Hancock, Michigan

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Population in 2017: 4,560 (97% urban, 3% rural).
Population change since 2000: +5.5%
 
Males: 2,402  (52.7%)
Females: 2,158  (47.3%)
Median resident age:

39.6 years
Michigan median age:

39.8 years

Zip codes: 49930.

Estimated median household income in 2017: $34,565 (it was $28,118 in 2000)
Hancock:

$34,565
MI:

$54,909

Estimated per capita income in 2017: $22,925 (it was $16,669 in 2000)

Hancock city income, earnings, and wages data

Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $93,025 (it was $65,900 in 2000)
Hancock:

$93,025
MI:

$155,700

Mean prices in 2017: all housing units: $145,934; detached houses: $149,188; townhouses or other attached units: $131,813; in 2-unit structures: $93,224; in 3-to-4-unit structures: $103,346; in 5-or-more-unit structures: $185,457; mobile homes: $62,903

Median gross rent in 2017: $652.

March 2019 cost of living index in Hancock: 77.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 28.1%
(27.2% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 56.1% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 33.3% for other race residents, 42.7% for two or more races residents)
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  • Races in Hancock, MI (2017)
    • 4,26392.3%White alone
    • 1523.3%Hispanic
    • 851.8%Two or more races
    • 571.2%Asian alone
    • 240.5%Black alone
    • 170.4%American Indian alone

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



According to our research of Michigan and other state lists, there were 9 registered sex offenders living in Hancock, Michigan as of July 03, 2020.
The ratio of all residents to sex offenders in Hancock is 512 to 1.
The ratio of registered sex offenders to all residents in this city is lower than the state average.


Crime rates in Hancock by year

Type

2005

2006

2007

2008

2009

2011

2012

2013

2014

2015

2016

2017

2018

Murders
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
Rapes
(per 100,000)
2
(47.3)
1
(23.7)
1
(24.1)
1
(24.2)
1
(24.1)
2
(43.2)
0
(0.0)
3
(65.0)
3
(65.4)
5
(109.5)
5
(110.2)
1
(21.9)
2
(44.0)
Robberies
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.6)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
Assaults
(per 100,000)
1
(23.7)
2
(47.5)
3
(72.2)
4
(96.9)
1
(24.1)
0
(0.0)
3
(64.7)
1
(21.7)
5
(109.1)
4
(87.6)
2
(44.1)
0
(0.0)
6
(132.0)
Burglaries
(per 100,000)
17
(402.3)
16
(379.9)
22
(529.4)
13
(314.8)
25
(603.7)
14
(302.3)
8
(172.5)
6
(130.0)
12
(261.8)
15
(328.6)
8
(176.3)
5
(109.3)
4
(88.0)
Thefts
(per 100,000)
71
(1,680)
71
(1,686)
49
(1,179)
50
(1,211)
54
(1,304)
60
(1,296)
33
(711.5)
36
(780.2)
21
(458.1)
43
(941.9)
24
(529.0)
18
(393.4)
20
(440.0)
Auto thefts
(per 100,000)
8
(189.3)
8
(189.9)
4
(96.2)
7
(169.5)
2
(48.3)
4
(86.4)
1
(21.6)
2
(43.3)
2
(43.6)
3
(65.7)
1
(22.0)
2
(43.7)
2
(44.0)
Arson
(per 100,000)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(24.1)
2
(43.2)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
1
(21.9)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
0
(0.0)
City-Data.com crime index (higher means more crime, U.S. average = 274.0)153.1137.7132.8122.8122.4114.461.7100.1114.3171.1132.250.988.9

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City-data.com crime index in Hancock, MI

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

Full-time law enforcement employees in 2018, including police officers: 8 (8 officers).
Officers per 1,000 residents here:

1.76
Michigan average:

1.66
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Ancestries: Finnish (26.2%), German (24.5%), American (10.1%), French (7.6%), Polish (2.5%), Irish (2.2%).

