Hope, Maine

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Hope, Maine

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High Points

Hope strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

Category Trophy
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 13% Hope College Educated Adults
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. State)
Top 15% Hope Low Rate of Poverty
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. State)
Top 17% Hope People in Middle Class or Better
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. State)
Top 19% Hope Well-Paid Single Women

Comparative Profile of Hope, Maine

Comparing Hope to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 8 6
Well-Paid Single Women 7 9
Well-Paid Single Men 7 8
Age of the Population 6 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 4 8
Female Share of the Population 3 5
Racial Diversity 3 6
Senior Citizens 2 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 9
Average Household Size 7 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 9
People in Middle Class or Better 8 9
People Above Poverty 8 9
Median Family Income 7 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 8
Public Transportation Use 7 6
Short Commute Times 5 6
Walking and Biking to Work 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 10 10
Affordability of Property Taxes 3 3
Affordability of Rents 3 4
People Living Alone 3 4
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 2 3

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Hope Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 68 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 162 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Knox
Standard Zip Codes 04847
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.265
Longitude -69.159

Hope Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 4.5 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 50 F
Jul Temp 59 to 76 F
Oct Temp 39 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.2 inches
Distance 23.8 miles
Jan Temp 12 to 30 F
Apr Temp 34 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.9 inches
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 7 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 80 F
Oct Temp 37 to 58 F
Annual Precip 43.9 inches
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Hope Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,310 100%
Male 646 49.3%
Female 664 50.7%
Under 18 352 26.9%
18+ 958 73.1%
65+ 118 9%
Median Age 37.9
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,292 98.6%
African-American 2 0.2%
Asian 3 0.2%
American Indian & Alaskan 4 0.3%
Other 2 0.2%
Mixed Race 7 0.5%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.8%

Estimated Hope Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,447
Growth 137
Growth % 10.5%

Hope Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 25.4%
Irish 15.8%
US/American 12.5%
German 9.9%
French (except Basque) 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.1%
Scottish 5%
Scotch-Irish 3.9%
French Canadian 2.5%
Italian 2.2%
Swedish 1.4%
Polish 1.4%
Finnish 1.4%
Canadian 1.3%
European 0.8%
Welsh 0.8%
Hungarian 0.7%
Norwegian 0.4%
Lithuanian 0.4%
Dutch 0.4%
Portuguese 0.3%
Pennsylvania German 0.2%
British 0.2%
Russian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hope 1,310 $45,781
Appleton 1,271 $41,731
Belmont 821 $36,875
Camden 5,254 $56,439
Rockport 3,209 $56,068
Searsmont 1,174 $40,000
Union 2,209 $41,050

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Hope Library
Hope, Maine
(207) 763-3548

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