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Population in 2010: 403. Population change since 2000: +2.8%
 

Males: 200  (49.6%)
Females: 203  (50.4%)

Median resident age:  46.8 years
New York median age:  40.7 years

Estimated median household income in 2012: $50,042 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Hope:

$50,042
NY:

$56,448
Estimated per capita income in 2012: $23,031

Hope town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2012: $112,739 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Hope:

$112,739
NY:

$280,900
Mean prices in 2011: All housing units: $165,941; Detached houses: $170,825; Townhouses or other attached units: $577,118; Mobile homes: $77,649

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Hope races chart
  • White alone - 392 (97.3%)
  • Two or more races - 5 (1.2%)
  • Hispanic - 4 (1.0%)
  • Black alone - 1 (0.2%)
  • American Indian alone - 1 (0.2%)

Races in Hope detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth


Mar. 2012 cost of living index in Hope: 160.1 (very high, U.S. average is 100)


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Ancestries: Irish (30.9%), German (25.0%), Dutch (17.1%), English (15.1%), Italian (7.9%), French (6.6%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Land area: 40.7 square miles.

Population density: 9.9 people per square mile 
 
 (very low).




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For population 25 years and over in Hope:

  • High school or higher: 75.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 6.4%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 2.3%
  • Unemployed: 13.9%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.9 minutes

For population 15 years and over in Hope town:

  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

5 residents are foreign born

This town:  1.3%
New York:  22.6%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:

Hope town:  1.4% ($881)
New York:  1.9% ($2,847)
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Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (37.4 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Rochester, NY (171.8 miles , pop. 219,773).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: New York, NY (180.5 miles , pop. 8,008,278).

Nearest cities: Benson, NY (2.3 miles ), Northville, NY (2.4 miles ), Edinburg, NY (2.9 miles ), Wells, NY (3.1 miles ), Day, NY (3.2 miles ), Bleecker, NY (3.7 miles ), Mayfield, NY (3.8 miles ), Stony Creek, NY (3.9 miles ).

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 0 buildings
  • 1998: 0 buildings
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 2000: 0 buildings
  • 2001: 0 buildings
  • 2002: 0 buildings
  • 2003: 0 buildings
  • 2004: 0 buildings
  • 2005: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2006: 2 buildings, average cost: $107,500
  • 2007: 1 building, cost: $222,500
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $222,500
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $81,700
  • 2010: 1 building, cost: $250,000
  • 2011: 0 buildings
  • 2012: 0 buildings

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Average cost (in $1000s)


Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 74.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

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Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

4.2%
New York:

7.6%

Unemployment by year (%)

Most common industries (%)
Males Females
  • Construction (18%)
  • Public administration (9%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, and hobby and toy stores (6%)
  • Real estate and rental and leasing (6%)
  • Administrative and support and waste management services (6%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Drugs, sundries, and chemical and allied products merchant wholesalers (5%)
  • Health care (23%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Social assistance (8%)
  • Printing and related support activities (7%)
  • Food and beverage stores (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (6%)
  • Textile mills and textile products (5%)
Most common occupations (%)
Males Females
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (8%)
  • Carpenters (8%)
  • Other management occupations except farmers and farm managers (6%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (6%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (15%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8%)
  • Other production occupations including supervisors (8%)
  • Other sales and related workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers including supervisors (7%)
  • Other teachers and instructors, education, training, and library occupations (5%)
  • Registered nurses (5%)

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Tornado activity:

Hope-area historical tornado activity is near New York state average. It is 59% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/10/1989, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 36.7 miles away from the Hope town center injured 20 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

On 6/16/1974, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 31.4 miles away from the town center caused between $500,000 and $5,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hope-area historical earthquake activity is above New York state average. It is 83% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 45.3 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW, Depth: 6.8 mi) earthquake occurred 85.3 miles away from Hope center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2000 at 08:46:55, a magnitude 4.0 (4.0 LG, 3.8 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 44.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/20/2002 at 11:04:42, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, 3.7 ML, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 85.9 miles away from Hope center
On 4/8/2003 at 15:06:14, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 LG, 3.2 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 90.8 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (8) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 4
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Hurricane: 1, Power Outage: 1, Other: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hope topographic map

Birthplace of: Charles St. John - Politician, George Woodward Greene - Politician.


Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hope:

  • Skidmore College (about 27 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,591)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 27 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 4,933)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 29 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,319)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 37 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,560)
  • Union College (about 37 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,157)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 45 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,527)
  • SUNY College of Agriculture and Technology at Cobleskill (about 47 miles; Cobleskill, NY; FT enrollment: 2,558)

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Notable locations in Hope: Hope Falls (A), Brownell Camp (B). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Willard Cemetery (1), Wadswarth Cemetery (2). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes: Middle Lake (A), Murphy Lake (B), Jerry Vly (C), Bennett Lake (D). Display/hide their locations on the map

Creeks: Groff Creek (A), Petes Creek (B), Bear Creek (C), Tenant Creek (D), East Stony Creek (E), Doig Creek (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

 
Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
Air pollution and air quality trends
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AQI  SO2 Ozone 

Air Quality Index (AQI)

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2010 was 24.6. This is better than average.
City:

24.6
U.S.:

32.0
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 0.437. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

0.437
U.S.:

2.433
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 29.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.
City:

29.0
U.S.:

28.3


Average household size:
This town:  2.4 people
New York:  2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:  72.9%
Whole state:  63.5%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:  8.8%
Whole state:  6.8%

No gay or lesbian households reported

Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

12.4%
Whole state:

14.6%

Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
This town:

0.5%
Whole state:

7.4%

Detailed information about poverty and poor residents in Hope, NY

Hope compared to New York state average:

  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage significantly below state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.


