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Hancock County, Mississippi (MS)

County population in 2016: 45,949 (57% urban, 43% rural); it was 42,967 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 7,240
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 6,120
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 13,457
Renter-occupied apartments: 4,020 (it was 3,440 in 2000)
% of renters here:

20%
State:

30%

Land area: 477 sq. mi.

Water area: 75.6 sq. mi.

Population density: 96 people per square mile   (average).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hancock County: 87.8 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (23.1%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (20.6%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 48%
  • Government: 3%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 49%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hancock County, MS (2017)
    • 38,70990.1%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4,42810.3%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 1,6803.9%Hispanic or Latino
    • 6821.6%Two or more races
    • 970.2%Asian alone
    • 320.07%Some other race alone
Median resident age:

42.7 years
Mississippi median age:

37.5 years
Males: 22,345  (48.6%)
Females: 23,604  (51.4%)
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Average household size:
Hancock County:

2.0 people
Mississippi:

3 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $49,988 ($35,202 in 1999)
This county:

$49,988
Mississippi:

$43,529

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $644 (lower quartile is $536, upper quartile is $796)
This county:

$644
State:

$574


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $152,526 (it was $82,100 in 2000)
Hancock:

$152,526
Mississippi:

$120,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $93,502 - $247,434
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $1,140
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $358

Institutionalized population: 192
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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 3.3. This is worse than average.
68.8% of residents exercised in the past month. This is less than average.
56.2% of residents smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives. This is more than average.
100.0% of adult residents drank alcohol in the past 30 days. This is more than average.
Average weight of males is 201 pounds. This is more than average.
Average weight of females is 166 pounds. This is about average.

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 80 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 1998: 83 buildings, average cost: $102,000
  • 1999: 94 buildings, average cost: $99,100
  • 2000: 492 buildings, average cost: $90,100
  • 2001: 426 buildings, average cost: $92,000
  • 2002: 426 buildings, average cost: $114,500
  • 2003: 165 buildings, average cost: $101,200
  • 2004: 567 buildings, average cost: $121,700
  • 2005: 412 buildings, average cost: $137,000
  • 2006: 1261 buildings, average cost: $89,600
  • 2007: 912 buildings, average cost: $103,200
  • 2008: 820 buildings, average cost: $133,300
  • 2009: 451 buildings, average cost: $139,400
  • 2010: 327 buildings, average cost: $126,500
  • 2011: 276 buildings, average cost: $144,100
  • 2012: 290 buildings, average cost: $156,100
  • 2013: 297 buildings, average cost: $158,600
  • 2014: 315 buildings, average cost: $155,300
  • 2015: 384 buildings, average cost: $163,900
  • 2016: 342 buildings, average cost: $165,400
  • 2017: 434 buildings, average cost: $167,000
Number of permits per 10,000 Hancock, MS residents
Average permit cost in Hancock, MS
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $1,252 (0.8%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $794 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Hancock, MS in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hancock, MS in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hancock, MS in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 16.4%
Hancock County:

16.4%
Mississippi:

19.8%
(15.4% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 24.1% for Black residents, 10.8% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 18.9% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 42.7 years old
(Males: 41.9 years old, Females: 43.1 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44.4 years old, Black residents: 35.0 years old, American Indian residents: 63.5 years old, Asian residents: 38.7 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 29.3 years old, Other race residents: 28.2 years old)

Area name: Gulfport-Biloxi, MS MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hancock County is $526 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $615 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $801 a month.

Cities in this county include: Bay St. Louis, Waveland, Diamondhead, Shoreline Park, Kiln, Pearlington.

Hancock County has a predicted average indoor radon screening level less than 2 pCi/L (pico curies per liter) - Low Potential

2018 air pollution in Hancock County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.028 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 7.4 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Acadia Parish, Louisiana , Beauregard Parish, Louisiana , Burnet County, Texas , Liberty County, Florida , Terrell County, Texas .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

5.0%
Mississippi:

4.8%

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

Current college students: 1,463
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 85.5%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 21.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 964 (64.9% naturalized citizens)

Hancock County:

2.1%
Whole state:

2.2%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1602010 or later
  • 2292000 to 2009
  • 431990 to 1999
  • 1031980 to 1989
  • 971970 to 1979
  • 203Before 1970

