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Hope Mills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Hope Mills had a population of 16,800 as of July 1, 2016. Hope Mills ranks in the upper quartile for Population Density and Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Carolina. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hope Mills is located at latitude 34.9688 and longitude -78.9574 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hope Mills (see map below) encompass a land area of 7.73 sq. miles and a water area of 0.09 sq. miles. Cumberland County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 112 feet.

The Town of Hope Mills (GNIS ID: 2405861) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Hope Mills is located within Township of Rockfish, a minor civil division (MCD) of Cumberland County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hope Mills population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

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Hope Mills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 16,800
Population in Households 16,774
Population in Familes 14,276
Population in Group Qrtrs 26
Population Density1 2,173
Diversity Index2 66


Total Households 6,234
Average Household Size 2.69
Family Households 4,521
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 6,929 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,860 (55.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,374 (34.3%)
Vacant Housing Units 695 (10.0%)
Median Home Value $140,800
Average Home Value $161,956


Median Household Income $51,847
Average Household Income $61,594
Per Capita Income $23,146
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 1.08% 0.85%
Households 1.14% 0.88%
Families 1.02% 0.81%
Median Household Income   2.02%
Per Capita Income   1.95%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hope Mills, NC - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hope Mills to the other 739 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Carolina by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 55 93rd
Population Density1 # 25 97th
Diversity Index2 # 101 86th
Median Household Income # 168 77th
Per Capita Income # 308 58th

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