Overview

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 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.

Demographics

People

Total Population15,762
Male Share of the Population46%
Female Share of the Population54%
Senior Citizens8.8%
Employed Population 16+6,795
Age of the Population33

Families

% of people married46.6%
Average household size3

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher18.1%
Median Earnings25+$32,413
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$20,000
Median Earnings With High School Degree$27,370

Wealth

Median Family Income$57,157
% Above Poverty Level84.2%
% Below Poverty Level15.8%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1.7%
% Using Public Transportation%

Housing

People Living Alone28%
Median Gross Rent$919
Median House Value$128,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.2%
German8.6%
English8.2%
Irish5.7%
Italian3%
Polish2.6%
Scottish2.3%
West Indian1.7%
Jamaican1.4%
African1.4%
Arab0.9%
Norwegian0.9%
Russian0.8%
French Except Basque0.8%
Dutch0.8%
Canadian0.6%
Egyptian0.5%
Czech0.5%
Welsh0.5%
Swedish0.5%
Hungarian0.4%
Israeli0.3%
Belgian0.1%
Haitian0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Belizean0.1%
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Hope Mills Almanac

CategoryValue
CountyCumberland County
Standard Zip Codes28348
Phone Area Codes910
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude34.97
Approximate Longitude-78.95

Hope Mills Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationFAYETTEVILLE PWC
Distance8 miles
Jan Temp31 to 52 F
Apr Temp47 to 73 F
Jul Temp70 to 90 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip46.7 inches
StationLUMBERTON
Distance23.7 miles
Jan Temp31 to 54 F
Apr Temp47 to 74 F
Jul Temp68 to 90 F
Oct Temp47 to 75 F
Annual Precip47.9 inches
StationELIZABETHTOWN LOCK 2
Distance31.1 miles
Jan Temp32 to 54 F
Apr Temp48 to 74 F
Jul Temp70 to 89 F
Oct Temp50 to 74 F
Annual Precip49.4 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Fayetteville209,867$52,150
Parkton507$62,813
Raeford4,882$40,128
Spring Lake12,284$40,184
St. Pauls1,925$36,912
Stedman1,325$74,333

Hope Mills Public Schools

C Wayne Collier Elementary
3522 Sturbridge Drive
ZIP: 28348
(910) 424-7200
Primary
Total Enrollment 530
Ed V Baldwin Elementary
4441 Legion Road
ZIP: 28348
(910) 424-0145
Primary
Total Enrollment 643
Gallberry Farm Elementary
8019 Byerly Drive
ZIP: 28348
(910) 424-1490
Primary
Total Enrollment 899
Gray's Creek Elementary
2964 School Rd
ZIP: 28348
(910) 483-3352
Primary
Total Enrollment 424
Gray's Creek High
5301 Celebration Drive
ZIP: 28348
(910) 424-8589
High
Total Enrollment 1315
Gray's Creek Middle
5151 Celebration Drive
ZIP: 28348
(910) 483-4124
Middle
Total Enrollment 1047
Hope Mills Middle
4975 Cameron Road
ZIP: 28348
(910) 425-5106
Middle
Total Enrollment 685
Rockfish Elementary
5763 Rockfish Road
ZIP: 28348
(910) 424-5313
Primary
Total Enrollment 720
South View High
4184 Elk Road
ZIP: 28348
(910) 425-8181
High
Total Enrollment 1782
South View Middle
4100 Elk Road
ZIP: 28348
(910) 424-3131
Middle
Total Enrollment 689
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