About This Place
Pleasant Hope is a city in Polk County, Missouri, United States. The population was 548 at the 2000 census. It is part of the Springfield, Missouri Metropolitan Statistical Area.
As of the census of 2000, there were 548 people, 209 households, and 142 families residing in the city. The population density was 653.0 people per square mile (251.9/km²). There were 229 housing units at an average density of 272.9 per square mile (105.3/km²). The racial makeup of the city was 97.26% White, 0.55% African American, 0.73% Native American, and 1.46% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.55% of the population.
There were 209 households out of which 41.6% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 51.7% were married couples living together, 14.4% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.6% were nonfamilies. 28.2% of all households were made up of individuals and 16.7% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.62 and the average family size was 3.23.