Hope lies on the northern end of Kenai Peninsula, on the south shore of the Turnagain Arm of Cook Inlet. The community lies on the 17-mile Hope Highway, northwest of the Seward Highway, near the mouth of Resurrection Creek. Winter temperatures range from 14 to 27; summer temperatures vary from 45 to 65. Average annual precipitation is 20 inches.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the CDP has a total area of 51.8 square miles (134.1 km²), of which, 51.7 square miles (133.9 km²) of it is land and 0.1 square miles (0.2 km²) of it (0.15%) is water.
There are two community associations.
There were 77 households out of which 15.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 42.9% were married couples living together, 2.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 54.5% were non-families. 53.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 15.6% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 1.78 and the average family size was 2.69.
In the CDP the population was spread out with 16.1% under the age of 18, 4.4% from 18 to 24, 22.6% from 25 to 44, 40.1% from 45 to 64, and 16.8% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 47 years. For every 100 females there were 107.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 125.5 males.
The median income for a household in the CDP was $21,786, and the median income for a family was $24,432. Males had a median income of $0 versus $37,656 for females. The per capita income for the CDP was $9,079. There were none of the families and 11.7% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 100.0% of those over 64.
Approximately one-fourth of homes use individual water wells and septic tank systems, and are fully plumbed. The school operates its own well water system. Many homes in this area are used only seasonally. The Borough provides a refuse transfer site in Hope. Electricity is provided by Chugach Electric Association. There is one school located in the community, attended by 14 students. Local hospitals or health clinics include Central Peninsula General Hospital in Soldotna (262-4404) or Anchorage hospitals. Hope is classified as a highway village, it is found in EMS Region 2J in the Kenai Peninsula Region. Emergency Services have highway and air access. Emergency service is provided by volunteers Auxiliary health care is provided by Hope/Sunrise EMS (782-3174/3630); Central Peninsula Hospital in Soldotna or Anchorage hospitals.
Taxes: Sales: 2% (Borough), Property: 6.5 mills (Borough), Special: None