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Overview

Introduction to Hope, Arkansas

Hope, Arkansas, in Hempstead county, is 79 miles N of Shreveport, Louisiana (center to center) and 195 miles E of Dallas, Texas.

Hope History

Hope was originally settled in 1852. It was named after the daughter of James Loughborough, the Land Commissioner of Cairo and Fulton Railroad who designed the plat of the city. It was formally incorporated in 1875. Hope is the county seat of Hempstead County, which was founded on December 15, 1818. The city is the hometown of Bill Clinton, 42nd President of the United States.

Hope and nearby Attractions

  • First Home of President Bill Clinton
  • Hope Visitor Center & Museum
  • Old Washington Historic State Park
  • Cave of the Apocalypse
  • White Oak Lake State Park
  • Crater of Diamonds State Park

Things To Do In Hope

Hope is home to Northside Park, Fair Park, and several baseball, softball, and soccer fields. The city also has several houses of worship such as the Bebe Memorial Christian Methodist Episcopal Church, East Side Church of Christ, and Lonoke Baptist Church. Shopping can be enjoyed at the North Hervey Street Shopping Center and Hope Village Shopping Center. Hope also organizes several recreational events and festivals throughout the year including the Watermelon Festival and Bluegrass Festival.

Hope Transportation

You can avail flights from Texarkana Regional Airport-Webb Field.

Hope Higher Education

The University of Arkansas Community College-Hope is the local university. Residents of the city can also pursue higher education at Henderson State University, Grambling State University, and Bossier Parish Community College.

Demographics

People

Total Population9,968
Male Share of the Population45.8%
Female Share of the Population54.2%
Senior Citizens14.8%
Employed Population 16+3,441
Age of the Population36

Families

% of people married37.4%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher9.6%
Median Earnings25+$20,377
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$16,983
Median Earnings With High School Degree$20,496

Wealth

Median Family Income$32,106
% Above Poverty Level65.9%
% Below Poverty Level34.1%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time16 minutes
% Working from Home2.4%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.1%
% Using Public Transportation0.4%

Housing

People Living Alone32.5%
Median Gross Rent$603
Median House Value$75,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)67.1%
English5.7%
Irish4.3%
German3.3%
Italian1.7%
French Except Basque0.9%
Dutch0.7%
African0.5%
Polish0.5%
Canadian0.4%
Scottish0.2%
Swedish0.1%
Swiss0.1%
Slovak0.1%
Arab0.1%
Greek0.1%
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Hope Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hempstead County
Standard Zip Codes71801
P.O. Box Zip Codes71802
Phone Area Codes870
Time ZoneAmerica/Chicago
Approximate Latitude33.66
Approximate Longitude-93.59

Hope Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOPE 3 NE
Distance4.2 miles
Jan Temp30 to 52 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp69 to 92 F
Oct Temp49 to 76 F
Annual Precip54.5 inches
StationPRESCOTT
Distance15.1 miles
Jan Temp30 to 51 F
Apr Temp49 to 75 F
Jul Temp70 to 92 F
Oct Temp51 to 76 F
Annual Precip56.3 inches
StationOKAY
Distance19.9 miles
Jan Temp33 to 54 F
Apr Temp52 to 76 F
Jul Temp72 to 93 F
Oct Temp53 to 77 F
Annual Precip50.5 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Blevins306$52,841
Emmet608$40,357
Fulton228$38,333
Perrytown378$46,250
Prescott3,176$26,671
Washington208$50,625

Hope Public Libraries

Hempstead County Library
500 SOUTH ELM STREET
Hope, Arkansas
(870) 777-4564

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Hope Hospitals

Wadley Regional Medical Center At Hope
(Proprietary)
2001 South Main Street
(870) 722-3800

Hope Public Schools

Beryl Henry Upper Elem. School
2000 S Main St
ZIP: 71801
Middle
Total Enrollment 360
Garland Learning Center
601 W 6th St
ZIP: 71801
Primary
Total Enrollment 145
Hope High School
1701 S Main St
ZIP: 71801
High
Total Enrollment 728
Spring Hill Elementary School
633 Hwy 355 W
ZIP: 71801
Primary
Total Enrollment 292
Spring Hill High School
633 Hwy 355 W
ZIP: 71801
High
Total Enrollment 278
Wm. Jefferson Clinton Primary
601 Lakeshore Dr
ZIP: 71801
Other
Total Enrollment 1079
Yerger Junior High School
400 E 9th St
ZIP: 71801
Middle
Total Enrollment 334

Hope Private Schools

Garrett Memorial Christian School
1 Genesis Dr
ZIP: 71801
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 175
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