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. Much of the housing stock in Hancock was built prior to World War II, 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.
Hancock is also a college town, where lots of students live while attending area colleges. Because of the high percentage of people living in Hancock enrolled in college, Hancock has a number of services, amenities and opportunities geared towards the needs and activities of students.
One of the benefits of Hancock is that there is very little traffic. The average commute to work is 10.90 minutes, which is substantially less than the national average. Not only does this mean that the drive to work is less aggravating, but noise and pollution levels are lower as a result.
The education level of Hancock citizens is very high relative to the national average among all cities (21.84%): 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.