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  1. Public Schools
    C+
  2. Crime & Safety
    C
  3. Housing
    C
  4. Nightlife
    B-
  5. Good for Families
    C+
  6. Diversity
    A
  7. Jobs
    C
  8. Weather
    B+
  9. Cost of Living
    B
  10. Health & Fitness
    C+
  11. Outdoor Activities
    B+
  12. Commute
    B
Hopewell is a town in Virginia with a population of 22,353. Living in Hopewell offers residents a suburban feel and most residents own their homes. In Hopewell there are a lot of parks. Many families live in Hopewell.
About Hopewell...
Population
22,353

Real Estate

Median Home Value
$122,400
National
$184,700
Median Rent
$831
National
$949
Area Feel
Suburban
Rent vs. Own
  • Rent
    49%
  • Own
    51%
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Hopewell Rankings

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Crime & Safety

Crime & Safety
C
Based on violent and property crime rates.
Violent Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Assault
    206.8
    282.7
  • Murder
    8.8
    6.1
  • Rape
    8.8
    40.7
  • Robbery
    123.2
    135.5
Property Crimes
  • Calculated annually per 100,000 residents
National
  • Burglary
    646.9
    500.1
  • Theft
    1,725.1
    2,042.8
  • Motor Vehicle Theft
    250.8
    284

Residents

Diversity
A
Based on ethnic and economic diversity.
Age
  • <10 years
    15%
  • 10-17 years
    11%
  • 18-24 years
    8%
  • 25-34 years
    14%
  • 35-44 years
    11%
  • 45-54 years
    13%
  • 55-64 years
    12%
  • 65+ years
    15%
Education Levels
National
  • Master's degree or higher
    5%
    12%
  • Bachelor's degree
    11%
    19%
  • Some college or associate's degree
    31%
    29%
  • High school diploma or equivalent
    35%
    28%
  • Less than high school diploma
    19%
    13%

Working in Hopewell

Jobs
C
Based on employment rates, job and business growth, and cost of living.
Median Household Income
$40,712
National
$55,322
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Hopewell Reviews

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Very boring city. You literally what you make it. Most of everything is in Colonial Heights. There’s barely any supermarkets or shopping places in the town. The school system is really good. The high school has brought such positivity to the city!
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Hopewell is a small city/community with good schools. Hopewell has one alternative school,one early learning center, three elementary schools, one middle, and one highschool. The schools receive a lot of support from the city government as well as community organizations. Of course everywhere you live has negatives, such a crime, a lot of single parent homes, teen pregnancy, and crime. My focus is more on the schools because of the quality education I received. In high school, they really prepared for me college with the dual enrollment and advanced placement courses and the assistance from school and community representatives support of higher education.
Hopewell is a very small town with some fun things to do. The Hopewell Downtown Partnership has created a few nice stores and restuarants that could attract more people. Other than that, there are some pretty dangerous parts of Hopewell.