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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 (2019 population: 23,006)

Population per Square Mile: 255.45

Square Miles: 306.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,060231.1%6,484,192
Today (2019)78,168221.2%6,732,219
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*91,967181.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today11.6%6 3.8%

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

Components of Population Change, 2018-2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,4574 3,997
Net International Migration1844 14,379
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)215171.2%18,536

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2019NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,628225.9%6.2%
School Age (5 to 17)13,6022117.4%17.1%
College Age (18 to 24)5,989237.7%9.8%
Young Adult (25 to 44)19,6902025.2%25.5%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,3841927.4%25.2%
Seniors (65 and older)12,8752216.5%16.1%
Median Age40.1  Median Age = 37.9

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2019NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone249280.3%0.4%
Asian Alone704270.9%2.6%
Black Alone2,487223.2%9.9%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone36270.0%0.1%
White73,3811993.9%84.8%
Two or More Race Groups1,311231.7%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic76,1362097.4%92.7%
Hispanic2,032332.6%7.3%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2018 (Includes detail not shown below)28,21522100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,8001524.1%18.6%
Married Without Children9,8102134.8%29.9%
Single Parents2,078257.4%9.5%
Living Alone6,4142422.7%28.5%

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 2019 (estimate)31,17123100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2018 (includes vacant units)29,71324100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
21,8902173.7%61.3%
Median Value (2018)$165,20010  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,3252421.3%27.6%
Median Rent (2018)$7347  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2019/2020 Total Reported) 14,484181.3%1,111,333
Public14,195181.4%1,050,614
Adults (25+ in 2018 ACS)50,430221.1%4,399,815
with High School diploma or higher93.8%2 88.6%
with B.A. or higher degree30.3%9 25.9%

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 2018$50,4228106.9%47,149
Median Household Income in 201873,8315132.5%$55,725
Poverty Rate in 20185.6%9043.1%13.0%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.6%8937.7%17.5%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201922550.4%5,235
Food Stamp Recipients in 20193,027330.5%581,821
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, 2017843221.0%82,170
Births to Teens, 201727470.5%5,152
Deaths, 2017659261.0%65,602

Source: Indiana State Department of Health

Labor Force, 2019NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force40,470211.2%3,387,366
Employed39,317211.2%3,275,056
Unemployed1,153221.0%112,310
Annual Unemployment Rate2.87184.8%3.3
May 2020 Unemployment Rate10.06684.0%11.9

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2018 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work35,484100.0%$1,670,566100.0%$47,079
Wage and Salary26,10873.6%$1,196,63371.6%$45,834
Farm Proprietors5081.4%$9,7450.6%$19,183
Nonfarm Proprietors8,86825.0%$199,91412.0%$22,543
Farm6541.8%$14,3260.9%$21,905
Nonfarm34,83098.2%$1,656,24099.1%$47,552
Private30,53586.1%$1,406,96584.2%$46,077
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,6287.4%$55,2993.3%$21,042
  Arts, Ent., Recreation6121.7%$5,5770.3%$9,113
  Construction2,8588.1%$172,21410.3%$60,257
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,7217.7%$107,7106.4%$39,585
  Information3310.9%$16,9641.0%$51,251
  Manufacturing4,01011.3%$273,40216.4%$68,180
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,8338.0%$261,85715.7%$92,431
  Retail Trade3,4879.8%$92,4835.5%$26,522
  Trans., Warehousing1,7755.0%$78,0424.7%$43,967
  Wholesale Trade1,2033.4%$90,2075.4%$74,985
  Other Private (not above)8,07722.8%$253,21015.2%$31,350
Government4,29512.1%$249,27514.9%$58,038

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2019UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed566100.0%100.0%$152,427$4,988,366
Single-Family56299.3%73.1%$152,327$4,298,385
2-Family40.7%1.6%100$48,202
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.7%$0$26,551
5+ Family00.0%24.6%$0$615,228

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

NamePopulation
in 2019
Percent of County
Cumberland3,2494.2%*
Fortville4,1625.3%*
Greenfield23,00629.4%
McCordsville7,4799.6%
New Palestine2,5593.3%
Shirley6790.9%*
Spring Lake2280.3%
Wilkinson4540.6%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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