Current Local Time: EST time zone

Elevation: 686 feet

Land area: 2.50 square miles.

Population density: 1,822 people per square mile   (low).

Hancock, Michigan map

145 residents are foreign born (0.8% Europe, 0.6% Asia, 0.5% Latin America).

This city:

3.1%
Michigan:

100.0%

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $2,356 (1.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $2,173 (1.7%)

Nearest city with pop. 50,000+: Duluth, MN (168.0 miles , pop. 86,918).

Nearest city with pop. 200,000+: St. Paul, MN (263.9 miles , pop. 287,151).

Nearest city with pop. 1,000,000+: Chicago, IL (368.7 miles , pop. 2,896,016).

Nearest cities:

Houghton, MI (1.4 miles ),
Dollar Bay, MI (2.0 miles ),
South Range, MI (2.1 miles ),
Hubbell, MI (2.9 miles ),
Lake Linden, MI (3.2 miles ),
Laurium, MI (3.2 miles ),
Calumet, MI (3.2 miles ),
Copper City, MI (3.8 miles )

Latitude: 47.13 N, Longitude: 88.60 W

Daytime population change due to commuting: +646 (+14.0%)
Workers who live and work in this city: 552 (27.3%)

Area code commonly used in this area: 906

Distribution of median household income in Hancock, MI in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hancock, MI in 2017
Hancock satellite photo by USGS

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 15 buildings, average cost: $85,900
  • 1998: 3 buildings, average cost: $164,500
  • 1999: 8 buildings, average cost: $131,700
  • 2000: 7 buildings, average cost: $126,900
  • 2001: 11 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2002: 14 buildings, average cost: $101,400
  • 2003: 12 buildings, average cost: $116,100
  • 2004: 9 buildings, average cost: $98,800
  • 2005: 11 buildings, average cost: $145,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Hancock, MI residents
Average permit cost in Hancock, MI
Unemployment in March 2019:
Here:

5.7%
Michigan:

4.4%
Historical population in Hancock, MI
Historical housing units in Hancock, MI
Most common industries in Hancock, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common industries in 2000
  • Educational services (25.7%)
  • Health care (14.9%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.1%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.1%)
  • Finance & insurance (5.4%)
  • Construction (3.8%)
  • Public administration (3.1%)
Most common industries for males in 2000
  • Educational services (27.8%)
  • Accommodation & food services (8.4%)
  • Construction (7.0%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (5.6%)
  • Building material & garden equipment & supplies dealers (4.6%)
  • Health care (4.3%)
  • Public administration (2.9%)
Most common industries for females in 2000
  • Health care (27.1%)
  • Educational services (23.3%)
  • Accommodation & food services (9.9%)
  • Finance & insurance (8.5%)
  • Department & other general merchandise stores (6.7%)
  • Religious, grantmaking, civic, professional, similar organizations (4.2%)
  • Public administration (3.3%)
Most common occupations in Hancock, MI (%)
Both Males Females
Most common occupations in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (5.9%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (5.8%)
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (5.1%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (4.4%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (4.2%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (4.0%)
  • Preschool, kindergarten, elementary, and middle school teachers (3.2%)
Most common occupations for males in 2000
  • Postsecondary teachers (8.7%)
  • Other management occupations, except farmers and farm managers (8.5%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (5.7%)
  • Retail sales workers, except cashiers (5.1%)
  • Material recording, scheduling, dispatching, and distributing workers (4.7%)
  • Top executives (3.6%)
  • Computer specialists (3.6%)
Most common occupations for females in 2000
  • Secretaries and administrative assistants (10.9%)
  • Other sales and related occupations, including supervisors (5.9%)
  • Information and record clerks, except customer service representatives (5.2%)
  • Waiters and waitresses (5.2%)
  • Nursing, psychiatric, and home health aides (5.0%)
  • Therapists (4.8%)
  • Cooks and food preparation workers (4.6%)

