Hope Mills, NC Profile: Facts & Data


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Hope Mills, North Carolina - Basic Facts

The Town of Hope Mills had a population of 16,463 as of July 1, 2018. 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 (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.

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Hope Mills, NC Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 16,463
Population in Households 16,434
Population in Familes 14,020
Population in Group Qrtrs 29
Population Density2 2,130
Diversity Index3 67


Median Household Income $54,519
Average Household Income $65,007
Per Capita Income $24,301


Total Housing Units 6,696 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,661 (54.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 2,414 (36.1%)
Vacant Housing Units 621 ( 9.3%)
Median Home Value $143,089
Average Home Value $165,665


Total Households 6,075
Average Household Size 2.71
Family Households 4,396
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. 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 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population 0.57% 0.55%
Households 0.55% 0.53%
Families 0.43% 0.46%
Median Household Income   2.15%
Per Capita Income   2.59%

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, 2018 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 # 57 92nd
Population Density # 29 96th
Diversity Index # 95 87th
Median Household Income # 171 77th
Per Capita Income # 337 55th

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