Hopewell, VA
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Living in Hopewell


Hopewell is a medium-sized city located in the state of Virginia. With a population of 22,735 people and nine constituent neighborhoods, Hopewell is the 41st largest community in Virginia.

Unlike some cities, Hopewell isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hopewell are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hopewell is a city of sales and office workers, service providers, and construction workers and builders. There are especially a lot of people living in Hopewell who work in office and administrative support (16.12%), sales jobs (11.15%), and management occupations (6.92%).

Hopewell has a lot of people who ride the bus to and from work. In fact, for its size, Hopewell has quite a high level of public transit users. Hopewell’s need for inexpensive transportation options for its citizens is quite high.

In terms of college education, the citizens of Hopewell rank slightly lower than the national average. 14.39% of adults 25 and older in Hopewell have a bachelor's degree or advanced degree, while 21.84% of adults have a 4-year degree or higher in the average American community.

The per capita income in Hopewell in 2010 was $21,827, which is lower middle income relative to Virginia and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $87,308 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 Irish, English, Scots-Irish, and Italian.

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