Hapeville, Georgia

Coordinates: 33°39′39″N 84°24′34″W / 33.66083°N 84.40944°W / 33.66083; -84.40944
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Hapeville, Georgia
Downtown Hapeville
Downtown Hapeville
Flag of Hapeville, Georgia
Official logo of Hapeville, Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Hapeville is located in Georgia
Hapeville is located in the United States
Coordinates: 33°39′39″N 84°24′34″W / 33.66083°N 84.40944°W / 33.66083; -84.40944[1]
Country United States
State Georgia
 • Total2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)
 • Land2.41 sq mi (6.23 km2)
 • Water0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
Elevation984 ft (300 m)
 • Total6,553
 • Density2,723.61/sq mi (1,051.59/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code404
FIPS code13-36472[3]
GNIS feature ID2403795[1]

Hapeville (Abbr: HVL), established 1891, is a city in Fulton County, Georgia, United States. Hapeville is 2.5 square miles wide and located inside I-285 between the city of Atlanta to its north and the Atlanta International Airport to its south. The population was 6,553 at the 2020 census, an increase of 180 residents from the 2010 census.[4] Hapeville is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area's original landowners and its first mayor. Dr. Hape and other members of his family are buried in Atlanta's Oakland Cemetery.[5]


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 four elementary schools (Josephine Wells, North Avenue, College Street, and St. John's Catholic school) 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.

From 1947 until 2006, Hapeville was home to the Ford Atlanta Assembly Plant, recently manufacturing the Taurus. There are development plans to open a multi-use development, Aerotropolis Atlanta, on the site, which is adjacent to Atlanta Airport.[6]

Hapeville is also home to the Dwarf House - the first Chick-fil-A restaurant which was totally rebuilt and greatly expanded in 2021, the original location's 4th incarnation.[7] Hapeville is also home to the first Johnny's Pizza. Today, Hapeville is also home to portions of the Porsche North American Headquarters. While Porsche's headquarters building is technically located in Atlanta, its Porsche Classic Cars Restoration Facility, Porsche Service Center, and portions of the Porsche Experience track are all in Hapeville.


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


Historical population
U.S. Decennial Census[8]

2020 census[edit]

Hapeville racial composition[9]
Race Num. Perc.
Black or African American (non-Hispanic) 2,339 35.69%
Hispanic or Latino 2,066 31.53%
White (non-Hispanic) 1,574 24.02%
Other/Mixed 285 4.35%
Asian 262 4.0%
Native American 24 0.37%
Pacific Islander 3 0.05%

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[edit]

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.[10]

2000 census[edit]

At the 2000 census there were 2,375 households, 26.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 35.2% were married couples living together, 15.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 41.3% were non-families. 32.1% of households were one person and 9.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.60 and the average family size was 3.29.

The age distribution was 24.4% under the age of 18, 11.2% from 18 to 24, 33.4% from 25 to 44, 20.1% from 45 to 64, and 10.8% 65 or older. The median age was 33 years. For every 100 females, there were 108.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 111.4 males.

The median household income was $34,158 and the median family income was $37,647. Males had a median income of $25,127 versus $23,766 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,793. About 13.7% of families and 17.9% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.1% of those under age 18 and 11.7% of those age 65 or over.


Korean Air Cargo's U.S. headquarters are in Hapeville, near the northeast corner of the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport.[11]


Hapeville is a part of Fulton County Schools.[12] Residents are zoned to Hapeville Elementary School,[13] Paul D. West Middle School in East Point,[14] and Tri-Cities High School in East Point.[15] In addition, Hapeville Charter Middle School is located in Hapeville.[16]

Private schools include St. John the Evangelist Catholic School of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.[17]

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System operates the Hapeville Branch.[18]

Notable people[edit]



  1. ^ a b c U.S. Geological Survey Geographic Names Information System: Hapeville, Georgia
  2. ^ "2020 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved December 18, 2021.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Race, Hispanic or Latino, Age, and Housing Occupancy: 2010 Census Redistricting Data (Public Law 94-171) Summary File (QT-PL), Hapeville city, Georgia". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved October 28, 2011.
  5. ^ "Hapeville History". City of Hapeville. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  6. ^ "Ford Motors Assembly Plant Redevelopment Archived 2010-10-31 at the Wayback Machine." Retrieved on June 10, 2010.
  7. ^ "The Chick-fil-A Story." Chick-fil-A. Retrieved on June 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Census.gov. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  9. ^ "Explore Census Data". data.census.gov. Retrieved December 13, 2021.
  10. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics of Hapeville from the US Census]
  11. ^ Contact Point Archived 2009-07-15 at the Wayback Machine Korean Air Cargo. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  12. ^ "City of Hapeville Official Zoning Map". City of Hapeville. August 6, 2019. Retrieved December 24, 2020. - Compare this map to school zoning maps. From Fulton County Schools: South Fulton High Schools Overall Archived October 28, 2020, at the Wayback Machine, South Fulton Middle Schools Overall, South Fulton Elementary Schools Overall Archived October 28, 2020, at the Wayback Machine.
  13. ^ "HAPEVILLE ES 2020-2021 Attendance Zone" (PDF). Fulton County School System. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  14. ^ "PAUL D WEST MS 2020-2021 Attendance Zone" (PDF). Fulton County School System. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  15. ^ "TRI CITIES HS 2020-2021 Attendance Zone" (PDF). Fulton County School System. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  16. ^ Home page Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine. Hapeville Charter Middle School. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  17. ^ "Home". St. John the Evangelist Catholic School. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  18. ^ "Hapeville Branch." Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  19. ^ From Essex England to the Sunny Southern USA:A Harris Family Journey, Robert E. Harris, Genealogical Press, 1994, page 870.
  20. ^ Dantre, Jeff (April 15, 2021). "Hank Huckaby Dies at 79". WUGA.

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