Hopewell, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hopewell, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hopewell had a population of 1,903 as of July 1, 2016. Hopewell ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in New Jersey. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hopewell is located at latitude 40.389 and longitude -74.7639 in Mercer County. The formal boundaries for the Borough of Hopewell (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.7 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Mercer County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 194 feet.

The Borough of Hopewell (GNIS ID: 885260) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hopewell population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hopewell: Columbia, Hoppewell.

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Hopewell, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,903
Population in Households 1,903
Population in Familes 1,577
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 2,708
Diversity Index2 20


Total Households 781
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 533
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 820 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 551 (67.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 230 (28.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 39 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $426,033
Average Home Value $459,800


Median Household Income $104,442
Average Household Income $142,029
Per Capita Income $58,290
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.16% 0.05%
Households 0.06% 0.13%
Families 0.03% 0.11%
Median Household Income   2.08%
Per Capita Income   2.0%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hopewell, NJ - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hopewell to the other 545 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in New Jersey by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 407 26th
Population Density1 # 255 53rd
Diversity Index2 # 437 20th
Median Household Income # 124 77th
Per Capita Income # 76 86th

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