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New Hope

  •   State: 
    Madison County
    New Hope
      County all: 
    Madison | Marshall
      County FIPS: 
    01089 | 01095
    34°32′17″N 86°24′44″W
      Area total: 
    8.71 sq mi (22.57 km²)
      Area land: 
    8.66 sq mi (22.42 km²)
      Area water: 
    0.06 sq mi (0.15 km²)
    607 ft (185 m)
  •   Latitude: 
      Dman name cbsa: 
    Huntsville, AL
    Eastern Standard Time (EST) UTC-5:00; Eastern Daylight Time (EDT) UTC-4:00
      ZIP codes: 

    New Hope, Madison County, Alabama, United States

  •   Population: 
      Population density: 
    333.7 residents per square mile of area (128.84/km²)
      Household income: 
      Unemployment rate: 
  •   Sales taxes: 
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New Hope is a city in Madison County, Alabama, United States. It is included in the Huntsville-Decatur Combined Statistical Area. As of the 2020 census, the population was 2,889. The city was originally named "Cloud's Town" in 1829 by its founder, William Cloud. It was incorporated in 1832 under the name of "Vienna" during the American Civil War. The rebuilt city was incorporated as "New Hope", taking its name from the New Hope Methodist Church. New Hope is located in southeastern Madison County at 34°3217N 86°2444W (34.538194, 86.412129) It is 19 miles (31 km) southeast of the center of Huntsville and the same distance northwest of Guntersville. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the city has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.6 km²), of which 8.6 square miles are land and 0.06 square miles of land, or 0.66%, are water. The median household income was $31,458 and the median family income was $39,427 in the city of New Hope as of the census of 2010. The racial makeup of the city was 94.80% White, 0.39% Black or African American, 1.81% Native American,0.24% Asian, and 2.09% from two or more races. About 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.1% of those age 65 or over.


Vienna was burned by the Union Army on December 15, 1864, because of the constant skirmishes with the guerrilla fighters in the area. The rebuilt city was incorporated in 1883 as "New Hope", taking its name from the New Hope Methodist Church. The settlement was actually settled in what is now known as Cloud's Cove just off Hobbs Island Road and is a few miles from the town of New Hope. The town was originally named "Cloud's Town" in 1829 by its founder, William Cloud, and was incorporated under the name of "Vienna" on May 29, 1832. It was destroyed by the 12th Indiana Cavalry during the American Civil War in May 1864. The post office and Masonic Lodge were all that remained when Vienna was burned in December 1864 by Lieutenant Colonel Alfred Reed of the 14th Regiment, 12th Regiment of the Indiana Regiment. There was already a post office called Vienna in southern Alabama and rules were that there could not be two post offices with the same name at that time, so New Hope was incorporated as Vienna in1883. It is now a suburb of Huntsville, Alabama, with a population of about 3,000. The city is located on the Alabama-Mississippi border and was once part of the Mobile, Alabama-Florida border. It has a population in excess of 2,000 people and is located in the Mobile and Tallahassee Metropolitan Statistical Area (MSA) and the Mobile-Tens of thousands of people live in surrounding counties.


New Hope Elementary School (K-6) and New Hope High School (712) are located in New Hope, New Jersey. New Hope is a small town with a population of less than 1,000 people. The town has a reputation for being a hardworking, hard-working community. The school district has been in operation since the 1950s. It is located on the banks of the New Jersey Turnpike, which runs through New Hope. The city has a history of being involved with the U.S. Civil Rights Movement and the Civil Liberties Movement. It has also been involved in the development of the town's first school, which was built in the 1960s and 1970s. The community also has a long history of supporting the arts, particularly the arts and music, in the New Hope area of New Jersey and New York City. It was founded in the 1880s and has been a focal point for the arts in the area. It also has been the site of a number of high schools, including New Hope Elementary, New Hope Middle and High School, as well as New Hope Junior and Senior High School. The high school is located in the town of New Hope and has about 1,700 students. The district also has its own hospital, which opened in the 1970s and serves the community in the form of a health care center. In the 1980s and 1990s, the town was the location of a school for children with learning difficulties. The hospital was also the site for the New York State School of the Arts.


New Hope is located in southeastern Madison County at 34°3217N 86°2444W (34.538194, 86.412129), along U.S. Route 431. It is 19 miles (31 km) southeast of the center of Huntsville and the same distance northwest of Guntersville. The city has a total area of 8.7 square miles (22.6 km²), of which 8.6square miles (22.4 km²) is land and 0.06square miles ("0.15 km²") is water. New Hope is a part of the Huntsville-Madisonville Micropolitan Statistical Area, which includes Huntsville, Madison, Madison County, and parts of Madison and Gadsden counties. It has a population of 2,816. It was the site of a World War II bombing campaign in the 1940s and 1950s, when the town was known as "New Hope" The city is located on the Alabama Turnpike, which was built in the late 1800s and early 1900s. The turnpike runs through New Hope, and was named after the town's founder, William Hope. The New Hope River, which runs through the city, is a tributary of the Alabama River. The town's name is derived from the New Hope Creek, which flows through the town and was once a source of water for the town. The river was once known as the "Red River" and is now the Red River.


