Hope, Arkansas Population 2024

8,376

Hope is a city located in Hempstead County Arkansas. Hope has a 2024 population of 8,376. It is also the county seat of Hempstead County.Hope is currently declining at a rate of -1.46% annually and its population has decreased by -5.89% since the most recent census, which recorded a population of 8,900 in 2020.

The average household income in Hope is $64,036 with a poverty rate of 28.61%. The median rental costs in recent years comes to - per month, and the median house value is -. The median age in Hope is 36.2 years, 28.2 years for males, and 41.8 years for females.

Hope Demographics

According to the most recent ACS, the racial composition of Hope was:

  • Black or African American: 46.73%
  • White: 37.93%
  • Other race: 10.28%
  • Two or more races: 3.65%
  • Native American: 1.19%
  • Asian: 0.21%
  • Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander:
Land Area (mi²)
10.7 sq mi
Density (mi²)
784.10/sq mi
Growth Since 2020
-5.89% (-524)
The current population of Hope, Arkansas is 8,376 based on our projections of the latest US Census estimates.The last official US Census in 2020 recorded the population at 8,900.

Hope, Arkansas Population 2024

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Hope Metro Area Population by Year

Population by Race

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Race
Population
Percentage (of total)
Black or African American4,16946.73%
White3,38437.93%
Other race91710.28%
Two or more races3263.65%
Native American1061.19%
Asian190.21%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
showing: 7 rows

Black or African American

White

Other race

Two or more races

Native American

Asian

Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander

Hope Population by Race

Hope Population Pyramid 2024

Hope Median Age

36.2

Total

28.2

Male

41.8

Female

Hope Adults

There are 6,342 adults, (1,457 of whom are seniors) in Hope.

Hope Age Dependency

82.6

Age Dependency Ratio

29.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

52.8

Child Dependency Ratio

Hope Sex Ratio

Female4,43749.74%
Male4,48450.26%

Hope Population by Age

Hope Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

Household Type
Count
Average Size
Owner
Renter
All3,1712.7153.246.8
Non Family1,2301.0844.955.1
Married1,0483.3673.926.1
Female6854.337.562.5
Male2083.7950.549.5
showing: 5 rows

3.63

Average Family Size

2.71

Average Household Size

53.2%

Rate of Home Ownership

Married

Male

Female

NonFamily

owner

renter

Hope Households and Families

Male

Female

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Less Than 9th Grade

9th to 12th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Associates Degree

Bachelors Degree

Graduate Degree

Hope Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hope Educational Attainment by Race

High School Graduation Rate

Bachelors Rate

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The highest rate of high school graduation is among asian people with a rate of 100%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among native american people with a rate of 70.77%.

Hope Educational Attainment by Race

All

Male

Female

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$36,156

Average Earnings

$39,663

Average Male

$32,841

Average Female

Hope Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hope Language by Age

Only English

Spanish

Other Indo-European Languages

Asian and Pacific Island Languages

Other Languages

Hope Language

85.38% of Hope residents speak only English, while 14.62% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 14.31% of the population.

Hope Language

Hope Poverty by Race

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Name
Total
In Poverty
Poverty Rate
Black4,0701,85445.55%
Hispanic1,63033620.61%
White2,82528710.16%
Other91715817.23%
Multiple32612137.12%
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28.61%

Overall Poverty Rate

24.41%

Male Poverty Rate

32.78%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hope

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hope is Black, with 45.55% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hope is White, with 10.16% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 4.2%. Among those working part-time, it was 28.06%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 40.6%.

Hope Poverty

rate

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Rate
Poverty
Some College24.56%
High School24.24%
Less Than 9th Grade22.58%
Bachelors or Greater1.18%
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Hope Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate
Poverty
Female Employed16.25%
Male Employed3.04%
Male Unemployed
Female Unemployed
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Hope Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hope Income by Household Type

Households

Families

MarriedFamilies

NonFamilies

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mean

median

Income by Household Type

Hope Marital Status

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Marriage Rates

37.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

43.4%

Male Marriage Rate

32.6%

Female Marriage Rate

Hope Married by Age and Sex

male

female

Hope Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 55-64, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hope Marital Status by Race

Married

Widowed

Divorced

Separated

NeverMarried

Hope Marital Status

Second Gulf War

First Gulf War

Vietnam

Korea

World War II

266

Number of Veterans

266

Male Veterans

Female Veterans

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Hope Veterans by War

count

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Hope Veterans by Age

count

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Hope Veterans by Race

Hope Veterans by Education

Less Than 9th Grade

High School Graduate

Some College

Bachelors or Greater

4.72%

Veteran Poverty Rate

35.85%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hope Veterans by Education

LaborForceParticipation

56.2%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

3.9%

Unemployment Rate

Hope Employment by Age

LaborForceParticipation

Hope Employment by Race

LaborForceParticipation

Hope Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

Europe

Asia

Africa

Oceania

Latin America

North America

69.55%

Born in Hope

91.57%

Native Born

8.43%

Foreign Born

6.15%

Non Citizen

2.28%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

91.57% of Hope residents were born in the United States, with 69.55% having been born in Arkansas. 6.15% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Latin America.

Hope Place of Birth

Note: data after 2022 is projected based on recent change

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Year
Population
Growth
Growth Rate
20297,756-124-1.57%
20287,880-124-1.55%
20278,004-124-1.53%
20268,128-124-1.5%
20258,252-124-1.48%
20248,376-124-1.46%
20238,500-124-1.44%
20228,624-124-1.42%
20218,748-152-1.71%
20208,900-697-7.26%
20199,597-86-0.89%
20189,683-105-1.07%
20179,788-86-0.87%
20169,874150.15%
20159,859-125-1.25%
20149,984-64-0.64%
201310,048150.15%
201210,033-22-0.22%
201110,055-63-0.62%
201010,118-498-4.69%
200010,61697310.09%
19909,643-647-6.29%
198010,2901,48016.8%
19708,8104114.89%
19608,399-206-2.39%
19508,6051,13015.12%
19407,4751,46724.42%
19306,0081,21825.43%
19204,7901,15131.63%
19103,639
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Hope Population by Year