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Hancock County, Maine (ME)

County population in 2019: 54,957 (10% urban, 90% rural); it was 51,791 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 10,909
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 7,110
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 16,532
Renter-occupied apartments: 6,202 (it was 5,332 in 2000)
% of renters here:

24%
State:

29%

Land area: 1588 sq. mi.

Water area: 763.3 sq. mi.

Population density: 35 people per square mile   (low).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hancock County: 88.3 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (27.3%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (12.2%), Retail trade (11.5%), Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation and food services (10.1%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 73%
  • Government: 13%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 14%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hancock County, ME (2019)
    • 51,64094.5%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 8211.5%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6541.2%Two or more races
    • 6491.2%Asian alone
    • 4730.9%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 2620.5%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 780.1%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
    • 420.08%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

49.2 years
Maine median age:

45.1 years
Males: 26,470  (48.2%)
Females: 28,487  (51.8%)
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Average household size:
Hancock County:

2.0 people
Maine:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2019: $58,171 ($35,811 in 1999)
This county:

$58,171
Maine:

$58,924

Median contract rent in 2019 for apartments: $723 (lower quartile is $441, upper quartile is $912)
This county:

$723
State:

$766


Estimated median house or condo value in 2019: $223,983 (it was $104,000 in 2000)
Hancock:

$223,983
Maine:

$200,500
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $152,393 - $340,106
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,342
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $500

Institutionalized population: 318

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 2
  • Burglaries: 40
  • Thefts: 150
  • Auto thefts: 12

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

  • Murders: 0
  • Rapes: 0
  • Robberies: 1
  • Assaults: 6
  • Burglaries: 78
  • Thefts: 185
  • Auto thefts: 16
Hancock County, ME map from a distance

Health of residents in Hancock County based on CDC Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System Survey Questionnaires from 2003 to 2012:

General health status score of residents in this county from 1 (poor) to 5 (excellent) is 3.6. This is better than average.
76.0% of residents exercised in the past month. This is about average.
53.7% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
62.7% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is less than average.
Average weight of males is 193 pounds. This is about average.
Average weight of females is 156 pounds. This is less than average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 268 buildings, average cost: $87,600
  • 1998: 298 buildings, average cost: $137,400
  • 1999: 328 buildings, average cost: $135,900
  • 2000: 356 buildings, average cost: $133,400
  • 2001: 407 buildings, average cost: $128,800
  • 2002: 445 buildings, average cost: $134,200
  • 2003: 447 buildings, average cost: $152,500
  • 2004: 508 buildings, average cost: $157,100
  • 2005: 438 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2006: 364 buildings, average cost: $181,400
  • 2007: 339 buildings, average cost: $178,200
  • 2008: 190 buildings, average cost: $206,800
  • 2009: 168 buildings, average cost: $195,100
  • 2010: 158 buildings, average cost: $213,200
  • 2011: 125 buildings, average cost: $205,000
  • 2012: 117 buildings, average cost: $165,800
  • 2013: 126 buildings, average cost: $270,200
  • 2014: 146 buildings, average cost: $318,700
  • 2015: 172 buildings, average cost: $285,200
  • 2016: 165 buildings, average cost: $315,300
  • 2017: 160 buildings, average cost: $226,600
  • 2018: 197 buildings, average cost: $269,900
  • 2019: 171 buildings, average cost: $260,500
Number of permits per 10,000 Hancock, ME residents
Average permit cost in Hancock, ME
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2019: $2,282 (1.0%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2019: $2,138 (1.0%)

Distribution of median household income in Hancock, ME in 2019
Distribution of house value in Hancock, ME in 2019
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hancock, ME in 2019
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2019: 10.0%
Hancock County:

10.0%
Maine:

10.9%
(10.1% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 22.8% for Black residents, 4.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 9.3% for American Indian residents, 37.9% for other race residents, 8.7% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2019: 49.2 years old
(Males: 47.7 years old, Females: 50.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 50.2 years old, Black residents: 34.5 years old, American Indian residents: 28.0 years old, Asian residents: 44.5 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 30.7 years old, Other race residents: 62.0 years old)

Area name: Hancock County, ME
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hancock County is $546 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $636 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $895 a month.

