Hopewell, NJ Profile: Facts, Map & Data


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Hopewell, New Jersey - Basic Facts

The Borough of Hopewell had a population of 1,933 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hopewell: Columbia, Hoppewell.

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Hopewell, NJ Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,933
Daytime Population: Workers 770
Daytime Population: Residents 790
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 1,560
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.81
Population in Households 1,933
Population in Familes 1,604
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 2,751
Diversity Index3 21


Median Household Income $114,864
Average Household Income $152,428
Per Capita Income $62,375


Total Housing Units 831 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 554 (66.7%)
Renter Occupied HU 237 (28.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 40 ( 4.8%)
Median Home Value $422,500
Average Home Value $460,289


Total Households 791
Average Household Size 2.44
Family Households 540
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.08% 0.24%
Households 0.23% 0.25%
Families 0.21% 0.26%
Median Household Income   1.76%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

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, 2017 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 # 405 26th
Population Density # 249 54th
Diversity Index # 439 20th
Median Household Income # 90 84th
Per Capita Income # 71 87th

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