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Hancock County, Iowa (IA)

County population in 2016: 11,105 (30% urban, 70% rural); it was 12,100 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 2,090
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,690
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 3,749
Renter-occupied apartments: 961 (it was 1,046 in 2000)
% of renters here:

22%
State:

28%

Land area: 571 sq. mi.

Water area: 2.0 sq. mi.

Population density: 19 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hancock County: 83.3 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (55.5%), Educational, health and social services (15.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 37%
  • Government: 8%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 54%
  • Unpaid family work: 1%
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Races in Hancock County, Iowa:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (94.0%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (3.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (0.8%)
Median resident age:  44.2 years
Iowa median age:  38.0 years
Males: 5,603  (50.5%)
Females: 5,502  (49.5%)
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Hancock County,IA real estate house value trend


Average household size:
Hancock County:

2.0 people
Iowa:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2016: $56,497 ($37,703 in 1999)

This county:

$56,497
Iowa:

$56,247

Median contract rent in 2016 for apartments: $466 (lower quartile is $375, upper quartile is $570)
This county:

$466
State:

$611


Estimated median house or condo value in 2016: $102,332 (it was $61,500 in 2000)
Hancock:

$102,332
Iowa:

$142,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $59,627 - $180,144
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $980
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $397

Institutionalized population: 135

Crime in 2005 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 22
  • Thefts: 25
  • Auto thefts: 5

Crime in 2004 (reported by the sheriff's office or county police, not the county total):

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 0
  • Assaults: 4
  • Burglaries: 6
  • Thefts: 15
  • Auto thefts: 3
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 17 buildings, average cost: $192,300
  • 2008: 11 buildings, average cost: $173,600
  • 2009: 9 buildings, average cost: $195,000
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $165,600
  • 2011: 8 buildings, average cost: $202,600
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $203,000
  • 2013: 7 buildings, average cost: $193,100
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $225,600
Number of permits per 10,000 residents
Average permit cost
Presidential Elections Results

Graphs represent county-level data. Detailed 2008 Election Results

Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2016: $1,352 (1.2%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2016: $1,179 (1.3%)

Hancock County household income distribution in 2013 Hancock County home values distribution in 2013 Hancock County contract rent distribution in 2013
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2016: 9.1%
Hancock County:

9.1%
Iowa:

11.8%
(7.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 83.8% for Black residents, 31.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 78.9% for American Indian residents, 8.6% for other race residents, 27.2% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2016: 44.2 years old
(Males: 42.4 years old, Females: 45.8 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45.7 years old, Black residents: 34.0 years old, American Indian residents: 23.1 years old, Asian residents: 13.6 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 19.3 years old, Other race residents: 50.6 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hancock County is $396 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $498 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.

Cities in this county include: Garner, Britt, Kanawha, Klemme, Corwith, Crystal Lake, Woden, Goodell, Duncan, Miller.

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

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Notable locations in this county outside city limits:

Notable locations in Hancock County: Bertran Camp (A), Cromwell Centre (B), Prospect (C), Bridgewater (D), TriMello (E), Ingleville (F), Jensen Farms (G), Woolston Hog Farm (H), Eldridge Farms (I), Fairchild Farm (J), Geerdes Farm (K), Kirksey Farms (L), Q B Farm (M), Kruse Farms (N), Hildreth Farm (O), Berends Farm (P), Foss Farms (Q), Steinbeck Farms (R), Meadowbrook Farm (S), Tunink Farms (T). Display/hide their locations on the map

Shopping Center: Southpark Mall (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Churches in Hancock County include: First Reformed Church (A), Kingdom Hall (B), Maple Grove Church (C). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Oakland Cemetery (1), Burr Oak Cemetery (2), Rosehill Cemetery (3), Center Cemetery (4), Lincoln Cemetery (5), Prairie Creek Cemetery (6), Bethlehem Lutheran Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lakes and swamps: Elk Lake (A), Trumbull Lake (B), Mud Lake (C), Dan Green Slough (D), Round Lake (E), Smiths Slough (F). Display/hide their locations on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Big Muddy Creek (A), Stony Creek (B), Spring Creek (C), Sewer Creek (D), Willow Creek (E), Prairie Creek (F), Pickerel Run (G), Montgomery Creek (H), Lost Island Outlet (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Parks in Hancock County include: Burr Area (1), Barringer Slough State Game Mgt Area (2), Round Lake State Game Management Area (3), Fen Valley Area (4), Scharnberg County Park (5), High Bridge Wildlife Area (6), Bruegmann Park (7), Hawk Valley Wildlife Management Area (8), Smiths Slough State Game Management Area (9). Display/hide their locations on the map