Cities in this county include: Ellsworth, Bucksport, Bar Harbor, Blue Hill, Hancock, Orland, Mount Desert, Southwest Harbor, Gouldsboro, Deer Isle.

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

2018 air pollution in Hancock County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.157 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Above U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 3.6 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Below U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.000 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Beadle County, South Dakota , Buffalo County, South Dakota , Dodge County, Minnesota , Hanson County, South Dakota , Lincoln County, Minnesota , Minnehaha County, South Dakota , Rice County, Minnesota .

Unemployment in November 2020:
Here:

5.1%
Maine:

4.7%

Unemployment by year in Hancock, ME
County total employment by year in Hancock, ME
County average yearly wages by year in Hancock, ME

Current college students: 2,559
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 94.8%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 35.6%

Number of foreign born residents: 1,836 (48.1% naturalized citizens)

Hancock County:

3.3%
Whole state:

3.9%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 4412010 or later
  • 3482000 to 2009
  • 2691990 to 1999
  • 2021980 to 1989
  • 1331970 to 1979
  • 472Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 22.4 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 86.9%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 34,334
  • One, attached: 319
  • Two: 1,471
  • 3 or 4: 1,103
  • 5 to 9: 600
  • 10 to 19: 174
  • 20 to 49: 752
  • 50 or more: 183
  • Mobile homes: 2,856
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 5

Housing units in Hancock County with a mortgage: 10,169 (82 second mortgage, 1,418 home equity loan, 32 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 8,358

Here:

55.6% with mortgage
State:

60.5% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hancock County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Mainline Protestant4,69158
Catholic2,5239
Evangelical Protestant1,28823
Other82011
None45,096-
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: 32
Hancock County:

6.01 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.80 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 9
This county:

1.69 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

2.20 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 26
Hancock County:

4.89 / 10,000 pop.
Maine:

5.75 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 115
This county:

21.61 / 10,000 pop.
State:

11.02 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

7.4%
Maine:

8.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

25.4%
State:

25.0%

Agriculture in Hancock County:

Average size of farms: 156 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $90,467
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $57,320
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 13.46%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 2.43%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $43,565
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 89.91%
Average age of principal farm operators: 55 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 1.16
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 1.21%
All wheat for grain: 50 harvested acres
Vegetables: 151 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 72 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hancock County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly above Maine state average. It is 80% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 10/16/2012 at 23:12:25, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 ML, Depth: 10.0 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 128.1 miles away from Hancock County center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.3 (5.3 ML, Depth: 3.0 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 260.5 miles away from the county center
On 4/20/2002 at 10:50:47, a magnitude 5.2 (5.2 MB, 4.2 MS, 5.2 MW, 5.0 MW) earthquake occurred 261.5 miles away from the county center
On 1/19/1982 at 00:14:42, a magnitude 4.7 (4.5 MB, 4.7 MD, 4.5 LG) earthquake occurred 173.2 miles away from the county center
On 10/7/1983 at 10:18:46, a magnitude 5.3 (5.1 MB, 5.3 LG, 5.1 ML) earthquake occurred 296.2 miles away from Hancock County center
On 10/3/2006 at 00:07:38, a magnitude 3.7 (3.7 MD, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: II - III) earthquake occurred 16.7 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), duration magnitude (MD), local magnitude (ML), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Maine Covid-19 Pandemic, Incident Period: January 20, 2020, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4522-ME: April 4, 2020, FEMA Id: 4522, Natural disaster type: Other
  • Maine Severe Storm And Flooding, Incident Period: October 29, 2017 - November 1, 2017, FEMA Id: 4354, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Flooding, Incident Period: March 12, 2010 to April 01, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1920: July 01, 2010, FEMA Id: 1920, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: June 18, 2009 to July 08, 2009, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1852: July 30, 2009, FEMA Id: 1852, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • Maine Severe Storms and Inland and Coastal Flooding, Incident Period: April 15, 2007 to April 23, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1693: April 25, 2007, FEMA Id: 1693, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • Maine Flooding, Incident Period: March 16, 2007 to March 18, 2007, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1691: April 20, 2007, FEMA Id: 1691, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • Maine Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3256: September 19, 2005, FEMA Id: 3256, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Maine Severe Storms, Flooding, Snow Melts, and Ice Jams, Incident Period: March 29, 2005 to May 03, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1591: June 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1591, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood, Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: February 10, 2005 to February 11, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3206: March 14, 2005, FEMA Id: 3206, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • Maine Snow, Incident Period: December 14, 2003 to December 15, 2003, Emergency Declared EM-3194: January 26, 2004, FEMA Id: 3194, Natural disaster type: Snow
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (18) is near the US average (15).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 11
Emergencies Declared: 6

