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Hope is a township in Barry County, in the Grand Rapids-Wyoming metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Hope. For links to other places called Hope, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hope is 42.552N. The longitude is -85.369W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 974 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 3,283.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hope demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Barry County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 49046 ZIP code.
16% of Hope residents report German ancestry, and 10% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hope ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hope was $19,399, compared with $21,587 nationally.
15% of Hope residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hope, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $421. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $846.
Barry County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hope political report.
The average commute time for Hope workers is 28 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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