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Hope, Arkansas - Basic Facts

The City of Hope had a population of 9,750 as of July 1, 2017. Hope ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Arkansas. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hope is located at latitude 33.6676 and longitude -93.5912 in Hempstead County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hope (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.01 sq. miles and a water area of 0.08 sq. miles. Hempstead County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 354 feet.

The City of Hope (GNIS ID: 2404726) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Hope is located within Township of De Roan, a minor civil division (MCD) of Hempstead County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hope population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hope, AR Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 9,750
Daytime Population: Workers 5,439
Daytime Population: Residents 6,117
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 11,556
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.19
Population in Households 9,464
Population in Familes 7,720
Population in Group Qrtrs 286
Population Density2 974
Diversity Index3 78


Median Household Income $33,200
Average Household Income $45,475
Per Capita Income $17,565


Total Housing Units 4,339 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 1,872 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,770 (40.8%)
Vacant Housing Units 696 (16.0%)
Median Home Value $83,887
Average Home Value $99,880


Total Households 3,643
Average Household Size 2.6
Family Households 2,418
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.48% -0.61%
Households -0.44% -0.58%
Families -0.48% -0.7%
Median Household Income   0.54%
Per Capita Income   1.71%

Hope, AR - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hope to the other 540 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Arkansas by rank and percentile using July 1, 2017 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 41 93rd
Population Density # 75 86th
Diversity Index # 5 99th
Median Household Income # 391 28th
Per Capita Income # 450 17th

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