Hancock County WV Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 30,712
Population in Households 30,486
Population in Familes 24,246
Population in Group Qrtrs 226
Population Density1 372
Diversity Index2 12


Total Households 13,211
Average Household Size 2.31
Family Households 8,559
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 14,494 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,209 (63.5%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,002 (27.6%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,283 ( 8.9%)
Median Home Value $87,905
Average Home Value $113,959


Median Household Income $40,035
Average Household Income $53,734
Per Capita Income $23,234
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population 0.02% -0.01%
Households -0.1% -0.09%
Families -0.32% -0.22%
Median Household Income   0.02%
Per Capita Income   0.83%
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 WV - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock County to the other 55 counties and county equivalents in West Virginia 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 # 19 67th
Population Density1 # 2 98th
Diversity Index2 # 18 71st
Median Household Income # 17 71st
Per Capita Income # 10 84th

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