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Hancock, Wisconsin - Basic Facts

The Village of Hancock had a population of 407 as of July 1, 2016. Hancock ranks in the upper quartile for Diversity Index when compared to the other cities, towns and Census Designated Places (CDPs) in Wisconsin. See peer rankings below.

The primary coordinate point for Hancock is located at latitude 44.1315 and longitude -89.5158 in Waushara County. The formal boundaries for the Village of Hancock (see map below) encompass a land area of 1.07 sq. miles and a water area of 0.05 sq. miles. Waushara County is in the Central time zone (GMT -6). The elevation is 1,086 feet.

The Village of Hancock (GNIS ID: 1583345) has a C5 Census Class Code which indicates an active incorporated place that is independent of any county subdivision and serves as a county subdivision equivalent. It also has a Functional Status Code of "A" which identifies an active government providing primary general-purpose functions.

Beneath the boundary map are tables with Hancock population, income and housing data, five-year growth projections and peer comparisons for key demographic data. The estimates are for July 1, 2016.

Alternate Unofficial Names for Hancock: Sylvester.

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


Total Population 407
Population in Households 407
Population in Familes 312
Population in Group Qrtrs 0
Population Density1 380
Diversity Index2 29


Total Households 180
Average Household Size 2.26
Family Households 113
Average Family Size 3


Total Housing Units 251 (100%)
Owner Occupied HU 139 (55.4%)
Renter Occupied HU 42 (16.7%)
Vacant Housing Units 71 (28.3%)
Median Home Value $113,636
Average Home Value $154,167


Median Household Income $40,142
Average Household Income $47,672
Per Capita Income $21,669
  (Compound Annual Growth Rates)


2010-2015 2015-2020
Population -0.39% -0.35%
Households -0.52% -0.34%
Families 0.88% -0.36%
Median Household Income   1.3%
Per Capita Income   1.31%
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, WI - Peer Comparisons by Rank and Percentile

The table below compares Hancock to the other 774 incorporated cities, towns and CDPs in Wisconsin 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 # 574 26th
Population Density1 # 532 31st
Diversity Index2 # 119 85th
Median Household Income # 658 15th
Per Capita Income # 644 17th

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