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

352

Population
Growth Rate

0.19%

Median Age

51

Diversity Index

15.500

Housing & Income

Households

162

Total Housing Units

192


Owner Occupied

130

Renter Occupied

32

Vacant

30

Median Home Value

$95,652


Average Home Value

$123,077

Income
Growth Rate

Median
Household Income

0.27%


Per Capita Income

2.32%

Income Projection

Median Household

$49,219 $53,811


Average Household

$59,297 $66,364


Per Capita

$25,962 $29,110

Workforce

Total Businesses

10

Total Employed

48

Workers 16+

191

AG/Forestry/Fish/Hunting

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Mining

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Utilities

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Construction

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Manufacturing

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Wholesale Trade

Businesses

0

Employed

0

Some
High School

18

Graduated
High School

94

Associates
Degree

17

Bachelor's
Degree

36

Graduate
Degree

10

Average Commute Time

0 min.



Resident Commuters

105

Non-Resident Commuters

86

Drive Alone

161

Carpooled

17

Public

0

Work At Home

0