Hopewell is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,906 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hopewell is the 432nd largest community in New Jersey. Much of the housing stock in Hopewell was built prior to World War II, making it one of the older and more historic boroughs in the country.
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 91.78% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hopewell is a borough of professionals, managers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopewell who work in management occupations (16.43%), teaching (14.57%), and sales jobs (12.61%).
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.
Telecommuters are a relatively large percentage of the workforce: 9.32% of people work from home. While this number may seem small overall, as a fraction of the total workforce it is high relative to the nation. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
In addition, Hopewell is home to many people who could be described as "urban sophisticates", which are people who are not only wealthy and employed in professional occupations, but highly educated to boot. Urban sophisticates have urbane tastes - whether they reside in a big or small city, a suburb, or a little town. Urban sophisticates support bookstores, quality clothing stores, enjoy luxury travel, and in big cities, they are truly the patrons of the arts, attending and supporting institutions such as opera, symphony, ballet, and theatre.
Because of many things, Hopewell is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hopewell a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The borough’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hopewell has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hopewell’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
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 67.33% 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 2018 was $58,735, which is upper middle income relative to New Jersey, and wealthy relative to the rest of the US. This equates to an annual income of $234,940 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 German, Irish, English, Italian, and Polish.
The most common language spoken in Hopewell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and French.