Hancock, Maryland

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Population in 2019: 1,529 (0% urban, 100% rural).
Population change since 2000: -11.4%
 
Males: 765  (50.1%)
Females: 764  (49.9%)
Median resident age:

43.0 years
Maryland median age:

39.0 years

Zip codes: 21750.

Estimated median household income in 2019: $44,300 (it was $28,750 in 2000)
Hancock:

$44,300
MD:

$86,738

Estimated per capita income in 2019: $26,857 (it was $13,758 in 2000)

Hancock town income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $117,057 (it was $72,100 in 2000)
Hancock:

$117,057
MD:

$332,500

Mean prices in 2019: all housing units: $242,797; detached houses: $258,983; townhouses or other attached units: $205,174; in 2-unit structures: $486,688; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $143,832; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $153,281; mobile homes: $34,939

Median gross rent in 2019: $610.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hancock: 133.4 (high, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 19.4%
(18.7% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.3% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hancock, MD (2019)
    • 1,51895.2%White alone
    • 241.5%Two or more races
    • 110.7%Black alone
    • 80.5%Asian alone

Races in Hancock detailed stats: ancestries, foreign born residents, place of birth



According to our research of Maryland and other state lists, there were 11 registered sex offenders living in Hancock, Maryland as of January 19, 2022.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hancock is 141 to 1.


Crime rates in Hancock by year

Type

2006

2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

2016

2017

2018

2019

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(114.7)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.4)
1
(56.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
5
(287.2)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(56.7)
0
(0.0)
1
(63.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
4
(229.8)
6
(348.6)
12
(689.3)
14
(803.2)
4
(226.9)
18
(1,154)
1
(63.8)
1
(64.0)
4
(256.2)
3
(193.8)
3
(193.3)
3
(194.0)
0
(0.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
13
(746.7)
1
(58.1)
7
(402.1)
5
(286.9)
7
(397.1)
8
(512.8)
7
(446.4)
3
(192.1)
6
(384.4)
2
(129.2)
3
(193.3)
1
(64.7)
0
(0.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
27
(1,551)
19
(1,104)
34
(1,953)
32
(1,836)
47
(2,666)
52
(3,333)
14
(892.9)
30
(1,921)
6
(384.4)
16
(1,034)
16
(1,031)
6
(388.1)
5
(324.9)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
1
(57.4)
3
(174.3)
1
(57.4)
4
(229.5)
1
(56.7)
3
(192.3)
1
(63.8)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
2
(129.4)
1
(65.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(57.4)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.1)
1
(63.8)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(64.4)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index251.0131.9265.9547.9246.7415.4155.0103.1117.9270.093.469.218.2

The City-Data.com crime index weighs serious crimes and violent crimes more heavily. Higher means more crime, U.S. average is 270.6. It adjusts for the number of visitors and daily workers commuting into cities.

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City-data.com crime index in Hancock, MD

Crime rate in Hancock detailed stats: murders, rapes, robberies, assaults, burglaries, thefts, arson

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2019, including police officers: 3 (2 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.30
Maryland average:

2.74
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Ancestries: German (28.0%), American (18.9%), Irish (11.8%), English (4.3%), Scottish (3.6%), European (2.4%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Incorporated in 1853

Elevation: 448 feet

Land area: 2.70 square miles.

Population density: 565 people per square mile   (low).

Hancock, Maryland map

15 residents are foreign born

This town:

0.9%
Maryland:

15.2%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $1,305 (1.1%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $1,414 (1.2%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Frederick, MD (44.8 miles , pop. 52,767).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Washington, DC (82.9 miles , pop. 572,059).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Philadelphia, PA (162.5 miles , pop. 1,517,550).

Nearest cities:

Bath (Berkeley Springs), WV (2.4 miles ),
Pecktonville, MD (2.8 miles),
Great Cacapon, WV (2.9 miles ),
Ernstville, MD (3.1 miles),
Needmore, PA (3.2 miles),
Indian Springs, MD (3.2 miles),
Big Pool, MD (3.2 miles),
Little Orleans, MD (3.5 miles)

Latitude: 39.70 N, Longitude: 78.18 W

Area codes: 301, 240

Distribution of median household income in Hancock, MD in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hancock, MD in 2019

