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Hancock County, West Virginia (WV)

County population in 2016: 29,532 (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: 357 people per square mile   (high).

March 2019 cost of living index in Hancock County: 91.2 (less than average, U.S. average is 100)

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Industries providing employment: Finance, insurance, real estate, and rental and leasing (35.6%), Professional, scientific, management, administrative, and waste management services (26.4%).

Type of workers:

  • Private wage or salary: 82%
  • Government: 6%
  • Self-employed, not incorporated: 11%
  • Unpaid family work: 0%
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  • Races in Hancock County, WV (2017)
    • 27,70284.8%White Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 7912.4%Black Non-Hispanic Alone
    • 4481.4%Two or more races
    • 3441.1%Hispanic or Latino
    • 940.3%Asian alone
    • 160.05%American Indian and Alaska Native alone
    • 90.03%Native Hawaiian and Other
      Pacific Islander alone
Median resident age:

46.2 years
West Virginia median age:

42.4 years
Males: 14,317  (48.5%)
Females: 15,215  (51.5%)
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Average household size:
Hancock County:

2.0 people
West Virginia:

2 people

Estimated median household income in 2017: $41,095 ($33,759 in 1999)
This county:

$41,095
West Virginia:

$43,469

Median contract rent in 2017 for apartments: $504 (lower quartile is $404, upper quartile is $592)
This county:

$504
State:

$523


Estimated median house or condo value in 2017: $122,523 (it was $67,500 in 2000)
Hancock:

$122,523
West Virginia:

$119,800
Lower value quartile - upper value quartile: $71,497 - $172,463

Mean price in 2017:

Detached houses: $124,932
Here:

$124,932
State:

$165,045

Townhouses or other attached units: $145,186
Here:

$145,186
State:

$176,277

In 2-unit structures: $94,132
Here:

$94,132
State:

$144,318

In 5-or-more-unit structures: $109,972
Here:

$109,972
State:

$126,664

Mobile homes: $74,789
Here:

$74,789
State:

$58,725

Median monthly housing costs for homes and condos with a mortgage: $875
Median monthly housing costs for units without a mortgage: $312

Institutionalized population: 211
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Single-family new house construction building permits:

  • 1997: 57 buildings, average cost: $115,100
  • 1998: 40 buildings, average cost: $125,800
  • 1999: 65 buildings, average cost: $90,200
  • 2000: 21 buildings, average cost: $133,800
  • 2001: 45 buildings, average cost: $116,900
  • 2002: 24 buildings, average cost: $187,800
  • 2003: 48 buildings, average cost: $129,400
  • 2004: 36 buildings, average cost: $163,000
  • 2005: 25 buildings, average cost: $130,300
  • 2006: 26 buildings, average cost: $149,800
  • 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
  • 2015: 27 buildings, average cost: $190,200
  • 2016: 14 buildings, average cost: $293,700
  • 2017: 13 buildings, average cost: $259,100
Number of permits per 10,000 Hancock, WV residents
Average permit cost in Hancock, WV
Presidential Elections Results

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Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with mortgages in 2017: $715 (0.7%)
Median real estate property taxes paid for housing units with no mortgage in 2017: $524 (0.6%)

Distribution of median household income in Hancock, WV in 2017
Distribution of house value in Hancock, WV in 2017
Distribution of rent paid by renters in Hancock, WV in 2017
Percentage of residents living in poverty in 2017: 15.5%
Hancock County:

15.5%
West Virginia:

19.1%
(14.9% for White Non-Hispanic residents, 23.2% for Black residents, 41.6% for Hispanic or Latino residents, 12.0% for American Indian residents, 15.5% for two or more races residents)

Median age of residents in 2017: 46.2 years old
(Males: 44.5 years old, Females: 48.4 years old)
(Median age for: White residents: 47.0 years old, Black residents: 43.5 years old, American Indian residents: 34.9 years old, Asian residents: 60.4 years old, Hispanic or Latino residents: 32.1 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

2018 air pollution in Hancock County:

Ozone (1-hour): 0.029 ppm (standard limit: 0.12 ppm). Near U.S. average.
Particulate Matter (PM10) Annual: 11.8 µg/m3. Near U.S. average.
Sulfur Oxides Annual: 0.002 ppm (standard limit: 0.03 ppm). 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:

5.3%
West Virginia:

5.3%

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

Current college students: 927
People 25 years of age or older with a high school degree or higher: 89.0%
People 25 years of age or older with a bachelor's degree or higher: 18.8%

Number of foreign born residents: 483 (47.5% naturalized citizens)

Hancock County:

1.6%
Whole state:

1.6%
Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • Year of entry for the foreign-born population
  • 1432010 or later
  • 572000 to 2009
  • 961990 to 1999
  • 551980 to 1989
  • 751970 to 1979
  • 404Before 1970

