For population 25 years and over in Hancock:
For population 15 years and over in Hancock town:
12 residents are foreign born
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units in 2000:
Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Albany, NY (25.0 miles , pop. 95,658).
Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: Boston, MA (114.7 miles , pop. 589,141).
Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Bronx, NY (120.9 miles , pop. 1,332,650).
Nearest cities: Lanesborough, MA (2.1 miles ), Stephentown, NY (2.3 miles ), New Ashford, MA (2.5 miles ), Pittsfield, MA (2.7 miles ), Cheshire, MA (2.8 miles ), New Lebanon, NY (2.9 miles ), Berlin, NY (3.0 miles ), Dalton, MA (3.1 miles ).
Single-family new house construction building permits:
Latitude: 42.54 N, Longitude: 73.32 W
Area code: 413
Work and jobs in Hancock: detailed stats about occupations, industries, unemployment, workers, commute
Average climate in Hancock, Massachusetts
Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations
Hancock-area historical tornado activity is above Massachusetts state average. It is 11% greater than the overall U.S. average.
On 8/28/1973, a category F4 (max. wind speeds 207-260 mph) tornado 10.1 miles away from the Hancock town center killed 4 people and injured 36 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
On 5/29/1995, a category F4 tornado 24.5 miles away from the town center killed 3 people and injured 24 people and caused between $5,000,000 and $50,000,000 in damages.
Earthquake activity:Hancock-area historical earthquake activity is below Massachusetts state average. It is 91% smaller than the overall U.S. average.
On 6/17/1991 at 08:53:16, a magnitude 4.1 (4.0 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 69.6 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 11:27:22, a magnitude 3.7 (3.5 LG, 3.7 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 54.8 miles away from Hancock center
On 6/16/2000 at 04:02:53, a magnitude 3.3 (3.3 LG, Depth: 6.1 mi) earthquake occurred 39.9 miles away from the city center
On 10/2/1994 at 14:36:36, a magnitude 3.3 (3.1 LG, 3.3 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 57.5 miles away from the city center
On 7/24/2007 at 01:56:48, a magnitude 3.1 (3.1 MD, 2.7 LG, Depth: 9.3 mi) earthquake occurred 41.1 miles away from Hancock center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD)
Natural disasters:The number of natural disasters in Berkshire County (14) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 7
Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Snowstorms: 3, Storms: 3, Blizzards: 2, Hurricanes: 2, Snows: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
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Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hancock:
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Public elementary/middle school in Hancock:
Library in Hancock:
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Air Quality Index (AQI)
Ozone [ppb] level in 2010 was 30.0. This is about average. Closest monitor was 9.9 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) [µ/m3] level in 2010 was 8.21. This is about average. Closest monitor was 7.3 miles away from the city center.
Carbon Monoxide (CO) [ppm] level in 2010 was 0.348. This is about average. Closest monitor was 24.4 miles away from the city center.
Sulfur Dioxide (SO2) [ppb] level in 2010 was 2.40. This is about average. Closest monitor was 13.8 miles away from the city center.
Particulate Matter (PM10) [µ/m3] level in 2002 was 14.3. This is significantly better than average. Closest monitor was 16.8 miles away from the city center.
Drinking water stations with addresses in Hancock and their reported violations in the past:JIMINY PEAK RESORT (Population served: 1000, Groundwater):
Past health violations:BEAVER POND MEADOWS (Population served: 160, Groundwater):
Past monitoring violations:
Average household size:
Percentage of family households:
Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
Residents with income below the poverty level in 2009:
Residents with income below 50% of the poverty level in 2009:
8 people in residential treatment centers for emotionally disturbed children in 2000
Hancock compared to Massachusetts state average:
Most commonly used house heating fuel:
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1996 Presidential Elections Results
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2008 Presidential Elections Results
Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results
Religion statistics for Hancock (based on Berkshire County data)Percentage of population affiliated with a religious congregations: 67.14%
Breakdown of population affiliated with a religious congregations
Tables represent county-level data.
Food Environment Statistics:
Number of grocery stores: 33
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 21
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 53
Number of full-service restaurants: 195
Adult diabetes rate:
Adult obesity rate:
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
3.71% of this county's 2006 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2005 ($51,107 average adjusted gross income)
0.19% of residents moved from foreign countries ($561 average AGI)
Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2005 and 2006:
4.39% of this county's 2005 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2006 ($41,132 average adjusted gross income)
0.08% of residents moved to foreign countries ($1,035 average AGI)
Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2005 and 2006:
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Hancock fatal accident list:
Oct 14, 1998 06:40 AM, Us-20, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1
Mar 2, 1995 05:23 PM, Rte 43, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 3, Fatalities: 1
Jul 21, 1988 08:05 AM, Rte.28, Vehicles: 2, Persons: 2, Fatalities: 1, Drunken drivers: 1
National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
Number of bridges: 5
Total length: 6 meters (20ft)
Total costs: $1,138,000
Total average daily traffic: 5,910
Total average daily truck traffic: 354
Total future (year 2031) average daily traffic: 9,333
FCC Registered Antenna Towers:10 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers in Hancock)
FCC Registered Private Land Mobile Towers:2
FCC Registered Microwave Towers:2
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses:4
FAA Registered Aircraft:2