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Hancock County, Mississippi

PO Box 550
Bay Saint Louis, MS 39520
Phone: (228) 467-5404
Fax: (228) 467-3159
www.hancockcountyms.org

In the southwestern corner of MS, west of Gulfport; organized Dec 18, 1812 (prior to statehood) from Mobile District. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

Area (sq mi):: 552.53 (land 476.88; water 75.65) Population per square mile: 98.00
Population 2005: 46,711 State rank: 15 Population change: 2000-20005 8.70%; 1990-2000 35.30% Population 2000: 42,967 (White 88.90%; Black or African American 6.80%; Hispanic or Latino 1.80%; Asian 0.90%; Other 2.00%). Foreign born: 1.40%. Median age: 38.50
Income 2000: per capita $17,748; median household $35,202; Population below poverty level: 14.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $21,451-$23,990
Unemployment (2004): 4.90% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.60% Median travel time to work: 32.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.90%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Hancock County, Illinois

PO Box 39
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: (217) 357-3911

On the west-central border of IL north of Quincy; organized Jan 13, 1825 from Pike County and unorganized territory. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence; governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

Area (sq mi):: 814.54 (land 794.62; water 19.92) Population per square mile: 24.10
Population 2005: 19,153 State rank: 61 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.80%; 1990-2000 -5.90% Population 2000: 20,121 (White 98.30%; Black or African American 0.20%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.20%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 0.50%. Median age: 40.30
Income 2000: per capita $17,478; median household $36,654; Population below poverty level: 8.30% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $23,826-$24,545
Unemployment (2004): 6.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.30% Median travel time to work: 20.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 42.70%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Hancock County, Maine

50 State St Suite 7
Ellsworth, ME 04605
Phone: (207) 667-9542
Fax: (207) 667-1412
www.co.hancock.me.us

In eastern ME, on the Atlantic Coast; organized Jun 25, 1789 (prior to statehood) from Lincoln County. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), president of the Continental Congress (1775-77), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, and governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93)

Area (sq mi):: 2351.03 (land 1587.70; water 763.33) Population per square mile: 33.80
Population 2005: 53,660 State rank: 8 Population change: 2000-20005 3.60%; 1990-2000 10.30% Population 2000: 51,791 (White 97.20%; Black or African American 0.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.60%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.70%). Foreign born: 2.30%. Median age: 40.70
Income 2000: per capita $19,809; median household $35,811; Population below poverty level: 10.20% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $27,503-$29,798
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 0.60% Median travel time to work: 22.40 minutes Working outside county of residence: 13.10%
Cities with population over 10,000: None
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Hancock County, Ohio

300 S Main St
Findlay, OH 45840
Phone: (419) 424-7037
Fax: (419) 424-7801
www.co.hancock.oh.us

In north-central OH, south of Toledo; organized Apr 1, 1820 from Indian lands. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

Area (sq mi):: 533.60 (land 531.35; water 2.24) Population per square mile: 138.30
Population 2005: 73,503 State rank: 35 Population change: 2000-20005 3.10%; 1990-2000 8.80% Population 2000: 71,295 (White 93.60%; Black or African American 1.10%; Hispanic or Latino 3.10%; Asian 1.20%; Other 2.50%). Foreign born: 2.00%. Median age: 36.00
Income 2000: per capita $20,991; median household $43,856; Population below poverty level: 7.50% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $28,419-$30,043
Unemployment (2004): 5.10% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.90% Median travel time to work: 17.50 minutes Working outside county of residence: 18.70%
Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Findlay County seat (40,175)

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    Hancock County, Iowa

    PO Box 70
    Garner, IA 50438
    Phone: (641) 923-2532
    Fax: (641) 923-3521
    www.hancockcountyia.org

    In north-central IA, west of Mason City; established Jan 15, 1851 from Wright County. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

    Area (sq mi):: 573.14 (land 571.11; water 2.03) Population per square mile: 20.60
    Population 2005: 11,786 State rank: 67 Population change: 2000-20005 -2.60%; 1990-2000 -4.30% Population 2000: 12,100 (White 96.70%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 2.50%; Asian 0.30%; Other 1.90%). Foreign born: 2.20%. Median age: 39.70
    Income 2000: per capita $17,957; median household $37,703; Population below poverty level: 6.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $25,926-$28,511
    Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.50% Median travel time to work: 17.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 35.20%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Hancock County, Indiana

    9 E Main St Rm 201
    Greenfield, IN 46140
    Phone: (317) 462-1109
    www.hancockcoingov.org

    In central IN, east of Indianapolis; established Jan 26, 1827 from Madison County. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence and governor of MA (1780-85;1787-93)

    Area (sq mi):: 306.73 (land 306.12; water 0.61) Population per square mile: 206.30
    Population 2005: 63,138 State rank: 25 Population change: 2000-20005 14.00%; 1990-2000 21.70% Population 2000: 55,391 (White 97.80%; Black or African American 0.10%; Hispanic or Latino 0.90%; Asian 0.40%; Other 1.00%). Foreign born: 0.90%. Median age: 37.40
    Income 2000: per capita $24,966; median household $56,416; Population below poverty level: 3.00% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $33,514-$34,016
    Unemployment (2004): 3.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 1.10% Median travel time to work: 25.90 minutes Working outside county of residence: 64.00%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Greenfield County seat (16,048)

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    Hancock County, Kentucky

