Hope, Maine

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Hope, Maine
Town
Hope, Maine is located in Maine
Hope, Maine
Hope, Maine
Location within the state of Maine
Coordinates: 44°13′58″N 69°11′33″W / 44.23278°N 69.19250°W / 44.23278; -69.19250
Country United States
State Maine
County Knox
Area[1]
 • Total 23.88 sq mi (61.85 km2)
 • Land 21.96 sq mi (56.88 km2)
 • Water 1.92 sq mi (4.97 km2)
Elevation 469 ft (143 m)
Population (2010)[2]
 • Total 1,536
 • Estimate (2012[3]) 1,605
 • Density 69.9/sq mi (27.0/km2)
Time zone Eastern (EST) (UTC-5)
 • Summer (DST) EDT (UTC-4)
ZIP code 04847
Area code(s) 207
FIPS code 23-33840
GNIS feature ID 0582524
Website hopemaine.org

Hope is a town in Knox County, Maine, United States. The population was 1,536 at the 2010 census.

Geography[edit]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 23.88 square miles (61.85 km2), of which, 21.96 square miles (56.88 km2) of it is land and 1.92 square miles (4.97 km2) is water.[1]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1850 1,108
1860 1,064 −4.0%
1870 907 −14.8%
1880 830 −8.5%
1890 641 −22.8%
1900 599 −6.6%
1910 497 −17.0%
1920 424 −14.7%
1930 464 9.4%
1940 524 12.9%
1950 504 −3.8%
1960 525 4.2%
1970 500 −4.8%
1980 730 46.0%
1990 1,017 39.3%
2000 1,310 28.8%
2010 1,536 17.3%
U.S. Decennial Census

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[2] of 2010, there were 1,536 people, 603 households, and 444 families residing in the town. The population density was 69.9 inhabitants per square mile (27.0/km2). There were 805 housing units at an average density of 36.7 per square mile (14.2/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.8% White, 0.1% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.7% Asian, 0.1% from other races, and 1.6% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.0% of the population.

There were 603 households of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 61.0% were married couples living together, 9.6% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.0% had a male householder with no wife present, and 26.4% were non-families. 18.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.91.

The median age in the town was 43.2 years. 23.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 5.1% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 24.2% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 12.9% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the town was 48.9% male and 51.1% female.

2000 census[edit]

As of the census[4] of 2000, there were 1,310 people, 513 households, and 380 families residing in the town. The population density was 60.0 people per square mile (23.2/km²). There were 687 housing units at an average density of 31.5 per square mile (12.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.63% White, 0.15% African American, 0.31% Native American, 0.23% Asian, 0.15% from other races, and 0.53% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.84% of the population.

There were 513 households out of which 35.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 62.8% were married couples living together, 7.8% had a female householder with no husband present, and 25.9% were non-families. 21.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 6.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.54 and the average family size was 2.94.

In the town the population was spread out with 26.9% under the age of 18, 4.2% from 18 to 24, 32.8% from 25 to 44, 27.1% from 45 to 64, and 9.0% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 38 years. For every 100 females there were 97.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 91.2 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $42,273, and the median income for a family was $45,781. Males had a median income of $33,125 versus $26,850 for females. The per capita income for the town was $24,385. About 4.7% of families and 6.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.6% of those under age 18 and 8.4% of those age 65 or over.

Education[edit]

For grades Kindergarten to 8, Hope is part of School Union 69. Danielle Fagonde is the principal and Mrs. Weed is the superintendent. Hope Elementary School was one of two schools in the state of Maine to receive the title of National Blue Ribbon School in 2012.

For grades 9 to grades 12, Hope is part of the Five Town Community School District. Elaine Nutter is the Superintendent.[5]

References[edit]

Further reading[edit]

  • Wright, Virginia M. "Hope is Hip". Down East: The Magazine of Maine (May 2009). 

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 44°15′54″N 69°09′32″W / 44.26500°N 69.15889°W / 44.26500; -69.15889