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A- Hopewell Amenities Lots of amenities close to this location
B Hopewell Cost of Living Cost of living is 15% lower than Virginia
919% less expensive than the US average
1088% more expensive than the US average
United States
100National cost of living index
Hopewell cost of living
C- Hopewell Crime Total crime is 48% higher than Virginia
Total crime
2,9718% higher than the US average
Chance of being a victim
1 in 348% higher than the US average
Year-over-year crime
-11%Year over year crime is down
Hopewell crime
F Hopewell Employment Household income is 38% lower than Virginia
Median household income
$40,81426% lower than the US average
Income per capita
$21,82727% lower than the US average
Unemployment rate
7%41% higher than the US average
Hopewell employment
F Hopewell Housing Home value is 50% lower than Virginia
Median home value
$125,40032% lower than the US average
Median rent price
$82014% lower than the US average
Home ownership
50%21% lower than the US average
Hopewell real estate or Hopewell rentals
B Hopewell Schools HS graduation rate is 12% lower than Virginia
High school grad. rates
74%11% lower than the US average
School test scores
67%36% higher than the US average
Student teacher ratio
13:117% lower than the US average
Hopewell K-12 schools

Living in Hopewell, VA

Located in the state of Virginia, Hopewell is a moderately-sized city with a population of 22,332 residents. Hopewell is mostly populated by White (52%) and Black or African American (39%) ethnic groups. If you are not a fan of long commutes, you will enjoy living in Hopewell. With average one way commute time of only 23 minutes, getting to and from work is a breeze compared to the national average of 26 minutes.

Are you trying to figure out if living in Hopewell is the right fit for your lifestyle? To ensure a positive experience before moving to any new city in Virginia, you will probably want to make sure that you check all of the most important boxes. With useful information like amenities, crime, cost of living and other key data points, finding the best places to live in Hopewell and in the areas around Hopewell is a much easier task.

The livability score in Hopewell is 68/100 and the city is ranked in the 56th percentile of all cities across America. For each of the livability categories, we know that Hopewell ranks very well for amenities (A-), cost of living (B) and education (B). There is at least one category that did not score well in Hopewell. The following was graded with a disappointing score: crime (D-), employment (F) and housing (F).

Conveniently located amenities and interesting attractions are a great way to continuously enjoy Hopewell on a regular basis. Knowing that there are an abundance of amenities and things to do can ensure that you always have access to nearby grocery stores, restaurants and coffee shops.

Knowing that the Hopewell schools rank highly for test scores plays an important factor in deciding if this area is the right place to live. The average school test scores are 67%, which is far higher than the national average.

Hopewell real estate prices and overall affordability will play a huge role in determining if the area is the right fit for you. Of course there are probably some other items on your “wish list”, but even before they are considered, let’s take a look at the home prices and affordability in Hopewell. Median real estate prices in Hopewell come in at $125,400, which is 49.5% lower than the Virginia average. The home price to income ratio compares the median home prices to the median household income. In Hopewell, the home price to income ratio is 3.1, which is 18.4% lower than the Virginia average. Purchasing your new home can come with many financial benefits, some of which are more lucrative than others. Perhaps the most notable benefit could be the appreciation of your new home. Home appreciation rates are a good way to generate tax-free equity on a long term basis. The year over year appreciation rates in Hopewell were 12.8%, and the 5 year appreciation rates came in at 2.7%.

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Compare Hopewell, VA Livability To Other Cities

Best Neighborhoods In & Around Hopewell, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Brookhaven Farms, Richmond7317.3279
Fawnbrook, Richmond7217.1562
Cottrell Farms, Richmond7115.51,012
British Camp Farms, Richmond7016.11,634
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Piney Knolls, Richmond6916.73,545
Deerbourne, Richmond6715.8691
Parnell Industrial Area, Richmond6715.1889
Jeff Davis, Richmond6014.92,196

Best Cities Near Hopewell, VA

PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Short Pump, VA8630.827,099
Woodlake, VA8622.67,172
Innsbrook, VA8529.37,707
Brandermill, VA8521.713,616
PlaceLivability scoreScoreMilesPopulationPop.
Scotland, VA8536.1157
Manchester, VA8417.210,927
Rockwood, VA8425.37,882
Bon Air, VA8321.616,957
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Hopewell, Virginia: A Great Community to Live

I have lived in Hopewell, Virginia for my entire thirty years. My hometown of Hopewell is situated in between Richmond and Petersburg. Like most cities it has pros and cons if you live here. Living in Hopewell, Virginia for myself has overall been a positive experience.

What I love about Hopewell is that the citizens that are here, do seem to care about each other. This is not the richest town, as most of the jobs are factory jobs and housing costs do run on the high side. There are also many jobs related to the customer service industry here in Hopewell.

The best areas in Hopewell, Virginia that may attract families that have children, is our local school system. As a product of the Hopewell school division, I can honestly say that I received a good education. I felt safe throughout my school years and felt that the teachers were dedicated and actually cared about me as a student.

So if you are looking for a community that feels welcoming, then come to the town of Hopewell.
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Source: The Hopewell, VA data and statistics displayed above are derived from the 2016 United States Census Bureau American Community Survey (ACS).
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