Hancock County IA Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

Hancock County IA Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2017)


Total Population 11,046
Daytime Population: Workers 5,358
Daytime Population: Residents 5,165
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 10,523
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.95
Population in Households 10,914
Population in Familes 8,893
Population in Group Qrtrs 132
Population Density2 19
Diversity Index3 16


Median Household Income $52,120
Average Household Income $64,796
Per Capita Income $27,480


Total Housing Units 5,330 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 3,669 (68.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 994 (18.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 667 (12.5%)
Median Home Value $98,214
Average Home Value $134,117


Total Households 4,663
Average Household Size 2.34
Family Households 3,095
Average Family Size 3
  1. If the ratio of the TDP to Total Population is greater than 1, the location gains population during the day when commuting workers are present. If the ratio is less than 1, the location is more of a bedroom community where people commute to another place for work.
  2. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  3. The Diversity Index is a scale of 0 to 100 that represents the likelihood 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.


2010-2017 2017-2022
Population -0.36% -0.43%
Households -0.23% -0.38%
Families -0.39% -0.48%
Median Household Income   2.37%
Per Capita Income   2.85%


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, 2017 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 # 69 31st
Population Density # 76 25th
Diversity Index # 44 57th
Median Household Income # 45 56th
Per Capita Income # 45 56th

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