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Hancock County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2014: 30,112 (70% urban, 30% rural); it was 32,667 in 2000
County owner-occupied with a mortgage or a loan houses and condos in 2010: 5,267
County owner-occupied free and clear houses and condos in 2010: 4,471
County owner-occupied houses and condos in 2000: 10,532
Renter-occupied apartments: 3,559 (it was 3,146 in 2000)
% of renters here:

23%
State:

27%

Land area: 83 sq. mi.

Water area: 5.5 sq. mi.

Population density: 364 people per square mile   (high).

Mar. 2016 cost of living index in Hancock County: 91.6 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Educational, health and social services (24.5%), Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (23.2%), Construction (15.0%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 84%
  • Government: 9%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 6%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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Races in Hancock County, West Virginia:

  • White Non-Hispanic Alone (95.0%)
  • Black Non-Hispanic Alone (2.3%)
  • Two or more races (1.2%)
  • Hispanic or Latino (1.0%)
Median resident age:  45.0 years
West Virginia median age:  41.0 years
Males: 14,568  (48.4%)
Females: 15,544  (51.6%)
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Hancock County,WV real estate house value trend

Average household size:
Hancock County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people
Estimated median household income in 2013: $37,453 ($33,759 in 1999)

This county:

$37453
West Virginia:

$41253

Median contract rent in 2013 for apartments: $486 (lower quartile is $413, upper quartile is $542)
This county:

$486
State:

$461


Estimated median house or condo value in 2013: $88,742 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Hancock:

$88,742
West Virginia:

$103,200
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $62,993 - $124,671

Mean price in 2013:

Detached houses: $104,720
Here:

$104,720
State:

$146,543

Townhouses or other attached units: $129,407
Here:

$129,407
State:

$136,766

In 2-unit structures: $331,583
Here:

$331,583
State:

$206,201

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $219,676
Here:

$219,676
State:

$163,589

Mobile homes: $50,285
Here:

$50,285
State:

$42,329
Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $851
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $292

Institutionalized population: 211
Hancock County, WV map from a distance

Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 2007: 27 buildings, average cost: $135,300
  • 2008: 17 buildings, average cost: $160,300
  • 2009: 12 buildings, average cost: $169,800
  • 2010: 9 buildings, average cost: $148,400
  • 2011: 9 buildings, average cost: $118,300
  • 2012: 10 buildings, average cost: $147,900
  • 2013: 18 buildings, average cost: $152,600
  • 2014: 16 buildings, average cost: $204,500

Number of permits per 10,000 residents

Average cost (in $1000s)

Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2013: $577 (0.6%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2013: $450 (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: 18.2%
(17.8% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.3% for Black residents, 39.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 50.3% for two or more races residents)

Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2013: 18.6%
Hancock County:

18.6%
West Virginia:

18.5%
(18.3% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 18.4% for Black residents, 45.9% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 6.7% for American Indian residents, 55.4% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2013: 45 years old
(Males: 43 years old, Females: 47 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 45 years old, Black residents: 59 years old, American Indian residents: 43 years old, Asian residents: 54 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 25 years old)

Area name: Weirton-Steubenville, WV-OH MSA
Fair market rent in 2006 for a 1-bedroom apartment in Hancock County is $408 a month.
Fair market rent for a 2-bedroom apartment is $503 a month.
Fair market rent for a 3-bedroom apartment is $628 a month.

Cities in this county include: Weirton, Chester, Newell, New Cumberland.

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

2012 air pollution in Hancock County:

Carbon Monoxide: 0.440 ppm (standard limit: 9 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Ozone (1-hour): 0.036 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM2.5) Annual: 10.1 µg/m3(standard limit: 15.0 µg/m3). Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.004 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). Significanly above U.S. average.

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Neighboring counties: Adair County, Missouri , Lassen County, California , Knox County, Missouri , Saline County, Nebraska , Tuscarawas County, Ohio .

