Hancock County IA Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

Hancock County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2016)


Total Population 11,265
Population in Households 11,080
Population in Familes 9,049
Population in Group Qrtrs 185
Population Density1 20
Diversity Index2 14


Total Households 4,748
Average Household Size 2.33
Family Households 3,165
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,378 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,730 (69.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 1,018 (18.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 630 (11.7%)
Median Home Value $99,137
Average Home Value $132,480


Median Household Income $50,653
Average Household Income $63,557
Per Capita Income $26,962
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.11% -0.26%
Households 0.02% -0.18%
Families -0.1% -0.26%
Median Household Income   1.63%
Per Capita Income   2.1%
1) Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
2) The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelyhood that two persons, chosen at random from the same area, belong to different race or ethnic groups. If an area's entire population belongs to one race AND one ethnic group, then the area has zero diversity. An area's diversity index increases to 100 when the population is evenly divided into two or more race/ethnic groups.
Based on Census 2010 counts, the Diversity Index for the United States was 60.6 and it is expected to increase to 64.8 by July 1, 2018.


Hancock County IA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock County to the other 99 counties and county equivalents in Iowa by rank and percentile using July 1, 2016 data. The location Ranked # 1 has the highest value. A location that ranks higher than 75% of its peers would be in the 75th percentile of the peer group.

Variable Description Rank Percentile
Total Population # 68 32nd
Population Density1 # 75 25th
Diversity Index2 # 47 55th
Median Household Income # 48 53rd
Per Capita Income # 46 55th

Additional comparisons and rankings can be made with a VERY EASY TO USE Iowa Census Data Comparison Tool.