Property values in Hancock, MD

Hancock satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $82,000
  • 1999: 2 buildings, average cost: $75,000
  • 2000: 2 buildings, average cost: $68,500
  • 2001: 5 buildings, average cost: $63,800
  • 2003: 2 buildings, average cost: $94,000
  • 2004: 6 buildings, average cost: $132,700
  • 2005: 9 buildings, average cost: $170,800
  • 2006: 11 buildings, average cost: $132,800
  • 2007: 5 buildings, average cost: $126,600
  • 2008: 1 building, cost: $60,000
  • 2015: 2 buildings, average cost: $50,000
  • 2018: 1 building, cost: $236,400
Number of permits per 10,000 Hancock, MD residents
Average permit cost in Hancock, MD
Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.8%
Maryland:

6.6%
Most common industries in Hancock, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (12.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (7.8%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Educational services (4.8%)
  • Health care (4.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (4.4%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (3.7%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Transportation equipment (14.2%)
  • Construction (13.5%)
  • Administrative & support & waste management services (6.0%)
  • Public administration (5.7%)
  • Repair & maintenance (4.4%)
  • Food (3.6%)
  • Motor vehicle & parts dealers (3.6%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Accommodation & food services (13.7%)
  • Transportation equipment (11.3%)
  • Health care (8.4%)
  • Food & beverage stores (7.9%)
  • Educational services (7.4%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.5%)
  • Gasoline stations (2.6%)
Most common occupations in Hancock, MD (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (9.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (6.1%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (6.0%)
  • Cashiers (5.0%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.6%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (4.4%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (3.5%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (13.0%)
  • Laborers and material movers, hand (8.8%)
  • Driver/sales workers and truck drivers (8.3%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (5.2%)
  • Law enforcement workers, including supervisors (4.9%)
  • Metal workers and plastic workers (4.4%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.1%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Cashiers (8.4%)
  • Assemblers and fabricators (7.1%)
  • Other production occupations, including supervisors (5.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (5.5%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (5.0%)
  • Bookkeeping, accounting, and auditing clerks (4.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (3.7%)

Average climate in Hancock, Maryland

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Hancock, Maryland environmental map by EPA

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Air pollution and air quality trends
(lower is better)
AQI Ozone
Air Quality Index

Air Quality Index (AQI) level in 2018 was 50.2. This is significantly better than average.

City:

50.2
U.S.:

74.2
Ozone Level

Ozone [ppb] level in 2018 was 26.8. This is better than average. Closest monitor was 21.0 miles away from the city center.

City:

26.8
U.S.:

33.3

Tornado activity:

Hancock-area historical tornado activity is slightly below Maryland state average. It is 26% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 6/2/1998, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 34.9 miles away from the Hancock town center injured 5 people and caused $6 million in damages.

On 5/31/1998, a category F3 (max. wind speeds 158-206 mph) tornado 42.0 miles away from the town center killed one person and injured 15 people and caused $4 million in damages.

Earthquake activity:

Hancock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maryland state average. It is 53% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 8/23/2011 at 17:51:04, a magnitude 5.8 (5.8 MW, Depth: 3.7 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 124.7 miles away from Hancock center
On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 169.8 miles away from Hancock center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 121.6 miles away from Hancock center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 204.2 miles away from the city center
On 8/25/2011 at 05:07:52, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 4.2 mi) earthquake occurred 121.9 miles away from Hancock center
On 12/9/2003 at 20:59:18, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 ML, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 133.4 miles away from the city center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Washington County (15) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 9
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 5, Floods: 3, Snowstorms: 3, Winter Storms: 3, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Snowfall: 1, Storm: 1, Tropical Storm: 1, Other: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hancock topographic map

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hancock:

  • Shepherd University (about 28 miles; Shepherdstown, WV; Full-time enrollment: 3,745)
  • Hagerstown Community College (about 28 miles; Hagerstown, MD; FT enrollment: 3,220)
  • Allegany College of Maryland (about 30 miles; Cumberland, MD; FT enrollment: 2,407)
  • American Public University System (about 34 miles; Charles Town, WV; FT enrollment: 43,829)
  • Shenandoah University (about 38 miles; Winchester, VA; FT enrollment: 3,010)
  • Frostburg State University (about 41 miles; Frostburg, MD; FT enrollment: 4,944)
  • Shippensburg University of Pennsylvania (about 43 miles; Shippensburg, PA; FT enrollment: 7,051)

Public high school in Hancock:

