Introduction to Hope Mills, North Carolina

Hope Mills, North Carolina, in Cumberland county, is 6 miles SW of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center) and 58 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina.The people of the town are in the Fayetteville metropolitan area. Hope Mills has a population of 11,237.

Hope Mills History

Hope Mills was settled in the late 1760s. By 1766, the town has a saw mill, lumber camp, grist mill, and pottery business. The area's first cotton mill was constructed in 1839. In fact, the town was named after the cotton milling industry. The town was originally known as Little Rockfish Village. Later on, the name was changed to Hope Mills Number One. The town was incorporated in 1891.

Hope Mills and nearby Attractions

  • Fayetteville Motor Sports Park
  • Airborne & Special Operations Museum
  • Fascinate - U Children's Museum
  • Jones Lake State Park
  • Fayetteville Museum of Art
  • Bentonville Battleground State Historic Site

Things To Do In Hope Mills

While staying in Hope Mills, you can spend your leisure time at Fantasy Lake Waterpark. The water park has Tarzan and Trapeze Swings, water slides, picnic areas, boating facilities, and beautiful white sand beaches. Children will enjoy the Fantasy Land for Kids which has smaller water slides, tarzan and infant swings, cable zip lines, and a shaded bench area. The town also has a number of houses of worship including Hope Mills Presbyterian Church and Big Rockfish Presbyterian Church.

Hope Mills Transportation

Fayetteville Regional Airport/Grannis Field is nearby.

Hope Mills Higher Education

Some of the nearest colleges and universities are Fayetteville Technical Community College, University of North Carolina at Pembroke, and Fayetteville State University.


Total Population 16,024
Male Share of the Population 43.4%
Female Share of the Population 56.6%
Senior Citizens 8.5%
Employed Population 16+ 6,027
Age of the Population 32


% of people married 47.1%
Average household size 3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 19.8%
Median Earnings25+ $36,312
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $26,719
Median Earnings With High School Degree $31,510


Median Family Income $57,739
% Above Poverty Level 85.7%
% Below Poverty Level 14.3%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 24 minutes
% Working from Home 1.1%
% Walking and Biking to Work 1.6%
% Using Public Transportation %


People Living Alone 26.8%
Median Gross Rent $818
Median House Value $124,800


Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 51.1%
US/American 0%
English 7.7%
Irish 8.1%

Hope Mills Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 6 miles SW of Fayetteville, North Carolina (center to center)
Nearest Large City 58 miles S of Raleigh, North Carolina
County Cumberland
Metro Area Fayetteville
Standard Zip Codes 28348
Phone Area Codes 910
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 34.97
Longitude -78.945

Hope Mills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations


  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Distance 8 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 52 F
Apr Temp 47 to 73 F
Jul Temp 70 to 90 F
Oct Temp 49 to 74 F
Annual Precip 46.7 inches
Distance 23.7 miles
Jan Temp 31 to 54 F
Apr Temp 47 to 74 F
Jul Temp 68 to 90 F
Oct Temp 47 to 75 F
Annual Precip 47.9 inches
Distance 31.1 miles
Jan Temp 32 to 54 F
Apr Temp 48 to 74 F
Jul Temp 70 to 89 F
Oct Temp 50 to 74 F
Annual Precip 49.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Fayetteville 202,421 $50,493
Parkton 597 $41,250
Raeford 4,783 $35,923
Spring Lake 13,101 $39,121
St. Pauls 2,147 $28,950
Stedman 1,134 $61,442
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