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 9, Storms: 8, Snows: 5, Blizzard: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Ice Storm: 1, Landslide: 1, Snowfall: 1, Wind: 1, Winter Storm: 1, Other: 2 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2019 - Hancock

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 18,422 (72.9%)
  • Carpooled: 3,199 (12.7%)
  • Bus: 115 (0.5%)
  • Ferryboat: 42 (0.2%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 213 (0.8%)
  • Bicycle: 6 (0.0%)
  • Walked: 1,368 (5.4%)
  • Worked at home: 1,917 (7.6%)
Class of Workers in 2019
Most common industries in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2019


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Educational services (15%)
  • Retail trade (11%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Other services, except public administration (6%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common occupations in 2019 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2019


  • Construction and extraction occupations (14%)
  • Management occupations (12%)
  • Farming, fishing, and forestry occupations (8%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (5%)
  • Production occupations (5%)

Most common occupations for females in 2019


  • Office and administrative support occupations (16%)
  • Educational instruction, and library occupations (11%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Philippines (16%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • China, excluding Hong Kong and Taiwan (10%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Haiti (6%)
  • England (5%)
  • France (5%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hancock County


  • American (23%)
  • English (18%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • French (except Basque) (5%)
  • Scottish (5%)
  • European (4%)
  • German (4%)

Owners and renters by unit type
Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

People in group quarters in Hancock County, Maine in 2000:

  • 614 people in college dormitories (includes college quarters off campus)
  • 343 people in nursing homes
  • 121 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 51 people in other noninstitutional group quarters
  • 50 people in other group homes
  • 48 people in homes for abused, dependent, and neglected children
  • 32 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 24 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 13 people in other nonhousehold living situations
  • 5 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 4 people in other workers' dormitories
  • 2 people in religious group quarters

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

  • 688 people in college/university student housing
  • 239 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 58 people in emergency and transitional shelters (with sleeping facilities) for people experiencing homelessness
  • 54 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 45 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 35 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
  • 25 people in residential treatment centers for juveniles (non-correctional)
  • 14 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 10 people in residential treatment centers for adults
  • 8 people in military barracks and dormitories (nondisciplinary)
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $59,801.

5.41% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($65,377 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.41%
Maine average:

5.91%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.50% relocated from other counties in Maine ($25,393 average AGI)
2.91% relocated from other states ($39,985 average AGI)
Hancock County:

2.91%
Maine average:

2.80%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Penobscot County, ME  1.08% ($64,636 average AGI)
from Waldo County, ME  0.26% ($34,712)
from Cumberland County, ME  0.22% ($62,686)
from Washington County, ME  0.22% ($38,980)
from Kennebec County, ME  0.16% ($33,378)
from Aroostook County, ME  0.10% ($48,917)
from Middlesex County, MA  0.10% ($120,870)


5.12% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($50,554 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.12%
Maine average:

5.73%


0.10% of residents moved to foreign countries ($758 average AGI)
Hancock County:

0.10%
Maine average:

0.06%

2.56% relocated to other counties in Maine ($22,244 average AGI)
2.47% relocated to other states ($27,552 average AGI)
Hancock County:

2.47%
Maine average:

2.61%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Penobscot County, ME  1.13% ($39,233 average AGI)
to Cumberland County, ME  0.41% ($56,269)
to Waldo County, ME  0.23% ($48,585)
to Washington County, ME  0.22% ($27,340)
to Kennebec County, ME  0.12% ($56,500)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 9.7

Births per 1000 population in Hancock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.6
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2019: 10.7

Deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 4.9
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 3.9

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2018: 12.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2018: 7.9%
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: 10,498 (8,878 aged, 1,620 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 838 (8%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

Most common underlying causes of death in Hancock County, Maine in 1999 - 2019:

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (796)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (748)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (724)
  • Unspecified dementia (539)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (503)
  • Alzheimer disease, unspecified (401)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (357)
  • Malignant neoplasm without specification of site (151)
  • Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, so described (147)
  • Colon, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (124)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 9%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 5.6
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,310
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 183
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 58,274

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 934
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,183
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 44
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 104

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 22
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 119.6. This is less than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 92.4
  • Other - 27.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 54,957
  • Male householders: 11,371 (3,204 living alone), Female householders: 12,866 (4,394 living alone)
  • 11,984 spouses (11,718 opposite-sex spouses), 1,917 unmarried partners, (1,838 opposite-sex unmarried partners), 11,468 children (10,694 natural, 312 adopted, 459 stepchildren), 569 grandchildren, 159 brothers or sisters, 435 parents, 48 foster children, 601 other relatives, 1,804 non-relatives
  • In group quarters: 1,733

Size of family households: 8,500 2-persons, 3,278 3-persons, 2,252 4-persons, 745 5-persons, 177 6-persons, 72 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 7,276 1-person, 1,611 2-persons, 163 3-persons, 29 4-persons, 8 5-persons.

5,780 married couples with children.
2,566 single-parent households (645 men, 1,921 women).

96.7% of residents of Hancock speak English at home.
0.8% of residents speak Spanish at home (91% speak English very well, 8% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (77% speak English very well, 21% speak English well, 2% speak English not well).
1.0% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (72% speak English very well, 25% speak English well, 3% speak English not well).
0.1% of residents speak other language at home (90% speak English very well, 10% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $379,523,000 ($7,086 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $14,279,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $148,830,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $57,479,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $575,000
Federal grants: $132,671,000
Federal procurement contracts: $16,258,000 ($511,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $23,709,000 ($2,421,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $1,736,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $13,841,000
Federal Government insurance: $47,220,000

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

Births: 2,602
Here:

48 per 1000 residents
State:

54 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,905
Here:

54 per 1000 residents
State:

49 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +186
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +2,044
Here:

+38 per 1000 residents
State:

+28 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hancock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 4.03 millions of gallons per day (16% from ground, 84% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.1

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

3.9
State:

4.2

Year house built in Hancock County, Maine
  • Year house built in Hancock County, Maine
  • 1,0022014 or later
  • 8052010 to 2013
  • 6,2952000 to 2009
  • 6,8601990 to 1999
  • 5,9781980 to 1989
  • 5,4641970 to 1979
  • 2,4751960 to 1969
  • 2,0311950 to 1959
  • 1,4071940 to 1949
  • 9,1221939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Maine
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Maine
  • 751 room
  • 2642 rooms
  • 8793 rooms
  • 2,0864 rooms
  • 3,7935 rooms
  • 4,2006 rooms
  • 2,8247 rooms
  • 1,9758 rooms
  • 2,3609+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Maine
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Maine
  • 3811 room
  • 5462 rooms
  • 1,2663 rooms
  • 1,5974 rooms
  • 8705 rooms
  • 5166 rooms
  • 2607 rooms
  • 1058 rooms
  • 1619+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Maine
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Maine
  • 89no bedroom
  • 9521 bedroom
  • 4,6802 bedrooms
  • 9,0473 bedrooms
  • 2,8354 bedrooms
  • 8575+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Maine
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Maine
  • 383no bedroom
  • 1,7191 bedroom
  • 2,1122 bedrooms
  • 1,2083 bedrooms
  • 2344 bedrooms
  • 675+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County, Maine in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County in owner-occupied houses/condos
  • 332no vehicle
  • 5,0891 vehicle
  • 8,3272 vehicles
  • 3,3023 vehicles
  • 1,0804 vehicles
  • 3295+ vehicles
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County in renter-occupied apartments
  • Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County in renter-occupied apartments
  • 893no vehicle
  • 2,9111 vehicle
  • 1,6482 vehicles
  • 2423 vehicles
  • 394 vehicles
  • 385+ vehicles

89.6% of Hancock County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 34% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 60% lived in Maine.

