Hope Mills is a medium-sized town located in the state of North Carolina. With a population of 16,163 people and seven constituent neighborhoods, Hope Mills is the 60th largest community in North Carolina.
Hope Mills is a military town: the armed forces employs 6.36% of the workforce, making the military a major focus of life in the city. In the civilian sector, Healthcare and Retail are important in the local economy and are the town’s largest civilian employers, employing 14.82% and 12.94% of the civilian workforce respectively.
In terms of college education, Hope Mills is nearly on par with the US average for all cities of 21.84%: 19.82% of adults 25 and older in Hope Mills have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hope Mills in 2010 was $21,194, which is middle income relative to North Carolina, and lower middle income relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $84,776 for a family of four. However, Hope Mills contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hope Mills is an extremely ethnically-diverse town. The people who call Hope Mills home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hope Mills residents report their race to be White, followed by Black or African-American. Hope Mills also has a sizeable Hispanic population (people of Hispanic origin can be of any race). People of Hispanic or Latino origin account for 10.18% of the town’s residents. Important ancestries of people in Hope Mills include Irish, English, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hope Mills is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and German.