Unemployment in September 2015:
Here:

7.5%
West Virginia:

6.2%

Unemployment by year (%)

County total employment by year

County average yearly wages by year ($)

Current college students: 927
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 82.9%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 11.5%

Number of foreign born residents: 575 (74% naturalized citizens)

Hancock County:

1.8%
Whole state:

1.1%

Year of entry for the foreign-born population

  • 1995 to March 2000: 11
  • 1990 to 1994: 30
  • 1985 to 1989: 29
  • 1980 to 1984: 26
  • 1975 to 1979: 15
  • 1970 to 1974: 60
  • 1970 to 1974: 66
  • 1965 to 1969: 338

Mean travel time to work (commute): 21.6 minutes

Percentage of county residents living and working in this county: 46.2%

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

Housing units in structures:

  • One, detached: 11,115
  • One, attached: 185
  • Two: 678
  • 3 or 4: 607
  • 5 to 9: 450
  • 10 to 19: 129
  • 20 or more: 106
  • Mobile homes: 1,451
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 7

Housing units in Hancock County with a mortgage: 4,305 (306 second mortgage, 463 home equity loan, 0 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,505

Here:

0.0% with mortgage
State:

52.3% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hancock County

ReligionAdherentsCongregations
Catholic7,7806
Evangelical Protestant4,40430
Mainline Protestant3,75819
Orthodox5632
Black Protestant1181
Other71
None14,046-
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: 8
Hancock County:

2.65 / 10,000 pop.
State:

2.41 / 10,000 pop.


Number of convenience stores (no gas): 7
This county:

2.32 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

1.09 / 10,000 pop.

Number of convenience stores (with gas): 14
Hancock County:

4.64 / 10,000 pop.
West Virginia:

5.38 / 10,000 pop.

Number of full-service restaurants: 17
This county:

5.64 / 10,000 pop.
State:

6.22 / 10,000 pop.

Adult diabetes rate:
Hancock County:

13.2%
West Virginia:

12.2%

Adult obesity rate:
Hancock County:

33.7%
State:

31.1%

Low-income preschool obesity rate:
Here:

16.9%
State:

13.1%

Agriculture in Hancock County:

Average size of farms: 83 acres
Average value of agricultural products sold per farm: $7,006
Average value of crops sold per acre for harvested cropland: $218.29
The value of livestock, poultry, and their products as a percentage of the total market value of agricultural products sold: 22.77%
Average total farm production expenses per farm: $7,718
Harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 30.03%
Irrigated harvested cropland as a percentage of land in farms: 0.28%
Average market value of all machinery and equipment per farm: $25,996
The percentage of farms operated by a family or individual: 95.29%
Average age of principal farm operators: 56 years
Average number of cattle and calves per 100 acres of all land in farms: 9.92
Corn for grain: 121 harvested acres

Earthquake activity:

Hancock County-area historical earthquake activity is slightly below West Virginia state average. It is 85% smaller than the overall U.S. average.

On 9/25/1998 at 19:52:52, a magnitude 5.2 (4.8 MB, 4.3 MS, 5.2 LG, 4.5 MW, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Moderate, Intensity: VI - VII) earthquake occurred 68.9 miles away from Hancock County center
On 1/31/1986 at 16:46:43, a magnitude 5.0 (5.0 MB) earthquake occurred 81.8 miles away from the county center
On 7/27/1980 at 18:52:21, a magnitude 5.2 (5.1 MB, 4.7 MS, 5.0 UK, 5.2 UK) earthquake occurred 240.3 miles away from the county center
On 1/26/2001 at 03:03:20, a magnitude 4.4 (3.9 MB, 4.4 LG, 4.3 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi, Class: Light, Intensity: IV - V) earthquake occurred 100.1 miles away from the county center
On 7/12/1986 at 08:19:37, a magnitude 4.5 (4.5 MB) earthquake occurred 199.6 miles away from Hancock County center
On 1/16/1994 at 01:49:16, a magnitude 4.6 (4.6 MB, 4.6 LG, Depth: 3.1 mi) earthquake occurred 239.3 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:

  • West VirginiaSevere Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 5, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1903): April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West VirginiaHurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 1, 2005, Emergency Declared (EM-3221): September 5, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 4, 2005 to January 25, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1574): February 1, 2005, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1574, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaSevere Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1558): September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West VirginiaFlooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 2, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1096): January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • West VirginiaBlizzard, Incident Period: January 6, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-1084): January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • West VirginiaSevere Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared (EM-3109): March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: FEMA-EM-3109, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • West VirginiaSEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 15, 1980 to August 22, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-628): August 15, 1980, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • West VirginiaTropical Storm Agnes, Incident Period: July 3, 1972, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared (DR-344): July 3, 1972, FEMA Id: FEMA-DR-344, Natural disaster type: Tropical Storm

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (9) is smaller than the US average (12).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 2