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: 11,028
  • One, attached: 383
  • Two: 493
  • 3 or 4: 517
  • 5 to 9: 394
  • 10 to 19: 227
  • 20 to 49: 255
  • 50 or more: 152
  • Mobile homes: 1,106
  • Boats, RVs, vans, etc.: 20

Housing units in Hancock County with a mortgage: 4,242 (52 second mortgage, 315 home equity loan, 8 both second mortgage and home equity loan)
Houses without a mortgage: 4,674

Here:

50.0% with mortgage
State:

45.9% with mortgage

Religion statistics for Hancock County

Religions Adherents in 2010
Religions Adherents - Change between 2000 and 2010
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 Virginia Hurricane Sandy, Incident Period: October 29, 2012 to November 08, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3358: October 29, 2012, FEMA Id: 3358, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Incident Period: June 29, 2012 to July 10, 2012, Emergency Declared EM-3345: June 30, 2012, FEMA Id: 3345, Natural disaster type: Storm
  • West Virginia Severe Winter Storms and Snowstorms, Incident Period: February 05, 2010 to February 11, 2010, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1903: April 23, 2010, FEMA Id: 1903, Natural disaster type: Snowstorm, Winter Storm
  • West Virginia Hurricane Katrina Evacuation, Incident Period: August 29, 2005 to October 01, 2005, Emergency Declared EM-3221: September 05, 2005, FEMA Id: 3221, Natural disaster type: Hurricane
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding, and Landslides, Incident Period: January 04, 2005 to January 25, 2005, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1574: February 01, 2005, FEMA Id: 1574, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Severe Storms, Flooding and Landslides, Incident Period: September 16, 2004 to September 27, 2004, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1558: September 20, 2004, FEMA Id: 1558, Natural disaster type: Storm, Landslide, Flood
  • West Virginia Flooding, Incident Period: January 19, 1996 to February 02, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1096: January 25, 1996, FEMA Id: 1096, Natural disaster type: Flood
  • West Virginia Blizzard, Incident Period: January 06, 1996 to January 12, 1996, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-1084: January 13, 1996, FEMA Id: 1084, Natural disaster type: Blizzard
  • West Virginia Severe Snowfall and Winter Storm, Incident Period: March 13, 1993 to March 17, 1993, Emergency Declared EM-3109: March 17, 1993, FEMA Id: 3109, Natural disaster type: Winter Storm, Snowfall
  • West Virginia SEVERE STORMS, FLOODING, Incident Period: August 15, 1980 to August 22, 1980, Major Disaster (Presidential) Declared DR-628: August 15, 1980, FEMA Id: 628, Natural disaster type: Storm, Flood
  • 1 other natural disasters have been reported since 1953.

The number of natural disasters in Hancock County (11) is near the US average (13).
Major Disasters (Presidential) Declared: 7
Emergencies Declared: 4

Causes of natural disasters: Floods: 4, Storms: 4, Hurricanes: 2, Landslides: 2, Winter Storms: 2, Blizzard: 1, Snowfall: 1, Snowstorm: 1, Tropical Storm: 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: 10,467 (89.1%)
  • Carpooled: 587 (5.0%)
  • Bus or trolley bus: 114 (1.0%)
  • Subway or elevated: 4 (0.0%)
  • Taxicab, motorcycle, or other means: 136 (1.2%)
  • Walked: 307 (2.6%)
  • Worked at home: 179 (1.5%)
Class of Workers in 2017
Most common industries in 2017 (%)
Males Females
Most common industries for males in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (24%)
  • Retail trade (16%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

Most common industries for females in 2017


  • Health care and social assistance (25%)
  • Retail trade (17%)
  • Educational services (10%)
  • Accommodation and food services (10%)
  • Manufacturing (8%)
  • Arts, entertainment, and recreation (6%)
  • Professional, scientific, and technical services (5%)

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


  • Production occupations (14%)
  • Construction and extraction occupations (10%)
  • Transportation occupations (10%)
  • Office and administrative support occupations (8%)
  • Installation, maintenance, and repair occupations (7%)
  • Management occupations (7%)
  • Material moving occupations (6%)

Most common occupations for females in 2017


  • Office and administrative support occupations (21%)
  • Food preparation and serving related occupations (11%)
  • Sales and related occupations (9%)
  • Education, training, and library occupations (8%)
  • Health diagnosing and treating practitioners and other technical occupations (7%)
  • Personal care and service occupations (7%)
  • Production occupations (6%)

Most common places of birth for foreign-born residents


  • India (13%)
  • Israel (11%)
  • Mexico (11%)
  • Italy (10%)
  • Ireland (7%)
  • Other Eastern Europe (6%)
  • Vietnam (6%)

Most common first ancestries reported in Hancock County


  • American (13%)
  • German (11%)
  • Italian (11%)
  • Irish (11%)
  • English (8%)
  • Polish (6%)
  • Northern European (3%)

Owners and renters by unit type
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 $53,050.