Neighboring counties: Buena Vista County , Natrona County, Wyoming , Clay County , Twin Falls County, Idaho , Howard County , Osceola County , Plymouth County , Sioux County .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

2.4%
Iowa:

3.3%

Unemployment by year
County total employment by year
County average yearly wages by year

Current college students: 342
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 92.3%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 20.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 205 (33.5% naturalized citizens)

Hancock County:

1.9%
Whole state:

5.1%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 442010 or later
  • 692000 to 2009
  • 81990 to 1999
  • 881980 to 1989
  • 371970 to 1979
  • 21Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 17.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 64.8%

Hancock County marital status for males Hancock County marital status for females

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 4,591
  • One, attached: 57
  • Two: 37
  • 3 or 4: 144
  • 5 to 9: 164
  • 10 to 19: 31
  • 20 to 49: 131
  • 50 or more: 15
  • Mobile homes: 206

Housing units in Hancock County with a mortgage: 1,863 (80 second mortgage, 178 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 1,808

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

60.6% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hancock County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Year 2000 to 2010 Change
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant3,50216
Evangelical Protestant2,65515
Catholic1,4443
Other--
None3,740-
Hancock County Religion Details
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.

Food Environment Statistics:

Number of grocery stores: 4
Hancock County:

3.52 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.14 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 10
Hancock County:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
Iowa:

5.55 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 10
This county:

8.80 / 10,000 pop.
State:

8.01 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

8.7%
Iowa:

7.8%

Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

28.9%
State:

27.3%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

17.4%
State:

14.5%

Agriculture in Hancock County:

Average size of farms: 390 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $171,209
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $268.28
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 43.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $136,619
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 92.70%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.22%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $111,500
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 86.46%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 3.00
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 3.06%
Corn for grain: 156396 harvested acres
Soybeans for beans: 137638 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hancock County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Iowa state average. It is 1419062.6 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Hancock County-area historical earthquake activity is near Iowa state average. It is 82% 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 212.3 miles away from Hancock County center
On 3/4/1983 at 06:32:18, a magnitude 4.6 (4.4 MB, 4.6 LG, 4.4 ML) earthquake occurred 295.1 miles away from the county center
On 6/5/1993 at 01:24:53, a magnitude 4.1 (4.1 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 219.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/18/2008 at 09:36:59, a magnitude 5.4 (5.1 MB, 4.8 MS, 5.4 MW, 5.2 MW, Depth: 8.9 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 442.7 miles away from the county center
On 11/3/2002 at 20:41:56, a magnitude 4.3 (4.3 MB, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 262.9 miles away from Hancock County 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 271.1 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, Straight-line Winds, and Flooding, Incident Period: June 14, 2014 to June 24, 2014, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4184: July 24, 2014, FEMA Id: 4184, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood, Wind
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 25, 2008 to August 13, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1763: May 27, 2008, FEMA Id: 1763, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Snow, Incident Period: February 28, 2007 to March 02, 2007, Emergency Declared EM-3275: March 30, 2007, FEMA Id: 3275, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Iowa Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3239: September 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 3239, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Iowa Severe Storms, Tornadoes, and Flooding, Incident Period: May 19, 2004 to June 24, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1518: May 25, 2004, FEMA Id: 1518, Natural disaster type: Storm, Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Severe Weather, Tornadoes and Flooding, Incident Period: June 13, 1998 to July 15, 1998, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1230: July 02, 1998, FEMA Id: 1230, Natural disaster type: Tornado, Flood
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: April 13, 1993 to October 01, 1993, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-996: July 09, 1993, FEMA Id: 996, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Iowa Ice Storm, Incident Period: October 31, 1991 to November 29, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-928: December 26, 1991, FEMA Id: 928, Natural disaster type: Ice Storm
  • Iowa Flooding, Severe Storm, Incident Period: June 01, 1991 to June 15, 1991, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-911: July 12, 1991, FEMA Id: 911, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (9) is smaller than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2
Class of Workers in 2016
Most common industries in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Manufacturing (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Retail trade (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (4%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (4%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2016


  • Health care and social assistance (30%)
  • Manufacturing (15%)
  • Educational services (12%)
  • Retail trade (10%)
  • Other services, except public administration (5%)
  • Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting (5%)
  • Transportation and warehousing (4%)

