Hephzibah, Georgia Information
Located in southern Richmond County, Georgia, the city of Hephzibah had a population of 4,011 as of the 2010 census. The name, taken from the Bible, was used by Isaiah when he referred to the city of Jerusalem. In 1909, Walter A. Clark published a book of local history, named A Lost Arcadia – The Story of My Old Community, detailing the earliest days of Hephzibah. In 1996 the governments of the city of Augusta and Richmond County combined to form a consolidated government. The residents of Hephzibah and nearby Blythe voted to maintain their separate city governments prior to this action. Some municipal services in Hephzibah are provided by the consolidated Augusta-Richmond County, while water, fire, and police services are maintained by the city. After years of slow decline, the retail economy in Hephzibah has increased substantially since 2010. New businesses are an IGA grocery store, CrossFit gym, and a branch of the local chain restaurant Wife Saver, specializing in Southern food. The Wife Saver has since closed, but a new Dollar General was opened on Highway 88. The city, which is a total of 19.4 square miles in area has one zip code, 30815 and two area codes, 706 and 762.
Hephzibah is ranked #471 in Georgia and #24,108 in the United States with a livability score of 58, which is in the 17th percentile. The city scored best for great weather and cost of living. The average summer temperature is a comfortable 80 degrees, and the cost of living is five percent lower than the state of Georgia.
The overall crime rate in Hephzibah is 30% lower than the national average. For every 100,000 people, there are 5.45 daily crimes that occur in Hephzibah. Hephzibah is safer than 34% of the cities in the United States. In Hephzibah you have a 1 in 51 chance of becoming a victim of any crime. The number of total year over year crimes in Hephzibah has decreased by 31%.
Of the factors which are used to determine the livability index, Hephzibah does well in the areas of weather and cost of living. It scores poorly in the areas of Crime, Education, Housing, Employment and Amenities.
Facebook Page for Hephzibah, Georgia:
Mayor Hardie Davis, Jr.
535 Telfair St., Suite 200
Augusta, GA 30901
Phone: (706) 821-1831
Fax: (706) 821-1835
Hephzibah, Georgia Crime rates and statistics:
In 2016, the crime index in Hephzibah, Georgia was 157.4 which was lower the United States average of 280.5.
The total crime rate in Hephzibah was 1,990 total crimes for every 100,000 residents, which is lower than the average in the state of Georgia with 3,402 total crimes per 100,000 persons, and lower than the national average of 2,837 total crimes for every 100,000 citizens.
According to our research of Georgia and other state lists there were 122 registered sex offenders living in Hephzibah, Georgia as of June 19, 2018. The ratio of number of residents in Hephzibah to the number of sex offenders is 32 to 1.
Hephzibah, Georgia Police Department Address:
Hephzibah Police Department
Chief of Police: Dwayne Flowers
PO Box 250
2530 Hwy 88
Hephzibah, Georgia 30815
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In 2016, there were 4 full-time law enforcement employees, 4 of whom were police officers. This means that in the year 2016 in there were 1.01 police officers for every 1,000 residents in Hephzibah, Georgia, while the state average in Georgia that same year was 2.50 officers for every 1,000 residents.
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Hephzibah City Hall
2530 Ga. Highway 88
Hephzibah, GA 30815
Phone Number: (706) 592-4423
Fax Number: (706) 592-1187
For records from different government agencies in Richmond County, Georgia:
Hattie Holmes Sullivan
Clerk of Superior Court
Richmond County Court
735 James Brown Boulevard, Suite 1500
P.O. Box 2046 (30903)
Augusta, GA 30901
8:30am – 5:00pm, Monday – Friday, Closed Holidays
Phone: (706) 821-2460
Fax: (706) 821-2448
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Sheriff Richard Roundtree
Richmond County Sheriff’s Office
400 Walton Way
Augusta, GA 30901
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Charles B. Webster Detention Center
1941 Phinizy Road
Augusta, Georgia 30906
Phone (706) 821-1101
Fax (706) 821-163
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