Average climate in Hancock, Michigan

Based on data reported by over 4,000 weather stations

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Earthquake activity:

Hancock-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Michigan state average. It is 97% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/9/1975 at 14:54:15, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 369.0 miles away from the city center
On 6/28/2004 at 06:10:52, a magnitude 4.2 (4.0 MB, 4.2 MW, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 392.5 miles away from the city center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 380.5 miles away from Hancock center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 530.0 miles away from the city 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 562.3 miles away from Hancock center
On 9/2/1994 at 21:23:06, a magnitude 3.5 (3.4 LG, 3.5 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 357.6 miles away from Hancock center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Natural disasters:

The number of natural disasters in Houghton County (6) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 3
Emergencies Declared: 3

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 2, Blizzard: 1, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowstorm: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Hancock topographic map

Hospitals and medical centers in Hancock:

  • PORTAGE HEALTH HOSPITAL (Voluntary non-profit - Other, 500 CAMPUS DRIVE)
  • CYPRESS MANOR HEALTH AND REHAB (1400 POPLAR ST)
  • HOUGHTON CO MED CARE FACILITY (1100 QUINCY ST)
  • PORTAGE HEALTH DIALYSIS CTR (500 CAMPUS DRIVE)
  • ASPIRUS SUPERIOR HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE, INC (540 DEPOT ST)
  • PORTAGE HOME HEALTH AND HOSPICE (821 W WATER STREET)

Airports located in Hancock:

College/University in Hancock:

  • Finlandia University (Full-time enrollment: 526; Location: 601 Quincy St; Private, not-for-profit; Website: www.finlandia.edu)

Colleges/universities with over 2000 students nearest to Hancock:

  • Michigan Technological University (about 3 miles; Houghton, MI; Full-time enrollment: 6,078)
  • Northern Michigan University (about 69 miles; Marquette, MI; FT enrollment: 8,258)
  • Northcentral Technical College (about 157 miles; Wausau, WI; FT enrollment: 3,356)
  • University of Minnesota-Duluth (about 167 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 10,612)
  • The College of Saint Scholastica (about 168 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,762)
  • University of Wisconsin-Superior (about 168 miles; Superior, WI; FT enrollment: 2,302)
  • Lake Superior College (about 170 miles; Duluth, MN; FT enrollment: 3,768)

Public high schools in Hancock:

Public elementary/middle schools in Hancock:

See full list of schools located in Hancock

Library in Hancock:

  • HANCOCK SCHOOL PUBLIC LIBRARY (Operating income: $91,354; Location: 501 CAMPUS DRIVE; 19,111 books; 143 audio materials; 212 video materials; 54 print serial subscriptions)

Points of interest:

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Notable locations in Hancock: Madern Contractors Incorporated (A), Osceola Point Light (B), Yalmer Mattila Contracting Company (C), Arens Fuel Company (D), Hancock County Fairgrounds (E), Hancock Campgrounds (F), Old Main (G), Finnish-American Heritage Center (H), Hoover Center (I), Nikander Hall (J), Wargelin Hall (K), Mannerheim Hall (L), Paavo Nurmi Building (M), Finlandia Hall (N), Kivi House (O), Hancock Fire Department (P), Hancock City Police Department (Q), Finnish-American Historical Archives (R), Mercy Emergency Medical Services Hancock (S). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hancock include: Chapel of Saint Matthew (A), Saints Peter and Paul Lutheran Church (B), Salvation Army Church (C), Church of the Resurrection (D), Gloria Dei Lutheran Church (E), Church of Christ (F), Glad Tidings Assembly of God Church (G), Copper Country Church of the Nazarene (H), Zion Lutheran Church (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Lakeside Cemetery (1), Lutheran Cemetery (2), Saint Joseph Cemetery (3). Display/hide their locations on the map

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

Parks in Hancock include: Town Hall and Fire Hall Historical Marker (1), Hancock Historical Marker (2), Suomi College Historical Marker (3), Old Main Historical Marker (4). Display/hide their locations on the map

Hotels: Best Western Copper Crown Motel (235 Hancock Street), Copper Crown Motel-Best Western (Po Box 217), Best Western Copper Crown Mtl (235 Hancock Avenue).

