Hancock County, Tennessee (TN)

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County population in 2012: 6,720 (all rural); it was 6,786 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 880
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 1,277
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 2,178
Renter-occupied apartments: 668 (it was 591 in 2000)
% of renters here:

21%
State:

32%

Land area: 222 sq. mi.

Water area: 1.2 sq. mi.

Population density: 30 people per square mile   (low).

Mar. 2013 cost of living index in Hancock County: 80.2 (low, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (26.3%), Construction (15.8%), Agriculture,forestry,fishing and hunting, and mining (14.0%), Retail trade (10.5%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 31%
  • Government: 11%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 58%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hancock County, Tennessee:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (97.9%)
  • Two or more races (1.1%)
Median resident age:  42.0 years
Tennessee median age:  38.0 years
Males: 3,366  (48.5%)
Females: 3,453  (51.5%)

Hancock County,TN real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hancock County:

2.0 people
Tennessee:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $23,891 ($19,760 in 1999)

This county:

$23891
Tennessee:

$44297

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $270 (lower quartile is $153, upper quartile is $364)
This county:

$270
State:

$589


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $76,500 (it was $49,300 in 2000)
Hancock:

$76,500
Tennessee:

$140,300
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $47,078 - $125,698
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $698
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $250

Institutionalized population: 141

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


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

Hancock County, TN map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 0 buildings
  • 2008: 2 buildings, average cost: $72,000
  • 2009: 3 buildings, average cost: $45,300

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $549 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $448 (0.6%)

Hancock County household income distribution in 2009 Hancock County home values distribution Hancock County contract rent distribution in 2009
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 30.8%
(30.6% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 68.4% for American Indian residents, 42.7% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 31.1%
Hancock County:

31.1%
Tennessee:

17.8%
(31.0% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 100.0% for Black residents, 100.0% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 55.0% for American Indian residents, 43.8% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 44 years old
(Males: 41 years old, Females: 45 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 44 years old, Black residents: 36 years old, American Indian residents: 56 years old, Asian residents: 56 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 48 years old)

Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hancock County is $382 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $460 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $589 a month.

Cities in this county include: Big War Creek, Sneedville, Kyles Ford.

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: Rob Camp (A), Mulberry Gap (B), Flat Gap (C), Manning Ferry (D), Treadway Volunteer Fire Department (E), Panther Creek Volunteer Fire Department (F), Mathis Mill (G), Vardy / Blackwater Volunteer Fire Department (H), Alanthus Hill Volunteer Fire Department (I), Chestnut Ridge Volunteer Fire Department (J), Seal Mathis Community Center (K), Camps Volunteer Fire Department (L), Pressmens Home Power Plant (M). Display/hide their locations on the map

Churches in Hancock County include: Little Mulberry Church (A), Shelby Creek Church (B), Fox Branch Church (C), Gap Church (D), Kyles Ford Baptist Church (E), Riverside Church (F), Rock Bridge Church (G), Thomas Chapel (H), Swan Creek Chapel (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Cemeteries: Suber Cemetery (1), Horton Cemetery (2), Testerman Cemetery (3), Seal Cemetery (4), Trent Cemetery (5), Johnson Cemetery (6), Vaughn Cemetery (7). Display/hide their locations on the map

Lake: Howard Pond (A). Display/hide its location on the map

Streams, rivers, and creeks: Machine Branch (A), Robinette Branch (B), War Creek (C), Greasy Rock Creek (D), Fox Branch (E), Fourmile Creek (F), Flea Creek (G), Flat Gap Creek (H), Farmers Branch (I). Display/hide their locations on the map

Park in Hancock County: Vardy School Community Historic District (1). Display/hide its location on the map

Neighboring counties: Claiborne County , Grainger County , Hawkins County , Lee County, Virginia , Scott County, Virginia .

Unemployment in July 2013:
Here:

12.0%
Tennessee:

7.4%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 116
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 55.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 10.2%

Number of foreign born residents: 17 (88% naturalized citizens)

Hancock County:

0.3%
Whole state:

2.8%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 0
  • 1990 to 1994: 0
  • 1985 to 1989: 0
  • 1980 to 1984: 6
  • 1975 to 1979: 7
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1970 to 1974: 0
  • 1965 to 1969: 4

Mean travel time to work (commute): 32.7 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 59.3%

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

Housing units in structures:


Housing units in Hancock County with a mortgage: 417 (2 second mortgage, 45 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 538

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

66.0% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hancock County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Evangelical Protestant5,64734
Mainline Protestant1442
Catholic41
None1,024-
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: 2
Hancock County:

2.98 / 10,000 pop.
State:

1.99 / 10,000 pop.