Class of Workers

Most common industries in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Health care and social assistance (26%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
  • Health care and social assistance (27%)
  • Retail trade (12%)
  • Educational services (11%)
  • Manufacturing (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (9%)
  • Public administration (6%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (5%)
Most common occupations in 2013 (%)
Males Females
  • Production occupations (18%)
  • Transportation occupations (11%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (9%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (6%)
  • Material moving occupations (5%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (22%)
  • Sales and related occupations (11%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (11%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (9%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (8%)
  • Healthcare support occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (7%)

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

  • Italy (41%)
  • United Kingdom (15%)
  • Greece (9%)
  • Japan (6%)
  • Germany (4%)
  • Poland (3%)
  • Philippines (3%)

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

  • Italian (16%)
  • German (15%)
  • United States or American (12%)
  • Irish (12%)
  • English (9%)
  • Polish (7%)
  • Scotch-Irish (3%)

Hancock County mode of transportation to work chart

Means of transportation to work:

  • Drove a car alone: 12,206 (86%)
  • Carpooled: 1,240 (9%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 100 (1%)
  • Subway or elevated: 7 (0%)
  • Taxi: 32 (0%)
  • Walked: 299 (2%)
  • Other means: 46 (0%)
  • Worked at home: 249 (2%)

Owners and renters by unit type in %

Breakdown of mean house values by ages of householders ($)


People in group quarters in Hancock County, West Virginia in 2000:

  • 321 people in nursing homes
  • 12 people in local jails and other confinement facilities (including police lockups)
  • 10 people in homes for the mentally retarded
  • 4 people in short-term care, detention or diagnostic centers for delinquent children
  • 3 people in religious group quarters

People in group quarters in Hancock County, West Virginia in 2010:

  • 211 people in nursing facilities/skilled-nursing facilities
  • 8 people in group homes intended for adults
  • 7 people in other noninstitutional facilities
Average gross adjusted income of non-migrant taxpayers in this county in 2010 was $44,714.

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($30,939 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
West Virginia average:

5.16%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.05% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($6,126 average AGI)
3.80% relocated from other states ($24,812 average AGI)
Hancock County:

3.80%
West Virginia average:

2.69%

Percentage of residents relocating from other counties or countries


Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Jefferson County, OH  0.70% ($32,348 average AGI)
from Brooke County, WV  0.61% ($27,885)
from Columbiana County, OH  0.51% ($23,662)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.39% ($33,580)
from Washington County, PA  0.31% ($38,949)
from Beaver County, PA  0.24% ($39,133)
from Monongalia County, WV  0.09% ($27,000)


5.07% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($39,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.07%
West Virginia average:

5.13%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.10% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($5,841 average AGI)
3.98% relocated to other states ($33,957 average AGI)
Hancock County:

3.98%
West Virginia average:

2.66%

Percentage of residents relocating to other counties or countries


Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Jefferson County, OH  0.66% ($22,571 average AGI)
to Brooke County, WV  0.59% ($28,355)
to Columbiana County, OH  0.54% ($24,942)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.49% ($33,565)
to Washington County, PA  0.22% ($45,679)
to Beaver County, PA  0.20% ($34,846)
to Monongalia County, WV  0.16% ($27,900)

Births per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 10.0
Births per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 10.8

Births per 1000 population in Hancock County

Deaths per 1000 population from 1990 to 1999: 11.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2000 to 2006: 13.5
Deaths per 1000 population from 2007 to 2014: 13.4

Deaths per 1000 population in Hancock County

Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 1990 to 1999: 8.1
Infant deaths per 1000 live births from 2000 to 2006: 7.1

Infant deaths per 1000 live births in Hancock County

Population without health insurance coverage in 2013: 16.1%
Persons under 19 years old without health insurance coverage in 2013: 5.8%
Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hancock County
All 18-64 40-64 50-64 Under 19

Percentage of population without health insurance coverage in Hancock County


Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare) in July 1, 2007: 7,038 (6,037 aged, 1,001 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 643 (10%)

Persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Aged persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

Disabled persons enrolled in hospital insurance and/or supplemental medical insurance (Medicare)

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1057)
  • Bronchus or lung, unspecified - Malignant neoplasms (434)
  • Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, unspecified (249)
  • Pneumonia, unspecified (218)
  • Acute myocardial infarction, unspecified (202)
  • Stroke, not specified as haemorrhage or infarction (187)
  • Congestive heart failure (176)
  • Cardiac arrest, unspecified (174)
  • Unspecified dementia (172)
  • Septicaemia, unspecified (160)

Population without health insurance coverage in 2000: 10%
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2000: 7%

General practice office based MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1247.210
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1467.300
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 9.57

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50.04
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 82.93

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 9.57
Beer, wine & liquor stores per 100,000 population in 2005: 1

Suicides per 1,000,000 population from 2000 to 2006: 149.6. This is more than state average.

