Hancock County GA Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,500
Daytime Population: Workers 1,629
Daytime Population: Residents 5,183
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 6,812
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.80
Population in Households 7,254
Population in Familes 5,901
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,246
Population Density2 18
Diversity Index3 42


Median Household Income $26,335
Average Household Income $37,132
Per Capita Income $15,602


Total Housing Units 5,360 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,193 (40.9%)
Renter Occupied HU 894 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,273 (42.4%)
Median Home Value $86,758
Average Home Value $135,317


Total Households 3,087
Average Household Size 2.35
Family Households 1,992
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 -1.42% -1.12%
Households -1.08% -1.19%
Families -1.25% -1.32%
Median Household Income   -0.08%
Per Capita Income   1.48%


Hancock County GA - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock County to the other 159 counties and county equivalents in Georgia 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 # 140 13th
Population Density # 148 8th
Diversity Index # 129 19th
Median Household Income # 158 1st
Per Capita Income # 156 3rd

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

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