New Hope, Mississippi

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Population in 2010: 3,193.
Population change since 2000: +62.6%
Males: 1,616  (50.6%)
Females: 1,577  (49.4%)
Median resident age:

36.8 years
Mississippi median age:

38.3 years

Zip codes: 39702.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $63,896 (it was $54,375 in 2000)
New Hope:

$63,896
MS:

$45,792

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $28,007 (it was $25,153 in 2000)

New Hope CDP income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $167,091 (it was $99,900 in 2000)
New Hope:

$167,091
MS:

$128,200

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $168,646; detached houses: $179,807; mobile homes: $11,105

Median gross rent in 2019: $800.

March 2019 cost of living index in New Hope: 80.4 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 4.7%
(4.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 5.4% for Black residents)
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  • Races in New Hope, MS (2019)
    • 2,50063.3%White alone
    • 1,27832.4%Black alone
    • 1233.1%Hispanic
    • 270.7%Two or more races

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

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Ancestries: American (17.7%), English (14.5%), European (4.1%), Irish (2.5%), Italian (2.0%), German (1.9%).

Current Local Time: CST time zone

Land area: 2.41 square miles.

Population density: 1,325 people per square mile   (low).

New Hope, Mississippi map

21 residents are foreign born

This place:

0.5%
Mississippi:

2.4%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $922 (0.5%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $465 (0.4%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Tuscaloosa, AL (48.6 miles , pop. 77,906).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Birmingham, AL (87.4 miles , pop. 242,820).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Houston, TX (487.5 miles , pop. 1,953,631).

Nearest cities:

Macedonia, AL (2.4 miles ),
Columbus, MS (2.5 miles ),
Ethelsville, AL (2.6 miles),
Columbus AFB, MS (3.8 miles ),
Pickensville, AL (3.9 miles ),
Millport, AL (4.0 miles ),
Caledonia, MS (4.1 miles ),
Reform, AL (4.3 miles )

Latitude: 33.45 N, Longitude: 88.32 W

Distribution of median household income in New Hope, MS in 2019
Distribution of house value in New Hope, MS in 2019
New Hope satellite photo by USGS
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

6.4%
Mississippi:

6.0%
Most common industries in New Hope, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Health care (13.1%)
  • Educational services (12.4%)
  • Construction (9.2%)
  • Chemicals (8.2%)
  • Paper (4.9%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (4.3%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (4.2%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Paper (9.8%)
  • Machinery (7.6%)
  • Chemicals (7.2%)
  • Plastics & rubber products (6.8%)
  • Machinery, equipment, supplies merchant wholesalers (5.5%)
  • Transportation equipment (4.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Educational services (24.6%)
  • Health care (21.6%)
  • Chemicals (9.2%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.4%)
  • Construction (5.0%)
  • Apparel (4.8%)
  • Electrical equipment, appliances, components (4.4%)
Most common occupations in New Hope, MS (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.5%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (8.0%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (5.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.8%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (4.1%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (10.9%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (10.0%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (9.6%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (7.4%)
  • Construction traders workers except carpenters, electricians, painters, plumbers, and construction laborers (6.4%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.1%)
  • Electrical equipment mechanics and other installation, maintenance, and repair workers, including supervisors (5.3%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (15.8%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (8.2%)
  • Financial clerks, except bookkeeping, accounting and auditing clerks (7.0%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (7.0%)
  • Accountants and auditors (5.6%)
  • Health technologists and technicians (5.6%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.0%)

Average climate in New Hope, Mississippi

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Tornado activity:

New Hope-area historical tornado activity is near Mississippi state average. It is 108% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 4/3/1974, a category F5 (max. wind speeds 261-318 mph) tornado 28.8 miles away from the New Hope place center killed 28 people and injured 272 people.

On 4/3/1974, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 14.2 miles away from the place center killed 3 people and injured 178 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.

Earthquake activity:

New Hope-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Mississippi state average. It is 190% greater than the overall U.S. average.

