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Overview

Introduction to Hopewell, Virginia

Hopewell, Virginia is 21 miles SE of Richmond, Virginia (center to center) and 73 miles NW of Virginia Beach, Virginia. Part of the surrounding Richmond - Petersburg metro area, the city is not an isolated city.

Hopewell History

Hopewell was founded by Sir Thomas Dale in 1613. It went through a number of name changes beginning with Bermuda City, followed by Charles City, which was lengthened to Charles City Point, and later truncated to City Point. General Ulysses S. Grant used City Point as his headquarters in 1864 and 1865 during the Siege of Petersburg in the American Civil War. City Point continued to exist as an unincorporated town until 1923 when the City of Hopewell annexed it.

Hopewell and nearby Attractions

  • Berkeley Plantation
  • Shirley Plantation
  • Coles Point Plantation, Marina & Campground
  • Bushfield Golf Course
  • Victoria Park

Things To Do In Hopewell

Hopewell is a beautiful city with a variety of recreational facilities. Those interested in learning about the area would find the historic sites of the city interesting. The Old City Point still has General Grant’s T-Shaped cabin. One can also visit the Tidewater Mansion. Golf lovers can spend time playing golf at the Bushfield Golf Course.

Hopewell Transportation

Richmond International Airport is nearby.

Hopewell Higher Education

Virginia State University, John Tyler Community College, and Virginia Commonwealth University offer facilities for higher education.

Demographics

People

Total Population22,332
Male Share of the Population46.5%
Female Share of the Population53.5%
Senior Citizens15.7%
Employed Population 16+9,310
Age of the Population37

Families

% of people married37%
Average household size2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher14.4%
Median Earnings25+$30,434
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification$13,360
Median Earnings With High School Degree$25,769

Wealth

Median Family Income$50,828
% Above Poverty Level79.5%
% Below Poverty Level20.5%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time23 minutes
% Working from Home2.2%
% Walking and Biking to Work1%
% Using Public Transportation1.1%

Housing

People Living Alone32.6%
Median Gross Rent$820
Median House Value$125,400

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American)48.1%
Irish4.9%
English4.3%
Italian1.6%
French Except Basque1.5%
Scottish1%
Palestinian0.8%
Polish0.8%
Arab0.8%
Slovak0.5%
Dutch0.5%
Portuguese0.2%
Czech0.2%
Jamaican0.2%
West Indian0.2%
Swedish0.2%
African0.2%
Norwegian0.1%
German0.1%
Croatian0.1%
Canadian0.1%
US/American0.1%
Danishn0.1%
Finnish0.1%
Hungarian0.1%
Greek0.1%
Iranian0.1%
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Hopewell Almanac

CategoryValue
County Hopewell city
Standard Zip Codes23860
Phone Area Codes804
Time ZoneAmerica/New_York
Approximate Latitude37.29
Approximate Longitude-77.29

Hopewell Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

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

StationHOPEWELL
Distance1.4 miles
Jan Temp29 to 50 F
Apr Temp46 to 73 F
Jul Temp68 to 91 F
Oct Temp49 to 74 F
Annual Precip45.2 inches
StationSTONY CREEK 1 E
Distance23.8 miles
Jan Temp27 to 47 F
Apr Temp44 to 72 F
Jul Temp66 to 91 F
Oct Temp44 to 71 F
Annual Precip47 inches
StationWAKEFIELD 1 NW
Distance25.7 miles
Jan Temp29 to 49 F
Apr Temp45 to 70 F
Jul Temp68 to 89 F
Oct Temp47 to 72 F
Annual Precip45 inches

Nearby Cities and Towns

LocationPopulationMedian Family Income
Claremont280$37,031
Colonial Heights17,554$62,708
Mechanicsville37,201$88,039
Petersburg31,997$39,705
Richmond216,773$52,120
Waverly1,496$38,482

Hopewell Public Libraries

Appomattox Regional Library System
209 EAST CAWSON STREET
Hopewell, Virginia
(804) 458-6329

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Hopewell Hospitals

John Randolph Medical Center
(Proprietary)
411 West Randolph Road
(804) 541-1600

Hopewell Public Schools

Carter G. Woodson Middle
1000 Winston Churchill Drive
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6404
Middle
Total Enrollment 869
Dupont Elem
300 S. 18th Avenue
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6406
Primary
Total Enrollment 701
Harry E. James Elem
1807 Arlington Rd
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6408
Primary
Total Enrollment 685
Hopewell High
400 S Mesa Dr
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6402
High
Total Enrollment 1152
Hopewell Isaep Ctr.
400 S. Mesa Dr.
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6402
Patrick Copeland Elem
400 Westhill Drive
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6410
Primary
Total Enrollment 654
Woodlawn Learning Ctr.
1100 Dinwiddie Ave
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6414
Woodlawn Pre-school Lrng Ctr.
1100 Dinwiddie Ave.
ZIP: 23860
(804) 541-6414
Primary
Total Enrollment 291

Hopewell Private Schools

The Lead Center Ltd
622a S 6th Ave
ZIP: 23831
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 61
Broadway Christian School
301 N 15th Ave
ZIP: 23860
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 11
West End Christian School
1600 Atlantic St
ZIP: 23860
Combined Elementary And Secondary
Total Enrollment 123
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