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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 (2021 population: 24,009)

Population per Square Mile: 267.28

Square Miles: 306.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,060231.1%6,484,050
Today (2021)81,789201.2%6,805,985
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*91,967181.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today16.7%5 5.0%

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

Components of Population Change, 2020-2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,6785 14,280
Net International Migration841 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)-3435-4.9%692

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2020NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,538225.7%6.1%
School Age (5 to 17)13,8561917.4%17.0%
College Age (18 to 24)5,911247.4%9.7%
Young Adult (25 to 44)20,1872025.4%25.7%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,5021827.0%24.9%
Seniors (65 and older)13,5592117.0%16.5%
Median Age40.3  Median Age = 38.0

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2020NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone261280.3%0.4%
Asian Alone764251.0%2.7%
Black Alone2,746223.5%10.1%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone34310.0%0.1%
Two or More Race Groups1,416231.8%2.2%
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 2020 (Includes detail not shown below)29,62721100.0%100.0%
Married With Children7,2221524.4%18.3%
Married Without Children10,5301935.5%29.8%
Single Parents1,921256.5%9.3%
Living Alone6,6222422.4%29.0%

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 2021 (estimate)32,98222100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2020 (includes vacant units)30,64023100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Value (2020)$179,3008  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
Median Rent (2020)$7797  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2020/2021 Total Reported) 14,271171.3%1,112,460
Adults (25+ in 2020 ACS)52,980211.2%4,466,180
with High School diploma or higher93%8 89.3%
with B.A. or higher degree31.8%10 27.2%

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 2020$55,08410106.1%51,926
Median Household Income in 201977,9055135.2%$57,617
Poverty Rate in 20195.2%9043.7%11.9%
Poverty Rate among Children under 185.7%9037.7%15.1%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 202128410.4%6,453
Food Stamp Recipients in 20213,534320.6%636,675
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2019/20204,002280.8%507,739

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, 2019850211.1%80,859
Births to Teens, 201727470.5%5,152
Deaths, 2019701251.1%66,005

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2021NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force41,318201.2%3,321,548
Annual Unemployment Rate2.67272.2%3.6
May 2022 Unemployment Rate2.15784.0%2.5

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2020 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,806100.0%$1,908,658100.0%$53,306
Wage and Salary27,00375.4%$1,352,83770.9%$50,100
Farm Proprietors5021.4%$29,5181.5%$58,801
Nonfarm Proprietors8,30123.2%$198,81710.4%$23,951
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,3606.6%$54,8002.9%$23,220
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4641.3%$3,5210.2%$7,588
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,6837.5%$128,6276.7%$47,941
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,3156.5%$145,2157.6%$62,728
  Retail Trade3,3879.5%$106,4885.6%$31,440
  Trans., Warehousing1,8975.3%$90,4474.7%$47,679
  Wholesale Trade1,3543.8%$100,7985.3%$74,445
  Other Private (not above)8,21622.9%$274,66114.4%$33,430

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2021UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed1,597100.0%100.0%$400,142$7,583,249
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$30,324
5+ Family41225.8%22.7%$38,922$742,937

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 2021
Percent of County
New Palestine2,8573.5%
Spring Lake2130.3%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.

Source: U.S. Census Bureau annual population estimates

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