Hancock County:

89.6%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 32,781
  • Other state: 19,880
  • Northeast: 12,144
  • Midwest: 2,372
  • South: 3,386
  • West: 2,024
Year householders moved into unit in Hancock County, ME
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hancock County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 59.1%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 17.9%Wood
  • 16.3%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.9%Electricity
  • 1.3%Other fuel
  • 0.5%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Solar energy
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.3%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 19.9%Electricity
  • 17.7%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 1.4%Other fuel
  • 0.8%Utility gas
  • 0.4%No fuel used
  • 0.2%Coal or coke
  • 0.2%Solar energy

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 573
Here:

13.6%
Maine:

10.0%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 305
Here:

14.8%
Maine:

13.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 366
Here:

15.9%
Maine:

30.2%

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 2018:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $344,000
    Other: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,469,000
    Corrections - Other: $749,000
    Air Transportation: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000
    Financial Administration: $82,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $179,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $804,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,477,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,234,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,925,000
    Other License: $241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $28,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,614,000

Hancock County government finances - Revenue in 2018:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $344,000
    Other: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,469,000
    Corrections - Other: $749,000
    Air Transportation: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000
    Financial Administration: $82,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $179,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $804,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,477,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,234,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,925,000
    Other License: $241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $28,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,614,000

Hancock County government finances - Debt in 2018:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $344,000
    Other: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,469,000
    Corrections - Other: $749,000
    Air Transportation: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000
    Financial Administration: $82,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $179,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $804,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,477,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,234,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,925,000
    Other License: $241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $28,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,614,000

Hancock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2018:

  • Charges - Air Transportation: $344,000
    Other: $52,000
  • Current Operations - Correctional Institutions: $2,469,000
    Corrections - Other: $749,000
    Air Transportation: $714,000
    General Public Buildings: $420,000
    Central Staff Services: $224,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $195,000
    Financial Administration: $82,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $179,000
    General Local Government Support: $29,000
    Other: $2,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $9,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $300,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $804,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $4,477,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $4,234,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,925,000
    Other License: $241,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $28,000
    Other Selective Sales: $7,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,614,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 919
  • Number of aged recipients: 84
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 835
  • Number of recipients under 18: 99
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 653
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 167
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 397
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 367
Most common first names in Hancock County, ME among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25875.7 years
Robert24171.6 years
Mary23780.7 years
George23676.2 years
Charles22876.1 years
William21575.4 years
James16274.5 years
Helen16082.2 years
Dorothy15682.1 years
Ruth15181.8 years
Most common last names in Hancock County, ME among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Gray20978.8 years
Smith20877.8 years
Carter14276.5 years
Young11179.5 years
Davis10978.2 years
Grindle9776.3 years
Brown9677.4 years
Jordan8778.3 years
Eaton8675.8 years
Higgins8079.1 years
Businesses in Hancock County, ME
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Lane Furniture1
Ace Hardware1Lowe's1
Advance Auto Parts1MasterBrand Cabinets24
Best Western1McDonald's2
Burger King1New Balance3
Chevrolet1Nike1
Circle K7Payless1
ColorTyme1Penske1
Comfort Inn1Pizza Hut1
Curves1Quality1
Days Inn1RadioShack3
Decora Cabinetry2Ramada1
Dennys1Rite Aid4
Dunkin Donuts4Sears1
Fashion Bug1Shaw's1
FedEx9Subaru1
GNC2Subway6
Goodwill6Taco Bell1
H&R Block2True Value2
Hilton1U-Haul5
Holiday Inn1U.S. Cellular2
Home Depot1UPS9
KFC1Walgreens1
Kincaid1Walmart1
Knights Inn1Wendy's1
La-Z-Boy1YMCA2

Hancock County on our top lists:

  • #3 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #18 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #30 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest Sulfur Oxides Annual air pollution readings in 2012 (µg/m3)"
  • #60 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest carbon monoxide air pollution readings in 2012 (ppm)"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply (pop. 50,000+)"