Household type by relationship:

Households: 30,450
  • In family households: 25,098 (6,213 male householders, 2,519 female householders)
    6,499 spouses, 7,870 children (7,249 natural, 166 adopted, 455 stepchildren), 626 grandchildren, 214 brothers or sisters, 183 parents, 233 other relatives, 615 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,352 (2,097 male householders (1,702 living alone)), 2,468 female householders (2,215 living alone)), 787 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 226 (211 institutionalized population)

Size of family households: 4,455 2-persons, 2,070 3-persons, 1,428 4-persons, 521 5-persons, 184 6-persons, 74 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 3,917 1-person, 552 2-persons, 64 3-persons, 25 4-persons, 4 5-persons, 2 6-persons, 1 7-or-more-persons.

4,550 married couples with children.
1,571 single-parent households (393 men, 1,178 women).

94.2% of residents of Hancock County speak English at home.
1.3% of residents speak Spanish at home (69% speak English very well, 20% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
4.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (59% speak English very well, 29% speak English well, 11% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (89% speak English very well, 11% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak other language at home (92% speak English very well, 8% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $246,079,000 ($7810 per capita)
Department of Defense expenditure: $2,325,000
Federal direct payments to individuals for retirement and disability: $138,543,000
Federal other direct payments to individuals: $68,682,000
Federal direct payments not to individuals: $1,219,000
Federal grants: $31,116,000
Federal procurement contracts: $1,944,000 ($194,000 Department of Defense)
Federal salaries and wages: $4,575,000 ($22,000 Department of Defense)
Federal Government direct loans: $103,000
Federal guaranteed/insured loans: $5,089,000
Federal Government insurance: $25,476,000

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

Births: 1,803
Here:

58 per 1000 residents
State:

60 per 1000 residents

Deaths: 2,299
Here:

73 per 1000 residents
State:

61 per 1000 residents

Net international migration: +5
Here:

+0 per 1000 residents
State:

+2 per 1000 residents

Net internal migration: -785
Here -25 per 1000 residents
State +6 per 1000 residents

Population growth in Hancock County

Total withdrawal of fresh water for public supply: 2.21 millions of gallons per day (81% from ground, 19% from surface)

Median number of rooms in houses and condos:
Here:

5.8
State:

5.9

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.5
State:

4.5

Year house built

  • 2005 or later: 117
  • 2000 to 2004: 852
  • 1990 to 1999: 919
  • 1980 to 1989: 800
  • 1970 to 1979: 2,220
  • 1960 to 1969: 2,018
  • 1950 to 1959: 3,224
  • 1940 to 1949: 1,830
  • 1939 or earlier: 2,283
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • 1 room: 9
  • 2 rooms: 17
  • 3 rooms: 79
  • 4 rooms: 1,161
  • 5 rooms: 2,930
  • 6 rooms: 3,072
  • 7 rooms: 1,806
  • 8 rooms: 910
  • 9+ rooms: 548
  • 1 room: 16
  • 2 rooms: 91
  • 3 rooms: 342
  • 4 rooms: 1,177
  • 5 rooms: 731
  • 6 rooms: 405
  • 7 rooms: 204
  • 8 rooms: 123
  • 9+ rooms: 57
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no bedroom: 18
  • 1 bedroom: 196
  • 2 bedrooms: 2,775
  • 3 bedrooms: 6,078
  • 4 bedrooms: 1,219
  • 5+ bedrooms: 246
  • no bedroom: 31
  • 1 bedroom: 562
  • 2 bedrooms: 1,585
  • 3 bedrooms: 775
  • 4 bedrooms: 175
  • 5+ bedrooms: 18
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County, West Virginia in houses/condos/apartments
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
  • no vehicle: 547
  • 1 vehicle: 3,509
  • 2 vehicles: 4,610
  • 3 vehicles: 1,450
  • 4 vehicles: 296
  • 5+ vehicles: 120
  • no vehicle: 444
  • 1 vehicle: 1,623
  • 2 vehicles: 903
  • 3 vehicles: 114
  • 4 vehicles: 19
  • 5+ vehicles: 43

68% of Hancock County residents lived in the same house 5 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 61% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 36% lived in West Virginia.

