Hancock is a very small city located in the state of Michigan. With a population of 4,555 people and two constituent neighborhoods, Hancock is the 213th largest community in Michigan. Hancock has a large stock of pre-World War II architecture, making it one of the older and more historic cities in the country.
Hancock is a decidedly white-collar city, with fully 90.63% of the workforce employed in white-collar jobs, well above the national average. Overall, Hancock is a city of professionals, service providers, and sales and office workers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hancock who work in teaching (14.47%), sales jobs (12.75%), and office and administrative support (9.32%).
Also of interest is that Hancock has more people living here who work in computers and math than 95% of the places in the US.
Because there are quite a few people attending college in Hancock, it is thought of as a college town. To the benefit of the many students in the area, Hancock provides a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards their needs and activities.
Compared to the rest of the country, citizens of Hancock spend much less time in their cars: on average, their commute to work is only 10.90 minutes. This also means that noise and pollution levels in the city are less than they would otherwise be.
The population of Hancock is very well educated relative to most cities and towns in the nation, where the average community has 21.84% of its adult population holding a 4-year degree or higher: 35.40% of adults in Hancock have a bachelor's degree or even advanced degree.
The per capita income in Hancock in 2010 was $20,383, which is lower middle income relative to Michigan and the nation. This equates to an annual income of $81,532 for a family of four. However, Hancock contains both very wealthy and poor people as well.
The people who call Hancock home describe themselves as belonging to a variety of racial and ethnic groups. The greatest number of Hancock residents report their race to be White, followed by Asian. Important ancestries of people in Hancock include Finnish, French , English, and Irish.
The most common language spoken in Hancock is English. Other important languages spoken here include German and Spanish.