4.85% of this county's 2011 resident taxpayers lived in other counties in 2010 ($41,298 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

4.85%
West Virginia average:

5.10%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved from foreign countries.
1.59% relocated from other counties in West Virginia ($13,602 average AGI)
3.26% relocated from other states ($27,695 average AGI)
Hancock County:

3.26%
West Virginia average:

2.49%

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

Top counties from which taxpayers relocated into this county between 2010 and 2011:
from Brooke County, WV  1.06% ($40,092 average AGI)
from Jefferson County, OH  0.57% ($45,543)
from Allegheny County, PA  0.43% ($37,075)
from Columbiana County, OH  0.38% ($25,234)
from Washington County, PA  0.36% ($54,400)
from Beaver County, PA  0.22% ($46,333)


5.84% of this county's 2010 resident taxpayers moved to other counties in 2011 ($32,798 average adjusted gross income)

Here:

5.84%
West Virginia average:

5.62%


10 or fewer of this county's residents moved to foreign countries.
1.82% relocated to other counties in West Virginia ($10,929 average AGI)
4.02% relocated to other states ($21,869 average AGI)
Hancock County:

4.02%
West Virginia average:

3.00%

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

Top counties to which taxpayers relocated from this county between 2010 and 2011:
to Brooke County, WV  1.30% ($35,938 average AGI)
to Jefferson County, OH  0.66% ($34,512)
to Columbiana County, OH  0.62% ($33,117)
to Allegheny County, PA  0.50% ($56,823)
to Beaver County, PA  0.21% ($47,423)

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 population 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
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: 7,038 (6,037 aged, 1,001 disabled)
Children under 18 without health insurance coverage in 2007: 643 (10%)
Persons enrolled in Medicare
Aged persons enrolled in Medicare
Disabled persons enrolled in Medicare

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

  • Atherosclerotic heart disease (1,057)
  • 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: 1,247
Medical specialist MDs per 100,000 population in 2005: 1,467
Dentists per 100,000 population in 1998: 10

Total births per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006 : 50
Total deaths per 100,000 population, July 2005 - July 2006: 83

Limited-service eating places per 100,000 population in 2005 : 10
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: 29,532
  • In family households: 23,964 (4,264 male householders, 3,553 female householders)
    5,765 spouses, 7,935 children (7,445 natural, 125 adopted, 352 stepchildren), 759 grandchildren, 354 brothers or sisters, 196 parents, 405 other relatives, 692 non-relatives
  • In nonfamily households: 5,334 (1,845 male householders (1,510 living alone)), 2,760 female householders (2,531 living alone)), 726 nonrelatives
  • In group quarters: 238

Size of family households: 4,266 2-persons, 1,821 3-persons, 1,144 4-persons, 452 5-persons, 117 6-persons, 33 7-or-more-persons.

Size of nonfamily households: 4,035 1-person, 481 2-persons, 78 3-persons, 8 4-persons.

3,007 married couples with children.
1,913 single-parent households (389 men, 1,524 women).

98.3% of residents of Hancock speak English at home.
0.6% of residents speak Spanish at home (31% speak English very well, 44% speak English not well, 26% don't speak English at all).
1.0% of residents speak other Indo-European language at home (93% speak English very well, 7% speak English well).
0.2% of residents speak Asian or Pacific Island language at home (46% speak English very well, 54% speak English not well).
0.3% of residents speak other language at home (42% speak English very well, 58% speak English well).

In fiscal year 2004:

Federal Government expenditure: $246,079,000 ($7,810 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:

6.2
State:

6.3

Median number of rooms in apartments:
Here:

