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Hope, North Dakota - Basic Facts

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The City of Hope had a population of 259 as of July 1, 2017. Hope ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in North Dakota. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hope is located at latitude 47.3244 and longitude -97.7193 in Steele County. The formal boundaries for the City of Hope (see map below) encompass a land area of 0.62 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Steele County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,237 feet.

The City of Hope (GNIS ID: 1036094) 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 Hope population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2017.

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Hope, ND Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 259
Daytime Population: Workers 203
Daytime Population: Residents 124
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 327
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.26
Population in Households 259
Population in Familes 218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 421
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $67,472
Average Household Income $92,770
Per Capita Income $39,957


Total Housing Units 160 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 105 (65.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 28 (17.5%)
Vacant Housing Units 27 (16.9%)
Median Home Value $112,500
Average Home Value $183,095


Total Households 133
Average Household Size 1.95
Family Households 92
Average Family Size 2
  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 0.05% -0.23%
Households 0.21% -0.15%
Families 2.86% -0.22%
Median Household Income   2.33%
Per Capita Income   2.44%

Hope, ND - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hope to the other 401 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in North Dakota 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 # 150 63rd
Population Density # 183 55th
Diversity Index # 308 23rd
Median Household Income # 91 78th
Per Capita Income # 53 87th

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