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Mount Hope is a town in Orange County, in the Poughkeepsie-Newburgh metro area. [NOTE: This is not the only community in New York named Mount Hope. For links to other places called Mount Hope, NY, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Mount Hope is 41.460N. The longitude is -74.526W.It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 738 feet.
The population, at the time of the 2000 census, was 6,639.
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18% of Mount Hope residents report German ancestry, and 18% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Mount Hope ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Mount Hope was $17,562, compared with $21,587 nationally.
13% of Mount Hope residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Mount Hope, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $601. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $1,322.
Orange County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Mount Hope political report.
The average commute time for Mount Hope workers is 33 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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