Hopewell Criminal Defense
Hopewell police make relatively few DWI and drug arrests compared with their neighbors in Princeton and Ewing. However, if you are facing a Hopewell DWI charge or drug possession arrest, the consequences can be life-changing. We can help. Call now to speak with a defense attorney for an analysis of your case.
Hopewell – New Jersey
Hopewell was originally incorporated as a borough in 1891 from portions of Hopewell Township and reincorporated in 1924 when additional portions were annexed. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, it has a total area of 0.7 square miles, all of which is land.
As of the 2010 Census, the population was 1,922. The population has fluctuated between 2,044 in 2003, then 1,922 in July 2009, and 2,035 at the time of the 2000 census.
The ancestries most commonly cited by the residents vary according to the source. Thus, German 19% and 23.4%, Irish 16% and 20.6%, English 15% and 18.4%, Italian 11% and 13.6%, Dutch 4% and 5.1% and Polish 4% and 4.9%.
There have been changes in the racial composition between the time of the 2000 census and 2010, to wit: White (95.43% vs. 93.58%), Hispanic or Latino of any race (2.31% vs. 4.04%), Black of African American (1.08% vs. 1.60%) and Asian (0.98% vs. 1.33%).
Out of the 813 households, 36.2% had children younger than 18 years living with them. More than half (55.0%) were married couples living together and 30.9% were non-families.
The median age of the population was 40 years. Slightly more than a quarter (26.1%) were individuals under the age of 18.
At the time of the 2000 census, the median income for a household was $77,270. The estimated median household income in 2009 was $116,060, comparing very favorable with the state figure of $68,342. The per capita income in 2000 was $38,413 rising to an estimated $55,038 in 2009.
The estimated median house or condo value in 2000 was $232,200 almost doubling in 2009 to $423,365. The difference between male and female income was very small in 2000 ($52,656 versus $47,315). None of the families and just 2.1% of the population were living below the poverty line and unemployment was only 1.0%. Households with no vehicles were 4.96% vs. 10.93% statewide and those with four or more vehicles were 6.35% versus 4.48% statewide.
The January 2011 cost of living index is high (125.4) compared to the national average of 100.
The Police Department crime records for 2009 show an index of 52.5 versus 319.2 nationwide. There were no murders, rapes, arsons, assaults or robberies. The only crimes recorded were 15 thefts, 5 burglaries and one auto theft.
During the period 2005-2009, almost half of the male population (46%) were engaged in the following industries: professional, scientific and technical services (19%), manufacturing (16%) and construction (11%). A similar proportion of females worked in educational services (18%), health care and social assistance (15%), and professional, scientific and technical services (13%).
For population 25 years and over in 2000, 89.6% had completed high school or higher, 53.9% had a bachelor’s degree or higher and 28.8% had a graduate or professional degree. Estimates for 2010 show that only 8.13% have not completed high school (versus 14.15% in the state). Individuals with a bachelor’s degree represented 26.57% versus 20.65% in the state and those with a graduate degree reached a high of 30.19% versus 12.05% statewide.