city made national headlines twice in 2005. In March, Fulton County Courthouse shooting suspect Brian Nichols was captured in a Duluth apartment after holding a woman hostage. In April, local resident Jennifer Wilbanks was reported missing a few days before her planned wedding to John Mason. She was found a few days later in Albuquerque, New Mexico, where she admitted to having lied about being kidnapped. The city uses several zip codes: 30026, 30029, 30095 and 30099. The area codes for the city are: 470, 678, 770 and 404.

Duluth is ranked #83 in Georgia and #7,718 in the United States with a livability score of 73, which is in the 73rd percentile. The city scored best for great weather, cost of living, and amenities. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 79 degrees, and there are many amenities in the area.

The cost of living in Duluth is 9% higher than the Georgia average. The cost of living in Duluth is 2% higher than the national average. The cost of housing in Duluth is 5% higher than the national average. Georgia general sales tax is 21% lower than the national average. Georgia state income tax is 55% lower than the national average.

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

Facebook Page for Duluth, Georgia:

Mayor Nancy Harris
Lifelong Duluth resident
First elected November 2007. Next election November 2015
Current term January 2016 – January 2020
Duluth City Hall
3167 Main Street
Duluth GA 30096
Phone: 770/476-3434
Email: nharris@duluthga.net

Duluth, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:

In 2016, the crime index in Duluth, Georgia was 217.7 which was lower the United States average of 280.5.

The total crime rate in Duluth was 102 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is lower than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 persons, and lower 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 40 registered sex offenders living in Duluth, Georgia as of June 15, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Duluth to the number of sex offenders is 744 to 1. The number of registered sex offenders compared to the number of residents in this city is smaller than the state average.

Duluth, Georgia Police Department Address:

Duluth Police Department
Public Safety Building
3276 Buford Highway
Duluth, GA 30096
(770) 476.4151

Other Information about the Duluth Police Department:

R. D. Belcher, Chief of Police
770-476-4151

Chief R.D. Belcher began his law enforcement career with the Mansfield Police Department in Richland County, Ohio in 1974. He joined the Duluth Police Department in 1976, as a Patrol Officer and in 1978, became the City’s first full-time Detective. Over the next six years he continued to climb the career ladder to the rank of Lieutenant Detective. In October 1983, he was appointed Acting Chief of Police. In January 1984, he became the youngest Police Chief in the State of Georgia. Among the countless hours of specialized training he has received, Chief Belcher is an F.B.I. National Academy graduate. Through his leadership, he has sculpted a small country police agency of 16 employees into a technically advanced police agency of 78. It is Chief Belcher’s goal to provide a safe and crime free community where the residents feel safe and where our children will want to raise their children.

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In 2016, there were 93 full-time law enforcement employees, 78 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 2.62 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Duluth, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.

Open Records Request in Duluth, Georgia:

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

Teresa Lyn, City Clerk
City Hall, 1st Floor
3167 Main Street
Duluth, Georgia 30096
770.476.3434
tlynn@duluthga.net

Richard T. Alexander, Jr. Gwinnett County Clerk of Courts
P.O. Box 880
Lawrenceville, GA 30046
770-822-8100

County Sheriff, Most Wanted, Warrant Information, Etc.

Sheriff Butch Conway
Gwinnett County Sheriff’s Office
2900 University Pkwy. NE
Lawrenceville, GA 30043
770-619-6500

Gwinnett County Jail
2900 University Parkway
Lawrenceville, Georgia 30043

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Information on inmate accounts at the Gwinnett County Jail:

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Most Wanted in Gwinnett County:
http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/pages/ContactingInmates

If you think you have a warrant in Gwinnett County, you can check this list:
http://www.gwinnettcountysheriff.com/pages/ContactingInmates

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