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Hopewell,

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.

Hopewell (Independent City), Virginia

300 N Main St
Hopewell, VA 23860
Phone: (804) 541-2243
Fax: (804) 541-2248
www.ci.hopewell.va.us

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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