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Hope, North Dakota
View to the west along Steele Ave.; the NRHP-listed Baldwin's Arcade is at right
View to the west along Steele Ave.; the NRHP-listed Baldwin's Arcade is at right
Location of Hope, North Dakota
Location of Hope, North Dakota
Country United States
State North Dakota
County Steele
 • Total 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Land 0.61 sq mi (1.59 km2)
 • Water 0.00 sq mi (0.00 km2)
1,240 ft (378 m)
 • Total 258
 • Estimate 
 • Density 411.09/sq mi (158.69/km2)
Time zone UTC-6 (Central (CST))
 • Summer (DST) UTC-5 (CDT)
ZIP code
Area code(s) 701
FIPS code 38-38860
GNIS feature ID 1029526

Hope is a city in Steele County, North Dakota, United States. The population was 258 at the 2010 census. Hope was founded in 1881.


The Grand Central Hotel at Hope, D.T. (Dakota Territory), the end of the Manatoba (Manitoba) west branch in August 1882. About 70 miles from Larimore south-west, by Haynes, Frederick E., b. 1861
Stereo card of the Grand Central Hotel at Hope, then part of the Dakota Territory, 1882.

Hope is located at 47°19′22″N 97°43′15″W / 47.32278°N 97.72083°W / 47.32278; -97.72083 (47.322761, -97.720760).

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.62 square miles (1.61 km2), all of it land.


Historical population
Census Pop.
1890 238
1900 606 154.6%
1910 909 50.0%
1920 699 −23.1%
1930 535 −23.5%
1940 474 −11.4%
1950 470 −0.8%
1960 390 −17.0%
1970 364 −6.7%
1980 406 11.5%
1990 281 −30.8%
2000 303 7.8%
2010 258 −14.9%
2019 (est.) 252 −2.3%
U.S. Decennial Census
2018 Estimate

2010 census

As of the census of 2010, there were 258 people, 131 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 416.1 inhabitants per square mile (160.7/km2). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 250.0 per square mile (96.5/km2). The racial makeup of the city was 100.0% White.

There were 131 households, of which 14.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.9% were married couples living together, 2.3% had a female householder with no husband present, 3.1% had a male householder with no wife present, and 42.7% were non-families. 39.7% of all households were made up of individuals, and 22.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.97 and the average family size was 2.63.

The median age in the city was 52 years. 15.1% of residents were under the age of 18; 4.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 17.1% were from 25 to 44; 30.2% were from 45 to 64; and 32.6% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 47.7% male and 52.3% female.


This climatic region is typified by large seasonal temperature differences, with warm to hot (and often humid) summers and cold (sometimes severely cold) winters. According to the Köppen Climate Classification system, Hope has a humid continental climate, abbreviated "Dfb" on climate maps.


Hope is part of the Hope-Page School District. Students attend elementary school (K-6) in Page while students attend middle school through high school (7-12) in Hope. The school mascot is the Spartans, recently changed from the Wolverines due to a recent cooperation of sports programs between Hope-Page High School and Finley-Sharon High School. Oddly enough, the mascots for Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are the Spartans and Wolverines, respectively.

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