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Hancock County, Iowa
Map of Iowa highlighting Hancock County
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the U.S. highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the U.S.
Seat Garner
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

573 sq mi (1,484 km²)
571 sq mi (1,479 km²)
2 sq mi (5 km²), 0.35%
Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12,100
21/sq mi (8/km²)
Founded 1851
Time zone Central: UTC-6/-5
Website www.hancockcountyia.org

Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 12,100 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Garner.[1] The county is named in honor of John Hancock, a leader of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 573 square miles (1,484 km²), of which 571 square miles (1,479 km²) is land and 2 square miles (5 km²) (0.35%) is water.

Major highways

Adjacent counties

History

Hancock County was founded on January 15, 1851. It was named after John Hancock, a signer of the Declaration of Independence.

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Hancock County.
Historical populations
Census Pop.  %±
1900 13,752
1910 12,731 −7.4%
1920 14,723 15.6%
1930 14,802 0.5%
1940 15,402 4.1%
1950 15,077 −2.1%
1960 14,604 −3.1%
1970 13,227 −9.4%
1980 13,833 4.6%
1990 12,638 −8.6%
2000 12,100 −4.3%
IA Counties 1900-1990

As of the census[2] of 2000, there were 12,100 people, 4,795 households, and 3,375 families residing in the county. The population density was 21 people per square mile (8/km²). There were 5,164 housing units at an average density of 9 per square mile (3/km²). The racial makeup of the county was 97.70% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 2.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,795 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,703, and the median income for a family was $44,248. Males had a median income of $29,452 versus $20,376 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,957. About 5.20% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.90% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Economy

As of December 2008, the unemployment rate in Hancock County was 9.1%, a sharp rise from 4.0% in December 2007.[3]

Cities and towns

Townships

Hancock County is divided into sixteen townships:

References

Coordinates: 43°05′00″N 93°44′11″W / 43.0833333°N 93.73639°W / 43.0833333; -93.73639


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Hancock County, Iowa
Map
File:Map of Iowa highlighting Hancock County.png
Location in the state of Iowa
Map of the USA highlighting Iowa
Iowa's location in the USA
Statistics
Founded 1851
Seat Garner
Area
 - Total
 - Land
 - Water

 sq mikm²)
 sq mi ( km²)
 sq mi ( km²), 0.35%
wikipedia:Population
 - (2000)
 - Density

12100
Time zone Central : UTC-6/-5
Website: www.hancockcountyia.org

Hancock County is a county located in the U.S. state of Iowa. The population was 12,100 at the 2000 census. Its county seat is Garner.6 The county is named in honor of John Hancock, a leader of the Continental Congress during the American Revolution.

Contents

Geography

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a total area of 1,484 km² (573 sq mi). 1,479 km² (571 sq mi) of it is land and 5 km² (2 sq mi) of it (0.35%) is water.

Major Highways

Adjacent counties

Demographics

2000 Census Age Pyramid for Hancock County.

As of the census2 of 2000, there were 12,100 people, 4,795 households, and 3,375 families residing in the county. The population density was 8/km² (21/sq mi). There were 5,164 housing units at an average density of 3/km² (9/sq mi). The racial makeup of the county was 97.70% White, 0.09% Black or African American, 0.10% Native American, 0.31% Asian, 0.02% Pacific Islander, 1.38% from other races, and 0.40% from two or more races. 2.49% of the population were Hispanic or Latino of any race.

There were 4,795 households out of which 32.60% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 60.90% were married couples living together, 6.00% had a female householder with no husband present, and 29.60% were non-families. 26.50% of all households were made up of individuals and 13.70% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.48 and the average family size was 3.01.

In the county the population was spread out with 26.50% under the age of 18, 6.60% from 18 to 24, 25.50% from 25 to 44, 23.50% from 45 to 64, and 17.90% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 40 years. For every 100 females there were 96.80 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 95.00 males.

The median income for a household in the county was $37,703, and the median income for a family was $44,248. Males had a median income of $29,452 versus $20,376 for females. The per capita income for the county was $17,957. About 5.20% of families and 6.00% of the population were below the poverty line, including 6.90% of those under age 18 and 6.90% of those age 65 or over.

Cities and towns

CoordinatesImage:Wp_globe_tiny.gif: 43°05′00″N, 93°44′11″WLatitude: 43°5′0″N
Longitude: 93°44′11″W


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