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.
When you are in Hope, you'll notice that it is more blue-collar than most other communities in America. 43.04% of Hope’s employed work in blue-collar jobs, while America averages only 27.7% that do. Overall, Hope is a city of sales and office workers, professionals, and production and manufacturing workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hope who work in office and administrative support (11.37%), sales jobs (9.40%), and teaching (8.58%).
One of the benefits of Hope is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 16.94 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
In terms of college education, the citizens of Hope rank slightly lower than the national average. 13.53% of adults 25 and older in Hope have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.
The per capita income in Hope in 2010 was $13,414, which is low income relative to Arkansas and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $53,656 for a family of four. Hope also has one of the higher rates of people living in poverty in the nation, with 36.30% 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 White, followed by Black or African-American. Hope also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 22.27% of the city’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hope include Irish, German, Scots-Irish, and French .
The most common language spoken in Hope is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and African languages.