Hancock, Maine

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Hancock, Maine

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Hancock strengths, compared to Peers (similar size places nationally) or State (other places in Maine):

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Top 19% Hancock College Educated Adults

Comparative Profile of Hancock, Maine

Comparing Hancock to similar size places nationwide (Peers) and to other places in Maine (State):

Ratings range from 1 (lowest) to 10 (highest).

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Age of the Population 7 5
Well-Paid Single Women 6 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 9
Senior Citizens 6 8
Female Share of the Population 6 9
Male Share of the Population 5 3
Well-Paid Single Men 5 6
Racial Diversity 3 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 4 2
Average Household Size 3 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 7
People Above Poverty 6 7
People in Middle Class or Better 5 4
Median Family Income 4 4

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 9 5
Public Transportation Use 8 8
Short Commute Times 6 7
Walking and Biking to Work 6 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 7
Housing Recently Built 10 10
People Living Alone 6 8
Affordability of Property Taxes 5 7
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 3 4
Affordability of Rents 3 3

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Hancock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 116 miles NE of Portland, Maine (center to center)
Nearest Large City 205 miles NE of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hancock
Standard Zip Codes 04640
Phone Area Codes 207
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 44.529
Longitude -68.254

Hancock Climate

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  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 8.8 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 30 F
Apr Temp 33 to 53 F
Jul Temp 58 to 79 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.8 inches
Distance 12.4 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 32 F
Apr Temp 32 to 53 F
Jul Temp 57 to 80 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 57.3 inches
Distance 30.9 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 28 F
Apr Temp 31 to 50 F
Jul Temp 55 to 75 F
Oct Temp 37 to 56 F
Annual Precip 51.3 inches
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Hancock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 2,147 100%
Male 1,031 48%
Female 1,116 52%
Under 18 506 23.6%
18+ 1,641 76.4%
65+ 347 16.2%
Median Age 39.1
Average Family Size 2.77
White 2,091 97.4%
African-American 7 0.3%
Asian 10 0.5%
American Indian & Alaskan 9 0.4%
Other 3 0.1%
Mixed Race 26 1.2%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 11 0.5%

Estimated Hancock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 2,270
Growth 123
Growth % 5.7%

Hancock Ancestry

(From 2000 Census, as reported by individuals)

Note: This is national, not racial, ancestry, so, e.g., the Census doesn't have categories for Hispanic and African-American people. CityTownInfo is currently gathering additional ancestry data for this site.
Ancestry Percent
English 22.9%
Irish 17.6%
US/American 15.4%
German 7.6%
French Canadian 5.6%
Scottish 5.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 5.3%
Italian 4.8%
French (except Basque) 4.7%
Scotch-Irish 3.1%
Canadian 1.1%
European 0.9%
Norwegian 0.8%
Welsh 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Polish 0.7%
British 0.5%
Austrian 0.5%
Dutch 0.3%
Danish 0.3%
Lebanese 0.2%
Hungarian 0.2%
Latvian 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hancock 2,147 $36,855
Ellsworth 6,456 $41,884
Franklin 1,370 $38,594
Lamoine 1,495 $45,050
Sorrento 290 $47,083
Sullivan 1,185 $34,113
Trenton 1,370 $45,859
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