Hope

Hope is a small town where honesty, generosity and hard work are highly valued. In Hope, strong community ties and involved citizens bring people together to promote their town and raise money to benefit their school and community programs. Hope offers affordable housing, and served by USD 481 with a K-12 school at the center of community activites. Hope is conveniently located on Highway 4, 25 miles Southeast of Abilene, 43 miles from Salina and 54 miles from Manhattan. 

Each year on the Saturday after Labor Day, the citizens of Hope turn out for the Hope Heritage Festival to celebrate the town's past and future with a range of events, including a car show, parade, food and craft vendors and a street dance with entertainment. The event is planned by the Hope Community Projects committee.

Hope is home to many progressive businesses including a bank, convenience store, Grain cooperative, several restaurants, an auto parts store and a post office.  Hope also offers entrepreneurs various opportunities for success, such as affordable buildings, city water and sewer service and fiber optic broadband service.

 

Hope

Population

Total Population

333

Population
Growth Rate

0.00%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

18.200

Housing & Income

Households

142

Total Housing Units

172


Owner Occupied

103

Renter Occupied

39

Vacant

30

Median Home Value

$104,412


Average Home Value

$139,563

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.00%


Per Capita Income

2.96%

Income Projection

Median Household

$69,537 $79,025


Average Household

$78,296 $90,420


Per Capita

$32,321 $37,398

Workforce

Total Businesses

16

Total Employed

126

Workers 16+

156

2022 Educational Services - Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

30

2022 Wholesale Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

25

2022 Public Administration

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

14

2022 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

14

2022 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

14

2022 Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

11

Some
High School

15

Graduated
High School

88

Associates
Degree

17

Bachelor's
Degree

35

Graduate
Degree

10

Average Commute Time

24 min.



Resident Commuters

87

Non-Resident Commuters

69

Drive Alone

148

Carpooled

1

Public

0

Work At Home

0