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city (1990 pop. 23,101), within Prince George co. but independent, at the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers, SE Va.; founded 1913, inc. 1916. Hopewell is a deepwater port and an industrial center where chemicals, polyester fibers, and paper products are manufactured. The city was founded as a munitions center. In 1926, Hopewell absorbed contiguous City Point, General U.S. Grant's base of operations in 1864–65, now part of Petersburg National Battlefield. Fort Lee is nearby.
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Hopewell (Independent City), Virginia

300 N Main St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: (804) 541-2243
Fax: (804) 541-2248

In southeastern VA at the confluence of the James and Appomattox rivers, 10 mi. northeast of Petersburg. Incorporated as Hopewell in 1916. Name Origin: Established as Charles City Point by Sir Thomas Dale (?-1619) in 1613. Town called City Point until 1913 when Du Pont de Nemours and Co. established a settlement for their workers on Hopewell Farm, itself named by the former owner for the ship on which he arrived in VA

Area (sq mi):: 10.82 (land 10.24; water 0.58) Population per square mile: 2215.80
Population 2005: 22,690 State rank: 72 Population change: 2000-20005 1.50%; 1990-2000 -3.20% Population 2000: 22,354 (White 61.10%; Black or African American 33.50%; Hispanic or Latino 2.90%; Asian 0.80%; Other 3.50%). Foreign born: 1.90%. Median age: 35.00
Income 2000: per capita $16,338; median household $33,196; Population below poverty level: 14.90% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,565-$23,502
Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.10% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 70.20%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Hopewell County seat (22,369)

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