On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 61.8 miles away from New Hope center
On 6/24/1975 at 11:11:36, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 33.7 miles away from New Hope center
On 3/25/1976 at 00:41:20, a magnitude 5.0 (4.9 MB, 5.0 LG, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 189.6 miles away from the city center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 170.8 miles away from New Hope center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 172.1 miles away from the city center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 59.7 miles away from New Hope center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Lowndes County (16) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 14

Causes of natural disasters: Storms: 11, Tornadoes: 11, Floods: 8, Winds: 3, Hurricanes: 2, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
New Hope topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers near New Hope:

  • AURORA HEALTH AND REHABILITATION (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • TRINITY HEALTHCARE CENTER (Nursing Home, about 5 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • THE WINDSOR PLACE (Nursing Home, about 6 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • VINEYARD COURT NURSING CENTER (Nursing Home, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • RCG COLUMBUS (GOLDEN TRIANGLE) (Dialysis Facility, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • COLUMBUS HOSPITAL INC (Hospital, about 8 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • BAPTIST MEM HOSP/GOLDEN TRIANGLE INC Acute Care Hospitals (about 9 miles away; COLUMBUS, MS)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to New Hope:

  • Mississippi University for Women (about 7 miles; Columbus, MS; Full-time enrollment: 2,565)
  • Mississippi State University (about 27 miles; Mississippi State, MS; FT enrollment: 18,237)
  • East Mississippi Community College (about 44 miles; Scooba, MS; FT enrollment: 5,180)
  • The University of Alabama (about 48 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 30,931)
  • Shelton State Community College (about 50 miles; Tuscaloosa, AL; FT enrollment: 4,106)
  • Itawamba Community College (about 58 miles; Fulton, MS; FT enrollment: 5,489)
  • University of West Alabama (about 60 miles; Livingston, AL; FT enrollment: 3,394)

Points of interest:

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Notable location: Lowndes County District 3 Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department New Hope Station (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Church in New Hope: Mount Zion Church (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Lowndes County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential
Average household size:
This place:

2.7 people
Mississippi:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This place:

79.7%
Whole state:

69.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This place:

2.2%
Whole state:

5.7%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.3% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.0% of all households
7 people in homes for the mentally retarded in 2000

For population 15 years and over in New Hope:

Marital status in New Hope, MS
  • Never married: 19.1%
  • Now married: 62.3%
  • Separated: 0.8%
  • Widowed: 6.3%
  • Divorced: 11.5%

For population 25 years and over in New Hope:

  • High school or higher: 87.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 26.5%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 6.7%
  • Unemployed: 1.2%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 20.0 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

10.2
Mississippi average:

11.5

Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Religion statistics for New Hope, MS (based on Lowndes County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant26,55378
Black Protestant6,22534
Mainline Protestant5,27422
Catholic1,2451
Other5865
None19,896-
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: 16
This county:

2.69 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Lowndes County:

0.17 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 6
This county:

1.01 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 54
Lowndes County:

9.08 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 35
Lowndes County:

5.89 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

13.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%
Adult obesity rate:
Lowndes County:

33.0%
State:

33.1%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

12.4%
Mississippi:

14.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
New Hope:

57.4%
Mississippi:

48.6%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
New Hope:

61.0%
Mississippi:

45.3%

Average BMI:
New Hope:

27.9
State:

29.2

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

19.8%
State:

20.5%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

9.8%
Mississippi:

11.6%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

7.1
Mississippi:

6.7

Overweight people:
This city:

36.7%
Mississippi:

34.8%

General health condition:
New Hope:

64.4%
Mississippi:

54.9%

Average condition of hearing:
New Hope:

85.8%
Mississippi:

79.9%

More about Health and Nutrition of New Hope, MS Residents

6.29% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($45,138 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.29%
Mississippi average:

6.54%

0.13% of residents moved from foreign countries ($1,112 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.13%
Mississippi average:

0.03%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Oktibbeha County, MS  0.55% ($57,190 average AGI)
from El Paso County, CO  0.37% ($33,234)
from Clay County, MS  0.28% ($27,797)


7.23% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($46,901 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

7.23%
Mississippi average:

6.87%

0.18% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,413 average AGI)
Lowndes County:

0.18%
Mississippi average:

0.05%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Oktibbeha County, MS  0.53% ($31,177 average AGI)
to Monroe County, MS  0.24% ($56,314)
to Clay County, MS  0.21% ($35,705)

Strongest AM radio stations in New Hope:

