Hempstead County Economic Development Corporation

Welcome to Hope, Arkansas


Business Advantages
  • Location
    • Halfway between Dallas and Memphis
  • Transportation
    • Interstate 30
    • Mainline Union Pacific Rail
    • Kiamichi Rail
    • Three commercial airports in 90 minutes drive

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HOPE, ARKANSAS
HEMPSTEAD COUNTY

 

Hope is located halfway between

Dallas and Memphis in southwest Arkansas on

Interstate 30

POPULATION
  1980
1990
2000
Present
Estimate
City
10,290
9,643
10,616
10,700
County
23,635
21,635
23,587
24,000
State
2,286,357
2,395,000
2,673,4000
2,810,872
 
CLIMATE
 
Average annual temperature: 62 degrees
Average annual rainfall: 52 inches

MUNICIPAL SERVICE

Type of Local Government: City Manager

Annual Budget: $8,282,640

Bonded Indebtedness:  City:  $11,820,306

County  $1,830,000     School:  $8,588,000

Fire Insurance Class:  4 in city      8 outside

Number of Pumpers/Trucks:  4

Number of Full-Time Firemen: 16 / EMT trained: 0 

Number of Volunteer Firemen:   2 / EMT trained: 0

Number of Full-Time City Policemen:  27

Garbage Service Provided:

Residential:  Yes  Commercial:  Yes  Industrial:  Yes

Nearest Landfill for Comm./Ind. Use:  5 miles

Public Library:  Yes

Comprehensive City Plan:  Yes

City Zoning:  Yes


UTILITIES

Water:

Supplied by:  Hope Water & Light

Source:  River & 9 Wells

Capacity of Water Plant:  9,900,000 gpd

Average Daily Consumption:  3,250,000 gpd

Peak Consumption:  5,800,000 gpd

Storage Capacity:

Ground:  2,500,000 gals    Elevated:  2,750,000 gals

Pressure in Mains:  50-70 psi

Sewer:

Type of Treatment Plant:  Activated Sludge

Average Daily Load:  1,000,000 gpd

Design Capacity:  2,000,000 gpd

Electric Company:

Hope Water & Light Power purchased from AEP-SWEPCO

Natural Gas Company: 

Centerpoint Energy Arkla

Telephone Company:

Southwestern Bell

Type of Service:  Fiber Optic & Digital Radio Lines

Long Distance Companies:

AT&T, MCI, Sprint, & LDDS