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Educational Attainment (%) in 2000

School Enrollment by Level of School (%) in 2000



Most commonly used house heating fuel:

  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (74%)
  • Wood (16%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (10%)

Presidential Elections Results

1996 2000 2004 2008 2012

1996 Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hope town (based on Hamilton County data)

Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 72.82%
Here72.8%
USA50.2%

Adherents


Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations

NameCatholic ChurchUnited Methodist Church The Wesleyan ChurchEvangelical Free Church of AmericaOther
Adherents67.8%15.2%8.7%3.5%4.8%
Congregations36.0%24.0%8.0%4.0%28.0%
Source: Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center.
Tables represent county-level data.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 3
Hamilton County:

5.94 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

4.13 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 8
Hamilton County:

15.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.68 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 20
Here:

39.57 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
This county:

10.5%
New York:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

24.2%
New York:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

15.9%
State:

15.6%

6.79% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($41,014 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.79%
New York average:

5.41%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
from Fulton County, NY  0.82% ($24,588 average AGI)


6.88% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($34,608 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.88%
New York average:

6.26%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2005 and 2006.


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
to Fulton County, NY  0.63% ($24,308 average AGI)
to Warren County, NY  0.58% ($28,917)
to Herkimer County, NY  0.53% ($3,636)

Strongest AM radio stations in Hope:

  • WGY (810 AM; 50 kW; SCHENECTADY, NY; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WPTR (1540 AM; 50 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WNNZ (640 AM; 50 kW; WESTFIELD, MA; Owner: CLEAR CHANNEL BROADCASTING LICENSES, INC.)
  • WABY (1160 AM; 5 kW; MECHANICVILLE, NY; Owner: ANASTOS MEDIA GROUP, INC.)
  • WCRN (830 AM; 50 kW; WORCESTER, MA; Owner: CARTER BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WCHP (760 AM; 35 kW; CHAMPLAIN, NY; Owner: CHAMPLAIN RADIO, INC.)
  • WOFX (980 AM; 5 kW; TROY, NY)
  • WTIC (1080 AM; 50 kW; HARTFORD, CT; Owner: INFINITY RADIO OPERATIONS INC.)
  • WICY (1490 AM; 50 kW; MALONE, NY; Owner: CARTIER COMMUNICATIONS INC.)
  • WRKO (680 AM; 50 kW; BOSTON, MA; Owner: ENTERCOM BOSTON LICENSE, LLC)
  • WROW (590 AM; 5 kW; ALBANY, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WMCA (570 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: SALEM MEDIA OF NEW YORK, LLC)
  • WFAN (660 AM; 50 kW; NEW YORK, NY; Owner: INFINITY BROADCASTING OPERATIONS, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hope:

  • WXLG (89.9 FM; NORTH CREEK, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKBE (100.3 FM; WARRENSBURG, NY; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WCKM-FM (99.1 FM; LAKE GEORGE, NY; Owner: ENTERTRONICS, INC.)
  • WNYQ (105.7 FM; QUEENSBURY, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)
  • WBAR-FM (94.7 FM; LAKE LUZERNE, NY; Owner: CAPITAL MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WFFG-FM (107.1 FM; CORINTH, NY; Owner: VOX NEW YORK, L.L.C.)
  • WCQL (95.9 FM; GLENS FALLS, NY; Owner: ENTERTRONICS, INC.)
  • WXLH (91.3 FM; BLUE MOUNTAIN LAKE, NY; Owner: THE ST. LAWRENCE UNIVERSITY)
  • WEQX (102.7 FM; MANCHESTER, VT; Owner: NORTHSHIRE COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WKRD (93.7 FM; SCOTIA, NY; Owner: DOT COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WJAN (95.1 FM; SUNDERLAND, VT; Owner: 6 JOHNSON ROAD LICENSES, INC.)
  • WBKK (97.7 FM; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: GEM ASSOCIATES, L. P.)
  • WNGN (91.9 FM; ARGYLE, NY; Owner: NORTHEAST GOSPEL BROADCASTING INC)
  • WBUG-FM (101.1 FM; FORT PLAIN, NY; Owner: ROSER COMMUNICATIONS NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJIV (101.9 FM; CHERRY VALLEY, NY; Owner: CHRISTIAN BROADCASTING SYSTEM, LTD.)
  • WPGL (90.7 FM; PATTERSONVILLE, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WSSK (89.7 FM; SARATOGA SPRINGS, NY; Owner: SOUND OF LIFE, INC.)
  • WQBJ (103.5 FM; COBLESKILL, NY; Owner: REGENT LICENSEE OF MANSFIELD, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around Hope:

  • WYPX (Channel 55; AMSTERDAM, NY; Owner: PAXSON ALBANY LICENSE, INC.)
  • WKTV (Channel 2; UTICA, NY; Owner: SMITH TELEVISION OF NEW YORK LICENSE HOLDINGS, INC.)
  • WFNY-CA (Channel 49; GLOVERSVILLE, NY; Owner: MICHAEL A. SLEEZER)

National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 3
Total length: 5 meters (16ft)
Total costs: $10,081,000
Total average daily traffic: 1,950
Total average daily truck traffic: 133
Total future (year 2030) average daily traffic: 2,617

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