Hope is a somewhat small city located in the state of Arkansas. With a population of 9,891 people and four constituent neighborhoods, Hope is the 39th largest community in Arkansas.
Hope is a blue-collar town, with 42.65% of people working in blue-collar occupations, while the average in America is just 27.7%. Overall, Hope is a city of service providers, sales and office workers, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hope who work in office and administrative support (11.53%), food service (8.39%), and teaching (6.89%).
Residents of the city have the good fortune of having one of the shortest daily commutes compared to the rest of the country. On average, they spend only 16.84 minutes getting to work every day.
In Hope, just 10.46% of people have at least a bachelor's degree, which is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%.
The per capita income in Hope in 2010 was $13,022, which is low income relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $52,088 for a family of four. Hope also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 34.09% of its population below the federal poverty line.
Hope is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. The people who call Hope home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hope residents report their race to be Black or African-American, followed by White. Hope also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 23.53% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hope include English, German, Scots-Irish, and Italian.
The most common language spoken in Hope is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.