Hopewell, NJ
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Hopewell is a very small borough located in the state of New Jersey. With a population of 1,929 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 91.50% 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 teaching (16.81%), management occupations (15.94%), and business and financial occupations (8.12%).

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 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 ranks among the lowest in the country, making it one of the safest places to raise a family.

If knowledge is power, Hopewell is a pretty powerful place. 67.12% of the adults in Hopewell have earned a 4-year college degree, masters degree, MD, law degree, or even PhD. Compare that to the national average of 21.84% for all cities and towns.

The per capita income in Hopewell in 2010 was $52,781, which is wealthy relative to New Jersey and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $211,124 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 Black or African-American. 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 Spanish and Polish.