Hancock, Minnesota

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Hancock, Minnesota

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Walking and Biking to Work
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hancock Walking and Biking to Work
Short Commute Times
(vs. Peers)
Top 5% trophy Hancock Short Commute Times
Affordability of Property Taxes
(vs. State)
Top 12% Hancock Affordability of Property Taxes
Public Transportation Use
(vs. Peers)
Top 17% Hancock Public Transportation Use

Comparative Profile of Hancock, Minnesota

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Male Share of the Population 10 10
Senior Citizens 8 6
Age of the Population 8 7
Well-Paid Single Men 7 4
Children Under 5 Years Old 6 5
Racial Diversity 2 2
Female Share of the Population 1 1


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 6 6
Average Household Size 4 5


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
People in Middle Class or Better 8 6
People Above Poverty 7 5
Median Family Income 6 3
College Educated Adults 3 2

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Walking and Biking to Work 10 10
Short Commute Times 10 9
Public Transportation Use 9 7
Working at Home 6 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Affordability of Property Taxes 8 9
Affordability of Rents 7 6
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 7 8
People Living Alone 6 5
Housing Recently Built 2 1
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 1 1

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Hancock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 79 miles W of St. Cloud, Minnesota (center to center)
Nearest Large City 128 miles W of Minneapolis, Minnesota
County Stevens
Standard Zip Codes 56244
Phone Area Codes 320
Time Zone Central (-6 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 45.497
Longitude -95.796

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 8.2 miles
Jan Temp -2 to 18 F
Apr Temp 34 to 54 F
Jul Temp 61 to 82 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 25.3 inches
Distance 18.9 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 20 F
Apr Temp 35 to 55 F
Jul Temp 62 to 82 F
Oct Temp 38 to 58 F
Annual Precip 24 inches
Station MILAN 1 NW
Distance 26.1 miles
Jan Temp 0 to 22 F
Apr Temp 34 to 59 F
Jul Temp 59 to 85 F
Oct Temp 35 to 61 F
Annual Precip 24.7 inches
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Hancock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 717 100%
Male 369 51.5%
Female 348 48.5%
Under 18 177 24.7%
18+ 540 75.3%
65+ 137 19.1%
Median Age 40.1
Average Family Size 3.01
White 704 98.2%
African-American 1 0.1%
Asian 2 0.3%
American Indian & Alaskan 1 0.1%
Other 0 0%
Mixed Race 9 1.3%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 2 0.3%

Estimated Hancock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 694
Growth -23
Growth % -3.2%

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
German 41.3%
Norwegian 31.7%
Dutch 5.2%
US/American 3.4%
English 3.1%
Danish 2.3%
Welsh 2%
Irish 1.6%
French (except Basque) 1.4%
Swiss 1.3%
Scotch-Irish 1.1%
Austrian 0.7%
Finnish 0.7%
Swedish 0.7%
Luxemburger 0.5%
Czech 0.5%
Hungarian 0.4%
French Canadian 0.4%
Scandinavian 0.4%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 0.4%
Polish 0.4%
Scottish 0.4%
Northern European 0.2%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hancock 717 $40,938
Alberta 142 $44,000
Benson 3,376 $44,638
Clontarf 173 $57,321
Cyrus 303 $40,500
Morris 5,068 $46,556
Starbuck 1,314 $40,875

Hancock Public Libraries

Hancock Community Library
Hancock, Minnesota
(320) 392-5666

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Hancock High Schools (2004)

Title I eligible, not participating.
Serves 113 students.
Student/teacher ratio: 11.2

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