Hancock, New Hampshire

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Hancock, New Hampshire

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High Points

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

Category Trophy
Low Property Crime
(vs. State)
Top 4% trophy Hancock Low Property Crime
College Educated Adults
(vs. Peers)
Top 4% trophy Hancock College Educated Adults
Low Violent Crime
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hancock Low Violent Crime
Well-Paid Single Women
(vs. Peers)
Top 6% Hancock Well-Paid Single Women
Well-Paid Single Men
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hancock Well-Paid Single Men
People in Middle Class or Better
(vs. Peers)
Top 8% Hancock People in Middle Class or Better
Median Family Income
(vs. Peers)
Top 9% Hancock Median Family Income
Low Rate of Poverty
(vs. Peers)
Top 10% Hancock Low Rate of Poverty

Comparative Profile of Hancock, New Hampshire

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

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

The People

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Well-Paid Single Women 10 10
Well-Paid Single Men 10 10
Age of the Population 9 9
Senior Citizens 6 9
Female Share of the Population 6 10
Male Share of the Population 5 2
Racial Diversity 3 3
Children Under 5 Years Old 2 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Portion of People Married 9 7
Average Household Size 5 4


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
College Educated Adults 10 10
People in Middle Class or Better 10 8
Median Family Income 10 8
People Above Poverty 10 8

Commute & Sprawl

Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Working at Home 10 10
Walking and Biking to Work 8 8
Public Transportation Use 6 5
Short Commute Times 5 7


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Seasonal and Vacation Housing 10 6
Studio & One-Bedroom Rentals 6 7
Housing Recently Built 6 2
People Living Alone 4 8
Affordability of Rents 2 6
Affordability of Property Taxes 1 2


Characteristic Compared
to Peers
to State
Low Violent Crime 10 10
Low Property Crime 10 10

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Hancock Almanac

Category Value
Nearest Medium City 26 miles W of Manchester, New Hampshire (center to center)
Nearest Large City 63 miles NW of Boston, Massachusetts
County Hillsborough
Standard Zip Codes 03449
Phone Area Codes 603
Time Zone Eastern (-5 hours from GMT)
Daylight Savings The city observes Daylight Saving Time.
Latitude 42.972
Longitude -71.98

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 8.6 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 32 to 54 F
Jul Temp 56 to 79 F
Oct Temp 35 to 58 F
Annual Precip 44.6 inches
Station WEARE
Distance 14.6 miles
Jan Temp 10 to 31 F
Apr Temp 32 to 55 F
Jul Temp 57 to 81 F
Oct Temp 36 to 59 F
Annual Precip 47.2 inches
Station KEENE
Distance 17.1 miles
Jan Temp 9 to 30 F
Apr Temp 31 to 56 F
Jul Temp 57 to 82 F
Oct Temp 34 to 60 F
Annual Precip 41.3 inches
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Hancock Population (2000)

Category Count Percent
Total Population 1,739 100%
Male 834 48%
Female 905 52%
Under 18 434 25%
18+ 1,305 75%
65+ 293 16.8%
Median Age 42.6
Average Family Size 2.94
White 1,711 98.4%
African-American 4 0.2%
Asian 7 0.4%
American Indian & Alaskan 5 0.3%
Other 1 0.1%
Mixed Race 11 0.6%
Hispanic (included in categories above) 7 0.4%

Estimated Hancock Population Growth 2000-2005

Category Value
Est. 2005 Population 1,803
Growth 64
Growth % 3.7%

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 24.4%
Irish 14.3%
German 7.5%
US/American 7.2%
French (except Basque) 7.1%
Italian 7%
French Canadian 5.7%
Scottish 5.6%
Other (often includes Hispanic and African American) 2.9%
Scotch-Irish 2.6%
Swedish 2.1%
British 1.5%
Dutch 1.3%
Polish 1.3%
New Zealander 1%
Norwegian 1%
Welsh 0.9%
Finnish 0.8%
Lithuanian 0.6%
Eastern European 0.6%
Canadian 0.6%
Ukrainian 0.6%
Russian 0.4%
European 0.4%
Greek 0.4%
Danish 0.3%
Swiss 0.3%
Hungarian 0.3%
Belgian 0.3%
Portuguese 0.3%
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Nearby Cities and Towns

Location Pop. Median Family
Income (2000)
Hancock 1,739 $64,423
Antrim 2,449 $50,650
Bennington 1,401 $52,153
Dublin 1,476 $57,578
Greenfield 1,657 $56,250
Harrisville 1,075 $55,083
Peterborough 5,883 $54,375

Hancock Public Libraries

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Hancock, New Hampshire
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