Hancock County ME Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 56,563
Population in Households 55,387
Population in Familes 41,363
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,176
Population Density1 36
Diversity Index2 11


Total Households 25,577
Average Household Size 2.17
Family Households 15,471
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 42,754 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,460 (43.2%)
Renter Occupied HU 7,117 (16.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 17,177 (40.2%)
Median Home Value $219,903
Average Home Value $282,638


Median Household Income $48,072
Average Household Income $64,820
Per Capita Income $29,753
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.62% 0.61%
Households 0.88% 0.78%
Families 0.67% 0.65%
Median Household Income   2.12%
Per Capita Income   2.01%
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 ME - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock County to the other 16 counties and county equivalents in Maine 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 # 8 56th
Population Density1 # 10 44th
Diversity Index2 # 9 50th
Median Household Income # 6 69th
Per Capita Income # 6 69th

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