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.5 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.1%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 16,769
  • One, attached: 377
  • Two: 680
  • 3 or 4: 885
  • 5 to 9: 1,019
  • 10 to 19: 516
  • 20 to 49: 239
  • 50 or more: 247
  • Mobile homes: 3,233
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 77

Housing units in Hancock County with a mortgage: 6,381 (258 second mortgage, 558 home equity loan, 39 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 7,352

Here:

46.2% with mortgage
State:

49.1% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hancock County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic5,3926
Evangelical Protestant5,18230
Mainline Protestant1,90412
Other6112
Black Protestant2132
None30,627-
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: 1
Hancock County:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.08 / 10,000 pop.

Number of supercenters and club stores: 1
Here:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.24 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (no gas): 1
This county:

0.25 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

0.80 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 22
Hancock County:

5.54 / 10,000 pop.
Mississippi:

6.36 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 33
This county:

8.30 / 10,000 pop.
State:

5.03 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

12.0%
Mississippi:

12.3%

Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

30.6%
State:

33.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

14.4%

Agriculture in Hancock County:

Average size of farms: 127 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $8,488
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $179.00
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 12.88%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 72.98%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,014
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 10.12%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $20,376
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 94.63%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 16.80
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 7.35%
Corn for grain: 38 harvested acres
Vegetables: 29 harvested acres
Land in orchards: 150 acres

Earthquake activity:

Hancock County-area historical earthquake activity is significantly below Mississippi state average. It is 93% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 2/10/2006 at 04:14:22, a magnitude 5.3 (4.2 MB, 5.3 MS, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 180.7 miles away from Hancock County center
On 9/10/2006 at 14:56:08, a magnitude 5.9 (5.9 MB, 5.5 MS, 5.8 MW, Depth: 8.7 mi) earthquake occurred 332.4 miles away from the county center
On 10/24/1997 at 08:35:17, a magnitude 4.9 (4.8 MB, 4.2 MS, 4.9 LG, Depth: 6.2 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 140.6 miles away from the county center
On 1/18/1999 at 07:00:53, a magnitude 4.8 (4.8 MB, 4.0 LG, Depth: 0.6 mi) earthquake occurred 247.4 miles away from the county center
On 11/7/2004 at 11:20:21, a magnitude 4.4 (4.4 MB, 4.3 MW, 4.0 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 182.3 miles away from Hancock County center
On 12/9/2000 at 06:46:09, a magnitude 4.3 (4.2 MB, 4.3 MS, Depth: 6.2 mi) earthquake occurred 166.8 miles away from the county center
Magnitude types: regional Lg-wave magnitude (LG), body-wave magnitude (MB), surface-wave magnitude (MS), moment magnitude (MW)

Most recent natural disasters:

  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3348: August 28, 2012, FEMA Id: 3348, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Hurricane Isaac, Incident Period: August 26, 2012 to September 11, 2012, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-4081: August 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 4081, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1794: September 22, 2008, FEMA Id: 1794, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Gustav, Incident Period: August 28, 2008 to September 08, 2008, Emergency Declared EM-3291: August 30, 2008, FEMA Id: 3291, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1604: August 29, 2005, FEMA Id: 1604, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Katrina, Incident Period: August 27, 2005 to October 14, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3213: August 28, 2005, FEMA Id: 3213, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Dennis, Incident Period: July 10, 2005 to July 15, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1594: July 10, 2005, FEMA Id: 1594, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Hurricane Ivan, Incident Period: September 13, 2004 to September 20, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1550: September 15, 2004, FEMA Id: 1550, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Isidore, Incident Period: September 23, 2002 to October 06, 2002, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1436: October 01, 2002, FEMA Id: 1436, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • Mississippi Tropical Storm Allison, Incident Period: June 06, 2001 to June 13, 2001, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1382: June 21, 2001, FEMA Id: 1382, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm
  • 8 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (18) is greater than the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 13
Emergencies Declared: 5

Causes of natural disasters: Hurricanes: 10, Floods: 4, Storms: 3, Tornadoes: 3, Tropical Storms: 3, Drought: 1, Freeze: 1, Heavy Rain: 1 (Note: some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).
Means of transportation to work in 2017 - Hancock