Hancock County:

67.9%
State average:

63.6%

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

  • This state: 15348
  • Northeast: 4326
  • Midwest: 10705
  • South: 1179
  • West: 399

Median price asked for vacant for-sale houses in 2000: $50,700


Housing units lacking complete plumbing facilities: 1%

Housing units lacking complete kitchen facilities: 1%

Year Householders Moved Into Unit

Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hancock County
Houses and condos Apartments
  • Utility gas (68.2%)
  • Electricity (13.1%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (10.9%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (6.2%)
  • Wood (1.3%)
  • Utility gas (62.4%)
  • Electricity (25.2%)
  • Fuel oil, kerosene, etc. (7.0%)
  • Bottled, tank, or LP gas (2.6%)
  • Other fuel (2.2%)

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 323
Here:

10.6%
West Virginia:

5.5%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 171
Here:

10.1%
West Virginia:

4.8%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 100
Here:

13.0%
West Virginia:

15.4%

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 2006:

  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $2,685,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,783,000
    Financial Administration: $1,459,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,243,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $919,000
    Local Fire Protection: $767,000
    Correctional Institutions: $624,000
    Corrections - Other: $624,000
    General - Other: $556,000
    Health - Other: $496,000
    Libraries: $242,000
    Parks and Recreation: $124,000
  • Total Salaries and Wages: $4,325,000

Hancock County government finances - Revenue in 2006:

  • Charges - All Other: $1,059,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue, NEC: $5,756,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $177,000
    Interest Earnings: $88,000
  • State Intergovernmental - Health and Hospitals: $341,000
  • Tax - Property: $4,695,000
    Other Selective Sales: $405,000

Supplemental Security Income (SSI) in 2006:

  • Total number of recipients: 719
  • Number of aged recipients: 23
  • Number of blind and disabled recipients: 696
  • Number of recipients under 18: 131
  • Number of recipients between 18 and 64: 534
  • Number of recipients older than 64: 54
  • Number of recipients also receiving OASDI: 200
  • Amount of payments (thousands of dollars): 337
Hancock County Fatal accident statistics for 1975 - 1994
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Hancock County Fatal accident statistics for 1995 - 2014
Count Vehicles DUI Fatalities Persons Pedestrians

Fatal accident count (per 100,000 population)

Home Mortgage Disclosure Act Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 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 ORIGINATED73$82,740103$99,806310$94,394138$64,5291$140,00031$51,22610$72,600
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED3$103,6671$75,00017$133,6477$29,8571$985,0001$4,0001$76,000
APPLICATIONS DENIED14$70,92928$86,821154$84,16931$30,9680$07$43,4296$60,500
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN9$85,7789$89,44495$110,1476$54,6670$00$02$77,500
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS2$59,0002$49,50013$65,6152$15,5000$01$25,0002$22,000
Private Mortgage Insurance Companies Aggregated Statistics For Year 2009
(Based on 9 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$82,9296$114,5000$0
APPLICATIONS APPROVED, NOT ACCEPTED1$66,0003$127,0000$0
APPLICATIONS DENIED9$78,5560$01$43,000
APPLICATIONS WITHDRAWN1$90,0000$00$0
FILES CLOSED FOR INCOMPLETENESS0$01$135,0000$0

Conventional Home Purchase Loans

Conventional Home Purchase Loans - Value

Most common first names in Hancock County, WV among deceased individuals
NameCountLived (average)
John61174.0 years
Mary56180.2 years
William36774.1 years
James32671.3 years
Charles26073.7 years
Joseph25675.1 years
George25273.8 years
Robert25069.3 years
Helen22279.1 years
Anna19180.5 years
Most common last names in Hancock County, WV among deceased individuals
Last nameCountLived (average)
Smith12475.0 years
Jones9373.7 years
Moore6875.6 years
Miller6876.4 years
Wilson6374.5 years
Brown6274.5 years
Wright6073.7 years
Davis6074.8 years
Anderson5974.7 years
Allison5174.5 years
Businesses in Hancock County, WV
NameCountNameCount
AT&T1Kroger2
Advance Auto Parts1Long John Silver's1
Arby's1Marriott1
AutoZone1MasterBrand Cabinets2
Baymont Inn1McDonald's2
Blockbuster1Papa John's Pizza1
Burger King1Pizza Hut1
Domino's Pizza1RadioShack1
Fashion Bug1Rite Aid1
FedEx4Sears1
GNC1Subway4
H&R Block2T-Mobile1
Holiday Inn2U-Haul3
Jones New York1UPS3
KFC1Walmart1
Kmart1Wendy's1

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