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Hapeville, Georgia
Downtown Hapeville
Downtown Hapeville
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Hapeville, Georgia is located in Georgia (U.S. state)
Hapeville, Georgia
Hapeville, Georgia
Location in Georgia (U.S. state)
Hapeville, Georgia is located in the United States
Hapeville, Georgia
Hapeville, Georgia
Location in the United States
Country  United States
State  Georgia
County Fulton
Area
 • 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)
Population
 (2020)
 • Total 6,553
 • Density 2,723.61/sq mi (1,051.59/km2)
Time zone UTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
30354
Area code(s) 404
FIPS code 13-36472
GNIS feature ID 0331909
Website http://www.hapeville.org/

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.

History

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.

Geography

Hapeville is located at 33°39′45″N 84°24′37″W / 33.662529°N 84.410281°W / 33.662529; -84.410281.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 2.4 square miles (6.2 km2), all land.

Demographics

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880 79
1900 545
1910 864 58.5%
1920 1,631 88.8%
1930 4,224 159.0%
1940 5,059 19.8%
1950 8,560 69.2%
1960 10,082 17.8%
1970 9,567 −5.1%
1980 6,166 −35.5%
1990 5,483 −11.1%
2000 6,180 12.7%
2010 6,373 3.1%
2020 6,553 2.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

2020 census

Hapeville racial composition
Race Num. Perc.
White (non-Hispanic) 1,574 24.02%
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,339 35.69%
Native American 24 0.37%
Asian 262 4.0%
Pacific Islander 3 0.05%
Other/Mixed 285 4.35%
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.

2010 census

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.

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Economy

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.

Education

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.

Notable people

  • 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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