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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 (2020 population: 23,369)

Population per Square Mile: 259.98

Square Miles: 306.00

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Population over TimeNumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Yesterday (2010)70,060231.1%6,484,050
Today (2020)79,553201.2%6,785,644
Tomorrow (2030 projection)*91,967181.3%7,143,795
Percent Change 2010 to Today13.5%5 4.7%

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

Components of Population Change, 2019-2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Net Domestic Migration1,2814 14,280
Net International Migration1640 4,756
Natural Increase (births minus deaths)1022014.7%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%
White74,3321993.4%84.5%
Two or More Race Groups1,416231.8%2.2%
Hispanic or Latino Origin (can be of any race)    
Non-Hispanic77,3152097.2%92.6%
Hispanic2,238302.8%7.4%

Source: U.S. Census Bureau

Household TypesNumberRank in StatePct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Households in 2019 (Includes detail not shown below)28,74022100.0%100.0%
Married With Children6,9521624.2%18.5%
Married Without Children9,8012234.1%29.7%
Single Parents2,096257.3%9.3%
Living Alone6,6292423.1%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 2020 (estimate)31,70622100.0%100.0%
Total Housing Units in 2019 (includes vacant units)30,15824100.0%100.0%
Owner Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
22,7742075.5%61.5%
Median Value (2019)$169,30010  
Renter Occupied
(Pct. distribution based on all housing units)
5,9662419.8%27.5%
Median Rent (2019)$7577  

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
Public13,965171.4%1,033,286
Adults (25+ in 2019 ACS)51,482221.2%4,430,493
with High School diploma or higher92.9%7 88.8%
with B.A. or higher degree30.8%9 26.5%

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, 2020NumberRank in StatePercent of StateIndiana
Total Resident Labor Force40,363211.2%3,319,010
Employed38,084211.2%3,082,982
Unemployed2,279221.0%236,028
Annual Unemployment Rate5.67278.9%7.1
November 2021 Unemployment Rate1.65976.2%2.1

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
Farm6171.7%$32,9841.7%$53,459
Nonfarm35,18998.3%$1,875,67498.3%$53,303
Private30,69285.7%$1,592,58983.4%$51,889
  Accommodation, Food Serv.2,3606.6%$54,8002.9%$23,220
  Arts, Ent., Recreation4641.3%$3,5210.2%$7,588
  Construction2,7267.6%$190,86610.0%$70,017
  Health Care, Social Serv.2,6837.5%$128,6276.7%$47,941
  Information2520.7%$15,3340.8%$60,849
  Manufacturing5,03814.1%$481,83225.2%$95,640
  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
Government4,49712.6%$283,08514.8%$62,950

Source: U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis

Residential Building Permits, 2020UnitsPct Dist.
in County
Pct Dist.
in State
Cost ($000)State Cost ($000)
Total Permits Filed761100.0%100.0%$198,390$5,872,297
Single-Family74397.6%76.2%$195,869$5,209,930
2-Family182.4%2.5%2,521$83,895
3- and 4-Family00.0%0.8%$0$25,965
5+ Family00.0%20.6%$0$552,508

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 2020
Percent of County
Cumberland3,3404.2%*
Fortville4,2205.3%*
Greenfield23,36929.4%
McCordsville7,7509.7%
New Palestine2,6563.3%
Shirley6890.9%*
Spring Lake2310.3%
Wilkinson4510.6%
* 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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