Public elementary/middle school in Hancock:

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Notable locations in Hancock: Little Tonoloway Picnic Area (A), Little Tonoloway Campground (B), Hancock Ambulance and Rescue Squad Company 59 (C), Hancock Volunteer Fire Company 5 (D), Hancock Rescue Squad Company 59 (E), Hancock War Memorial Library (F), Hancock Town Hall (G), Hancock Police Department (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hancock include: Church of the Nazarene (A), Full Gospel Assembly of God Church (B), Grace Presbyterian Church (C), Hancock Church of God (D), Hancock United Methodist Church (E), Saint Peters Catholic Church (F), Saint Thomas Episcopal Church (G), Trinity Full Gospel Church (H). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Saint Thomas Graveyard (1), Saint Peters Cemetery (2), Riverview Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

Reservoir: Hancock Sewage Lagoon (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Creek: Little Tonoloway Creek (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Park in Hancock: Widmyer Park (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Tourist attraction: Hancock Historical Society (Museums; 126 West High St).

Hotels: Hancock Motel (2 Blue Hill), Super 8 Motel (118 Limestone Road), Best Value Inn (2 Blue Hill), Hancock Budget Motel (210 East Main Street), Econo Lodge (118 Limestone Rd).

Birthplace of: Richard K. Sutherland - Army general, Ike Powers - Baseball player.

Washington County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level greater than 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Highest Potential

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hancock and their reported violations in the past:

PEN MAR CLUB (Serves PA, Population served: 100, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
  • 5 minor monitoring violations

Drinking water stations with addresses in Hancock that have no violations reported:

  • TOWN OF HANCOCK (Population served: 1,921, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • WOODMONT ROD AND GUN CLUB (Address: 11761 WOODMONT ROAD , Population served: 25, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
Average household size:
This town:

2.2 people
Maryland:

2.6 people

Percentage of family households:
This town:

58.6%
Whole state:

67.1%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This town:

9.2%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.6% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.3% of all households
30 people in other noninstitutional group quarters in 2000
3 people in homes for the mentally ill in 2000

Banks with branches in Hancock (2011 data):

  • Susquehanna Bank: Hancock Branch at 131 West Main Street, branch established on 1979/08/07. Info updated 2012/02/28: Bank assets: $14,849.0 mil, Deposits: $10,294.4 mil, headquarters in Lititz, PA, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 308 total offices, Holding Company: Susquehanna Bancshares, Inc.
  • Manufacturers and Traders Trust Company: Hancock Branch at 279 North Pennsylvania Avenue, branch established on 1980/02/19. Info updated 2011/08/08: Bank assets: $76,887.1 mil, Deposits: $60,064.2 mil, headquarters in Buffalo, NY, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 808 total offices, Holding Company: M&T Bank Corporation
  • CNB Bank, Inc.: Hancock Branch at 333 E. Main Street, branch established on 2004/06/11. Info updated 2007/06/14: Bank assets: $275.7 mil, Deposits: $242.0 mil, headquarters in Berkeley Springs, WV, positive income, Mortgage Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Cnb Financial Services, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hancock:

Marital status in Hancock, MD
  • Never married: 25.5%
  • Now married: 51.3%
  • Separated: 1.9%
  • Widowed: 8.2%
  • Divorced: 13.1%

For population 25 years and over in Hancock:

  • High school or higher: 88.2%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 8.3%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 4.4%
  • Unemployed: 5.7%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 29.6 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2019
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2019
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

9.4
Maryland average:

12.6

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2019
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Hancock
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hancock, MD (based on Washington County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant21,941117
Mainline Protestant21,83779
Catholic9,3508
Other2,24411
Orthodox1632
Black Protestant972
None91,798-
Source: Clifford Grammich, Kirk Hadaway, Richard Houseal, Dale E.Jones, Alexei Krindatch, Richie Stanley and Richard H.Taylor. 2012. 2010 U.S.Religion Census: Religious Congregations & Membership Study. Association of Statisticians of American Religious Bodies. Jones, Dale E., et al. 2002. Congregations and Membership in the United States 2000. Nashville, TN: Glenmary Research Center. Graphs represent county-level data

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 25
This county:

1.73 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.96 / 10,000 pop.
Number of supercenters and club stores: 2
Washington County:

0.14 / 10,000 pop.
State:

0.07 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 15
This county:

