New Hope, Alabama

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New Hope
New Hope, Alabama
New Hope's Main Street running through downtown
New Hope's Main Street running through downtown
Location of New Hope in Madison County, Alabama.
Location of New Hope in Madison County, Alabama.
Coordinates: 34°32′17″N 86°24′44″W / 34.53806°N 86.41222°W / 34.53806; -86.41222
CountryUnited States
StateAlabama
CountyMadison
Area
 • Total8.71 sq mi (22.57 km2)
 • Land8.66 sq mi (22.42 km2)
 • Water0.06 sq mi (0.15 km2)
Elevation
581 ft (177 m)
Population
 • Total2,810
 • Estimate 
(2019)[3]
2,916
 • Density336.80/sq mi (130.04/km2)
Time zoneUTC–6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST)UTC–5 (CDT)
ZIP code
35760
Area code(s)256
FIPS code01-54168
GNIS feature ID0155171
Websitewww.cityofnewhope.org

New Hope is a city in Madison County, Alabama, United States, and is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2010 census, the population was 2,810.

History[edit]

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.[4] 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.

Education[edit]

Geography[edit]

New Hope is located at 34°32′17″N 86°24′44″W / 34.53806°N 86.41222°W / 34.53806; -86.41222 (34.538194, −86.412129).[5]

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.6 km2), of which 8.6 square miles (22.4 km2) is land and 0.039 square miles (0.1 km2), or 0.66%, is water.[6]

Demographics[edit]

Historical population
Census Pop.
1880146
1900208
191030144.7%
19203154.7%
193044641.6%
1960953
19701,30036.4%
19801,54618.9%
19902,24845.4%
20002,53912.9%
20102,81010.7%
2019 (est.)2,916[3]3.8%
U.S. Decennial Census[7]
2013 Estimate[8]

Note that New Hope did not appear on the 1890 and 1940-1950 U.S. Censuses. In the case of the latter two years, it is likely their incorporation charter lapsed and was not renewed until prior to its reappearance on the 1960 U.S. Census.

Butler's Store, which now serves as New Hope's City Hall, was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on August 31, 1992.

As of the census[9] of 2000, there were 2,539 people in 1,033 households, including 729 families, 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.

Of the 1,033 households 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 households were one person and 11.3% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.97.

The age distribution was 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% 65 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 household income was $31,458 and the median family income 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.

2010 census[edit]

As of the census[10] of 2010, there were 2,810 people in 1,143 households, including 795 families, in the city. The population density was 325 people per square mile (125/km2). There were 1,258 housing units at an average density of 146.3 per square mile (56.2/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 2.5% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 0.7% from other races, and 2.5% from two or more races. 1.4% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

Of the 1,143 households 30.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.8% were married couples living together, 12.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 30.4% were non-families. 25.5% of households were one person and 11.0% were one person aged 65 or older. The average household size was 2.46 and the average family size was 2.93.

The age distribution was 23.5% under the age of 18, 8.5% from 18 to 24, 27.6% from 25 to 44, 27.7% from 45 to 64, and 12.7% 65 or older. The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females, there were 96.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.7 males.

The median household income was $38,423 and the median family income was $47,396. Males had a median income of $33,135 versus $24,167 for females. The per capita income for the city was $19,104. About 5.7% of families and 11.5% of the population were below the poverty line, including 15.3% of those under age 18 and 9.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "2019 U.S. Gazetteer Files". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved June 29, 2020.
  2. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  3. ^ a b "Population and Housing Unit Estimates". United States Census Bureau. May 24, 2020. Retrieved May 27, 2020.
  4. ^ Alabama Department of Archives and History Archived 2009-09-02 at the Wayback Machine. Retrieved on July 5, 2009.
  5. ^ "US Gazetteer files: 2010, 2000, and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2011-02-12. Retrieved 2011-04-23.
  6. ^ "Geographic Identifiers: 2010 Demographic Profile Data (G001): New Hope city, Alabama". U.S. Census Bureau, American Factfinder. Archived from the original on February 12, 2020. Retrieved February 1, 2013.
  7. ^ United States Census Bureau. "Census of Population and Housing". Retrieved October 23, 2014.
  8. ^ "Population Estimates". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2014-10-23.
  9. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  10. ^ "U.S. Census website". United States Census Bureau. Retrieved 2015-08-01.

Coordinates: 34°32′17″N 86°24′44″W / 34.538194°N 86.412129°W / 34.538194; -86.412129