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Hope, Arkansas

Hope is a small city located in Hempstead County, Arkansas. As of the 2000 census, the city had a total population of 10,616. The city is the county seat of Hempstead County6. It is notable primarily as the birth place of the 42nd president of the United States, William Jefferson Clinton.


\nHope is located at 33°40'4" North, 93°35'24" West (33.667779, -93.589908)
1. According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 26.1 km² (10.1 mi²). 25.9 km² (10.0 mi²) of it is land and 0.2 km² (0.1 mi²) of it is water. The total area is 0.60% water.


\nAs of the
census2 of 2000, there are 10,616 people, 3,961 households, and 2,638 families residing in the city. The population density is 409.9/km² (1,061.9/mi²). There are 4,301 housing units at an average density of 166.1/km² (430.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.71% White, 43.17% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.63% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 13.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race. There are 3,961 households out of which 34.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% are married couples living together, 21.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.20. In the city the population is spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.7 males. The median income for a household in the city is $25,385, and the median income for a family is $28,445. Males have a median income of $23,525 versus $17,394 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,783. 27.2% of the population and 22.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 41.1% are under the age of 18 and 17.3% are 65 or older.