Hancock, MD Profile: Facts & Data


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Hancock, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Hancock had a population of 1,552 as of July 1, 2018. 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.

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

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Hancock, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 1,552
Population in Households 1,552
Population in Familes 1,212
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 554
Diversity Index3 6


Median Household Income $39,086
Average Household Income $50,275
Per Capita Income $21,902


Total Housing Units 826 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 390 (47.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 309 (37.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (15.4%)
Median Home Value $161,321
Average Home Value $178,718


Total Households 699
Average Household Size 2.22
Family Households 429
Average Family Size 3
  1. Demographics are point estimates for July 1st of the current year and each for the forecast years. See References for more information.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2018 2018-2023
Population -0.05% 0.01%
Households 0.0% 0.06%
Families 0.52% -0.05%
Median Household Income   2.06%
Per Capita Income   3.73%

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, 2018 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 # 289 44th
Population Density # 381 27th
Diversity Index # 489 6th
Median Household Income # 498 4th
Per Capita Income # 476 8th

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