Addiction and Treatment Statistics for Hope, Arkansas

Hope is a small town in Hempstead County with an intimate population of 10,036. This rural town in southern Arkansas has two claims to fame: it is the birthplace of former U.S. President Bill Clinton, and it is nicknamed The Watermelon Capital because farmers in the area grow and produce the largest specimens in the world. Given its small size and peaceful nature, Hope is a good choice for people who want someplace private and therapeutic to seek recovery from addiction. Arkansas is called “The Natural State,” and the small community of Hope provides the natural solace one needs for a successful recovery.

Airport Details

The closest domestic airport to Hope is Texarkana Regional Airport, which is 31 miles away. South Arkansas Regional Airport at Goodwin Field is another domestic option; it is 68 miles from Hope. The closest international airport, however, is farther away. Dallas Love Field is 218 miles from Hope, and Dallas/Fort Worth International is 256 miles away. The Hope Municipal Airport is a small, city-owned airport located 5 miles northwest of town. All of these travel options will allow for incoming patients to easily find their way to a comfortable recovery center.


Year round nice weather is one of Hope’s many attributes. If you don’t like bundling up in sweaters and mittens in the winter, you will find the climate in southern Arkansas ideal for recovery. Hope has hot, humid summers and mild to cool winters. The annual high temperature is 74.1, with the hottest months being July and August. The annual low temperature is 50.2. On average, Hope receives 54.53 inches of rain and 2 inches of snow.


From hotels and motels to bed and breakfasts and resorts, there are numerous accommodations in Hope for every want and budget. Hotels in the area include the Best Western Inn of Hope, Holiday Inn Express, Super 8 Motel, America’s Best Value Inn, and Days Inn. Whether you are visiting someone in treatment or looking for a place to call home while you get back on your feet after treatment, Hope has friendly establishments with spacious accommodations.

Treatment Options

Hope provides solace and privacy for those looking to find a new location in which to begin addiction treatment.

Employment Options

If you decide to stay in Hope after recovery, then finding a job will be a priority. The estimated median household in Hope is $25,092. As of July 2013, the unemployment rate in Hope is 7.7 percent, which is just slightly above the Arkansas state average of 7.6 percent. Manufacturing, administrative, and construction are the main industries in Hope. Other employment options include driver/sales workers, laborers, and food processing workers. If you are looking to work outside of Hope, the nearest city with a population greater than 50,000 is Bossier City, LA. It is 79.8 mile away.

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