Birthplace of: Ralph Heikkinen - College football player, Dwight Helminen - Ice hockey player, Herb Boxer - Ice hockey player, Robbie Laing - Basketball player-coach, Bruce Riutta - Ice hockey player, Verna Hillie - Actor, Paul Coppo - Ice hockey player, Peter Shaw (American actor) - Actor.

Houghton County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level between 2 and 4 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Moderate Potential

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

  • FRANKLIN TOWNSHIP (Population served: 300, Primary Water Source Type: Groundwater)
  • FRANKLIN QUINCY WATER AUTHORIT (Population served: 260, Primary Water Source Type: Purch groundwater)
Average household size:
This city:

2.2 people
Michigan:

2.5 people

Percentage of family households:
This city:

49.6%
Whole state:

66.0%

Percentage of households with unmarried partners:
This city:

6.4%
Whole state:

6.4%


Likely homosexual households (counted as self-reported same-sex unmarried-partner households)
  • Lesbian couples: 0.2% of all households
  • Gay men: 0.2% of all households

People in group quarters in Hancock in 2010:

  • 313 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 162 people in college/university student housing
  • 11 people in group homes intended for adults

People in group quarters in Hancock in 2000:

  • 295 people in nursing homes
  • 88 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 12 people in homes for the mentally retarded

Banks with branches in Hancock (2011 data):

  • Superior National Bank & Trust Company: Superior National Bank & Trust Compa at 235 Quincy Street, branch established on 1890/03/06; Hancock Drive-Thru Branch at 229 Franklin Street, branch established on 1994/10/24. Info updated 2009/03/03: Bank assets: $511.7 mil, Deposits: $439.5 mil, local headquarters, positive income, 10 total offices, Holding Company: Keweenaw Financial Corporation
  • The Miners State Bank: Ripley Branch at 49011 N Royce Rd, branch established on 1983/02/22. Info updated 2010/07/26: Bank assets: $128.5 mil, Deposits: $115.8 mil, headquarters in Iron River, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 6 total offices, Holding Company: Msb Bankshares, Inc.
  • Citizens Bank: Hancock Branch at 400 Quincy Street, branch established on 1889/01/01. Info updated 2011/08/01: Bank assets: $9,212.3 mil, Deposits: $7,452.0 mil, headquarters in Flint, MI, positive income, Commercial Lending Specialization, 220 total offices, Holding Company: Citizens Republic Bancorp, Inc.

For population 15 years and over in Hancock:

Marital status in Hancock, MI
  • Never married: 40.4%
  • Now married: 38.0%
  • Separated: 0.2%
  • Widowed: 9.2%
  • Divorced: 12.2%

For population 25 years and over in Hancock:

  • High school or higher: 90.0%
  • Bachelor's degree or higher: 33.1%
  • Graduate or professional degree: 14.8%
  • Unemployed: 7.4%
  • Mean travel time to work (commute): 13.5 minutes
Educational Attainment in 2017
School Enrollment by Level of School in 2017
Education Gini index (Inequality in education)
Here:

12.8
Michigan average:

10.8

Travel time (in minutes) to work in 2017
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hancock
Presidential Elections Results

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Religion statistics for Hancock, MI (based on Houghton County data)

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic8,3749
Mainline Protestant4,02620
Evangelical Protestant2,84130
Other3567
Orthodox1001
None20,931-
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: 11
Here:

3.15 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.34 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (no gas): 4
Houghton County:

1.14 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

1.52 / 10,000 pop.
Number of convenience stores (with gas): 16
Here:

