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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.
The E.I. Du Pont de Nemours Company built a munitions plant here in 1913
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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.
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
Median rent in Hopewell, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $384. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $812.
Libraries in Hopewell include Maude Langhorne Nelson Library ... View libraries
Newspapers in Hopewell include Hopewell News
Hopewell City supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hopewell political report.
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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