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People

Total Population 4,601
Male Share of the Population 53.9%
Female Share of the Population 46.1%
Senior Citizens 20.5%
Employed Population 16+ 2,007
Age of the Population 36

Families

% of people married 38%
Average household size 2

Education and Earnings

Population % with Bachelor Degree or Higher 35.4%
Median Earnings25+ $30,380
Median Earnings Without High School Qualification $6,500
Median Earnings With High School Degree $22,500

Wealth

Median Family Income $60,526
% Above Poverty Level 72.1%
% Below Poverty Level 27.9%

Commute & Sprawl

Average Commute Time 10 minutes
% Working from Home 5.9%
% Walking and Biking to Work 5.8%
% Using Public Transportation 1%

Housing

People Living Alone 39.3%
Median Gross Rent $618
Median House Value $101,600

Ancestry

Other(often includes Hispanic and African American) 8.3%
US/American 0%
English 8.9%
Irish 6.4%

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hancock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 168 miles E of Duluth, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 263 miles NE of St. Paul, Minnesota
County Houghton
Standard Zip Codes 49930
Phone Area Codes 906
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 47.126
Longitude -88.58

Hancock Climate

Nearest Weather Stations

Notes:

  • Temp ranges are avg daily min and max for the month
  • Precipitation is rainfall (and rainfall equiv of snowfall)

Station HOUGHTON CO AP (HANCOCK)
Distance 5.3 miles
Jan Temp 8 to 22 F
Apr Temp 30 to 47 F
Jul Temp 55 to 76 F
Oct Temp 36 to 52 F
Annual Precip 33.8 inches
Station HERMAN
Distance 33.7 miles
Jan Temp 4 to 20 F
Apr Temp 26 to 50 F
Jul Temp 52 to 77 F
Oct Temp 34 to 53 F
Annual Precip 38.2 inches
Station KENTON
Distance 46.8 miles
Jan Temp 1 to 23 F
Apr Temp 26 to 54 F
Jul Temp 52 to 79 F
Oct Temp 34 to 55 F
Annual Precip 28.4 inches

Neighborhood and Nearby Area Names

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

Ripley (49930)

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

Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Population Median Family Income
Calumet 684 $0
Houghton 7,942 $59,886
Lake Linden 1,120 $45,000
Laurium 1,906 $50,588
South Range 858 $46,094

Source: American Community Survey, U.S. Census Bureau, 2015, www.census.gov/programs-surveys/acs/.

Hancock Public Libraries

Library
Hancock School Public Library
501 CAMPUS DRIVE
Hancock, Michigan
(906) 483-2544
Library Web Site

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Hancock Hospitals

PORTAGE HEALTH SYSTEM
(Voluntary non-profit - Other)
500 CAMPUS DRIVE
(906) 483-1000
Emergency Service: Yes

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Hancock High Schools

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HANCOCK CENTRAL HIGH SCHOOL
501 CAMPUS DRIVE
906-483-2540
A Magnet School.
Serves 346 students.

CAREER AND TECHNICAL EDUCATION
110 E. QUINCY STREET
906-482-4250
A Vocational School

Hancock Colleges

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Historic Hancock

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Finnish school between 1900 and 1906

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Finnish school between 1900 and 1906

High school c1906.

A Modern smelter between 1900 and 1906

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