Introduction to Hapeville, Georgia

Hapeville, Georgia, in Fulton county, is 6 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia. The city is part of the Atlanta metropolitan statistical area (MSA).

Hapeville History

Creek Nation Indians, who were among the original inhabitants of this region, ceded a large tract of land to the whites in 1821. Initially, the area consisted primarily of individual farm settlements of the Cash, Mangum, Thrailkill, Sims, and Hape families. In 1853, this land became part of Fulton County and on September 16, 1891, the village of Hapeville was chartered by Hapeville's first Mayor, Dr. Samuel Hape. In 1929, the City of Atlanta purchased land which was owned by Asa G. Candler, Jr., and established a municipal airport, which was known as the Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. This airport soon became the world's busiest airport. The Ford Assembly Plant was established in Hapeville in 1947, and the Airport Hilton opened in 1960. Both events played major roles in the economic growth of the community.

Hapeville and Nearby Attractions

  • Cobb County Youth Museum
  • Martin Luther King Jr. National Historic Site
  • Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum
  • Zoo Atlanta
  • Stone Mountain Park
  • Atlanta Botanical Garden

Things To Do In Hapeville

The Atlanta Cyclorama & Civil War Museum showcases large circular paintings depicting the 1864 Battle of Atlanta, while the APEX Museum's displays reflect the African American history of Georgia. The Georgia State Museum of Science and Industry, Spelman College Museum of Fine Art, and Braves Museum & Hall of Fame are among other museums located within 10 miles of Hapeville. The city also offers easy access to other historical sites such as the Tullie Smith Farm, Wren's Nest, and Martin Luther King Jr. National Historical Site. The Stone Mountain Park has nature trails, a tennis center, and amenities for swimming and fishing. Visitors to this park can also see the figures of Confederacy President Jefferson Davis, Lt. Gen. Thomas "Stonewall" Jackson, and Gen. Robert E. Lee, that are carved in the granite of the mountain. Other popular attractions include the Atlanta Botanical Garden, Yellow River Game Ranch, Zoo Atlanta, and the Atlanta Farmers Market.

Hapeville Transportation

The William B Hartsfield Atlanta International Airport is the closest major airport.

Hapeville Higher Education

Colleges close to the city of Hapeville include the Georgia State University, Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University.



Total Population6,649
Male Share of the Population50.1%
Female Share of the Population49.9%
Senior Citizens7.8%
Employed Population 16+
Age of the Population35


% of people married27.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher19.3%
Median Earnings25+$31,692
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$22,677
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,995


Median Family Income$47,516
% Above Poverty Level81%
% Below Poverty Level19%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home3.8%
% Walking and Biking to Work0.8%
% Using Public Transportation5.7%


People Living Alone47%
Median Gross Rent$975
Median House Value$103,500


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)68.9%
French Except Basque4%
West Indian0.7%
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Hapeville Almanac

Nearest Large City6 miles S of Atlanta, Georgia
County Fulton County
Metro AreaAtlanta
Standard Zip Codes30354
Phone Area Codes770,404,678
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Daylight SavingsThe city observes Daylight Saving Time.

Hapeville Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance2.3 miles
Jan Temp34 to 52 F
Apr Temp50 to 73 F
Jul Temp71 to 89 F
Oct Temp53 to 73 F
Annual Precip50.2 inches
Distance24.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp45 to 71 F
Jul Temp67 to 88 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip51.8 inches
StationNEWNAN 4 NE
Distance26 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp49 to 73 F
Annual Precip52.3 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
College Park14,026$30,540
East Point35,357$38,546
Forest Park18,953$37,035
Lake City2,650$45,298
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Hapeville Public Schools

Hapeville Charter Middle School
3510 Atlanta Ave
(404) 767-7730
Total Enrollment 561
Hapeville Elementary School
3440 North Fulton Ave
(404) 669-8220
Total Enrollment 641

Hapeville Private Schools

St John The Evangelist School
240 Arnold St
Total Enrollment 301
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