Hancock County GA Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 8,971
Population in Households 7,789
Population in Familes 6,344
Population in Group Qrtrs 1,182
Population Density1 19
Diversity Index2 44


Total Households 3,281
Average Household Size 2.37
Family Households 2,121
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 5,606 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 2,331 (41.6%)
Renter Occupied HU 950 (16.9%)
Vacant Housing Units 2,325 (41.5%)
Median Home Value $81,327
Average Home Value $133,408


Median Household Income $25,049
Average Household Income $35,374
Per Capita Income $14,840
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.79% -0.54%
Households -0.29% -0.59%
Families -0.46% -0.71%
Median Household Income   0.37%
Per Capita Income   1.62%
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 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, 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 # 137 14th
Population Density1 # 148 8th
Diversity Index2 # 124 23rd
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.