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

-0.34%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

16.400

Housing & Income

Households

155

Total Housing Units

185


Owner Occupied

122

Renter Occupied

32

Vacant

30

Median Home Value

$96,667


Average Home Value

$133,607

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.17%


Per Capita Income

2.25%

Income Projection

Median Household

$59,920 $66,487


Average Household

$67,366 $75,295


Per Capita

$29,830 $33,337

Workforce

Total Businesses

12

Total Employed

52

Workers 16+

164

2021 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

14

2021 Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

11

2021 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

11

2021 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

7

2021 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

7

2021 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

7

Some
High School

16

Graduated
High School

84

Associates
Degree

15

Bachelor's
Degree

33

Graduate
Degree

10

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

96

Non-Resident Commuters

68

Drive Alone

148

Carpooled

9

Public

0

Work At Home

0