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Mount Hope, West Virginia - Basic Facts

The City of Mount Hope had a population of 1,327 as of July 1, 2018. Mount Hope ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in West Virginia. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Mount Hope is located at latitude 37.8915 and longitude -81.1623 in Fayette County. The formal boundaries for the City of Mount Hope (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.32 sq. miles and a water area of 0 sq. miles. Fayette County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 1,722 feet.

The City of Mount Hope (GNIS ID: 2390621) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The City of Mount Hope is located within Plateau District, a minor civil division (MCD) of Fayette County.

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Mount Hope, WV Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,327
Population in Households 1,327
Population in Familes 1,014
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 1,009
Diversity Index3 39


Median Household Income $26,223
Average Household Income $44,063
Per Capita Income $18,956


Total Housing Units 741 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 369 (49.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 212 (28.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 160 (21.6%)
Median Home Value $73,542
Average Home Value $84,688


Total Households 581
Average Household Size 2.28
Family Households 350
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.77% -0.87%
Households -0.9% -0.95%
Families -0.41% -1.11%
Median Household Income   2.21%
Per Capita Income   2.46%

Mount Hope, WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Mount Hope to the other 405 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in West Virginia by rank and percentile using July 1, 2018 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 123 70th
Population Density # 156 62nd
Diversity Index # 17 96th
Median Household Income # 386 5th
Per Capita Income # 325 20th

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