Hephzibah, Georgia

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Hephzibah is a city in Richmond County, Georgia, United States. It is part of the Augusta – Richmond County Metropolitan Statistical Area. The population was 3,880 at the 2000 census. In 1996 the governments of the City of Augusta and Richmond County combined to form a single governing body, although Hephzibah maintains a separate city government.

The city is named after the spouse of the ancient monarch of the Kingdom of Judah Hezekiah. Hephzibah is a Hebrew word which means "my delight is in her."[1]



Hephzibah is located at 33°18′15″N 82°5′53″W / 33.30417°N 82.09806°W / 33.30417; -82.09806 (33.304126, -82.097923)[2].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 19.4 square miles (50.3 km²), of which, 19.4 square miles (50.1 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.31%) is water.


As of the census[3] 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/sq mi (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.

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