Mount Hope, West Virginia

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Mount Hope is a city in Fayette County, West Virginia, United States. The population was 1,487 at the 2000 census.



Mount Hope is located at 37°53′33″N 81°10′4″W / 37.8925°N 81.16778°W / 37.8925; -81.16778 (37.892595, -81.167687)[3].

According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 1.3 square miles (3.4 km²), all of it land.

The Summit

10,600 acres (43 km2) of property known locally as Garden Ground was purchased by the Boy Scouts of America for development into The Summit: Bechtel Family National Scout Reserve, a high adventure base and site for the national Scout jamboree.[4][5]


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 1,487 people, 635 households, and 419 families residing in the city. The population density was 1,142.9 people per square mile (441.6/km²). There were 750 housing units at an average density of 576.4/sq mi (222.8/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 73.77% White, 22.33% African American, 0.34% Native American, 0.07% Asian, 0.27% Pacific Islander, 0.94% from other races, and 2.29% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.41% of the population.

There were 635 households out of which 31.0% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 38.1% were married couples living together, 23.9% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.0% were non-families. 30.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.9% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.34 and the average family size was 2.87.

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