Hancock County ME Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 56,284
Daytime Population: Workers 29,645
Daytime Population: Residents 25,904
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 55,549
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.99
Population in Households 55,094
Population in Familes 41,126
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,190
Population Density2 36
Diversity Index3 12


Median Household Income $50,321
Average Household Income $66,588
Per Capita Income $30,339


Total Housing Units 42,224 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 18,327 (43.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 6,937 (16.4%)
Vacant Housing Units 16,960 (40.2%)
Median Home Value $208,333
Average Home Value $269,327


Total Households 25,264
Average Household Size 2.18
Family Households 15,249
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 0.47% 0.37%
Households 0.58% 0.45%
Families 0.38% 0.32%
Median Household Income   1.32%
Per Capita Income   2.63%


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, 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 # 8 56th
Population Density # 10 44th
Diversity Index # 8 50th
Median Household Income # 6 69th
Per Capita Income # 6 69th

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