Badgerville, New Mexico

Hope, New Mexico

Hope, New Mexico
Location of Hope, New Mexico
Coordinates: 32°48′43″N 104°44′1″W / 32.81194°N 104.73361°WCoordinates: 32°48′43″N 104°44′1″W / 32.81194°N 104.73361°W
Country United States
State New Mexico
County Eddy
- Total 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km)
- Land 1.2 sq mi (3.0 km)
- Water 0.0 sq mi (0.0 km)
Elevation 4,085 ft (1,245 m)
Population (2000)
- Total 107
- Density 92.3/sq mi (35.6/km)
Time zone Mountain (MST) (UTC-7)
- Summer (DST) MDT (UTC-6)
ZIP code 88250
Area code(s) 575
FIPS code 35-33290
GNIS feature ID 0897381

Hope is a village in Eddy County, in southern New Mexico, USA. It is about 20 miles (32 km) due west of Artesia on U.S. Route 82. It has had a Post Office since 1890.


Hope is located at 32°48′43″N 104°44′01″W / 32.811916°N 104.733565°W.

According to the United States Census Bureau, the village has a total area of 1.2 square miles (3.0 km), all of it land.


Originally founded in 1884 as Badgerville, the name was changed in 1890 for Post Office purposes.


As of the census of 2000, there were 107 people, 45 households, and 27 families residing in the village. The population density was 92.3 people per square mile (35.6/km). There were 58 housing units at an average density of 50.0/sq mi (19.3/km). The racial makeup of the village was 77.57% White, 0.93% African American, 4.67% from other races, and 16.82% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 16.82% of the population.

There were 45 households out of which 26.7% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 48.9% were married couples living together, 11.1% had a female householder with no husband present, and 40.0% were non-families. 31.1% of all households were made up of individuals and 26.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.38 and the average family size was 3.00.

In the village the population was spread out with 25.2% under the age of 18, 6.5% from 18 to 24, 22.4% from 25 to 44, 18.7% from 45 to 64, and 27.1% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 109.8 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 105.1 males.

The median income for a household in the village was $17,639, and the median income for a family was $28,750. Males had a median income of $19,583 versus $43,750 for females. The per capita income for the village was $12,867. There were 10.7% of families and 20.2% of the population living below the poverty line, including no under eighteens and 7.9% of those over 64.

In fiction

This village became a bit famous after The New York Times bestseller, World War Z, written by Max Brooks was published. The book featured the village as the location where the first successful offensive by humans against the zombie horde took place. The characters of the story joked about the coincidental name of the city.


  1. ^ Julyan, Robert (1998) "Hope" Place Names of New Mexico (2 edition) University of New Mexico Press, Albuquerque, New Mexico, page 169, ISBN 0-8263-1689-1
  2. "US Gazetteer files: 2000 and 1990". United States Census Bureau. 2005-05-03. http://www.census.gov/geo/www/gazetteer/gazette.html. Retrieved 2008-01-31.
  3. "American FactFinder". United States Census Bureau. http://factfinder.census.gov. Retrieved 2008-01-31.

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