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Hopewell, New Jersey

Hopewell is a borough located in Mercer County, New Jersey. As of the 2000 census, the borough had a total population of 2,035.

Hopewell was the site of the estate owned by Charles Lindbergh and Anne Morrow Lindbergh. Their firstborn son, Charles Augustus Lindbergh III, was found dead nearby the town.

See: Lindbergh kidnapping for more information about the incident involving Lindbergh Junior.


Hopewell is located at 40°23'20" North, 74°45'50" West (40.389005, -74.764010)1.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the borough has a total area of 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²). 1.8 km² (0.7 mi²) of it is land and none of the area is covered with water.


As of the census of 2000, there are 2,035 people, 813 households, and 561 families residing in the borough. The population density is 1,138.7/km² (2,963.7/mi²). There are 836 housing units at an average density of 467.8/km² (1,217.5/mi²). The racial makeup of the borough is 95.43% White, 1.08% African American, 0.49% Native American, 0.98% Asian, 0.00% Pacific Islander, 1.23% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. 2.31% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There are 813 households out of which 36.2% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 55.0% are married couples living together, 11.8% have a female householder with no husband present, and 30.9% are non-families. 25.1% of all households are made up of individuals and 8.6% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.50 and the average family size is 3.01.

In the borough the population is spread out with 26.1% under the age of 18, 4.7% from 18 to 24, 30.7% from 25 to 44, 27.9% from 45 to 64, and 10.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 40 years. For every 100 females there are 94.0 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 89.3 males.

The median income for a household in the borough is $77,270, and the median income for a family is $91,205. Males have a median income of $52,656 versus $47,315 for females. The per capita income for the borough is $38,413. 2.1% of the population and 0.0% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total people living in poverty, 0.0% are under the age of 18 and 5.2% are 65 or older.