Hopewell, NJ
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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 a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, 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 91.51% 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", 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 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.

Despite being a small borough, Hopewell has a lot of people using the train to get to and from work every day. Most of these people on the train are using it to get to good jobs in other cities.

Do you have a 4-year college degree or graduate degree? If so, you may feel right at home in Hopewell. 67.55% of adults here have a 4-year degree or graduate degree, whereas the national average for all cities and towns is just 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.