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|• Total||2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)|
|• Land||2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)|
|• Water||0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)|
|Elevation||1,001 ft (305 m)|
|• Density||2,723.61/sq mi (1,051.59/km2)|
|Time zone||UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))|
|• Summer (DST)||UTC-4 (EDT)|
|GNIS feature ID||0331909|
Hapeville is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States, located adjacent to the city of Atlanta. The population was 6,373 at the 2010 census. It is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area's original landowners and its first mayor.
During the 1950s and 1960s, Hapeville was a thriving part of the Tri-City (Hapeville, East Point, College Park) area and its post-World War II population supported three elementary schools (Josephine Wells, North Avenue, and College Street) and one high school. During the 40 years following, it became regarded as a somewhat depressed industrial area. Since 2005, Hapeville has seen significant gentrification, beginning with the Virginia Park neighborhood and then spreading throughout the city. Hapeville has been discovered by young professionals seeking historic neighborhoods close to downtown Atlanta, and there has been a great deal of new residential construction, including single-family homes, townhomes, and upscale apartments. This new residential development has led to a revived historic downtown. Hapeville has also been discovered by metro Atlanta's arts community, and the beginnings of an artist colony have taken shape with the formation of the Hapeville Arts Alliance. The Hapeville Historic District is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.
Since 1947, Hapeville was home to the Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant, recently making the Taurus. It closed in 2006. There are development plans to open a multi-use development, Aerotropolis Atlanta, on the site, which is immediately adjacent to Atlanta Airport. Currently, Porsche North America is building its North America Headquarters on the Ford site.
Hapeville is also home to the Dwarf House - the first Chick-fil-A restaurant.
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According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all land.
|U.S. Decennial Census|
|Black or African American (non-Hispanic)||2,339||35.69%|
|Hispanic or Latino||2,066||31.53%|
As of the 2020 United States census, there were 6,553 people, 2,780 households, and 1,078 families residing in the city.
As of 2010, Hapeville had a population of 6,373. The racial and ethnic composition of the population was 42.8% White, 28.8% Black or African American, 1.1% Asian Indian, 4.6% other Asian, 0.6% Native American, 18.8% from some other race (0.2% non-Hispanic from some other race) and 3.3% from two or more races. 35.1% of the population was Hispanic or Latino of any race.
Korean Air Cargo's U.S. headquarters are in Hapeville, near the northeast corner of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport. It is also home to Porsche's US headquarters. Delta Air Lines has its headquarters in Atlanta, near Hapeville.
Arches Brewing is also located in Hapeville, serving as Hapeville's first brewery with a focus on Old World Beers.
Hapeville is a part of Fulton County Schools. Residents are zoned to Hapeville Elementary School, Paul D. West Middle School in East Point, and Tri-Cities High School in East Point. In addition, Hapeville Charter Middle School is located in Hapeville.
Private schools include St. John the Evangelist Catholic School of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.
The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System operates the Hapeville Branch.
- Comedian Jeff Foxworthy was raised in Hapeville and graduated from Hapeville High School.
- Educator and politician Hank Huckaby was raised in Hapeville.
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