Number of convenience stores (with gas): 3
Hancock County:

4.47 / 10,000 pop.
Tennessee:

5.16 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 1
This county:

1.49 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.56 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

11.5%
Tennessee:

11.4%

Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

29.5%
State:

30.2%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

13.3%
State:

13.5%

Agriculture in Hancock County:

Average size of farms: 113 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $11,118
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $231.27
The value of nursery, greenhouse, floriculture, and sod as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 0.31%
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 61.39%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $9,345
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 16.47%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.46%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $40,427
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 93.49%
Average age of principal farm operators: 54 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 20.38
Milk cows as a percentage of all cattle and calves: 0.15%
Corn for grain: 51 harvested acres
Vegetables: 93 harvested acres

Tornado activity:

Hancock County historical area-adjusted tornado activity is significantly below Tennessee state average. It is 11067404.4 times below overall U.S. average.

Earthquake activity:

Hancock County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below Tennessee state average. It is 79% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 123.2 miles away from Hancock County center
On 11/30/1973 at 07:48:41, a magnitude 4.7 (4.7 MB, 4.6 ML, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 64.9 miles away from the county center
On 9/7/1988 at 02:28:09, a magnitude 4.6 (4.5 MB, 4.6 LG) earthquake occurred 118.0 miles away from the county center
On 8/2/1974 at 08:52:09, a magnitude 4.9 (4.3 MB, 4.9 LG) earthquake occurred 187.7 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) earthquake occurred 288.9 miles away from Hancock County center
On 4/29/2003 at 08:59:39, a magnitude 4.9 (4.4 MB, 4.6 MW, 4.9 LG, Depth: 12.2 mi) earthquake occurred 195.1 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:


The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (11) is near the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 8
Emergencies Declared: 2

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 6, Storms: 5, Tornadoes: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Fire: 1, Heavy Rain: 1, Hurricane: 1, Snowfall: 1 (Note: Some incidents may be assigned to more than one category).

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females

Most common places of birth for the foreign-born residents (%):

  • India (76%)
  • Spain (24%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hancock County (%):

  • United States or American (50%)
  • English (12%)
  • Irish (8%)
  • German (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (5%)
  • Scottish (1%)
  • Italian (1%)

Hancock County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 1,719 (71%)
  • Carpooled: 501 (21%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 2 (0%)
  • Walked: 15 (1%)
  • Other means: 14 (1%)
  • Worked at home: 156 (6%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders

116 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
46 people in nursing homes

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

  • 101 people in local jails and other municipal confinement facilities
  • 40 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $30,627.

3.39% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($22,758 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

3.39%
Tennessee average:

6.50%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
2.02% relocated from other counties in Tennessee ($12,516 average AGI)
1.37% relocated from other states ($10,242 average AGI)
Hancock County:

1.37%
Tennessee average:

3.16%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries



4.64% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($23,140 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.64%
Tennessee average:

6.26%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
3.40% relocated to other counties in Tennessee ($17,674 average AGI)
1.24% relocated to other states ($5,477 average AGI)
Hancock County:

1.24%
Tennessee average:

2.90%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Hawkins County, TN  0.75% ($14,071 average AGI)
to Claiborne County, TN  0.59% ($35,273)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.2
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 11.7

Births per 1000 population in Hancock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.8
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.0
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2013: 13.8

Deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.4
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 6.8

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hancock County

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2003: 1,132 (836 aged, 296 disabled)
Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 18%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 11%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1476.730
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1118.740

Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 29.83

Crimes per 100,000 population in 1996: 1

Household type by relationship:

Households: 6,670

Size of family households: 976 2-persons, 389 3-persons, 338 4-persons, 144 5-persons, 44 6-persons, 28 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 820 1-person, 73 2-persons, 10 3-persons, 2 4-persons, 1 5-persons.

1,102 married couples with children.
338 single-parent households (86 men, 252 women).

98.5% of residents of Hancock County speak English at home.
0.9% of residents speak Spanish at home (77% speak English very well, 9% speak English well, 4% speak English not well, 11% don't speak English at all).
0.7% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (83% speak English very well, 17% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $59,616,000 ($8974 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $558,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $16,111,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $13,269,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $384,000
Federal grants: $28,837,000
Federal procurement contracts: $386,000 ($19,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $628,000 ($0,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $270,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $413,000
Federal Government insurance: $1,472,000

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

Births: 376
Here:

56 per 1000 residents
State:

69 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 465
Here:

69 per 1000 residents
State:

50 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: 0
Here:

0 per 1000 residents
State:

+8 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: +23
Here:

+3 per 1000 residents
State:

+18 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hancock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 0.36 millions of gallons per day (all from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.5
State:

6.0

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.2
State:

