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Hancock, Maryland - Basic Facts

The Town of Hancock had a population of 1,569 as of July 1, 2017. 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, 2017.

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

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Hancock, MD Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 1,569
Daytime Population: Workers 1,347
Daytime Population: Residents 901
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 2,248
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 1.43
Population in Households 1,569
Population in Familes 1,218
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density2 560
Diversity Index3 7


Median Household Income $37,266
Average Household Income $46,861
Per Capita Income $20,309


Total Housing Units 829 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 365 (44.0%)
Renter Occupied HU 337 (40.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 127 (15.3%)
Median Home Value $161,111
Average Home Value $177,117


Total Households 702
Average Household Size 2.24
Family Households 433
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population 0.09% 0.18%
Households 0.06% 0.11%
Families 0.72% 0.0%
Median Household Income   0.75%
Per Capita Income   2.33%

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, 2017 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 Density # 378 27th
Diversity Index # 487 6th
Median Household Income # 502 3rd
Per Capita Income # 486 6th

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