    PO Box 146
    Hawesville, KY 42348
    Phone: (270) 927-6117
    Fax: (270) 927-8639
    www.hancockcounty-ky.com

    On northwestern border of KY, east of Owensboro; organized Jan 3, 1829 from Breckinridge, Ohio, and Daviess counties. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

    Area (sq mi):: 198.92 (land 188.80; water 10.12) Population per square mile: 45.60
    Population 2005: 8,613 State rank: 106 Population change: 2000-20005 2.60%; 1990-2000 6.70% Population 2000: 8,392 (White 97.40%; Black or African American 0.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.80%; Asian 0.20%; Other 1.10%). Foreign born: 0.80%. Median age: 35.90
    Income 2000: per capita $16,623; median household $36,914; Population below poverty level: 13.60% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $20,524-$21,299
    Unemployment (2004): 5.50% Unemployment change (from 2000): -2.00% Median travel time to work: 22.80 minutes Working outside county of residence: 41.90%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Hancock County, West Virginia

    PO Box 367
    New Cumberland, WV 26047
    Phone: (304) 564-3311
    Fax: (304) 564-5941

    In northern panhandle of WV, northeast of Steubenville, OH; organized Jan 15, 1848 from Brooke County. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

    Area (sq mi):: 88.35 (land 82.82; water 5.53) Population per square mile: 378.50
    Population 2005: 31,350 State rank: 18 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.00%; 1990-2000 -7.30% Population 2000: 32,667 (White 95.80%; Black or African American 2.30%; Hispanic or Latino 0.70%; Asian 0.30%; Other 0.90%). Foreign born: 1.80%. Median age: 41.70
    Income 2000: per capita $17,724; median household $33,759; Population below poverty level: 11.10% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $22,603-$25,062
    Unemployment (2004): 7.60% Unemployment change (from 2000): 3.90% Median travel time to work: 21.60 minutes Working outside county of residence: 53.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000:
  • Weirton (19,691)

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    Hancock County, Tennessee

    418 Harrison St Suite 96
    Sneedville, TN 37869
    Phone: (423) 733-2519
    Fax: (423) 733-4509

    On the northeastern border of TN, west of Kingsport; organized Jan 7, 1844 from Claiborne and Hawkins counties. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

    Area (sq mi):: 223.50 (land 222.29; water 1.21) Population per square mile: 30.20
    Population 2005: 6,704 State rank: 92 Population change: 2000-20005 -1.20%; 1990-2000 0.70% Population 2000: 6,786 (White 97.60%; Black or African American 0.50%; Hispanic or Latino 0.40%; Asian 0.10%; Other 1.40%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 39.20
    Income 2000: per capita $11,986; median household $19,760; Population below poverty level: 29.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,904-$14,610
    Unemployment (2004): 9.80% Unemployment change (from 2000): 2.40% Median travel time to work: 32.70 minutes Working outside county of residence: 40.70%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    Hancock County, Georgia

    601 Broad St Courthouse Sq
    Sparta, GA 31087
    Phone: (706) 444-5746
    Fax: (706) 444-6221

    In east-central GA, southwest of Augusta; organized Dec 17, 1793 from Greene and Washington counties. Name Origin: For John Hancock (1737-93), noted signer of the Declaration of Independence, governor of MA (1780-85; 1787-93), and statesman

    Area (sq mi):: 478.76 (land 473.28; water 5.48) Population per square mile: 20.40
    Population 2005: 9,643 State rank: 131 Population change: 2000-20005 -4.30%; 1990-2000 13.10% Population 2000: 10,076 (White 21.20%; Black or African American 77.80%; Hispanic or Latino 0.50%; Asian 0.10%; Other 0.70%). Foreign born: 0.30%. Median age: 35.80
    Income 2000: per capita $10,916; median household $22,003; Population below poverty level: 29.40% Personal per capita income (2000-2003): $13,747-$15,673
    Unemployment (2004): 6.40% Unemployment change (from 2000): -4.30% Median travel time to work: 36.20 minutes Working outside county of residence: 63.80%
    Cities with population over 10,000: None
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    References in periodicals archive ?
    Demolition of the former Hancock County offices at 222 Broadway begins today.
    Freudenberg-NOK and its Findlay operations are considered a top employer in Hancock County, and the plant was a finalist in the IndustryWeek 2014 Best Plants competition last year.
    The Gulf of Mexico Program was founded in 1988 at the Stennis Space Center in Hancock County.
    SeeNews) - Nov 14, 2012 - US wind farm developer First Wind today said its 34-MW Bull Hill wind project in Hancock County, Maine had started commercial operations.
    Located in Hancock County, Stennis Space Center is recognized as a federal city and the nation's largest rocket engine test site.
    Hancock County Sheriff's Investigator Andre Fizer said about an 84-year-old man's decision to shoot through a house door at another man who was trying to barge into the house: "You could tell he was devastated.
    In addition, Lilly finalizes plans to lease a new worldwide headquarters for its animal health division, Elanco, in Hancock County, IN.
    In fact, it connects Prospect, in Waldo County, with Verona, in Hancock County.
    A $215 million ethanol plant proposed for Hancock County, Iowa won't be built soon unless the local board of supervisors agrees to sweeten a tax-abatement proposal.
    For the last four years my brother-in-law and I have leased property in Hancock County, IL.
    The Nassau County Bar recently participated in Sheriff Tommy Seagraves' effort to continue assistance for the citizens of Hancock County, Mississippi, in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.