|— City —|
|Richmond County and the state of Georgia|
|• Total||19.4 sq mi (50.2 km2)|
|• Land||19.3 sq mi (50.0 km2)|
|• Water||0.08 sq mi (0.2 km2)|
|• Density||210/sq mi ( 80/km2)|
Hephzibah ("hef-zi-bə", "hep-zi-bə"; Hebrew) is a city in south Richmond County, in the U.S. state of Georgia. It is part of the Augusta – Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 4,011 at the 2010 census.
Hephzibah was originally named Brothersville, after the three Anderson brothers who were among the earliest settlers. Around the town, a seminary of learning was established by the Hephzibah Baptist Association in October 1860 (from the Appling area group of believers) and soon the town became known as Hephzibah after the school and the Hephzibah Baptist Church were built (1862). In 1870, Brothersville was officially renamed Hephzibah by the state of Georgia, after the wife of Hezekiah in the Biblical book of Second Kings. Hephzibah is a Hebrew name meaning "my delight is in her."
Due to the 1996 consolidation of Augusta and unincorporated Richmond County, Hephzibah is surrounded to the west, north, and east by consolidated Augusta (including many areas within the Hephzibah ZIP code).
Hephzibah is located at .(33.304126, -82.097923)
"A Lost Arcadia - The Story of My Old Community" is a book written by Walter A. Clark. Published in 1909, this book chronicles early days of the Hephzibah community.
As of the census of 2000, there were 3,880 people, 1,374 households, and 1,090 families residing in the city. The population density was 200.4 people per square mile (77.4/km²). There were 1,570 housing units at an average density of 81.1 per square mile (31.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 71.37% White, 25.08% African American, 0.36% Native American, 0.62% Asian, 0.15% Pacific Islander, 0.75% from other races, and 1.68% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.96% of the population.
There were 1,374 households out of which 39.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.4% were married couples living together, 17.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 20.6% were non-families. 17.5% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.81 and the average family size was 3.14.
In the city the population was spread out with 28.2% under the age of 18, 9.2% from 18 to 24, 30.3% from 25 to 44, 23.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 35 years. For every 100 females there were 93.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.9 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $37,123, and the median income for a family was $42,898. Males had a median income of $32,917 versus $22,841 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,905. About 12.9% of families and 16.3% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.5% of those under age 18 and 16.8% of those age 65 or over.
Notable locations 
- Augusta International Raceway
- Diamond Lakes Recreation Center
- Jessie Carroll Park and Recreation Center
- Blythe Recreation Center
Notable people from Hephzibah 
This list includes people who were born in Hephzibah or who spent a significant amount of time living in the town.
|Photo||Name||Date of Birth||Notes||References|
|John Wesley Gilbert||1864||First student and black professor of Paine College, one of the first black American archaeologists|||
|George Kitchens||1983||Track and field athlete|
|Vaughn Taylor||1976||PGA Tour golfer|||
|Itoro Umoh-Coleman||1977||WNBA basketball player and Clemson assistant coach|
|Tee "Skinny Man" Meyers||1956||21-time world "Drug-Free" powerlifting champion and record holder, 710 lb. squat and 761 lb. deadlift at 187 lbs., 1974 Hephzibah High School graduate|||
See also 
- "Profile of General Population and Housing Characteristics: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (DP-1): Hephzibah city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): Hephzibah city, Georgia". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved January 6, 2012.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
- Johnny Edwards, MCG plans memorial to Gilbert Manor namesake, Augusta Chronicle, January 29, 2009. Retrieved 01-29-2009.
- Tee "Skinny Man" Meyers on Facebook
- Meyers' 761 lb deadlift
"A Lost Arcadia" http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/georgiabooks/pdfs/gb0040.pdf
[A Lost Arcadia] http://dlg.galileo.usg.edu/georgiabooks/pdfs/gb0040.pdf