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Hope, Arkansas
City
Downtown Hope.
Downtown Hope.
Motto: A Slice of the Good Life
Hempstead County Arkansas Incorporated and Unincorporated areas Hope Highlighted.svg
Country United States
State Arkansas
County Hempstead
Founded 1875
Area
 • City 10.1 sq mi (26 km2)
 • Land 10.0 sq mi (25.9 km2)
 • Water 0.1 sq mi (0.2 km2)
Elevation 351 ft (107 m)
Population (2014)
 • City 10,004
 • Density 990/sq mi (382.4/km2)
 • Metro 32,057
Time zone CST (UTC-6)
 • Summer (DST) CDT (UTC-5)
ZIP codes 71801-71802
Area code(s) 870
FIPS code 05-33190
GNIS feature ID 0057940
Website Official website

Hope is a city in Hempstead County in southwestern Arkansas, United States. Hope is the county seat of Hempstead County and the principal city of the Hope Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes all of Hempstead and Nevada counties. Hope is the birthplace of two long-serving Arkansas governors: Bill Clinton (who went on to become the 42nd President of the United States after the 1992 election) and Mike Huckabee (who ran for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008 and 2016).

History

Hope, Arkansas (c. 1904)
Street scene in Hope, c. 1904

Hope began in 1873, when a railroad was built through the area. The town was named for Hope Loughborough, the daughter of a railroad executive.

Geography

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 10.1 square miles (26 km2), of which, 10.0 square miles (26 km2) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.26 km2) of it (0.60%) is water.

Climate

The climate is characterized by hot, humid summers and generally mild to cool winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hope has a humid subtropical climate, abbreviated Cfa on climate maps.

Climate data for Hope, AR
Month Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Year
Record high °F (°C) 88
(31.1)
87
(30.6)
95
(35)
97
(36.1)
98
(36.7)
110
(43.3)
115
(46.1)
115
(46.1)
108
(42.2)
101
(38.3)
90
(32.2)
83
(28.3)
115
(46.1)
Average high °F (°C) 52
(11.1)
58
(14.4)
66
(18.9)
74
(23.3)
81
(27.2)
88
(31.1)
92
(33.3)
92
(33.3)
85
(29.4)
76
(24.4)
63
(17.2)
54
(12.2)
73
(22.8)
Average low °F (°C) 30
(-1.1)
33
(0.6)
41
(5)
48
(8.9)
58
(14.4)
66
(18.9)
69
(20.6)
68
(20)
61
(16.1)
49
(9.4)
40
(4.4)
32
(0)
50
(10)
Record low °F (°C) −8
(-22.2)
−4
(-20)
9
(-12.8)
26
(-3.3)
35
(1.7)
45
(7.2)
53
(11.7)
50
(10)
34
(1.1)
25
(-3.9)
13
(-10.6)
2
(-16.7)
−8
(-22.2)
Precipitation inches (mm) 4.17
(105.9)
3.97
(100.8)
4.98
(126.5)
4.89
(124.2)
4.90
(124.5)
4.04
(102.6)
3.78
(96)
3.51
(89.2)
4.06
(103.1)
4.54
(115.3)
5.91
(150.1)
5.06
(128.5)
53.81
(1,366.8)
Snowfall inches (cm) 1.70
(4.32)
1.10
(2.79)
0.10
(0.25)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0
(0)
0.70
(1.78)
3.6
(9.14)
Source: http://www.intellicast.com/Local/History.aspx?location=USAR0273

Demographics

Historical populations
Census Pop.
1880 1,233
1890 1,937 57.1%
1900 1,644 −15.1%
1910 3,639 121.4%
1920 4,790 31.6%
1930 6,008 25.4%
1940 7,475 24.4%
1950 8,605 15.1%
1960 8,399 −2.4%
1970 8,830 5.1%
1980 10,290 16.5%
1990 9,643 −6.3%
2000 10,616 10.1%
2010 10,095 −4.9%
Est. 2015 9,891 −6.8%
U.S. Decennial Census

As of the 2010 United States Census, there were 10,095 people residing in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 43.2% Black, 34.0% White, 0.2% Native American, 0.2% Asian, 0.1% Pacific Islander, 0.1% from some other race and 1.4% from two or more races. 20.8% were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

As of the census of 2000, there were 10,616 people, 3,961 households, and 2,638 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,061.9 people per square mile (409.9/km²). There were 4,301 housing units at an average density of 430.2 per square mile (166.1/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 47.71% White, 43.17% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.63% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 13.48% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 3,961 households out of which 34.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% were married couples living together, 21.0% had a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% were non-families. Of 3,961 households, 192 are unmarried partner households: 175 heterosexual. 29.3% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.61 and the average family size was 3.20.

In the city, the population was spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 32 years. For every 100 females there were 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 81.7 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $25,385, and the median income for a family was $28,445. Males had a median income of $23,525 versus $17,394 for females. The per capita income for the city was $12,783. About 22.3% of families and 27.2% of the population were below the poverty line, including 41.1% of those under age 18 and 17.3% of those age 65 or over.

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