|• Total||0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)|
|• Land||0.95 sq mi (2.46 km2)|
|• Water||0 sq mi (0 km2)|
|Elevation||715 ft (218 m)|
|• Estimate (2012)||2,147|
|• Density||2,212.6/sq mi (854.3/km2)|
|Time zone||EST (UTC-5)|
|• Summer (DST)||EST (UTC-5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0436432|
Hope is located at .
According to the 2010 census, the town has a total area of 0.95 square miles (2.5 km2), all land.
The motto of Hope is, "A Surprising Little Town'"
Education & Athletics
Hope is home to Hauser Junior-Senior High School (grades 7-12). It is part of the Flatrock-Hawcreek School Corporation. The principal is Shawn Price. The school mascot is the Jets, and school colors are black and white.
The school's athletic teams have been very successful in recent years. In 2005, the boys basketball team, coached by Bob Nobbe, were the Class A semi-state runners-up. In 2006, the boys basketball team defeated Tri-Central to capture the Class A state championship.
As of the census of 2010, there were 2,102 people, 787 households, and 561 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,212.6 inhabitants per square mile (854.3 /km2). There were 859 housing units at an average density of 904.2 per square mile (349.1 /km2). The racial makeup of the town was 97.1% White, 0.6% African American, 0.1% Native American, 0.4% Asian, 0.5% from other races, and 1.3% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.8% of the population.
There were 787 households of which 37.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 52.0% were married couples living together, 13.9% had a female householder with no husband present, 5.5% had a male householder with no wife present, and 28.7% were non-families. 23.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.64 and the average family size was 3.07.
The median age in the town was 35.6 years. 25.7% of residents were under the age of 18; 11.6% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 26.2% were from 25 to 44; 25.2% were from 45 to 64; and 11.2% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 49.9% male and 50.1% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,140 people, 788 households, and 594 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,242.3 people per square mile (869.7/km²). There were 849 housing units at an average density of 889.6 per square mile (345.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.50% White, 0.51% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.
There were 788 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.
In the town the population was spread out with 30.8% under the age of 18, 9.1% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.9% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 99.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 90.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $33,347, and the median income for a family was $38,875. Males had a median income of $30,690 versus $21,681 for females. The per capita income for the town was $14,099. About 10.2% of families and 11.0% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.2% of those under age 18 and 12.4% of those age 65 or over.
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