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Hancock County, Indiana

Named in 1828 for John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence

County Seat: Greenfield

Largest City: Greenfield (2016 population: 21,709)

Population per Square Mile: 245.05

Square Miles: 306.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,043231.1%6,484,192
Today (2017)74,985221.1%6,666,818
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*81,796181.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today7.1%6 2.8%

*Projection based on 2010 Census counts.
Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Components of Population Change, 2016-2017NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration9725 -976
Net International Migration-791 11,410
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)241181.1%22,545

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2016NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,098235.6%6.4%
School Age (5 to 17)13,2002117.9%17.4%
College Age (18 to 24)5,852247.9%10.0%
Young Adult (25 to 44)18,2272224.7%25.2%
Older Adult (45 to 64)20,8082128.2%26.1%
Seniors (65 and older)11,5322415.6%14.9%
Median Age40.4  Median Age = 37.6

Sources: U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Business Research Center

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2016NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone218280.3%0.4%
Asian Alone629260.9%2.2%
Black Alone1,960222.7%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone33250.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups996251.4%2.0%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2016 (Includes detail not shown below)26,68022100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,1912123.2%19.0%
Married Without Children9,4622235.5%30.0%
Single Parents2,262248.5%9.7%
Living Alone5,9642422.4%28.2%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

HousingNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Total Housing Units in 2016 (estimate)29,54324100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2016 (includes vacant units)28,91824100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2016)$160,9008  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2016)$6876  

Source: U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2016/2017 Total Reported) 13,791191.2%1,110,866
Adults (25+ in 2016 ACS)48,651221.1%4,339,687
with High School diploma or higher94.2%3 88.1%
with B.A. or higher degree29%8 24.6%

Sources: Indiana Department of Education; U.S. Census Bureau, American Community Survey 5-year estimates.

Income and PovertyNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Per Capita Personal Income (annual) in 2016$46,1889107.2%43,097
Median Household Income in 201670,6554135.1%$52,289
Poverty Rate in 20167.3%8852.1%14.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 188.8%8846.1%19.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201728530.4%6,790
Food Stamp Recipients in 20173,544320.5%656,297
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2016/20173,525280.7%495,330

Sources: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis; U.S. Census Bureau; Indiana Family Social Services Administration; Indiana Department of Education

Health and Vital StatisticsNumberRank of Percent of StateIndiana
Births, 2015824221.0%84,008
Births to Teens, 201529510.5%5,876
Deaths, 2015669251.1%62,666

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2016NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force38,359211.2%3,327,139
Annual Unemployment Rate3.87486.4%4.4
February 2018 Unemployment Rate3.2197.0%3.3

Source: STATS Indiana, using data from the Indiana Department of Workforce Development

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2016 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work33,881100.0%$1,492,674100.0%$44,056
Wage and Salary24,65272.8%$1,061,96471.1%$43,078
Farm Proprietors5241.5%$9,5540.6%$18,233
Nonfarm Proprietors8,70525.7%$173,98611.7%$19,987
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,4487.2%$44,3853.0%$18,131
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5811.7%$6,0700.4%$10,448
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,5767.6%$99,1436.6%$38,487
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,9388.7%$248,58916.7%$84,612
  Retail Trade3,2989.7%$85,8045.7%$26,017
  Trans., Warehousing1,0943.2%$53,2703.6%$48,693
  Wholesale Trade1,3824.1%$86,4565.8%$62,559
  Other Private (not above)8,44324.9%$233,16815.6%$27,617

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2016UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed487100.0%100.0%$88,539$3,875,847
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.9%$0$21,320
5+ Family7615.6%20.9%$5,297$372,642

Notes: Detail cost may not sum to total due to rounding. Greene County does not currently issue building permits, so it is excluded.
Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Largest Cities and Towns in Hancock County

in 2016
Percent of County
New Palestine2,2833.0%
Spring Lake2180.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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