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 15,199 (84.5%)
  • Carpooled: 1,918 (10.7%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 10 (0.1%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 168 (0.9%)
  • Bicycle: 13 (0.1%)
  • Walked: 154 (0.9%)
  • Worked at home: 511 (2.8%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (15%)
  • Retail trade (14%)
  • Educational services (13%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (4%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (17%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (14%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (9%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Finance and insurance (5%)

Most common occupations in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations for males in 2017


  • Construction and extraction occupations (18%)
  • Management occupations (10%)
  • Production occupations (10%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (9%)
  • Sales and related occupations (8%)
  • Building and grounds cleaning and maintenance occupations (6%)
  • Transportation occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Sales and related occupations (16%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (11%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (5%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • Bosnia and Herzegovina (17%)
  • Canada (11%)
  • Mexico (9%)
  • Colombia (7%)
  • Germany (7%)
  • Philippines (4%)
  • Nicaragua (4%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hancock County


  • American (24%)
  • French (except Basque) (10%)
  • Irish (7%)
  • German (6%)
  • Italian (5%)
  • English (4%)
  • Scottish (2%)

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

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

  • 213 people in nursing homes
  • 133 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 27 people in other group homes
  • 26 people in religious group quarters
  • 17 people in military barracks, etc.
  • 17 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 9 people in homes for the mentally ill
  • 7 people in unknown juvenile institutions
  • 2 people in other workers' dormitories

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

  • 208 people in other noninstitutional facilities
  • 192 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 85 people in college/university student housing
  • 54 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 8 people in workers' group living quarters and job corps centers
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $54,853.

8.90% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($46,417 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.90%
Mississippi average:

6.54%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
3.97% relocated from other counties in Mississippi ($17,347 average AGI)
4.93% relocated from other states ($29,070 average AGI)
Hancock County:

4.93%
Mississippi average:

2.61%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Harrison County, MS  1.93% ($34,077 average AGI)
from Pearl River County, MS  0.87% ($42,163)
from St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.85% ($45,341)
from Jefferson Parish, LA  0.33% ($48,959)
from Orleans Parish, LA  0.24% ($75,778)
from Jackson County, MS  0.21% ($64,677)
from Forrest County, MS  0.16% ($24,500)


8.04% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($46,902 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

8.04%
Mississippi average:

6.87%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.97% relocated to other counties in Mississippi ($20,463 average AGI)
4.07% relocated to other states ($26,439 average AGI)
Hancock County:

4.07%
Mississippi average:

2.94%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Harrison County, MS  2.50% ($41,946 average AGI)
to St. Tammany Parish, LA  0.86% ($40,772)
to Pearl River County, MS  0.71% ($40,596)
to Jefferson Parish, LA  0.32% ($53,553)
to Jackson County, MS  0.18% ($33,423)
to Orleans Parish, LA  0.16% ($43,826)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 12.8
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.9

Births per 1000 population in Hancock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 9.7
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.1
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 9.3

Deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.5
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.6

Infant deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County
Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 22.8%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 11.3%
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: 6,257 (4,920 aged, 1,337 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 1,243 (12%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (516)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (497)
  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (474)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (450)
  • Congestive heart failure (333)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (169)
  • Accidental poisoning by and exposure to other and unspecified drugs, medicaments and biological substances (151)
  • Unspecified dementia (140)
  • Alzheimer's disease, unspecified (133)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (126)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 16%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 13%

Short term general hospitals per 100,000 population in 2004: 2.18
Short term general hospital admissions per 100,000 population in 2004: 9,557
Short term general hospital beds per 100,000 population in 2004: 226
Emergency room visits per 100,000 population in 2004: 57,318

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,257
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,165
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 15

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 20
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 54

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 19

Homicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 75.2. This is less than state average.

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 189.5. This is more than state average.

Mechanisms of suicide
Deaths per 1,000,000 population:
  • Firearm - 101.3
  • Other - 88.2

Household type by relationship:

Households: 45,949
  • In family households: 37,864 (6,129 male householders, 6,038 female householders)
    8,638 spouses, 12,793 children (11,621 natural, 482 adopted, 724 stepchildren), 1,675 grandchildren, 252 brothers or sisters, 384 parents, 636 other relatives, 1,309 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 7,729 (3,207 male householders (2,545 living alone)), 3,293 female householders (2,871 living alone)), 1,229 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 413

Size of family households: 6,043 2-persons, 2,798 3-persons, 1,924 4-persons, 1,040 5-persons, 217 6-persons, 166 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 5,416 1-person, 1,053 2-persons, 24 3-persons, 17 5-persons.

