Hancock, Massachusetts

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Hancock, Massachusetts

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 1% trophy Hancock Affordability of Property Taxes
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 11% Hancock College Educated Adults
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 12% Hancock Well-Paid Single Men

Comparative Profile of Hancock, Massachusetts

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 9 4
Well-Paid Single Women 7 2
Age of the Population 7 7
Children Under 5 Years Old 7 7
Racial Diversity 5 4
Senior Citizens 4 5
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 5 3


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 9 5
People Above Poverty 9 4
Median Family Income 8 2
People in Middle Class or Better 8 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 8 6
Public Transportation Use 8 3
Short Commute Times 5 8
Walking and Biking to Work 4 3


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

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Hancock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 23 miles E of Albany, New York (center to center)
Nearest Large City 116 miles W of Boston, Massachusetts
County Berkshire
Metro Area Pittsfield
Standard Zip Codes 01237
Phone Area Codes 413
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.543
Longitude -73.324

Hancock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)
Distance 16.8 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 33 F
Apr Temp 34 to 58 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 37 to 60 F
Annual Precip 0 inches
Distance 18.1 miles
Jan Temp 13 to 29 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 39 to 57 F
Annual Precip 46.4 inches
Distance 20.6 miles
Jan Temp 11 to 29 F
Apr Temp 33 to 52 F
Jul Temp 58 to 78 F
Oct Temp 37 to 57 F
Annual Precip 48.7 inches
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Hancock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 721 100%
Male 379 52.6%
Female 342 47.4%
Under 18 174 24.1%
18+ 547 75.9%
65+ 92 12.8%
Median Age 39.6
Average Family Size 2.84
White 702 97.4%
African-American 2 0.3%
Asian 4 0.6%
American Indian & Alaskan 0 0%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 12 1.7%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 10 1.4%

Estimated Hancock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,026
Growth 305
Growth % 42.3%

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
Italian 18.7%
English 15.5%
Irish 14%
US/American 11.6%
German 8%
French (except Basque) 7.8%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 4.3%
French Canadian 3.7%
Polish 3.4%
Russian 2.7%
Scottish 2.2%
Scotch-Irish 1.2%
Norwegian 1.2%
Finnish 1.2%
Greek 1%
Hungarian 0.7%
Lebanese 0.7%
Swiss 0.5%
Swedish 0.3%
Austrian 0.3%
Dutch 0.3%
Estonian 0.3%
Welsh 0.2%
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Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

According to the US Postal Service, Hancock, its neighborhoods, and/or surrounding areas are also referred to as:

Lanesboro (01237)

Note that not all alternate names are acceptable for use in US Post Office addresses.

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hancock 721 $50,625
Adams 8,809 $40,559
Cheshire 3,401 $53,885
Dalton 6,892 $59,717
Lanesborough 2,990 $51,887
New Ashford 247 $58,125
Pittsfield 45,793 $46,228

Hancock Public Libraries

Taylor Memorial Library
Hancock, Massachusetts
(413) 738-5326

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Historic Hancock


Kitchen and living room (John Hancock House) between 1900 and 1930

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Kitchen and living room (John Hancock House) between 1900 and 1930

Kitchen and living room (John Hancock House) between 1900 and 1930

Hancock-Clark House between 1900 and 1915

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