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Hancock is a city in Houghton County, in the Houghton metro area.

The community was named after John Hancock, first signer of the Declaration of Independence.
[NOTE: This is not the only community in Michigan named Hancock. For links to other places called Hancock, MI, see the Duplicate Names box at right.]

The latitude of Hancock is 47.126N. The longitude is -88.58W.

It is in the Eastern Standard time zone. Elevation is 696 feet.

The estimated population, in 2003, was 4,313.


INCOME SNAPSHOT
Median household income
Local
$28,118
National
$41,994
Source: 2000 census, U.S. Census Bureau
For more census details and comparisons, see our Hancock demographic reports
Once a major copper-mining region.
Founded by Cornish and Finnish immigrants.
Crime: The number of violent crimes recorded by the FBI in 2003 was 7. The number of murders and homicides was 0. The violent crime rate was 1.6 per 1,000 people.
Ranked No. 1 in the state, June 2001, in the ePodunk Historic Small Towns Index
Local festivals include:
  • Heikinpaiva Mid-Winter Festival - Jan. 19-21, 2007
Dates often change. Check Hancock web sites and events links in the sections below.
Nearby parks & recreation: F. J. McLain State Park
Colleges and universities: Suomi College
Support for libraries: Local government funding for the local library system, in fiscal years 2001-2002, was below the national average. (See library links below.)

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Sections below provide additional information and links about Hancock demographics, travel and tourism, nearby airports, cemeteries, the Houghton 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 49930 ZIP code.

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Ancestry & family history

17% of Hancock residents report German ancestry, and 6% 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 $16,669, compared with $21,587 nationally.

Education

28% of Hancock residents age 25 and older have a bachelor's or advanced college degree.

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History

Historic districts in Hancock include East Hancock Neighborhood Historic District, Quincy Mining Company Historic District, Quincy Street Historic District ... View historic districts

Housing & real estate

Median rent in Hancock, at the time of the 2000 Census, was $338.   Monthly homeowner costs, for people with mortgages, were $726.


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Libraries in Hancock include Hancock School Public Library ... View libraries

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Houghton County supported George W. Bush in the 2004 presidential election. For more information, see our Hancock political report.

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Traffic

The average commute time for Hancock workers is 13 minutes, compared with 26 minutes nationwide.

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Hotels in Hancock include Best Western Copper Crown Motel, Ramada Inn.

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Hancock, MI

Pros: No crime...

Cons: Winter is extreme and potentially lasts up to 5 months...

This is a good place to Raise a family and educate in the public schools, vacation, purchase Victorian homes at bargain prices.

General info: Very hilly terrain.

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