5,728 married couples with children.
2,747 single-parent households (1,181 men, 1,566 women).

95.8% of residents of Hancock speak English at home.
2.5% of residents speak Spanish at home (79% speak English very well, 13% speak English well, 7% speak English not well).
1.5% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (85% speak English very well, 15% speak English well, 1% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (73% speak English very well, 27% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $535,325,000 ($11,654 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $130,018,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $131,103,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $52,883,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $400,000
Federal grants: $28,589,000
Federal procurement contracts: $207,540,000 ($41,692,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $114,810,000 ($75,190,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $974,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $15,451,000
Federal Government insurance: $661,596,000

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

Births: 2,831
Here:

61 per 1000 residents
State:

78 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,302
Here:

49 per 1000 residents
State:

51 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +92
Here:

+2 per 1000 residents
State:

+4 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +3,185
Here +68 per 1000 residents
State -4 per 1000 residents
Population growth in Hancock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.26 millions of gallons per day (all from ground)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

6.0
State:

6.2

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.7

Year house built in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Year house built in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • 1,0692014 or later
  • 9282010 to 2013
  • 10,0242000 to 2009
  • 3,6901990 to 1999
  • 2,6151980 to 1989
  • 2,9731970 to 1979
  • 1,2581960 to 1969
  • 9391950 to 1959
  • 3781940 to 1949
  • 6541939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • 1371 room
  • 2312 rooms
  • 7003 rooms
  • 1,2634 rooms
  • 2,9365 rooms
  • 3,3566 rooms
  • 2,5267 rooms
  • 1,2278 rooms
  • 1,2269+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • 451 room
  • 2432 rooms
  • 9203 rooms
  • 1,3674 rooms
  • 1,0395 rooms
  • 8936 rooms
  • 4257 rooms
  • 368 rooms
  • 139+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Mississippi
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • 121no bedroom
  • 5801 bedroom
  • 2,4752 bedrooms
  • 7,8813 bedrooms
  • 2,1954 bedrooms
  • 3635+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, Mississippi
  • 91no bedroom
  • 8931 bedroom
  • 1,8102 bedrooms
  • 2,0263 bedrooms
  • 1444 bedrooms
  • 355+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County, Mississippi 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
  • 309no vehicle
  • 3,7581 vehicle
  • 5,9112 vehicles
  • 2,7053 vehicles
  • 6724 vehicles
  • 3015+ 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
  • 404no vehicle
  • 2,7351 vehicle
  • 1,6012 vehicles
  • 1473 vehicles
  • 594 vehicles
  • 155+ vehicles

85.6% 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, 36% lived in Mississippi.

Hancock County:

85.6%
State average:

86.6%

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

  • This state: 21,907
  • Other state: 22,292
  • Northeast: 1,949
  • Midwest: 2,409
  • South: 16,477
  • West: 1,535
Year householders moved into unit in Hancock County, MS
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hancock County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 93.7%Electricity
  • 4.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 3.8%Utility gas
  • 0.4%Other fuel
  • 0.3%Wood
  • 0.1%No fuel used
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 95.9%Electricity
  • 2.4%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.4%Utility gas
  • 0.6%No fuel used

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 610
Here:

13.1%
Mississippi:

9.9%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 341
Here:

13.8%
Mississippi:

11.7%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 353
Here:

20.9%
Mississippi:

12.5%

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 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,147,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $33,108,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,154,000
    Sewerage: $2,990,000
    Air Transportation: $1,754,000
    Other: $1,672,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,172,000
    Solid Waste Management: $643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,225,000
    General - Other: $3,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,622,000
    Air Transportation: $896,000
    Hospitals: $475,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $162,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,552,000
    General - Other: $7,547,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,669,000
    Police Protection: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,986,000
    Regular Highways: $2,972,000
    Financial Administration: $2,601,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,504,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,541,000
    Health - Other: $1,464,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,245,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,240,000
    Air Transportation: $1,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $924,000
    Parks and Recreation: $825,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $300,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $200,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $881,000
    Other: $646,000
    Health and Hospitals: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $470,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,258,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $976,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $804,000
    Other - Sewerage: $366,000
    Other - Health - Other: $94,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,783,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,696,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,519,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,028,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $660,000
    Interest Earnings: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $157,000
    Sale of Property: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $491,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,936,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $487,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,323,000
    Highways: $5,717,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,320,000
    Health and Hospitals: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,247,000
    Other License: $846,000
    Other Selective Sales: $224,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,939,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000