  • WJWF (1400 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACR (1050 AM; 1 kW; COLUMBUS, MS)
  • WCPC (940 AM; 50 kW; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: WCPC BROADCASTING CO., INC.)
  • WJOX (690 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WAPI (1070 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: CITADEL BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WDJC (850 AM; 50 kW; BIRMINGHAM, AL; Owner: KIMTRON, INC.)
  • WVSA (1380 AM; 5 kW; VERNON, AL; Owner: LAMAR CTY. B/CING. CO., INC.)
  • WCRV (640 AM; 50 kW; COLLIERVILLE, TN; Owner: BOTT BROADCASTING COMPANY/TENNESSEE)
  • WRAG (590 AM; 1 kW; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: BIRMINGHAM CHRISTIAN RADIO)
  • WSJC (810 AM; 50 kW; MAGEE, MS; Owner: FAMILY TALK RADIO)
  • WTSK (790 AM; 5 kW; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WNSI (810 AM; 50 kW; JACKSONVILLE, AL; Owner: UNITED BROADCASTING NETWORK, INC.)
  • WJNT (1180 AM; 50 kW; PEARL, MS; Owner: BUCHANAN BROADCASTING CO., INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in New Hope:

  • WKOR-FM (94.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WMBC (103.1 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WACR-FM (103.9 FM; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: T & W COMMUNICATIONS CORPORATION)
  • WAJV (98.9 FM; BROOKSVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WZBQ (94.1 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WSYE (93.3 FM; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: JMD, INC.)
  • WALN (89.3 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: AMERICAN FAMILY ASSOCIATION)
  • WSMS (99.9 FM; ARTESIA, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP)
  • WDXB (102.5 FM; JASPER, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WBEI (101.7 FM; REFORM, AL; Owner: APEX BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WTXT (98.1 FM; FAYETTE, AL; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WMXU (106.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WWKZ (105.3 FM; ABERDEEN, MS; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W213AS (90.5 FM; CARROLLTON, AL; Owner: WEST ALABAMA CHRISTIAN COMMS., INC.)
  • WMSU (92.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: URBAN RADIO LICENSES, LLC)
  • WMSV (91.1 FM; STARKVILLE, MS; Owner: MISSISSIPPI STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKBB (100.9 FM; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: BOB MCRANEY ENTERPRISES, INC.)

TV broadcast stations around New Hope:

  • W25AD (Channel 25; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: TRINITY BROADCASTING NETWORK)
  • WCBI-TV (Channel 4; COLUMBUS, MS; Owner: COLUMBUS TELEVISION, INC.)
  • WTVA (Channel 9; TUPELO, MS; Owner: WTVA, INC.)
  • WCFT-TV (Channel 33; TUSCALOOSA, AL; Owner: TV ALABAMA, INCORPORATED)
  • WDBB (Channel 17; BESSEMER, AL; Owner: WDBB-TV, INC.)
  • WKDH (Channel 45; HOUSTON, MS; Owner: SOUTHERN BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WLOV-TV (Channel 27; WEST POINT, MS; Owner: LINGARD BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 17Number of bridges
  • 174ft / 53.5mTotal length
  • $478,706,000Total costs
  • 32,480Total average daily traffic
  • 3,876Total average daily truck traffic
  • 40,070Total future (year 2032) average daily traffic
New bridges in New Hope, MS - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 11930-1939
  • 21950-1959
  • 41960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 41990-1999
  • 22010-2018
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for New Hope, MS

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in New Hope)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

23 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

2
  • Cr 1 Mi Nw (Lat: 31.568778 Lon: -90.850667), Call Sign: KKZ678,
    Assigned Frequencies: 49.0600 MHz, Grant Date: 01/12/2013, Expiration Date: 01/14/2023, Cancellation Date: 08/02/2013, Registrant: El Paso - Southern Natural Gas, 569 Brookwood Village, Suite 501, Birmingham, AL 35209, Phone: (205) 325-3513, Fax: (205) 325-3730, Email:
  • 2101 2nd Ave S (Lat: 33.455111 Lon: -88.394472), Type: Tower, Structure height: 44.2 m, Overall height: 50.3 m, Call Sign: WPEI462,
    Assigned Frequencies: 160.695 MHz, 161.100 MHz, 161.160 MHz, 160.725 MHz, Grant Date: 12/24/2013, Expiration Date: 03/09/2024, Cancellation Date: 06/14/2018, Registrant: Bnsf, 4515 Kansas Avenue, Kansas City, KS 66106, Phone: (913) 551-4015, Fax: (913) 551-4053, Email:

Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in New Hope, MS
  • 55.3%Electricity
  • 44.0%Utility gas
  • 0.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in New Hope, MS
  • 50.5%Electricity
  • 31.4%Utility gas
  • 9.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 8.6%No fuel used


New Hope compared to Mississippi state average:

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