Hope, North Dakota

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Hope is a city in Steele County, North Dakota in the United States. The population was 303 at the 2000 census. Hope was founded in 1881.



Hope is located at 47°19′22″N 97°43′15″W / 47.32278°N 97.72083°W / 47.32278; -97.72083 (47.322761, -97.720760)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.6 square miles (1.6 km²), all of it land.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 303 people, 131 households, and 75 families residing in the city. The population density was 491.0 people per square mile (188.7/km²). There were 155 housing units at an average density of 251.1/sq mi (96.5/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.68% White, 0.33% African American, 0.33% Asian, 0.66% from other races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.66% of the population.

There were 131 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 49.6% were married couples living together, 6.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 42.0% were non-families. 37.4% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.31 and the average family size was 3.14.

In the city the population was spread out with 29.7% under the age of 18, 4.3% from 18 to 24, 26.1% from 25 to 44, 16.2% from 45 to 64, and 23.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females there were 94.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 97.2 males.

The median income for a household in the city was $31,042, and the median income for a family was $44,167. Males had a median income of $29,625 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the city was $16,724. None of the families and 2.0% of the population were living below the poverty line.


Hope is part of the Hope-Page School District. Students attend elementary school (K-6) in Page while students attend middle school through high school (7-12) in Hope. The school mascot is the Spartans, recently changed from the Wolverines due to a recent cooperation of sports programs between Hope-Page High School and Finley-Sharon High School. Oddly enough, the mascots for Michigan State University and the University of Michigan are the Spartans and Wolverines, respectively.

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