Hancock County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,147,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $33,108,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,154,000
    Sewerage: $2,990,000
    Air Transportation: $1,754,000
    Other: $1,672,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,172,000
    Solid Waste Management: $643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,225,000
    General - Other: $3,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,622,000
    Air Transportation: $896,000
    Hospitals: $475,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $162,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,552,000
    General - Other: $7,547,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,669,000
    Police Protection: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,986,000
    Regular Highways: $2,972,000
    Financial Administration: $2,601,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,504,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,541,000
    Health - Other: $1,464,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,245,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,240,000
    Air Transportation: $1,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $924,000
    Parks and Recreation: $825,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $300,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $200,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $881,000
    Other: $646,000
    Health and Hospitals: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $470,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,258,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $976,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $804,000
    Other - Sewerage: $366,000
    Other - Health - Other: $94,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,783,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,696,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,519,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,028,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $660,000
    Interest Earnings: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $157,000
    Sale of Property: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $491,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,936,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $487,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,323,000
    Highways: $5,717,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,320,000
    Health and Hospitals: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,247,000
    Other License: $846,000
    Other Selective Sales: $224,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,939,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000

Hancock County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,147,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $33,108,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,154,000
    Sewerage: $2,990,000
    Air Transportation: $1,754,000
    Other: $1,672,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,172,000
    Solid Waste Management: $643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,225,000
    General - Other: $3,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,622,000
    Air Transportation: $896,000
    Hospitals: $475,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $162,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,552,000
    General - Other: $7,547,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,669,000
    Police Protection: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,986,000
    Regular Highways: $2,972,000
    Financial Administration: $2,601,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,504,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,541,000
    Health - Other: $1,464,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,245,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,240,000
    Air Transportation: $1,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $924,000
    Parks and Recreation: $825,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $300,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $200,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $881,000
    Other: $646,000
    Health and Hospitals: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $470,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,258,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $976,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $804,000
    Other - Sewerage: $366,000
    Other - Health - Other: $94,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,783,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,696,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,519,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,028,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $660,000
    Interest Earnings: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $157,000
    Sale of Property: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $491,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,936,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $487,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,323,000
    Highways: $5,717,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,320,000
    Health and Hospitals: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,247,000
    Other License: $846,000
    Other Selective Sales: $224,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,939,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000

