Hancock County ME Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

Hancock County ME Data & Demographics (As of July 1, 2018)


Total Population 55,493
Population in Households 54,626
Population in Familes 40,847
Population in Group Qrtrs 867
Population Density1 35
Diversity Index2 12


Median Household Income $52,774
Average Household Income $70,875
Per Capita Income $31,956


Total Housing Units 41,612 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 17,939 (43.1%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,821 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,852 (40.5%)
Median Home Value $220,698
Average Home Value $280,877


Total Households 24,760
Average Household Size 2.21
Family Households 14,885
Average Family Size 3
  1. Population Density = Total Population per square mile.
  2. 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 0.24% 0.15%
Households 0.27% 0.13%
Families 0.04% -0.01%
Median Household Income   1.65%
Per Capita Income   2.22%


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, 2018 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 Density # 10 44th
Diversity Index # 7 63rd
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.