New Hope did not appear on the 1890 and 1940-1950 U.S. Censuses. In the case of the latter two years, it is likely their incorporation charter lapsed and was not renewed until prior to its reappearance on the 1960 Census. In 2010, there were 2,810 people in 1,143 households, including 795 families, in the city. The racial makeup of the city was 93.7% White, 0.2% Black or African American, 2.5% Native American,0.3% Asian, and 2.09% from two or more races. The median household income was $31,458 and the median family income was $39,427. In 2020, there are 2,889 people, 1,087 households, and 834 families residing in New Hope. The population density was 287.6 inhabitants per square mile (111.0/km²). There were 1,124 housing units at an average density of 127.3 per squaremile (49.2/km 2). The median age was 38.2 years. For every 100 females, therewere 96.5 males. In New Hope, the average household size was 2.46 and the average family size is 2.97. The per capita income for the city in 2010 was $15,655. About 8.2%. of families and 11.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 14.4%. of those under age 18 and 15.1% of those age 65 or over.


The local school district is Madison County Schools. Madison County is located in the central part of the state. The local schools are located in Madison County. The school district was established in 1872. It is located near the town of Madison, in the south of the county. The district has a population of about 2,000. It was founded in 1852. The current school district opened in 1874. It has a enrollment of about 1,200 students. The schools are in Madison, Madison County, and Madison County School District #1, which is in the center of the district. It also has a number of other schools in the county, such as Madison County High School and Madison High School, which are in the middle of the school district.

Air Quality, Water Quality, Superfund Sites & UV Index

The Air Quality index is in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama = 56.2. These Air Quality index is based on annual reports from the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The number of ozone alert days is used as an indicator of air quality, as are the amounts of seven pollutants including particulates, carbon monoxide, sulfur dioxide, lead, and volatile organic chemicals. The Water Quality Index is 1. A measure of the quality of an area’s water supply as rated by the EPA. Higher values are better (100=best). The EPA has a complex method of measuring the watershed quality, using 15 indicators such as pollutants, turbidity, sediments, and toxic discharges. The Superfund Sites Index is 71. Higher is better (100=best). Based upon the number and impact of EPA Superfund pollution sites in the county, including spending on the cleanup efforts. The UV Index in New Hope = 4.9 and is a measure of an area's exposure to the sun's ultraviolet rays. This is most often a combination of sunny weather, altitude, and latitude. The UV Index has been defined by the WHO ( and is uniform worldwide.


The most recent city population of 2,889 individuals with a median age of 37 age the population grows by 7.68% in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama population since 2000 and are distributed over a density of 333.7 residents per square mile of area (128.84/km²). There are average 2.38 people per household in the 1,148 households with an average household income of $42,088 a year. The unemployment rate in Alabama is 7.50% of the available work force and has dropped -7.37% over the most recent 12-month period and the projected change in job supply over the next decade based on migration patterns, economic growth, and other factors will increase by 17.76%. The number of physicians in New Hope per 100,000 population = 245.


The annual rainfall in New Hope = 52 inches and the annual snowfall = 1.9 inches. The annual number of days with measurable precipitation (over .01 inch) = 100. The average number of days per year that are predominantly sunny = 205. 90 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily high temperature for the month of July and 30.8 degrees Fahrenheit is the average daily low temperature for the month of January. The Comfort Index (higher=better) is 33, where higher values mean a more pleasant climate. The Comfort Index measure recognizes that humidity by itself isn't the problem. (Have you noticed nobody ever complains about the weather being 'cold and humid?) It's in the summertime that we notice the humidity the most, when it's hot and muggy. Our Comfort Index uses a combination of afternoon summer temperature and humidity to closely predict the effect that the humidity will have on people.

Median Home Cost

The percentage of housing units in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama which are owned by the occupant = 68.87%. A housing unit is a house, apartment, mobile home, or room occupied as separate living quarters. The average age of homes = 30 years with median home cost = $68,010 and home appreciation of -13.83%. This is the value of the years most recent home sales data. Its important to note that this is not the average (or arithmetic mean). The median home price is the middle value when you arrange all the sales prices of homes from lowest to highest. This is a better indicator than the average, because the median is not changed as much by a few unusually high or low values. The property tax rate of $4.02 shown here is the rate per $1,000 of home value. If for simplification for example the tax rate is $14.00 and the home value is $250,000, the property tax would be $14.00 x ($250,000/1000), or $3500. This is the 'effective' tax rate.


The local school district spends $4,510 per student. There are 16.1 students for each teacher in the school, 410 students for each Librarian and 378 students for each Counselor. 2.68% of the area’s population over the age of 25 with an Associate Degree or other 2-year college degree, 9.18% with a master’s degree, Ph.D. or other advanced college degree and 2.89% with high school diplomas or high school equivalency degrees (GEDs).

  • New Hope's population in Madison County, Alabama of 1,410 residents in 1900 has increased 2,05-fold to 2,889 residents after 120 years, according to the official 2020 census.

    Approximately 52.43% female residents and 47.57% male residents live in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama.

    As of 2020 in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama are married and the remaining 37.27% are single population.

  • 31.1 minutes is the average time that residents in New Hope require for a one-way commute to work. A long commute can have different effects on health. A Gallup poll in the US found that in terms of mental health, long haul commuters are up to 12 percent more likely to experience worry, and ten percent less likely to feel well rested. The Gallup poll also found that of people who commute 61­–90 minutes each day, a whopping one third complained of neck and back pain, compared to less than a quarter of people who only spend ten minutes getting to work.

    77.19% of the working population which commute to work alone in their car, 18.12% of the working population which commutes to work in a carpool, 0.31% of the population that commutes using mass transit, including bus, light rail, subway, and ferry. 1.88% of the population that has their home as their principal place of work.

  • Of the total residential buildings in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama, 68.87% are owner-occupied homes, another 22.45% are rented apartments, and the remaining 8.68% are vacant.

  • The 53.21% of the population in New Hope, Madison County, Alabama who identify themselves as belonging to a religion are distributed among the following most diverse religions.

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