Hancock is a very small town located in the state of New Hampshire. With a population of 1,642 people and just one neighborhood, Hancock is the 143rd largest community in New Hampshire.
Real Estate Prices
Housing costs in Hancock are among some of the highest in the nation, although real estate prices here don't compare to real estate prices in the most expensive communities in New Hampshire.
Occupations and Workforce
Unlike some towns, Hancock isn’t mainly white- or blue-collar. Instead, the most prevalent occupations for people in Hancock are a mix of both white- and blue-collar jobs. Overall, Hancock is a town of professionals, managers and service providers. There are especially a lot of people living in Hancock who work in teaching (15.51%), management occupations (12.96%) and healthcare (12.35%).
Of important note, Hancock is also a town of artists. Hancock has more artists, designers and people working in media than 90% of the communities in America. This concentration of artists helps shape Hancock’s character.
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.
A relatively large number of people in Hancock telecommute to their jobs. Overall, about 13.68% of the workforce works from home. While this may seem like a small number, as a fraction of the total workforce it ranks among the highest in the country. These workers are often telecommuters who work in knowledge-based, white-collar professions. For example, Silicon Valley has large numbers of people who telecommute. Other at-home workers may be self-employed people who operate small businesses out of their homes.
Setting & Lifestyle
Because of many things, Hancock is a great place for families with children to consider. First of all, many other families with children live here, making Hancock a place where both parents and children are more likely to develop social ties with other families, as well as find family-oriented services and community. The town’s good public school district and large population of college-educated adults provide an environment conducive to academic values. With regard to real estate, Hancock has a high rate of owner-occupied single family homes, which tends to reflect stability in the local community. Finally, Hancock’s overall crime rate is lower than average for the country.
Residents will find that the town is relatively quiet. This is because it is not over-populated, and it has fewer college students, renters, and young children - all of whom can be noisy at times. So, if you're looking for a relatively peaceful place to live, Hancock is worth considering.