4.7
State:

4.6

Year house built in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • Year house built in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • 1942014 or later
  • 1722010 to 2013
  • 8172000 to 2009
  • 8501990 to 1999
  • 8261980 to 1989
  • 2,0561970 to 1979
  • 1,9321960 to 1969
  • 3,7031950 to 1959
  • 1,9581940 to 1949
  • 2,0311939 or earlier
Rooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • 01 room
  • 02 rooms
  • 183 rooms
  • 7534 rooms
  • 2,1835 rooms
  • 2,4106 rooms
  • 1,4407 rooms
  • 1,0898 rooms
  • 9699+ rooms
Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • Rooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • 541 room
  • 992 rooms
  • 5123 rooms
  • 9424 rooms
  • 9155 rooms
  • 4856 rooms
  • 3167 rooms
  • 1098 rooms
  • 729+ rooms
Bedrooms in houses/apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
Owner-occupied Renter-occupied
Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in owner-occupied houses in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • 0no bedroom
  • 601 bedroom
  • 2,1752 bedrooms
  • 5,1013 bedrooms
  • 1,3804 bedrooms
  • 1755+ bedrooms
Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • Bedrooms in renter-occupied apartments in Hancock County, West Virginia
  • 53no bedroom
  • 6361 bedroom
  • 1,6862 bedrooms
  • 1,0163 bedrooms
  • 1514 bedrooms
  • 05+ bedrooms
Cars and other vehicles available in Hancock County, West Virginia 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
  • 376no vehicle
  • 2,6201 vehicle
  • 4,0882 vehicles
  • 1,2493 vehicles
  • 4404 vehicles
  • 1385+ 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
  • 586no vehicle
  • 2,0231 vehicle
  • 6812 vehicles
  • 1653 vehicles
  • 484 vehicles
  • 05+ vehicles

87.0% of Hancock County residents lived in the same house 1 years ago.
   Out of people who lived in different houses, 33% lived in this county.
   Out of people who lived in different counties, 34% lived in West Virginia.

Hancock County:

87.0%
State average:

88.4%

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

  • This state: 13,722
  • Other state: 15,079
  • Northeast: 3,958
  • Midwest: 8,915
  • South: 1,405
  • West: 366
Year householders moved into unit in Hancock County, WV
Most commonly used house heating fuel in Hancock County
Houses and condos Apartments
Most commonly used house heating fuel in houses and condos
  • 68.2%Utility gas
  • 16.4%Electricity
  • 5.4%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 5.2%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 4.2%Wood
  • 0.4%Other fuel
Most commonly used house heating fuel in apartments
  • 55.6%Utility gas
  • 34.9%Electricity
  • 4.4%Other fuel
  • 2.0%Fuel oil, kerosene, etc.
  • 1.5%Bottled, tank, or LP gas
  • 1.3%No fuel used
  • 0.7%Wood

Private vs. public school enrollment:


Students in private schools in grades 1 to 8 (elementary and middle school): 200
Here:

7.9%
West Virginia:

8.2%

Students in private schools in grades 9 to 12 (high school): 91
Here:

6.6%
West Virginia:

9.0%

Students in private undergraduate colleges: 96
Here:

10.0%
West Virginia:

16.9%

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: $5,777,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,858,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,684,000
    Financial Administration: $1,873,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,598,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,082,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,017,000
    Correctional Institutions: $969,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $863,000
    Health - Other: $618,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Libraries: $184,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $77,000
    Public Welfare: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,686,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,035,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,394,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $470,000
    Health and Hospitals: $256,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $363,000
    Other License: $68,000

Hancock County government finances - Revenue in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,777,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,858,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,684,000
    Financial Administration: $1,873,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,598,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,082,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,017,000
    Correctional Institutions: $969,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $863,000
    Health - Other: $618,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Libraries: $184,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $77,000
    Public Welfare: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,686,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,035,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,394,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $470,000
    Health and Hospitals: $256,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $363,000
    Other License: $68,000

Hancock County government finances - Debt in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,777,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,858,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,684,000
    Financial Administration: $1,873,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,598,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,082,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,017,000
    Correctional Institutions: $969,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $863,000
    Health - Other: $618,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Libraries: $184,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $77,000
    Public Welfare: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,686,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,035,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,394,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $470,000
    Health and Hospitals: $256,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $363,000
    Other License: $68,000

Hancock County government finances - Cash and Securities in 2016:

  • Bond Funds - Cash and Securities: $5,777,000
  • Charges - Other: $1,858,000
  • Current Operations - Police Protection: $3,684,000
    Financial Administration: $1,873,000
    Central Staff Services: $1,598,000
    General Public Buildings: $1,082,000
    Local Fire Protection: $1,017,000
    Correctional Institutions: $969,000
    Judicial and Legal Services: $863,000
    Health - Other: $618,000
    Public Welfare - Other: $384,000
    Parks and Recreation: $232,000
    Libraries: $184,000
  • Federal Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $77,000
    Public Welfare: $41,000
  • Miscellaneous - General Revenue - Other: $5,686,000
    Interest Earnings: $18,000
    Fines and Forfeits: $1,000
  • Other Capital Outlay - General - Other: $1,035,000
  • Other Funds - Cash and Securities: $9,394,000
  • State Intergovernmental - General Local Government Support: $470,000
    Health and Hospitals: $256,000
    Other: $6,000
  • Tax - Property: $5,522,000
    Other Selective Sales: $363,000
    Other License: $68,000

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
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 in Hancock, WV
Conventional Home Purchase Loans in Hancock, WV - 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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