Hopewell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 22,378 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Hopewell is the 41st largest community in Virginia.
Unlike some cities where white-collar or blue-collar occupations dominate the local economy, Hopewell is neither predominantly one nor the other. Instead, it has a mixed workforce of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hopewell is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and professionals. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopewell who work in office and administrative support (15.52%), sales jobs (9.00%), and food service (7.73%).
The percentage of people in Hopewell with college degrees is quite a bit lower than the national average for cities and towns of 21.84%: just 10.89% of people over 25 have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hopewell in 2010 was $21,041, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $84,164 for a family of four. However, Hopewell contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
Hopewell is an extremely ethnically-diverse city. 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 German, Irish, Italian, and Scots-Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hopewell is English. Other important languages spoken here include Spanish and Arabic.