4.58 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.99 / 10,000 pop.
Number of full-service restaurants: 40
Houghton County:

11.44 / 10,000 pop.
Michigan:

6.80 / 10,000 pop.
Adult diabetes rate:
Houghton County:

9.4%
State:

9.7%
Adult obesity rate:
This county:

28.8%
Michigan:

29.7%
Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Houghton County:

10.6%
Michigan:

13.4%

Health and Nutrition:

Healthy diet rate:
This city:

52.5%
Michigan:

49.4%

Average overall health of teeth and gums:
This city:

50.4%
Michigan:

46.5%

Average BMI:
Here:

27.8
Michigan:

28.8

People feeling badly about themselves:
This city:

18.0%
Michigan:

21.1%

People not drinking alcohol at all:
Hancock:

10.8%
State:

10.5%

Average hours sleeping at night:
This city:

6.9
Michigan:

6.8

Overweight people:
This city:

30.2%
State:

34.2%

General health condition:
Here:

58.8%
Michigan:

56.1%

Average condition of hearing:
Hancock:

78.2%
State:

79.2%

More about Health and Nutrition of Hancock, MI Residents
Local government employment and payroll (March 2012)
Function Full-time employees Monthly full-time payroll Average yearly full-time wage Part-time employees Monthly part-time payroll
Financial Administration 10$2,804$3,3650$0
Police - Other 7$27,129$46,5076$3,770
Streets and Highways 6$22,865$45,7301$1,368
Housing and Community Development (Local) 5$12,996$31,1900$0
Transit 4$6,441$19,3230$0
Other Government Administration 3$15,361$61,4440$0
Other and Unallocable 2$7,633$45,7982$263
Solid Waste Management 2$7,188$43,1280$0
Water Supply 1$4,085$49,0200$0
Sewerage 0$0 0$0
Parks and Recreation 0$0 1$133
Police Protection - Officers 0$0 0$0
Totals for Government 40$106,502$31,95110$5,534

Hancock government finances - Expenditure in 2012 (per resident):

  • Construction - Water Utilities: $3,741,000 ($820.39)
    Sewerage: $2,392,000 ($524.56)
  • Current Operations - Regular Highways: $989,000 ($216.89)
    Housing and Community Development: $988,000 ($216.67)
    General - Other: $948,000 ($207.89)
    Police Protection: $665,000 ($145.83)
    Sewerage: $610,000 ($133.77)
    Water Utilities: $537,000 ($117.76)
    Solid Waste Management: $305,000 ($66.89)
    Transit Utilities: $218,000 ($47.81)
    Parks and Recreation: $161,000 ($35.31)
    Central Staff Services: $154,000 ($33.77)
    Financial Administration: $111,000 ($24.34)
    Local Fire Protection: $85,000 ($18.64)
    General Public Buildings: $60,000 ($13.16)
    Parking Facilities: $18,000 ($3.95)
  • General - Interest on Debt: $283,000 ($62.06)
  • Other Capital Outlay - Police Protection: $29,000 ($6.36)
    Parks and Recreation: $8,000 ($1.75)
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $1,343,000 ($294.52)
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $192,000 ($42.11)

Hancock government finances - Revenue in 2012 (per resident):

  • Charges - Sewerage: $773,000 ($169.52)
    Housing and Community Development: $386,000 ($84.65)
    Parks and Recreation: $249,000 ($54.61)
    Solid Waste Management: $168,000 ($36.84)
    Other: $58,000 ($12.72)
    Parking Facilities: $11,000 ($2.41)
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Water Utilities: $2,717,000 ($595.83)
    Sewerage: $1,682,000 ($368.86)
    Housing and Community Development: $404,000 ($88.60)
    Highways: $94,000 ($20.61)
    Transit Utilities: $37,000 ($8.11)
    Other: $22,000 ($4.82)
  • Miscellaneous - Rents: $144,000 ($31.58)
    General Revenue - Other: $65,000 ($14.25)
    Interest Earnings: $10,000 ($2.19)
    Sale of Property: $8,000 ($1.75)
    Fines and Forfeits: $3,000 ($0.66)
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $1,072,000 ($235.09)
    Transit Utilities: $41,000 ($8.99)
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $573,000 ($125.66)
    Highways: $453,000 ($99.34)
    Other: $2,000 ($0.44)
  • Tax - Property: $1,403,000 ($307.68)

