HopewellThe City of Hopewell is located at the confluence of the Appomattox and James Rivers. The 11-square-mile inland port community is on I-295 with quick access to I-64, I-85 and I-95, making it an excellent location to serve East and Midwest markets. The strategic river location was once considered for an early English colony, later served as an important Civil War staging area and then munitions depot and now industrial production center for large companies such as WestRock, Ashland and Evonik. Besides its importance to local industry, Hopewell has experienced concentrated revitalization efforts in its vibrant downtown community, bringing new recreation and business opportunities.

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At A Glance

% of People with Bachelor Degrees
City Civilian Labor Force
City Unemployment Rate
Median Household Income


20152021% Change2030 Projection

Utility Providers


TypeAssessment RatioNominal Tax Rate
Non-Manufacturer’s Personal Property60% year 1, reduced by 10%/year (min. 20%)$3.50
Machinery & Tools25%$3.05
Real Estate100%$1.13

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Political Representation

U.S. Congress

  • 5th district, vacant pending a special election in February, 2023

U.S. Senate

  • Mark Warner
  • Tim Kaine

Virginia House of Delegates

  • Kimberly A Taylor, R, 63rd
  • Carrie E. Coyner, R, 62nd

Virginia Senate

  • Joseph D. Morrissey, D, 16th

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau's 2016-2020 and 2017-2021 American Community Survey, Weldon Cooper Center's Virginia Population Projections (2022), Virginia Department of Education, Virginia Economic Development Partnership's 2016-2017 Guide to Local Business Taxes.