Hancock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,147,000
  • Charges - Hospital Public: $33,108,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities: $5,154,000
    Sewerage: $2,990,000
    Air Transportation: $1,754,000
    Other: $1,672,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,172,000
    Solid Waste Management: $643,000
    Parks and Recreation: $270,000
  • Construction - Regular Highways: $5,225,000
    General - Other: $3,599,000
    Parks and Recreation: $2,622,000
    Air Transportation: $896,000
    Hospitals: $475,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $162,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $119,000
  • Current Operations - Hospitals: $34,552,000
    General - Other: $7,547,000
    Correctional Institutions: $4,669,000
    Police Protection: $4,358,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $2,986,000
    Regular Highways: $2,972,000
    Financial Administration: $2,601,000
    Central Staff Services: $2,504,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,541,000
    Health - Other: $1,464,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $1,276,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,245,000
    Miscellaneous Commercial Activities - Other: $1,240,000
    Air Transportation: $1,210,000
    Sewerage: $1,161,000
    Solid Waste Management: $924,000
    Parks and Recreation: $825,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $300,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $200,000
    Water Utilities: $130,000
    Protective Inspection and Regulation - Other: $104,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Air Transportation: $881,000
    Other: $646,000
    Health and Hospitals: $44,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $470,000
  • Intergovernmental to Local - Other - Libraries: $1,258,000
    Other - Other Higher Education: $976,000
    Other - Solid Waste Management: $804,000
    Other - Sewerage: $366,000
    Other - Health - Other: $94,000
    Other - Central Staff Services: $20,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $75,000
  • Long Term Debt - Beginning Outstanding - Unspecified Public Purpose: $28,783,000
    Outstanding Unspecified Public Purpose: $25,696,000
    Retired Nonguaranteed - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Beginning Outstanding - Public Debt for Private Purpose: $5,000,000
    Retired Unspecified Public Purpose: $4,519,000
    Issue, Unspecified Public Purpose: $1,432,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $6,028,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $660,000
    Interest Earnings: $409,000
    Donations From Private Sources: $157,000
    Sale of Property: $64,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Hospitals: $491,000
    Sea and Inland Port Facilities: $21,000
    Air Transportation: $8,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $34,936,000
  • Revenue - Water Utilities: $487,000
  • Sinking Funds - Cash and Securities: $1,740,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Other: $8,323,000
    Highways: $5,717,000
    General Local Government Support: $1,320,000
    Health and Hospitals: $427,000
  • Tax - Property: $21,247,000
    Other License: $846,000
    Other Selective Sales: $224,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $28,939,000
  • Water Utilities - Interest on Debt: $64,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 978
  • Number of aged recipients: 82
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 896
  • Number of recipients under 18: 135
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 659
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 184
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 379
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 402
Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 6 full tracts)
A) FHA, FSA/RHS & VA
Home Purchase Loans
B) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
C) Refinancings
D) Home Improvement Loans
E) Loans on Dwellings For 5+ Families
F) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A B C & D)
G) Loans On Manufactured
Home Dwelling (A B C & D)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED114$139,658249$122,008622$154,241154$40,7271$3,750,000205$154,42041$40,488
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED7$124,28631$130,83973$131,56214$75,1430$027$132,0748$52,375
APPLICATIONS DENIED44$132,568109$98,037359$139,96498$35,9290$093$115,69954$49,556
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN26$117,38544$115,182191$144,69624$42,9580$033$126,7889$66,111
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS13$131,30817$126,35361$144,1483$136,6670$05$129,0005$73,800
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 5 full tracts)
A) Conventional
Home Purchase Loans
B) Refinancings
C) Non-occupant Loans on
< 5 Family Dwellings (A & B)
NumberAverage ValueNumberAverage ValueNumberAverage Value
LOANS ORIGINATED14$161,92923$172,3045$134,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED8$176,75013$207,30812$188,417
APPLICATIONS DENIED3$217,6676$189,3331$270,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$289,0001$270,0001$270,000
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS3$195,6673$194,3332$168,500
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hancock, MS
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hancock, MS - Value
Most common first names in Hancock County, MS among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John25272.8 years
William18971.7 years
Mary16876.1 years
Joseph15973.0 years
James15870.1 years
Robert14769.0 years
Charles11871.6 years
Thomas9472.1 years
Edward8974.3 years
George8672.1 years
Most common last names in Hancock County, MS among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Ladner12872.7 years
Smith10073.7 years
Necaise6770.0 years
Favre5873.9 years
Williams5573.8 years
Cuevas5570.5 years
Johnson5474.7 years
Bourgeois5074.3 years
Davis4075.8 years
Moran3872.5 years
Businesses in Hancock County, MS
NameCountNameCount
AT&T2Lowe's1
Ace Hardware1MasterBrand Cabinets4
Advance Auto Parts1McDonald's2
AutoZone1Pizza Hut1
Burger King2Popeyes1
Circle K1RadioShack1
Dairy Queen1Rite Aid1
Domino's Pizza1SONIC Drive-In1
Econo Lodge1Sears1
FedEx4T-Mobile2
Ford1Taco Bell1
GNC1U-Haul4
GameStop1UPS2
H&R Block2Waffle House3
KFC1Walgreens1
Kmart1Walmart1
Knights Inn1

Hancock County on our top lists:

  • #5 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that smoked 100+ cigarettes in their lives"
  • #19 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest percentage of residents that drank alcohol in the past 30 days"
  • #43 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the worst general health status score of residents (1-5), 3 years of data"
  • #55 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the lowest percentage of residents that exercised in the past month"
  • #83 on the list of "Top 101 counties with the highest average weight of females"