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The Town of Hope Mills had a population of 16,194 as of July 1, 2021. 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 34.9704 and longitude -78.9453 in Cumberland County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hope Mills 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 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.

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Hope Mills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2021)


Total Population 16,194 (100%)
Population in Households 16,159 (99.8%)
Population in Families 13,633 (84.2%)
Population in Group Quarters1 35 ( 0.2%)
Population Density 2,187
Diversity Index2 69


Median Household Income $47,275
Average Household Income $59,563
% of Income for Mortgage4 13%
Per Capita Income $22,592
Wealth Index5 43


Total HU (Housing Units) 6,687 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,500 (52.3%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,520 (37.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 666 ( 10.0%)
Median Home Value $141,175
Average Home Value $165,569
Housing Affordability Index3 202


Total Households 6,021
Average Household Size 2.68
Family Households 4,304
Average Family Size 3
  1. Group Quarters - a place where people live or stay in a group living arrangement. Includes college residents halls, nursing facilities, military barracks, and correctional facilities.
  2. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different races 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.
  3. The Housing Affordability Index base is 100 and represents a balance point where a resident with a median household income can normally qualify to purchase a median price home. Values above 100 indicate increased affordability, while values below 100 indicate decreased affordability.
  4. The % of Income for Mortgage quantifies the percentage of median household income dedicated to mortgage payments on a home priced at the median value (assuming a 30-year mortgage and a 20% down payment).
  5. The Wealth Index is based on a number of indicators of affluence including average household income and average net worth, but it also includes the value of material possessions and resources. It represents the wealth of the area relative to the national level. Values above or below 100 represent above-average wealth or below-average wealth compared to the national level.


2010-2021 2021-2026
Population 0.5% 0.38%
Households 0.54% 0.4%
Families 0.36% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.97%
Per Capita Income   2.56%
Owner Occupied HU   0.89%

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, 2021 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 # 64 91st
Population Density # 29 96th
Median Household Income # 381 49th
Housing Affordability Index # 503 68th
Per Capita Income # 492 34th
Diversity Index # 87 88th

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