Hope, New York

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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 2017: $56,962 (it was $32,000 in 2000)
Hope:

$56,962
NY:

$64,894

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $21,126 (it was $15,225 in 2000)

Hope town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $126,138 (it was $63,200 in 2000)
Hope:

$126,138
NY:

$314,500
March 2019 cost of living index in Hope: 98.4 (near average, U.S. average is 100)
  • Races in Hope, NY (2010)
    • 39297.3%White alone
    • 51.2%Two or more races
    • 41.0%Hispanic
    • 10.2%Black alone
    • 10.2%American Indian alone

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

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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).

Hope, New York map

5 residents are foreign born

This town:

1.3%
New York:

20.4%
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Hope town:

1.4% ($881)
New York:

1.9% ($2,847)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Schenectady, NY (37.4 miles , pop. 61,821).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Bronx, NY (170.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).

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 )

Latitude: 43.31 N, Longitude: 74.21 W

Area code commonly used in this area: 518

Distribution of median household income in Hope, NY in 2017
Hope satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $125,000
  • 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
Number of permits per 10,000 Hope, NY residents
Average permit cost in Hope, NY
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

7.5%
New York:

4.1%
Most common industries in Hope, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (12.7%)
  • Construction (8.7%)
  • Educational services (7.5%)
  • Public administration (5.8%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (5.2%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.0%)
  • Social assistance (4.0%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (17.6%)
  • Public administration (9.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (5.9%)
  • Real estate & rental & leasing (5.9%)
  • Sporting goods, camera, hobby & toy stores (5.9%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing & hunting (4.7%)
  • Drugs, sundries, chemical & allied products merchant wholesalers (4.7%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (22.7%)
  • Educational services (10.2%)
  • Social assistance (8.0%)
  • Printing & related support activities (6.8%)
  • Food & beverage stores (5.7%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.7%)
  • Textile mills & textile products (4.5%)
Most common occupations in Hope, NY (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (7.5%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (7.5%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (6.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (6.9%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (5.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Carpenters (4.0%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (14.1%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (8.2%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Carpenters (8.2%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.9%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (14.8%)
  • Textile, apparel, and furnishings workers (8.0%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.0%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Other office and administrative support workers, including supervisors (6.8%)
  • Registered nurses (4.5%)
  • Other teachers, instructors, education, training, and library occupations (4.5%)

Average climate in Hope, New York

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI SO2 Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 44.8. This is significantly better than average.

City:

44.8
U.S.:

74.2
Sulfur Dioxide Level

Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2018 was 0.0447. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

0.0447
U.S.:

1.7894
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 28.5. This is about average. Closest monitor was 18.4 miles away from the city center.

City:

28.5
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Hope-area historical tornado activity is slightly below New York state average. It is 73% 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 near New York state average. It is 88% 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 the city center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 131.8 miles away from the city center
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 52.4 miles away from Hope 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 Hope 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 the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Hamilton County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 6
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 3, Blizzard: 1, Earthquake: 1, Power Outage: 1, Tornado: 1, Wind: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hope topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hope:

  • Fulton-Montgomery Community College (about 23 miles; Johnstown, NY; Full-time enrollment: 2,043)
  • Skidmore College (about 26 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 2,753)
  • SUNY Empire State College (about 27 miles; Saratoga Springs, NY; FT enrollment: 9,473)
  • Adirondack Community College (about 29 miles; Queensbury, NY; FT enrollment: 2,826)
  • Schenectady County Community College (about 37 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 3,676)
  • Union College (about 37 miles; Schenectady, NY; FT enrollment: 2,075)
  • Herkimer County Community College (about 45 miles; Herkimer, NY; FT enrollment: 2,774)

Points of interest:

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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

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

Hamilton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential
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%

For population 15 years and over in Hope:

Marital status in Hope, NY
  • Never married: 21.8%
  • Now married: 55.4%
  • Separated: 3.0%
  • Widowed: 6.9%
  • Divorced: 12.9%

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
Educational Attainment in 2000
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2000
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.0
New York average:

14.2

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for Hope, NY (based on Hamilton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic1,6296
Other7621
Evangelical Protestant4458
Mainline Protestant3049
None1,696-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs 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
Here:

15.83 / 10,000 pop.
State:

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

39.57 / 10,000 pop.
New York:

8.82 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Hamilton County:

10.5%
State:

8.2%
Adult obesity rate:
Hamilton County:

24.2%
State:

23.8%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

15.9%
State:

15.6%

4.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,762 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.75%
New York average:

5.85%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

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
  • 3Number of bridges
  • 16ft / 5.1mTotal length
  • $1,714,000Total costs
  • 1,927Total average daily traffic
  • 163Total average daily truck traffic
  • 1,944Total future (year 2037) average daily traffic
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hope, NY
  • 73.5%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.4%Wood
  • 9.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hope, NY
  • 76.9%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 15.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 7.7%Wood


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.
  • Number of rooms per house significantly below 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.

Hope on our top lists:

  • #49 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most mentions on city-data.com forum"
  • #42 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
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