4.2

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 151
  • 2000 to 2004: 485
  • 1990 to 1999: 681
  • 1980 to 1989: 451
  • 1970 to 1979: 728
  • 1960 to 1969: 297
  • 1950 to 1959: 268
  • 1940 to 1949: 238
  • 1939 or earlier: 371
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 21
  • 2 rooms: 20
  • 3 rooms: 62
  • 4 rooms: 371
  • 5 rooms: 639
  • 6 rooms: 608
  • 7 rooms: 220
  • 8 rooms: 146
  • 9+ rooms: 91
  • 1 room: 0
  • 2 rooms: 35
  • 3 rooms: 100
  • 4 rooms: 226
  • 5 rooms: 98
  • 6 rooms: 76
  • 7 rooms: 46
  • 8 rooms: 10
  • 9+ rooms: 0
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, Tennessee
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 21
  • 1 bedroom: 65
  • 2 bedrooms: 580
  • 3 bedrooms: 1,154
  • 4 bedrooms: 311
  • 5+ bedrooms: 47
  • no bedroom: 6
  • 1 bedroom: 167
  • 2 bedrooms: 251
  • 3 bedrooms: 125
  • 4 bedrooms: 42
  • 5+ bedrooms: 0
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County, Tennessee in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 244
  • 1 vehicle: 621
  • 2 vehicles: 742
  • 3 vehicles: 404
  • 4 vehicles: 100
  • 5+ vehicles: 67
  • no vehicle: 140
  • 1 vehicle: 271
  • 2 vehicles: 150
  • 3 vehicles: 30
  • 4 vehicles: 0
  • 5+ vehicles: 0

71% of Hancock County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 58% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 57% lived in Tennessee.

Hancock County:

71.4%
State average:

54.7%

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

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $65,000


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 13%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 9%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hancock County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Electricity (46.6%)
  • Wood (20.8%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (14.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (8.9%)
  • Coal or coke (7.7%)
  • Other fuel (1.2%)
  • Electricity (58.4%)
  • Wood (20.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (8.3%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.6%)
  • Coal or coke (5.8%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 47
Here:

6.7%
Tennessee:

9.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 18
Here:

4.0%
Tennessee:

10.4%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 6
Here:

5.4%
Tennessee:

22.8%

Educational Attainment (%)

School Enrollment by Level of School (%)

Age and Sex of Sensory-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Physically-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Mentally-Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Self-Care Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Go-Outside-Home Disabled Residents (Noninstitutionalized)

Age and Sex of Residents with Employment Disability (Noninstitutionalized)

Hancock County government finances - Expenditure in 2002:

  • Construction - Elementary & Secondary Education: $2,795,000
  • Current Operations - Elementary & Secondary Education: $6,915,000
    Regular Highways: $1,163,000
    Corrections - Other: $747,000
    Health Services - Other: $540,000
    General - Other: $327,000
    Police Protection: $318,000
    Central Staff Services: $213,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $190,000
    Financial Administration: $162,000
    Solid Waste Management: $139,000
    Transit Utilities: $131,000
    General Public Buildings: $61,000
    Natural Resources - Other: $42,000
    Libraries: $31,000
    Housing & Community Development: $1,000
  • General - Interest on Debt: $791,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - Elementary and Secondary Education: $797,000
    General - Other: $419,000
    Health - Other: $107,000
    Transit Utilities: $21,000
    Central Staff: $19,000
    Police Protection: $16,000
    Regular Highways: $5,000
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000
    Corrections - Other: $2,000
  • Total Salaries & Wages: $6,315,000

Hancock County government finances - Revenue in 2002:

  • Charges - All Other: $230,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education - Other: $139,000
    Elementary & Secondary Education School Lunch: $11,000
    Solid Waste Management: $11,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - Education: $247,000
  • Local Intergovernmental - All Other: $70,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $717,000
    Interest Earnings: $178,000
    Rents: $2,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Education: $6,415,000
    All Other: $1,762,000
    Highways: $1,226,000
    Health & Hospitals: $486,000
    General Support: $183,000
    Housing & Community Development: $3,000
  • Tax - Property: $1,167,000
    Total General Sales: $198,000
    Motor Vehicle License: $109,000
    NEC: $68,000
    Alcoholic Beverage Sales: $13,000
    Other Selective Sales: $2,000

Hancock County government finances - Debt in 2002:

  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, Education, NEC: $12,016,000
  • Long Term Debt Beginning Outstanding, NEC: $1,170,000
  • Long Term Debt Issue, Unspecified - Elementary and Secondary Education: $945,000
    Other NEC: $52,000
  • Long Term Debt Outstanding - Full Faith & Credit - Elementary & Secondary Education: $12,853,000
    Full Faith & Credit - Other, NEC: $134,000
  • Long Term Debt Retired Unspecified - Other, NEC: $1,088,000
    Elementary and Secondary Education: $108,000

Hancock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2002:

  • Other Funds - Cash & Deposits: $1,400,000
  • Sinking Fund - Cash & Deposits: $367,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

Hancock County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1993
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hancock County Fatal accident statistics for 1994 - 2013
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Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Most common first names in Hancock County, TN among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
James4571.3 years
Mary4476.3 years
William4073.6 years
John3275.8 years
George2679.0 years
Robert2070.2 years
Henry1975.9 years
Martha1881.2 years
Hugh1776.0 years
Roy1771.2 years
Most common last names in Hancock County, TN among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Seal9874.9 years
Trent9673.5 years
Johnson9273.9 years
Collins8468.3 years
Lawson6174.9 years
Greene5676.0 years
Mullins4469.5 years
Hopkins3275.5 years
Jones2977.4 years
Brewer2877.4 years
Businesses in Hancock County, TN
NameCountNameCount
Hardee's1Subway1
Rite Aid1True Value1

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