Hope Mills, situated in Cumberland County, is a small town made up of seven square miles.
July 17, 2017
The town was settled in the 1760s and was named Little Rockfish Village, and later Hope Mills Number One before the town assumed its current name.
The median resident age in Hope Mills is 33 years. The median estimated household income is about $47,000 making it about $1,000 less than the North Carolina average. The estimated per capita is about $20,000. The average price for a home in Hope Mills is about $123,000 (2015) which is $37,000 less than the North Carolina Average. Expect to pay about $850 a month for rent.
The racial makeup of Hope Mills is 50% White, 41% Black, 5% Two or more races, and 4% other. 79% of the population are high school graduates, with 16% holding a Bachelor's Degree or higher. 57% are married, 5% are divorced, 1% are separated, 15% are widowed, leaving 22% that have never been married.
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Hope Mills belongs to Cumberland County in the south-central part of North Carolina. The County, named after Prince William (Duke of Cumberland), is part of the Fayetteville, NC Metropolitan Statistical Area. In 1754, Cumberland County was formed from a part of Bladen County. Cumberland County has a population of 326,000 and its largest city Fayetteville, with a population of 204,000, is the county seat.
Cumberland County borders Harnett, Bladen, Sampson, Robeson, Hoke, and Moore counties.
Cumberland County is made up of 658 square miles. 652 of which is land with the remaining 6 as water.
The population of Hope Mills, NC is about 15,100. The population has been steadily increasing since the early 1900s.
The elevation of Hope Mills, NC is 108 feet above sea level.
The zip code for Hope Mills, NC is 28348.
The area code for Hope Mills, NC is 910.
Historically speaking Hope Mills and Cumberland County have voted mostly Democrat, with 60% going to Barrack Obama during the 2012 Presidential Election.
This represents the trend for the previous three or four elections, barring the 2004 election, which saw George W. Bush take 52% of the vote.
As of 2010, 54% of the population are religiously unafiliated (Nones). About 41% are Protestants with Catholics and Other making up around 5%.
The unemployment rate for Hope Mills is about 7% (2015), making it higher than the state average of around 5%.
Sales, management, transportation and office administration make nearly 50% of the most common industries in the town.
The Fayetteville Observer is the primary newspaper that covers the Cumberland County area.