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

338

Population
Growth Rate

-0.23%

Median Age

52

Diversity Index

15.600

Housing & Income

Households

156

Total Housing Units

188


Owner Occupied

122

Renter Occupied

35

Vacant

32

Median Home Value

$99,405


Average Home Value

$133,678

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

-0.12%


Per Capita Income

1.94%

Income Projection

Median Household

$48,592 $52,049


Average Household

$61,191 $66,272


Per Capita

$26,695 $29,382

Workforce

Total Businesses

12

Total Employed

51

Workers 16+

155

2020 Finance/Insurance Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

2

Employed

14

2020 Mgmt of Comp/Enterprises

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

11

2020 Central Bank/Crdt Intrmdtn

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

11

2020 Food & Beverage Stores

N

Businesses

1

Employed

7

2020 Retail Trade Businesses

cp-industries

Businesses

1

Employed

7

2020 Other Service excl Pub Admin

cp-industries

Businesses

3

Employed

5

Some
High School

15

Graduated
High School

85

Associates
Degree

16

Bachelor's
Degree

31

Graduate
Degree

12

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

93

Non-Resident Commuters

62

Drive Alone

139

Carpooled

8

Public

0

Work At Home

0