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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 (2017 population: 22,094)

Population per Square Mile: 249.51

Square Miles: 306.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,043231.1%6,484,192
Today (2018)76,351221.1%6,691,878
Tomorrow (2020 projection)*81,796181.2%6,852,121
Percent Change 2010 to Today9.0%6 3.2%

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

Components of Population Change, 2017-2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,2464 3,555
Net International Migration-181 9,227
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)168190.9%19,211

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Population Estimates by Age, 2017NumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Preschool (0 to 4)4,393235.9%6.3%
School Age (5 to 17)13,2602117.7%17.3%
College Age (18 to 24)5,847247.8%9.9%
Young Adult (25 to 44)18,5872224.8%25.3%
Older Adult (45 to 64)21,0072028.0%25.9%
Seniors (65 and older)11,8912415.9%15.4%
Median Age40.2  Median Age = 37.7

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

Population Estimates by Race and Hispanic Origin, 2017NumberRank of Pct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
American Indian or Alaska Native Alone221280.3%0.4%
Asian Alone655270.9%2.4%
Black Alone2,080222.8%9.7%
Native Hawaiian and Other Pac. Isl. Alone30300.0%0.1%
White70,8682194.5%85.4%
Two or More Race Groups1,131231.5%2.1%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic73,2152197.6%93.0%
Hispanic1,770352.4%7.0%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2017 (Includes detail not shown below)27,57622100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,6501624.1%18.8%
Married Without Children9,8432035.7%30.0%
Single Parents2,173247.9%9.6%
Living Alone6,1412422.3%28.3%

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 2017 (estimate)30,10324100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2017 (includes vacant units)29,35124100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
21,3582172.8%61.2%
Median Value (2017)$161,8008  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
6,2182421.2%27.7%
Median Rent (2017)$7166  

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

EducationNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
School Enrollment (2018/2019 Total Reported) 14,369181.3%1,117,590
Public14,065181.3%1,054,903
Adults (25+ in 2017 ACS)49,508221.1%4,369,451
with High School diploma or higher93.9%2 88.3%
with B.A. or higher degree30.1%8 25.3%

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 2017$48,3818107.2%45,150
Median Household Income in 201773,2945135.4%$54,134
Poverty Rate in 20175.5%9041.4%13.3%
Poverty Rate among Children under 186.8%8938.2%17.8%
Welfare (TANF) Monthly Average Families in 201825520.4%6,032
Food Stamp Recipients in 20183,316320.5%605,854
Free and Reduced Fee Lunch Recipients in 2018/20193,863270.8%514,915

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, 2018NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force39,772211.2%3,381,713
Employed38,566211.2%3,265,580
Unemployed1,206221.0%116,133
Annual Unemployment Rate3.06688.2%3.4
April 2019 Unemployment Rate2.66483.9%3.1

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

Employment and Earnings by Industry, 2017 EmploymentPct Dist.
in County
Earnings ($000)Pct Dist.
In County
Avg. Earnings Per Job
Total by place of work33,695100.0%$1,604,724100.0%$47,625
Wage and Salary25,01174.2%$1,151,77971.8%$46,051
Farm Proprietors5171.5%$-3,797-0.2%$-7,344
Nonfarm Proprietors8,16724.2%$195,64912.2%$23,956
Farm6391.9%$-192-0.0%$-300
Nonfarm33,05698.1%$1,604,916100.0%$48,551
Private28,86285.7%$1,367,19285.2%$47,370
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,4407.2%$48,2813.0%$19,787
  Arts, Ent., Recreation5531.6%$6,6730.4%$12,067
  Construction2,7998.3%$159,5519.9%$57,003
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,5217.5%$104,0536.5%$41,274
  Information3070.9%$20,4731.3%$66,687
  Manufacturing3,83111.4%$257,90616.1%$67,321
  Professional, Tech. Serv.2,7938.3%$287,30617.9%$102,866
  Retail Trade3,36810.0%$90,3535.6%$26,827
  Trans., Warehousing1,0853.2%$55,9533.5%$51,570
  Wholesale Trade1,2253.6%$89,0775.6%$72,716
  Other Private (not above)7,94023.6%$247,56615.4%$31,180
Government4,19412.4%$237,72414.8%$56,682

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2017UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed528100.0%100.0%$106,783$4,583,500
Single-Family47089.0%74.2%$99,985$4,038,599
2-Family40.8%2.0%560$62,844
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.4%$0$13,000
5+ Family5410.2%23.4%$6,238$469,056

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 2017
Percent of County
Cumberland2,9503.9%*
Fortville4,0325.3%*
Greenfield22,09428.9%
McCordsville6,8389.0%
New Palestine2,3703.1%
Shirley6550.9%*
Spring Lake2220.3%
Wilkinson4530.6%
* This place crosses county lines, so only population in this county is shown.
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