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Hancock, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Hancock had a population of 1,588 as of July 1, 2016. Hancock ranks in the lower quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Maryland. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hancock is located at latitude 39.7046 and longitude -78.1633 in Washington County. The formal boundaries for the Town of Hancock (see map below) encompass a land area of 2.8 sq. miles and a water area of 0.02 sq. miles. Washington County is in the Eastern time zone (GMT -5). The elevation is 443 feet.

The Town of Hancock (GNIS ID: 2390229) has a C1 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that does not serve as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

The Town of Hancock is located within District 5, Hancock, a minor civil division (MCD) of Washington County.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hancock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hancock: Hancocks, Hancocks Town, Handcocks, North Bend Settlement.

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Hancock, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 1,588
Population in Households 1,588
Population in Familes 1,235
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 567
Diversity Index2 6


Total Households 712
Average Household Size 2.23
Family Households 440
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 839 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 368 (43.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 344 (41.0%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (15.1%)
Median Home Value $154,657
Average Home Value $165,515


Median Household Income $37,753
Average Household Income $45,619
Per Capita Income $19,840
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.3% 0.29%
Households 0.3% 0.31%
Families 1.1% 0.14%
Median Household Income   0.38%
Per Capita Income   -0.12%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.

Hancock, MD - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock to the other 518 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Maryland by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 288 45th
Population Density1 # 377 27th
Diversity Index2 # 482 7th
Median Household Income # 503 3rd
Per Capita Income # 489 6th

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