Hope, Alaska

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Hope is a census-designated place (CDP) in Kenai Peninsula Borough in the U.S. state of Alaska. As of the 2000 census the population was 137.



Hope is located at 60°55′10″N 149°38′31″W / 60.91944°N 149.64194°W / 60.91944; -149.64194 (60.920280, -149.64028)[1] (Sec. 33, T010N, R002W, Seward Meridian).[citation needed] Hope is located in the Seward Recording District.

Hope lies on the northern end of Kenai Peninsula, on the south shore of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet. The community lies on the 17-mile Hope Highway, northwest of the Seward Highway, near the mouth of Resurrection Creek. Winter temperatures range from 14 to 27 °F; summer temperatures vary from 45 to 65 °F. Average annual precipitation is 20 inches.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 51.8 square miles (134.1 km²), of which, 51.7 square miles (133.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.


"Hope City" was a mining camp for Resurrection Creek, established in 1896. The Hope post office began operating in 1897. Portions of the town were destroyed in the 1964 earthquake.

There are two community associations.

The Hope Community Library was established in 1987. It resides in the Historic Hope schoolhouse, originally built in 1938.[2]


As of the census[3] of 2000, there were 137 people, 77 households, and 35 families residing in the CDP. The population density was 2.6 people per square mile (1.0/km²). There were 175 housing units at an average density of 3.4/sq mi (1.3/km²). The racial makeup of the CDP was 91.97% White, 0.73% Black or African American, 2.19% Native American, 1.46% Asian, and 3.65% from two or more races. 2.19% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

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