Hopewell, NJ
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Living in Hopewell


Hopewell is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,926 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hopewell is the 432nd largest community in New Jersey. Hopewell has an unusually large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs.

Housing costs in Hopewell are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Jersey.

Hopewell is a decidedly white-collar borough, with fully 91.51% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hopewell is a borough of professionals, managers, and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopewell who work in management occupations (19.11%), teaching (14.50%), and sales jobs (8.03%).

Of important note, Hopewell is also a borough of artists. Hopewell has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hopewell’s character.

Also of interest is that Hopewell has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.

In addition, Hopewell is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates". Urban sophisticates are educated, wealthy, executives and professionals, who have urbane tastes in books, food, and travel, whether they actually live in a big city, or choose to reside in a small town. In big or medium-sized cities, urban sophisticates tend to frequent art institutions such as opera, symphonies, ballet, live theatre, and museums.

Because of many things, Hopewell is a very good place for families to consider. With an enviable combination of good schools, low crime, college-educated neighbors who tend to support education because of their own experiences, and a high rate of home ownership in predominantly single-family properties, Hopewell really has some of the features that families look for when choosing a good community to raise children. Is Hopewell perfect? Of course not, and if you like frenetic nightlife, it will be far from your cup of tea. But overall this is a solid community, with many things to recommend it as a family-friendly place to live.

In Hopewell, a lot of people use the train to get to work every day though Hopewell is a relatively small borough. Those that ride the train are primarily traveling out of town to good jobs in other cities.

Do you like to read, write and learn? If you move to Hopewell, you'll likely find that many of your neighbors like to as well. Hopewell is one of the more educated communities in America, with a full 67.55% of its adults having a college degree or even advanced degree, compared to a national average across all communities of 21.84%.

The per capita income in Hopewell in 2010 was $55,312, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $221,248 for a family of four.

The people who call Hopewell home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hopewell residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hopewell include Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.

The most common language spoken in Hopewell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Chinese and Polish.