Hancock County WV Information


Hancock County Subdivisions

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


Total Population 30,680
Daytime Population: Workers 11,739
Daytime Population: Residents 17,747
Total Daytime Population (TDP) 29,486
Ratio TDP/Total Population1 0.96
Population in Households 30,454
Population in Familes 24,209
Population in Group Qrtrs 226
Population Density2 371
Diversity Index3 13


Median Household Income $40,190
Average Household Income $55,414
Per Capita Income $24,056


Total Housing Units 14,480 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 9,243 (63.8%)
Renter Occupied HU 4,009 (27.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 1,228 ( 8.5%)
Median Home Value $89,106
Average Home Value $115,531


Total Households 13,252
Average Household Size 2.3
Family Households 8,576
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 0.0% -0.15%
Households -0.05% -0.19%
Families -0.25% -0.31%
Median Household Income   0.47%
Per Capita Income   1.84%


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, 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 # 19 67th
Population Density # 2 98th
Diversity Index # 16 73rd
Median Household Income # 21 64th
Per Capita Income # 12 80th

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