1.04 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

1.22 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 41
Washington County:

2.83 / 10,000 pop.
Maryland:

2.05 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 93
Washington County:

6.43 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.40 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Here:

10.2%
State:

9.1%
Adult obesity rate:
Washington County:

28.8%
Maryland:

26.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
This county:

12.9%
Maryland:

15.5%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
Hancock:

47.6%
State:

50.1%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
Here:

41.6%
State:

47.6%

Average BMI:
This city:

28.9
Maryland:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
Hancock:

15.4%
Maryland:

20.0%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
This city:

15.8%
Maryland:

11.3%

Average hours sleeping at night:
Here:

6.6
State:

6.8

Overweight people:
Here:

31.7%
State:

34.1%

General health condition:
Here:

50.4%
State:

56.5%

Average condition of hearing:
Here:

80.4%
Maryland:

80.5%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hancock, MD Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2017)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 7$22,572$38,6952$1,908
Police Protection - Officers 2$9,337$56,0222$7,084
Totals for Government 9$31,909$42,5454$8,992

Hancock government finances - Expenditure in 2017 (per resident):

  • Construction - Parks and Recreation: $45,000 ($29.43)
  • Current Operations - Water Utilities: $275,000 ($179.86)
    Police Protection: $253,000 ($165.47)
    Sewerage: $253,000 ($165.47)
    Regular Highways: $183,000 ($119.69)
    General - Other: $170,000 ($111.18)
    Solid Waste Management: $117,000 ($76.52)
    Parks and Recreation: $93,000 ($60.82)
    Financial Administration: $80,000 ($52.32)
    Central Staff Services: $20,000 ($13.08)
    General Public Buildings: $15,000 ($9.81)
    Judicial and Legal Services: $9,000 ($5.89)
    Local Fire Protection: $4,000 ($2.62)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $69,000 ($45.13)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Parks and Recreation: $154,000 ($100.72)
    Police Protection: $19,000 ($12.43)
    Regular Highways: $10,000 ($6.54)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $513,000 ($335.51)

Hancock government finances - Revenue in 2017 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $286,000 ($187.05)
    Solid Waste Management: $151,000 ($98.76)
    Parks and Recreation: $17,000 ($11.12)
    Parking Facilities: $5,000 ($3.27)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Other: $31,000 ($20.27)
  • Local Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $1,000 ($0.65)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $153,000 ($100.07)
    General Revenue - Other: $87,000 ($56.90)
    Donations From Private Sources: $37,000 ($24.20)
    Fines and Forfeits: $13,000 ($8.50)
    Interest Earnings: $6,000 ($3.92)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $315,000 ($206.02)
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $73,000 ($47.74)
    Other: $28,000 ($18.31)
  • Tax - Property: $503,000 ($328.97)
    Individual Income: $91,000 ($59.52)
    Other Selective Sales: $25,000 ($16.35)
    Public Utility License: $16,000 ($10.46)
    Occupation and Business License - Other: $7,000 ($4.58)
    Other License: $2,000 ($1.31)
    Amusements Sales: $1,000 ($0.65)

Hancock government finances - Debt in 2017 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,661,000 ($1086.33)
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,552,000 ($1015.04)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $109,000 ($71.29)

Hancock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2017 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,682,000 ($1100.07)

5.75% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Maryland average:

6.88%

0.03% of residents moved from foreign countries ($410 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.03%
Maryland average:

0.09%

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Frederick County, MD  1.48% ($47,216 average AGI)
from Franklin County, PA  0.47% ($43,941)
from Montgomery County, MD  0.47% ($50,481)


5.75% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($50,544 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.75%
Maryland average:

7.35%

0.32% of residents moved to foreign countries ($2,882 average AGI)
Washington County:

0.32%
Maryland average:

0.10%

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Frederick County, MD  0.85% ($50,461 average AGI)
to Franklin County, PA  0.69% ($44,228)
to Berkeley County, WV  0.59% ($41,846)
Businesses in Hancock, MD
NameCountNameCount
Chevrolet1Pizza Hut1
FedEx1Subway1
Hardee's1Super 81
La-Z-Boy1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hancock:

