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Hopewell is an independent city, in the Richmond metro area.

The community was named for the Hopewell Farm.

The latitude of Hopewell is 37.304N. The longitude is -77.287W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 49 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 22,391.


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Median household income
Local
$33,196
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hopewell demographic reports
Hopewell is at the confluence of James and Appomattox rivers.
Command center for Gen. Ulysses S. Grant's campaign against Richmond and Petersburg

The E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Company built a munitions plant here in 1913

Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 150. The number of murders and homicides was 2. The violent crime rate was 6.6 per 1,000 people.
Local festivals include:
  • Hooray for Hopewell Festival - Sept. 21-23, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hopewell web sites and events links in the sections below.
Historic sites and museums: Flowerdew Hundred Museum
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)
Gays & lesbians
National index: 100
Local index: 122

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hopewell demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Hopewell City economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, Richmond-Petersburg area jobs, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 23860 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

10% of Hopewell residents report German ancestry, and 7% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hopewell ancestry & family history guide.

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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hopewell was $16,338, compared with $21,587 nationally.

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10% of Hopewell residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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Historic districts in Hopewell include City Point Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hopewell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $812.


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Libraries in Hopewell include Maude Langhorne Nelson Library ... View libraries

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Newspapers in Hopewell include Hopewell News

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Hopewell City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hopewell political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hopewell workers is 22 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

A total of 2 fatal motor vehicle accidents occurred in Hopewell between 2001 and 2003, according to reports gathered by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration.

This is a rate of .9 fatal crashes per 10,000 population, which was lower than the national norm.

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Hotels in Hopewell include Candlewood Suites, Econo Lodge, Innkeeper Hopewell.

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