Most common occupations in 2016 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2016


  • Production occupations (17%)
  • Management occupations (16%)
  • Transportation occupations (9%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Sales and related occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (7%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2016


  • Office and administrative support occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (10%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents


  • Mexico (54%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • United Kingdom, excluding England and Scotland (6%)
  • Canada (4%)
  • Other Western Africa (2%)
  • Thailand (2%)
  • Laos (2%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hancock County


  • German (39%)
  • Norwegian (13%)
  • Irish (9%)
  • American (6%)
  • English (5%)
  • Czech (3%)
  • Dutch (3%)

Hancock County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 4,314 (78.8%)
  • Carpooled: 469 (8.6%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 32 (0.6%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 84 (1.5%)
  • Bicycle: 5 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 151 (2.8%)
  • Worked at home: 423 (7.7%)
Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders
195 people in nursing homes
6 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)

People in group quarters in Hancock County, Iowa in 2010:

  • 132 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 50 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 3 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $52,209.

5.03% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($36,237 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.03%
Iowa average:

5.75%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.48% relocated from other counties in Iowa ($21,714 average AGI)
1.55% relocated from other states ($14,522 average AGI)
Hancock County:

1.55%
Iowa average:

2.41%

Residents relocating <b>from</b> other counties or countries

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.92% ($29,098 average AGI)
from Winnebago County, IA  0.43% ($40,842)
from Wright County, IA  0.29% ($33,000)
from Kossuth County, IA  0.27% ($31,583)


5.37% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($33,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.37%
Iowa average:

5.94%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.89% relocated to other counties in Iowa ($24,417 average AGI)
1.48% relocated to other states ($9,342 average AGI)
Hancock County:

1.48%
Iowa average:

2.60%

Residents relocating <b>to</b> other counties or countries

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Cerro Gordo County, IA  0.94% ($29,000 average AGI)
to Winnebago County, IA  0.63% ($28,679)
to Kossuth County, IA  0.29% ($25,615)
to Polk County, IA  0.25% ($56,636)
to Johnson County, IA  0.22% ($20,000)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.7

Births per 1000 population in Hancock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 11.1

Deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 5.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.7

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 9.5%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 4.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hancock County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19
Population without health insurance coverage in Hancock County
18-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hancock County
40-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hancock County
50-64 population without health insurance coverage in Hancock County
Population under 19 years without health insurance coverage in Hancock County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 2,255 (2,032 aged, 223 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 112 (4%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hancock County, Iowa in 1999 - 2014:

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (210)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (164)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (113)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (93)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (86)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (67)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (65)
  • Unspecified dementia (47)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (42)
  • Malignant neoplasm of prostate (35)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 8%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 5%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 8.47
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 4,127
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 212
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 13,185

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 976
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,010

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 33
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 34

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 17

Household type by relationship:

Households: 11,105
  • In family households: 9,003 (1,818 male householders, 1,244 female householders)
    2,645 spouses, 2,811 children (2,592 natural, 56 adopted, 165 stepchildren), 143 grandchildren, 30 brothers or sisters, 1 parents, 48 other relatives, 227 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 1,893 (889 male householders (724 living alone)), 745 female householders (687 living alone)), 255 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 205

Size of family households: 1,635 2-persons, 599 3-persons, 362 4-persons, 303 5-persons, 126 6-persons, 55 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 1,412 1-person, 198 2-persons, 7 3-persons, 13 4-persons.

1,914 married couples with children.
397 single-parent households (126 men, 271 women).

96.6% of residents of Hancock speak English at home.
2.4% of residents speak Spanish at home (52% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well, 9% don't speak English at all).
0.8% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 2% speak English well, 5% speak English not well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (100% speak English very well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (100% speak English not well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $65,850,000 ($5,580 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $805,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $29,353,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,236,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $13,939,000
Federal grants: $5,510,000
Federal procurement contracts: $601,000 ($12,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $3,212,000 ($412,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $872,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $2,255,000
Federal Government insurance: $73,141,000

Population change from April 1, 2000 to July 1, 2005:

Births: 604
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

66 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 599
Here:

51 per 1000 residents
State:

48 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +53
Here:

+4 per 1000 residents
State:

+10 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -357
Here -30 per 1000 residents
State -14 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hancock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.74 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.9
State:

6.7

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.9
State:

