Hopewell, VA Profile: Facts & Data


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Hopewell, Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Hopewell had a population of 23,385 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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Hopewell, VA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 23,385
Population in Households 23,148
Population in Familes 18,289
Population in Group Qrtrs 237
Population Density2 2,275
Diversity Index3 66


Median Household Income $40,160
Average Household Income $50,540
Per Capita Income $20,606


Total Housing Units 10,443 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 4,940 (47.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,456 (42.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,047 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $138,478
Average Home Value $169,651


Total Households 9,396
Average Household Size 2.46
Family Households 5,968
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.42% 0.6%
Households 0.35% 0.56%
Families 0.19% 0.44%
Median Household Income   1.79%
Per Capita Income   2.63%

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, 2018 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 Density # 125 79th
Diversity Index # 96 84th
Median Household Income # 447 25th
Per Capita Income # 505 15th

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