Hancock government finances - Debt in 2012 (per resident):

  • Long Term Debt - Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $12,595,000 ($2762.06)
    Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $9,611,000 ($2107.68)
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $3,290,000 ($721.49)
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $306,000 ($67.11)

Hancock government finances - Cash and Securities in 2012 (per resident):

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $2,472,000 ($542.11)

5.38% of this county's 2016 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2015 ($46,067 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.38%
Michigan average:

5.43%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2015 and 2016:
from Marquette County, MI  0.37% ($31,205 average AGI)
from Keweenaw County, MI  0.25% ($29,033)
from Baraga County, MI  0.21% ($26,280)


6.17% of this county's 2015 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2016 ($40,319 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

6.17%
Michigan average:

5.69%

10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries between 2015 and 2016.

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2015 and 2016:
to Marquette County, MI  0.46% ($29,655 average AGI)
to Keweenaw County, MI  0.23% ($51,071)
to Oakland County, MI  0.23% ($39,429)
Businesses in Hancock, MI
NameCountNameCount
Best Western1Ramada1
FedEx1True Value1
Lane Furniture1U-Haul1
New Balance1UPS1

Strongest AM radio stations in Hancock:

  • WCCY (1400 AM; 1 kW; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WMPL (920 AM; 1 kW; HANCOCK, MI)
  • WEBC (560 AM; 50 kW; DULUTH, MN)
  • WSPT (1010 AM; 50 kW; STEVENS POINT, WI)
  • WSAU (550 AM; 20 kW; WAUSAU, WI; Owner: WRIG, INC.)
  • WTCM (580 AM; 35 kW; TRAVERSE CITY, MI; Owner: WTCM RADIO, INC.)
  • WZAM (970 AM; 5 kW; ISHPEMING, MI)
  • WDBC (680 AM; 10 kW; ESCANABA, MI; Owner: KMB BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WJMS (590 AM; 5 kW; IRONWOOD, MI; Owner: ROBERTS BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WNAM (1280 AM; 50 kW; NEENAH-MENASHA, WI; Owner: CUMULUS LICENSING CORP.)
  • WCCO (830 AM; 50 kW; MINNEAPOLIS, MN; Owner: INFINITY MEDIA CORPORATION)
  • WDMJ (1320 AM; 5 kW; MARQUETTE, MI; Owner: NORTHERN STAR BROADCASTING, L.L.C.)
  • WTMJ (620 AM; 50 kW; MILWAUKEE, WI; Owner: JOURNAL BROADCAST CORPORATION)

Strongest FM radio stations in Hancock:

  • WOLV (97.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC)
  • WGLI (98.7 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • WHKB (102.3 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: TU-MAR BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WKMJ-FM (93.5 FM; HANCOCK, MI; Owner: VICTOR BROADCASTING CORPORATION)
  • W260AC (99.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: GOSPEL OPPORTUNITIES, INC.)
  • WGGL-FM (91.1 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO, INC.)
  • WCUP (105.7 FM; L'ANSE, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY INDIAN COMMUNITY)
  • W224AO (92.7 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MINNESOTA PUBLIC RADIO)
  • WVCN (104.3 FM; BARAGA, MI; Owner: KEWEENAW BAY BROADCASTING, INC.)
  • WMTU-FM (91.9 FM; HOUGHTON, MI; Owner: MICHIGAN TECHNOLOGICAL UNIVERSITY)

TV broadcast stations around Hancock:

