Hinesville, Georgia

Hinesville is a city in Liberty County, Georgia, United States, located on Georgia's seacoast alongside the Atlantic Ocean. The population was 33,437 at the 2010 census. The city is the county seat of Liberty County.[4] It is the principal city of the Hinesville metropolitan area, which comprises all of Liberty County, including the Ft. Stewart army installation, and neighboring Long County.

Hinesville, Georgia
City of Hinesville
Hinesville city hall
Hinesville city hall
"Home for a day or a lifetime."
Location in Liberty County and the state of Georgia
Location in Liberty County and the state of Georgia
Hinesville, Georgia is located in the United States
Hinesville, Georgia
Hinesville, Georgia
Location in the United States
Coordinates: 31°49′57″N 81°36′42″W / 31.83250°N 81.61167°W / 31.83250; -81.61167Coordinates: 31°49′57″N 81°36′42″W / 31.83250°N 81.61167°W / 31.83250; -81.61167
CountryUnited States
 • MayorAllen Brown
 • City ManagerBilly Edwards
 • City16.3 sq mi (42.3 km2)
 • Land16.2 sq mi (42 km2)
 • Water0.1 sq mi (0.3 km2)
75 ft (23 m)
 • City33,437
 • Estimate 
 • Density1,861/sq mi (718.5/km2)
 • Metro
Time zoneUTC-5 (Eastern (EST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC-4 (EDT)
Area code(s)912
FIPS code13-38964[2]
GNIS feature ID0331992[3]
WebsiteCity of Hinesville, GA


Hinesville was founded in 1838. That same year, the seat of Liberty County was transferred to Hinesville from Riceboro. It was incorporated as a city in 1916.[5] The city is named for Charleton Hines, a state senator.[6][7]

A 2017 report by Business Insider listed Hinesville as the most boring city in Georgia, noting that there were only 25 full service restaurants, 4 bars, 13 hotels, and 0 museums in the Hinesville metropolitan area.[8]


Hinesville is located at 31°49′57″N 81°36′42″W / 31.83250°N 81.61167°W / 31.83250; -81.61167 (31.832442, -81.611703).[9]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has an area of 16.3 square miles (42 km2), of which 16.2 square miles (42 km2) is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) (0.61%) is water.

Hinesville is located next to the Atlantic coast which has an abundance of coastal streams and waterways. It is known for its pine trees, oaks, deer, wild hogs, and other wildlife. The Cay Creek Wetlands is a waterway that sits in Midway, Georgia and Hinesville in which can be seen nature and the historical Liberty Trail. It is the second largest city on U.S. Route 84 in Georgia after Valdosta. It is 58 miles west from U.S. Route 84 eastern terminus and 275 miles east of Dothan, Alabama. Hinesville was founded by Samuel Bethea Jr.


Census Pop.
Est. 201832,872[1]−1.7%
U.S. Decennial Census[10]

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 33,437 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 45.8% Black, 35.0% White, 0.4% Native American, 2.5% Asian, 0.7% Pacific Islander, 0.2% from some other race and 3.9% from two or more races. 11.5% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 30,392 people, 10,528 households, and 8,032 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,874.0 people per square mile (723.5/km²). There were 11,742 housing units at an average density of 724.0 per square mile (279.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 46.04% African American, 41.50% White, 0.47% Native American, 2.26% Asian, 0.57% Pacific Islander, 5.00% from other races, and 4.16% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 9.11% of the population.

There were 10,528 households out of which 50.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 56.0% were married couples living together, 16.7% had a female householder with no husband present, and 23.7% were non-families. 17.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 2.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.89 and the average family size was 3.26.

In the city, the population was spread out with 34.2% under the age of 18, 13.8% from 18 to 24, 36.0% from 25 to 44, 12.9% from 45 to 64, and 3.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 26 years. For every 100 females, there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.3 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $35,013, and the median income for a family was $36,221. Males had a median income of $27,135 versus $20,813 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,300. About 13.8% of families and 14.8% of the population were below the poverty line, including 20.9% of those under age 18 and 12.3% of those age 65 or over.

Government and infrastructureEdit

The U.S. Postal Service operates the Hinesville Post Office.[11] The Liberty County Courthouse is in Hinesville and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.


The Liberty County School District, based in Hinesville, holds pre-school to grade twelve, and consists of seven elementary schools, three middle schools, and two high schools.[12] As of 2010 the district has 674 full-time teachers and over 11,274 students.[13] As of 2014 the superintendent is Dr. Valya S. Lee.[14] Liberty County High School and Bradwell Institute are the comprehensive high schools serving the community.

Georgia Southern University Liberty campus is in the community.[15]

Live Oak Public Libraries operates the Hinesville Library.[16]





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  2. ^ a b "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  3. ^ "US Board on Geographic Names". United States Geological Survey. October 25, 2007. Retrieved January 31, 2008.
  4. ^ "Find a County". National Association of Counties. Archived from the original on May 31, 2011. Retrieved June 7, 2011.
  5. ^ Hellmann, Paul T. (May 13, 2013). Historical Gazetteer of the United States. Routledge. p. 233. Retrieved November 30, 2013.
  6. ^ Gannett, Henry (1905). The Origin of Certain Place Names in the United States. Govt. Print. Off. p. 157.
  7. ^ "Hinesville History". City of Hinesville, Georgia. Archived from the original on December 30, 2011. Retrieved June 24, 2014.
  8. ^ Lakritz, Talia. "The most boring place to live in every state". INSIDER. Retrieved December 12, 2018.
  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". Census.gov. Archived from the original on April 26, 2015. Retrieved June 4, 2015.
  11. ^ "Hinesville." U.S. Postal Service. Retrieved on May 9, 2017.
  12. ^ Georgia Board of Education[permanent dead link], Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  13. ^ School Stats, Retrieved June 23, 2010.
  14. ^ Superintendent's Corner Archived 2014-05-27 at the Wayback Machine, Retrieved October 24, 2014.
  15. ^ "Welcome to the Liberty Campus". Georgia Southern University. March 30, 2018. Retrieved December 13, 2018.
  16. ^ "Hinesville Library." Live Oak Public Libraries. Retrieved on May 9, 2017.
  17. ^ "Coastal Courier". coastalcourier.com. Retrieved January 11, 2019.

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