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Hapeville, Georgia
Downtown Hapeville
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Location in Fulton County and the state of Georgia
Hapeville (the United States)
Coordinates: 33°39′45″N 84°24′37″W / 33.66250°N 84.41028°W / 33.66250; -84.41028Coordinates: 33°39′45″N 84°24′37″W / 33.66250°N 84.41028°W / 33.66250; -84.41028
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)
1,001 ft (305 m)
 • Total6,373
 • Estimate 
 • Density2,715.71/sq mi (1,048.55/km2)
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s)404
FIPS code13-36472[3]
GNIS feature ID0331909[4]

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.[5] It is named for Dr. Samuel Hape, one of the area's original landowners and its first mayor.[6]


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.[7] 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[8] and the first Johnny's Pizza.


Hapeville is located at 33°39′45″N 84°24′37″W / 33.662529°N 84.410281°W / 33.662529; -84.410281.[9]

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
Census Pop.
2019 (est.)6,534[2]2.5%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

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.[11]

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.[12] 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.[13]


Hapeville is a part of Fulton County Schools.[14] Residents are zoned to Hapeville Elementary School,[15] Paul D. West Middle School in East Point,[16] and Tri-Cities High School in East Point.[17] In addition, Hapeville Charter Middle School is located in Hapeville.[18]

Private schools include St. John the Evangelist Catholic School of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Atlanta.[19]

The Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System operates the Hapeville Branch.[20]

Notable people



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  2. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  3. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  5. ^ "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.
  6. ^ "Hapeville History". City of Hapeville. Retrieved June 29, 2011.
  7. ^ "Ford Motors Assembly Plant Redevelopment Archived 2010-10-31 at the Wayback Machine." Retrieved on June 10, 2010.
  8. ^ "The Chick-fil-A Story." Chick-fil-A. Retrieved on June 10, 2010.
  9. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. February 12, 2011. Retrieved April 23, 2011.
  10. ^ "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ 2010 general profile of population and housing characteristics of Hapeville from the US Census]
  12. ^ "Contact Point Archived 2009-07-15 at the Wayback Machine." Korean Air Cargo. Retrieved on January 21, 2010.
  13. ^ "[1]." Korean Air Cargo. Retrieved on April, 2017.
  14. ^ "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, South Fulton Middle Schools Overall, South Fulton Elementary Schools Overall.
  15. ^ "HAPEVILLE ES 2020-2021 Attendance Zone" (PDF). Fulton County School System. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  16. ^ "PAUL D WEST MS 2020-2021 Attendance Zone" (PDF). Fulton County School System. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  17. ^ "TRI CITIES HS 2020-2021 Attendance Zone" (PDF). Fulton County School System. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  18. ^ Home page Archived 2008-05-16 at the Wayback Machine. Hapeville Charter Middle School. Retrieved on June 21, 2009.
  19. ^ "Home". St. John the Evangelist Catholic School. Retrieved December 24, 2020.
  20. ^ "Hapeville Branch." Atlanta-Fulton Public Library System. Retrieved on February 24, 2010.
  21. ^ From Essex England to the Sunny Southern USA:A Harris Family Journey, Robert E. Harris, Genealogical Press, 1994, page 870.
  22. ^ Hank Huckaby dies at 79