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Hancock is a city in Stevens County.
One tradition says the community was named after Civil War Gen. W.S. Hancock; another says it was named for missionary and historian Joseph Hancock
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Minnesota named Hancock. For links to other places called Hancock, MN, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]
The latitude of Hancock is 45.497N. The longitude is -95.796W.It is in the Central Standard time zone. Elevation is 1,155 feet.
The estimated population, in 2003, was 700.
Sections below provide additional information and links about Hancock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Stevens County economy, education, environment, genealogy, government, historic sites, libraries, maps, museums, newspapers and other media, nonprofit groups, real estate, recreation, religion, transportation, and weather in the 56244 ZIP code.
39% of Hancock residents report German ancestry, and 5% report Irish. For more info on local ancestry groups, see the Hancock ancestry & family history guide.
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At the time of the 2000 census, the per capita income in Hancock was $17,012, compared with $21,587 nationally.
10% of Hancock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.
Median rent in Hancock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $244. Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $617.
Libraries in Hancock include Hancock Community Library ... View libraries
Stevens County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hancock political report.
The average commute time for Hancock workers is 15 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.
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