  • WBKP (Channel 5; CALUMET, MI; Owner: SCANLAN TELEVISION, INC.)
Hancock fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
Fatal road traffic accident statistics for 1975 - 2017
See more detailed statistics of Hancock fatal car crashes and road traffic accidents for 1975 - 2017 here
  • National Bridge Inventory (NBI) Statistics
  • 2Number of bridges
  • 13ft / 4.3mTotal length
  • 39,590Total average daily traffic
  • 2,843Total average daily truck traffic
  • 44,688Total future (year 2018) average daily traffic
FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Cell Phone Towers in Hancock)
FCC Registered Antenna Towers: 42 (See the full list of FCC Registered Antenna Towers)
FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers: 1 (See the full list of FCC Registered Commercial Land Mobile Towers in Hancock, MI)
FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers: 7 (See the full list of FCC Registered Broadcast Land Mobile Towers)
FCC Registered Microwave Towers: 2 (See the full list of FCC Registered Microwave Towers in this town)
FCC Registered Paging Towers: 4 (See the full list of FCC Registered Paging Towers)
FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers: 3 (See the full list of FCC Registered Maritime Coast & Aviation Ground Towers)
FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses: 67 (See the full list of FCC Registered Amateur Radio Licenses in Hancock)

FAA Registered Aircraft: 10 (See the full list of FAA Registered Aircraft in Hancock)

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

    Fire incident distribution by year Based on the data from the years 2002 - 2018 the average number of fire incidents per year is 10. The highest number of reported fires - 23 took place in 2008, and the least - 0 in 2014. The data has a declining trend.
    Fire incident types in Hancock, MI When looking into fire subcategories, the most incidents belonged to: Structure Fires (51.4%), and Outside Fires (21.5%).

    • Fire incident types reported to NFIRS in Hancock, MI
    • 9151.4%Structure Fires
    • 3821.5%Outside Fires
    • 3117.5%Mobile Property/Vehicle Fires
    • 179.6%Other
See full National Fire Incident Reporting System statistics for Hancock, MI
Most common first names in Hancock, MI among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13178.1 years
William7877.4 years
Mary6482.3 years
Edward4678.3 years
Joseph4280.3 years
George4274.7 years
Charles4077.0 years
Robert3671.9 years
Irene3480.0 years
Margaret3482.0 years
Most common last names in Hancock, MI among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson3576.7 years
Moilanen2675.4 years
Kangas2477.9 years
Maki2377.3 years
Aho2278.4 years
Peterson2280.5 years
Niemi1777.8 years
Kinnunen1678.6 years
Koski1674.2 years
Kemppainen1576.4 years
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos in Hancock, MI
  • 92.1%Utility gas
  • 3.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 2.1%Electricity
  • 1.5%Coal or coke
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments in Hancock, MI
  • 64.8%Utility gas
  • 24.9%Electricity
  • 9.0%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 0.6%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.6%Wood


Hancock compared to Michigan state average:

  • Median household income below state average.
  • Unemployed percentage below state average.
  • Black race population percentage significantly below state average.
  • Median age below state average.
  • Foreign-born population percentage above state average.
  • Renting percentage above state average.
  • Length of stay since moving in significantly above state average.
  • House age significantly below state average.
  • Institutionalized population percentage significantly above state average.
  • Percentage of population with a bachelor's degree or higher above state average.
There are 8 pilots and 5 other airmen in this city.
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Top Patent Applicants
Top Patent Applicants
  • Glen Raymond Simula (8)
  • Michael R. Jackson (7)
  • Russell M. Pietila (5)
  • Jeff Miller (3)
  • Leslie Leifer (2)
  • Craig F. Hughes (2)
  • Carl C. Nesbitt (2)
  • Vincent L. Chiang (2)
  • Jay D. Rowe (2)
  • David Labyak (2)

Total of 43 patent applications in 2008-2020.