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Welcome to Hope ...

The city of Hope is located in the Idaho Panhandle.

Hope is located in Bonner County<1>.

The location of Hope has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While we don't have a date for the founding of Hope, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1887.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Hope has a population of 101 people<3> (see below for details).

The community of Hope is 2,410 feet [735 m] above sea level.<4> In other words, the elevation of Hope is about ½ mile above sea level.

Time Zone: Hope lies in the Pacific Time Zone (PST/PDT) and observes daylight saving time

Note: If you travel east from Hope (for example, toward Libby (MT)), you will leave Pacific Time and cross into the Mountain Time Zone (MST/MDT).

Area codes for Hope: (208) and (986)<5>

The ZIP code for Hope: 83836<6>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Hope had an population of 101 people. This is an increase of 17.44% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 27.85% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Hope had a population of 86 people. This makes Hope the county's 9th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 86 people, the population of Hope increased 8.86% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 79 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Hope.

Communities Also Named Hope ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Idaho communities named Hope: This one is located in Bonner County and the other is located in Kootenai County.

Beyond Idaho, there are 47 communities that are also named Hope - they are located in Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, British Columbia, California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana (3), Maine, Maryland, Michigan (2), Minnesota (2), Mississippi, Missouri (2), Nebraska (2), New Jersey, New Mexico (2), New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio (2), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (2), Quebec, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Texas (2), Washington, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Hope.

Communities near Hope ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Hope.

  • Sandpoint
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Ponderay
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
  • Kootenai
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
  • Dover
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dover <7>
  • Clark Fork
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clark Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clark Fork
    • Clark Fork is located in Bonner County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 589 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clark Fork <7>
  • Boyer
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyer
    • Boyer is located in Bonner County
  • Algoma
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Algoma
    • Algoma is located in Bonner County
  • Sagle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the west)
  • Colburn
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Dufort
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dufort
    • Dufort is located in Bonner County

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Hope. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Hope.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hope. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hope.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Hope. See our Newspapers Page for Hope.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hope ...

Looking for more information about Hope? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Hope, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Hope.

Adding Hope to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hope in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Hope was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<8>

From that list, the Hope post office opened in 1887.

For more details, see References and Mentions for Hope.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hope. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Bonner County:

The official website for State of Idaho:

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Idaho's counties, including Bonner, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hope.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Hope - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Area code (986) is an overlay for area code (208).
<6>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Hope). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hope or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<8>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:


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