Hope is a town in Hamilton County, New York, United States. The population was 403 at the 2010 census.
According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 41.6 square miles (108 km), of which, 40.7 square miles (105 km) of it is land and 0.9 square miles (2.3 km) of it (2.09%) is water.
The south border of the town is Fulton County and the east border is Saratoga County.
The Sacandaga River flows southward through the west part of Hope.
New York State Route 30 is a north-south highway near the Sacandaga River.
As of the census of 2000, there were 392 people, 155 households, and 113 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.6 people per square mile (3.7/km²). There were 296 housing units at an average density of 7.3 per square mile (2.8/km²). The racial makeup of the town was 99.49% White, 0.26% African American and 0.26% Pacific Islander. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 1.02% of the population.
There were 155 households out of which 30.3% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 58.7% were married couples living together, 11.6% had a female householder with no husband present, and 26.5% were non-families. 20.6% of all households were made up of individuals and 5.8% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.53 and the average family size was 2.91.
In the town, the population was spread out with 22.4% under the age of 18, 7.4% from 18 to 24, 26.5% from 25 to 44, 33.4% from 45 to 64, and 10.2% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 41 years. For every 100 females, there were 88.5 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 93.6 males.
The median income for a household in the town was $32,000, and the median income for a family was $32,000. Males had a median income of $25,000 versus $19,688 for females. The per capita income for the town was $15,225. About 7.8% of families and 12.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 19.8% of those under age 18 and none of those age 65 or over.