Hope, Indiana

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Hope is a town in Haw Creek Township, Bartholomew County, Indiana, United States. The population was 2,140 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Columbus, Indiana, metropolitan statistical area.

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Geography

Hope is located at 39°18′0″N 85°46′0″W / 39.3°N 85.766667°W / 39.3; -85.766667.[3]

According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 0.9 square miles (2.5 km²), all of it land.

The motto of Hope is, "A Surprising Little Town'"

Education & Athletics

Hope is home to Hauser Junior-Senior High School (grades 7-12). It's part of the Flatrock-Hawcreek School Corporation. The principal is Kim Harsh, and the asst. principal is Shaun Price. The school mascot is the Jets, and school colors are black and white.

The school's athletic teams have been very successful in recent years. In 2005, the boys basketball team, coached by Bob Nobbe, were the Class A semi-state runners-up. In 2006, the boys basketball team defeated Tri-Central to capture the Class A state championship.

Demographics

As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 2,140 people, 788 households, and 594 families residing in the town. The population density was 2,242.3 people per square mile (869.7/km²). There were 849 housing units at an average density of 889.6/sq mi (345.1/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 98.50% White, 0.51% African American, 0.19% from other races, and 0.79% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.40% of the population.

There were 788 households out of which 40.5% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.6% were married couples living together, 11.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 24.5% were non-families. 20.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 11.2% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.72 and the average family size was 3.13.

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