  • WZSK (1040 AM; daytime; 10 kW; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WCBM (680 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: WCBM MARYLAND, INC.)
  • WMET (1150 AM; 50 kW; GAITHERSBURG, MD; Owner: BELTWAY ACQUISITION CORPORATION)
  • WBAL (1090 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: HEARST RADIO, INC.)
  • WTEM (980 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: AMFM RADIO LICENSES, L.L.C.)
  • WKCW (1420 AM; 50 kW; WARRENTON, VA; Owner: WAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WTRI (1520 AM; daytime; 17 kW; BRUNSWICK, MD; Owner: JMK COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WCST (1010 AM; 0 kW; BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV; Owner: CAPPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WGOP (700 AM; daytime; 25 kW; WALKERSVILLE, MD; Owner: BIRACH BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • WTOP (1500 AM; 50 kW; WASHINGTON, DC; Owner: BONNEVILLE HOLDING COMPANY)
  • WFRB (560 AM; 5 kW; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLYE (850 AM; 10 kW; JOHNSTOWN, PA; Owner: FOREVER OF JOHNSTOWN, INC.)
  • WWLG (1370 AM; 50 kW; BALTIMORE, MD; Owner: M-10 BROADCASTING, INC.)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hancock:

  • WCRH (90.5 FM; WILLIAMSPORT, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WEEO-FM (103.7 FM; MCCONNELLSBURG, PA; Owner: ALLEGHENY MOUNTAIN NETWORK)
  • WDHC (93.5 FM; BERKELEY SPRINGS, WV; Owner: CAPPER BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WLTF (97.5 FM; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PRETTYMAN BROADCASTING COMPANY)
  • WBVE (107.5 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WAYC (100.9 FM; BEDFORD, PA; Owner: CESSNA COMMUNICATIONS, INC.)
  • WSKE (104.3 FM; EVERETT, PA; Owner: NEW MILLENNIUM COMMUNICATIONS GROUP, INC.)
  • WAYZ-FM (104.7 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: HJV LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • WETH (89.1 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: GREATER WASHINGTON EDUCATIONAL TELECOMMUNICATIONS ASSN.)
  • WROG (102.9 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: TSCHUDY RADIO, INC)
  • WDZN (100.1 FM; ROMNEY, WV; Owner: CHARTER EQUITIES, INC.)
  • WTRM (91.3 FM; WINCHESTER, VA; Owner: TIMBER RIDGE MINISTRIES, INC.)
  • WFWM (91.9 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: FROSTBURG STATE UNIVERSITY)
  • WKGO (106.1 FM; CUMBERLAND, MD; Owner: WTBO-WKGO CORPORATION, L.L.C.)
  • WLIC (97.1 FM; FROSTBURG, MD; Owner: HE'S ALIVE, INC.)
  • WFRE (99.9 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CAPSTAR TX LIMITED PARTNERSHIP)
  • W219BX (91.7 FM; FREDERICK, MD; Owner: CEDAR RIDGE CHILDREN'S HOME & SCHOOL, INC)
  • WSRT (92.1 FM; MERCERSBURG, PA; Owner: M. BELMONT VERSTANDIG, INC.)
  • WARX (106.9 FM; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MANNING BROADCASTING INC.)
  • WWPN (101.1 FM; WESTERNPORT, MD; Owner: ERNEST F. SANTMYIRE)

TV broadcast stations around Hancock:

  • WHAG-TV (Channel 25; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: QUORUM OF MARYLAND LICENSE, LLC)
  • WWPB (Channel 31; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: MARYLAND PUBLIC BROADCASTING COMMISSION)
  • WJAL (Channel 68; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: ENTRAVISION HOLDINGS, LLC)
  • W42CK (Channel 42; HAGERSTOWN, MD; Owner: THREE ANGELS BROADCASTING)
  • WWPX (Channel 60; MARTINSBURG, WV; Owner: PAXSON WASHINGTON-60 LICENSE, INC.)
  • Hancock, Maryland
  • Fatal accident count39
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents55
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons:14
  • Fatalities44
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents117
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents0
  • Maryland average
  • Fatal accident count11245
  • Vehicles involved in fatal accidents16612
  • Fatal accidents involving drunk persons3961
  • Fatalities12385
  • Persons involved in fatal accidents28538
  • Pedestrians involved in fatal accidents653
See more detailed statistics of Hancock fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2019 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 36Number of bridges
  • 643ft / 196mTotal length
  • $8,965,000Total costs
  • 593,815Total average daily traffic
  • 71,725Total average daily truck traffic
  • 462,691Total future (year 2026) average daily traffic
New bridges in Hancock, MD - historical statistics
  • New bridges - historical statistics
  • 1Before 1900
  • 31910-1919
  • 31930-1939
  • 11940-1949
  • 21950-1959
  • 211960-1969
  • 41980-1989
  • 12000-2009
See full National Bridge Inventory statistics for Hancock, MD

FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers:

5 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hancock)

FCC Registered Antenna Towers:

115 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)

FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:

1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers in Hancock, MD)

FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers:

7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)

FCC Registered Microwave Towers:

18 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)

FCC Registered Paging Towers:

3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)

FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:

8 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hancock)

FAA Registered Aircraft:

3
  • Aircraft: BEECH B300 (Category: Land, Engines: 2, Seats: 19, Weight: 12,500 - 19,999 Pounds), Engine: P&W PT6A SER (750 HP) (Turbo-prop)
    N-Number: 988ME, N988ME, N-988ME, Serial Number: FL-77, Year manufactured: 1992, Airworthiness Date: 05/26/1992, Certificate Issue Date: 05/07/2012
    Registrant (LLC): Flight Investors LLC, 14937 Warfordsburg Rd, Hancock, MD 21750
  • Aircraft: BELL OH-58A (Category: Land, Seats: 4, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds, Speed: 112 mph), Engine: Turbo-shaft
    N-Number: 412TA, N412TA, N-412TA, Serial Number: 72-21412, Certificate Issue Date: 12/14/2005
    Registrant (Individual): James W Jr True, 13007 Woodmont Rd, Hancock, MD 21750
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 02/28/2018
  • Aircraft: TRUE JAMES W JR TRUE EXEC II (Category: Land, Seats: 2, Weight: Up to 12,499 Pounds), Engine: ROTORWAY RW152 (150 HP) (Reciprocating)
    N-Number: 4379P, N4379P, N-4379P, Serial Number: 2487, Year manufactured: 1997, Airworthiness Date: 03/19/1998, Certificate Issue Date: 05/19/1992
    Registrant (Individual): James W Jr True, 13007 Woodmont Rd, Hancock, MD 21750
    Deregistered: Cancel Date: 04/13/2017

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$73,3502$190,6800$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$00$00$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$02$130,9351$11,220
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$01$133,5200$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$00$00$0

Detailed HMDA statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2005
(Based on 1 partial tract)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
NumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED1$75,700
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED0$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED0$0
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN0$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$0

Detailed PMIC statistics for the following Tracts: 0107.00

Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hancock, MD
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hancock, MD - Value

2002 - 2018 National Fire Incident Reporting System (NFIRS) incidents

    Fire incident distribution by year According to the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 44. The highest number of fires - 60 took place in 2003, and the least - 32 in 2009. The data has a rising trend.
    Fire incident types in Hancock, MD When looking into fire subcategories, the most reports belonged to: Structure Fires (36.0%), and Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires (30.1%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hancock, MD
    • 26836.0%Structure Fires
    • 22430.1%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 22430.1%Outside Fires
    • 293.9%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hancock, MD
Most common first names in Hancock, MD among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
Mary5279.5 years
John4771.0 years
William3871.5 years
Charles3675.3 years
James3071.7 years
George2973.4 years
Robert2165.6 years
Margaret1577.8 years
Harry1472.4 years
Paul1374.6 years
Most common last names in Hancock, MD among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Weller3773.2 years
Bishop2571.2 years
Smith2575.3 years
Shives2278.1 years
Mccarty1973.4 years
Younker1671.0 years
Trail1472.8 years
Shoemaker1465.7 years
Mccusker1470.7 years
Johnson1470.2 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hancock, MD
  • 33.0%Utility gas
  • 31.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 27.0%Electricity
  • 5.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.0%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hancock, MD
  • 47.5%Electricity
  • 29.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 18.5%Utility gas
  • 2.7%Wood
  • 1.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.2%No fuel used


Hancock compared to Maryland state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Median house value significantly below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Hispanic race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age above state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in above state average.
  • House age above state average.
  • Number of college students significantly below state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher significantly below state average.

Hancock on our top lists:

  • #58 on the list of "Top 101 cities with the most residents born in Malaysia (population 500+)"
  • #67 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents relocating to foreign countries in 2011"
  • #77 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
There are 2 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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