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It is notable primarily as the birth place of the 42nd president of the United States, Bill Clinton. At the 1992 Democratic National Convention, Clinton ended his acceptance speech by saying, "I believe in a place called Hope".
The watermelon festival is celebrated in August.
Hope is located at 33°40'4" North, 93°35'24" West (33.667779, -93.589908)1.
As of the census2 of 2000, there are 10,616 people, 3,961 households, and 2,638 families residing in the city. The population density is 409.9/km² (1,061.9/mi²). There are 4,301 housing units at an average density of 166.1/km² (430.2/mi²). The racial makeup of the city is 47.71% White, 43.17% Black or African American, 0.38% Native American, 0.30% Asian, 0.03% Pacific Islander, 6.63% from other races, and 1.78% from two or more races. 13.48% of the population are Hispanic or Latino of any race.
There are 3,961 households out of which 34.3% have children under the age of 18 living with them, 40.8% are married couples living together, 21.0% have a female householder with no husband present, and 33.4% are non-families. 29.3% of all households are made up of individuals and 13.8% have someone living alone who is 65 years of age or older. The average household size is 2.61 and the average family size is 3.20.
In the city the population is spread out with 28.9% under the age of 18, 10.8% from 18 to 24, 27.3% from 25 to 44, 18.4% from 45 to 64, and 14.6% who are 65 years of age or older. The median age is 32 years. For every 100 females there are 87.3 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there are 81.7 males.
The median income for a household in the city is $25,385, and the median income for a family is $28,445. Males have a median income of $23,525 versus $17,394 for females. The per capita income for the city is $12,783. 27.2% of the population and 22.3% of families are below the poverty line. Out of the total population, 41.1% of those under the age of 18 and 17.3% of those 65 and older are living below the poverty line.
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