4.2

Year house built in Hancock County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 922014 or later
  • 322010 to 2013
  • 3782000 to 2009
  • 1931990 to 1999
  • 5511980 to 1989
  • 8061970 to 1979
  • 5491960 to 1969
  • 7621950 to 1959
  • 3931940 to 1949
  • 1,5891939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 41 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 233 rooms
  • 2064 rooms
  • 6635 rooms
  • 6696 rooms
  • 6697 rooms
  • 5598 rooms
  • 8789+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 581 room
  • 472 rooms
  • 963 rooms
  • 2474 rooms
  • 1625 rooms
  • 1506 rooms
  • 917 rooms
  • 1738 rooms
  • 429+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Iowa
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 4no bedroom
  • 641 bedroom
  • 7882 bedrooms
  • 1,6333 bedrooms
  • 9594 bedrooms
  • 2205+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Iowa Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 58no bedroom
  • 1591 bedroom
  • 3772 bedrooms
  • 2783 bedrooms
  • 1614 bedrooms
  • 225+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County, Iowa in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County in owner-occupied houses/condos Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 30no vehicle
  • 7381 vehicle
  • 1,4932 vehicles
  • 9193 vehicles
  • 2734 vehicles
  • 2195+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County in renter-occupied apartments Note: State values scaled to Hancock County population
  • 152no vehicle
  • 4401 vehicle
  • 2682 vehicles
  • 953 vehicles
  • 704 vehicles
  • 305+ vehicles

90.9% of Hancock County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 36% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 87% lived in Iowa.

Hancock County:

90.9%
State average:

84.7%

Place of birth for U.S.-born residents:

  • This state: 8,930
  • Other state: 1,904
  • Northeast: 118
  • Midwest: 1,214
  • South: 334
  • West: 233
Year Householders Moved Into Unit
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hancock County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 56.7%Utility gas
  • 29.1%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 10.6%Electricity
  • 1.1%Other fuel
  • 0.9%No fuel used
  • 0.8%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 0.5%Wood
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 41.7%Utility gas
  • 35.2%Electricity
  • 14.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 2.5%Wood
  • 0.4%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 71
Here:

6.0%
Iowa:

9.6%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 33
Here:

5.0%
Iowa:

6.9%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 36
Here:

13.3%
Iowa:

23.8%

Educational Attainment
School Enrollment by Level of School
Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Noninstitutionalized Residents
Age and Sex of Noninstitutionalized Residents with Employment Disability

Hancock County government finances - Expenditure in 2006:

  • Construction - Regular Highways: $1,060,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $7,569,000
    Regular Highways: $3,739,000
    Health - Other: $2,048,000
    Police Protection: $947,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $711,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $530,000
    General Public Buildings: $438,000
    Financial Administration: $416,000
    Central Staff Services: $315,000
    Libraries: $181,000
    General - Other: $172,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $138,000
    Correctional Institutions: $88,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $63,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Natural Resources - Other: $10,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $5,037,000

Hancock County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - Hospital Public: $7,569,000
    All Other: $466,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $396,000
    Interest Earnings: $371,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Highways: $2,702,000
    Health and Hospitals: $1,880,000
    General Local Government Support: $484,000
    Public Welfare: $327,000
    All Other: $72,000
  • Tax - Property: $3,379,000
    General Sales and Gross Receipts: $393,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $76,000
    Other License: $4,000

Hancock County government finances - Debt in 2006:

  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,190,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,070,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $120,000

Hancock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2006:

  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $7,924,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 94
  • Number of aged recipients: 9
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 85
  • Number of recipients under 18: 14
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 65
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 15
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 38
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 29
Hancock County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
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Hancock County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
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Most common first names in Hancock County, IA among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John13279.6 years
Anna6384.6 years
George6180.2 years
William6079.9 years
Mary5880.0 years
Robert5672.9 years
Henry5681.3 years
Clarence5076.6 years
Fred4978.8 years
James3975.3 years
Most common last names in Hancock County, IA among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Johnson6678.9 years
Anderson4478.8 years
Smith4278.8 years
Nelson3779.7 years
Larson3677.2 years
Meyer3479.9 years
Thompson3380.5 years
Greiman3382.2 years
Peterson3277.3 years
Olson2680.2 years
Businesses in Hancock County, IA
NameCountNameCount
Ace Hardware1Hardee's2
Alco Stores1Pizza Hut1
Chevrolet2Subway2
Curves1Super 81
FedEx1U.S. Cellular1
Ford2UPS2
H&R Block2YMCA1