Hope is a city in southern Dickinson County, Kansas, United States. As of the 2010 census, the city population was 368. The motto of Hope is “There Will Always Be Hope In Kansas”, which is also the name of a song.
Hope is located at 38°41′22″N 97°4′37″W / 38.68944°N 97.07694°W / 38.68944; -97.07694 (38.689536, -97.076815). According to the United States Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 0.39 square miles (1.01 km), all of it land.
There are two parks in Hope: one in the downtown area on Main Street and an older one in the northern edge of town.
As of the census of 2010, there were 368 people, 166 households, and 104 families residing in the city. The population density was 943.6 inhabitants per square mile (364.3/km). There were 192 housing units at an average density of 492.3 per square mile (190.1/km). The racial makeup of the city was 93.5% White, 2.4% African American, 0.8% Native American, 0.3% Asian, and 3.0% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.3% of the population.
There were 166 households of which 22.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.2% were married couples living together, 6.0% had a female householder with no husband present, 2.4% had a male householder with no wife present, and 37.3% were non-families. 33.7% of all households were made up of individuals and 18.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.22 and the average family size was 2.81.
The median age in the city was 48.7 years. 19.8% of residents were under the age of 18; 6.9% were between the ages of 18 and 24; 16.3% were from 25 to 44; 34% were from 45 to 64; and 23.1% were 65 years of age or older. The gender makeup of the city was 49.7% male and 50.3% female.
As of the census of 2000, there were 372 people, 164 households, and 106 families residing in the city. The population density was 821.8 people per square mile (319.2/km²). There were 185 housing units at an average density of 408.7 per square mile (158.7/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 98.12% White, 0.81% African American, 0.54% Native American, 0.27% Asian, and 0.27% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.27% of the population.
There were 164 households out of which 29.9% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 57.3% were married couples living together, 5.5% had a female householder with no husband present, and 34.8% were non-families. 32.9% of all households were made up of individuals and 21.3% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.27 and the average family size was 2.88.
In the city, the population was spread out with 24.5% under the age of 18, 3.8% from 18 to 24, 25.3% from 25 to 44, 24.2% from 45 to 64, and 22.3% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 43 years. For every 100 females, there were 84.2 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 82.5 males.
The median income for a household in the city was $28,365, and the median income for a family was $32,813. Males had a median income of $27,639 versus $18,036 for females. The per capita income for the city was $14,300. About 4.8% of families and 7.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 4.6% of those under age 18 and 14.0% of those age 65 or over.