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Hopewell, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Hopewell had a population of 22,682 as of July 1, 2016. Hopewell ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hopewell is located at latitude 37.291 and longitude -77.2989 in Hopewell (city) County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hopewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 10.28 sq. miles and a water area of 0.52 sq. miles. Hopewell (city) County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 49 feet.

The City of Hopewell (GNIS ID: 1498428) has a C7 Census Class Code which indicates an incorporated place that is independent of any county. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hopewell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hopewell, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 22,682
Population in Households 22,445
Population in Familes 17,629
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density1 2,207
Diversity Index2 64


Total Households 9,086
Average Household Size 2.47
Family Households 5,800
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 10,260 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,720 (46.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,366 (42.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,174 (11.4%)
Median Home Value $134,103
Average Home Value $160,461


Median Household Income $38,976
Average Household Income $48,470
Per Capita Income $19,724
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.06% -0.06%
Households -0.08% -0.15%
Families -0.21% -0.24%
Median Household Income   -0.46%
Per Capita Income   0.24%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hopewell, VA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hopewell to the other 593 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 50 92nd
Population Density1 # 126 79th
Diversity Index2 # 106 82nd
Median Household Income # 429 28th
Per Capita Income # 498 16th

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