New Hope, Alabama
|New Hope, Alabama|
New Hope's Main Street running through downtown
Location in Madison County and the state of Alabama
|• Total||8.7 sq mi (22.6 km2)|
|• Land||8.6 sq mi (22.4 km2)|
|• Water||0.04 sq mi (0.1 km2)|
|Elevation||581 ft (177 m)|
|• Estimate (2013)||2,799|
|• Density||325/sq mi (125.4/km2)|
|Time zone||Central (CST) (UTC–6)|
|• Summer (DST)||CDT (UTC–5)|
|GNIS feature ID||0155171|
Originally named Cloud's Town in 1829 by its founder, William Cloud, it was incorporated in 1832 under the name of Vienna. Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Reed of the 12th Indiana Cavalry seized the town on May 29, 1864, during the American Civil War. Vienna was burned by the Union Army on December 15, 1864 because of the constant skirmishes with the guerrilla fighters in the area. All that remained were the post office and Masonic Lodge. Since there was already a post office called Vienna in southern Alabama and rules were that there could not be two post offices with the same name at that time, the rebuilt city was incorporated in 1883 as New Hope, taking its name from the New Hope Methodist Church. The settlement known as Cloud's Town was actually settled in what is now known as Cloud's Cove just off Hobbs Island Road and is a few miles from the town of New Hope.
- New Hope Elementary School (K-8)
- New Hope High School (9–12)
New Hope is located at (34.538194, −86.412129).
As of the census of 2000, there were 2,539 people, 1,033 households, and 729 families residing in the city. The population density was 287.6 people per square mile (111.0/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 127.3 per square mile (49.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 94.80% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 1.81% Native American, 0.24% Asian, 0.67% from other races, and 2.09% from two or more races. 0.95% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There were 1,033 households out of which 34.2% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.1% were married couples living together, 12.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.4% were non-families. 26.8% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.
In the city the population was spread out with 26.0% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 30.8% from 25 to 44, 21.4% from 45 to 64, and 13.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 36 years. For every 100 females there were 90.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 89.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $31,458, and the median income for a family was $39,427. Males had a median income of $30,852 versus $20,263 for females. The per capita income for the city was $15,655. About 8.2% of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4% of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.
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- "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
- Alabama Department of Archives and History. Retrieved on July 5, 2009.
- "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
- "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): New Hope city, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
- United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 23, 2014.
- "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.