Hancock County, Illinois Population 2021

Hancock County, Illinois's estimated population is 17,468 with a growth rate of -0.68% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hancock County, Illinois is the 61st largest county in Illinois. The 2010 Population was 19,091 and has seen a growth of -8.50% since this time.

Note: 2020 and 2021 data is projected
Year Population Growth Growth Rate
202117,468-120-0.68%
202017,588-120-0.68%
201917,708-120-0.67%
201817,828-130-0.72%
201717,958-247-1.36%
201618,205-11-0.06%
201518,216-108-0.59%
201418,324-220-1.19%
201318,544-285-1.51%
201218,829-170-0.89%
201118,999-92-0.48%
201019,091-2,282-10.68%
199021,373-2,504-10.49%
198023,8772320.98%
197023,645-929-3.78%
196024,574-1,216-4.72%
195025,790-507-1.93%
194026,297-123-0.47%
193026,420-2,103-7.37%
192028,523-2,115-6.90%
191030,638-1,577-4.90%
190032,2153080.97%
189031,907-3,430-9.71%
188035,337-598-1.66%
187035,9356,87423.65%
186029,06114,40998.34%
185014,6524,70647.32%
18409,9469,4631959.21%
18304830.00%
2021 Growth Rate
-0.68%
County Website
Founded
1825
County Seat
2010 Population
19,091
Growth Since 2010
-8.50%
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Hancock County, Illinois Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White17,51297.38%
Two or More Races2731.52%
Black or African American1090.61%
Asian660.37%
Some Other Race190.11%
American Indian and Alaska Native40.02%
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Hancock County, Illinois Population by Race

Hancock County, Illinois Population Pyramid $2021

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Hancock County, Illinois Median Age

46


Total

43.7


Male

48.1


Female

Hancock County, Illinois Adults

There are 14,193 adults, (4,102 of whom are seniors) in Hancock County, Illinois.

Hancock County, Illinois Age Dependency

78.2

Age Dependency Ratio

40.7

Old Age Dependency Ratio

37.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hancock County, Illinois Sex Ratio

Female

9,008

50.09%

Male

8,975

49.91%

Hancock County, Illinois Population by Age

Hancock County, Illinois Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hancock County, Illinois Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married90%10%
All81.4%18.6%
Male76.4%23.6%
Non Family72.7%27.3%
Female63.8%36.2%

81.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Hancock County, Illinois Households and Families

Type Count Average Size Owned
All7,4092.3981.4
Married3,9902.8890
Non Family2,4721.1572.7
Female6293.4763.8
Male3183.7576.4

2.93

Average Family Size

2.39

Average Household Size

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Hancock County, Illinois Households by Type

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade1731.34%
9th to 12th Grade6775.23%
High School Graduate4,73736.57%
Some College2,90322.41%
Associates Degree1,74213.45%
Bachelors Degree1,82814.11%
Graduate Degree8946.90%
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Hancock County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Sex (over 25)

Hancock County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Race Total High School Bachelors
White12,61511,8182,637
Hispanic1109317
2+ Races988732
Black79641
Asian504135
Native American43

The highest rate of high school graduation is among white people with a rate of 93.68%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 70.00%.

Hancock County, Illinois Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$36,351$44,793$28,395
Less Than 9th Grade$24,800$32,045$16,750
High School Graduate$32,222$43,203$22,804
Some College$35,074$48,594$28,310
Bachelors Degree$38,963$48,194$36,621
Graduate Degree$54,153$58,000$52,917

$36,351

Average Earnings

$44,793

Average Male

$28,395

Average Female

Hancock County, Illinois Earnings by Educational Attainment

Hancock County, Illinois Language by Age

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Hancock County, Illinois Language

98.28% of Hancock County, Illinois residents speak only English, while 1.72% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Other Indo-European, which is spoken by 0.79% of the population.

Hancock County, Illinois Language

Hancock County, Illinois Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White17,1252,13812.48%
Multiple26815557.84%
Hispanic25712046.69%
Other191368.42%
Black8555.88%
Asian6646.06%
Native4125.00%

13.63%

Overall Poverty Rate

12.22%

Male Poverty Rate

15.03%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hancock County, Illinois

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Illinois is Other, with 68.42% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Illinois is Black, with 5.88% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 2.06%. Among those working part-time, it was 15.42%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 18.16%.

Hancock County, Illinois Poverty

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Name Poverty
Less Than 9th Grade17.82%
High School14.66%
Some College9.35%
Bachelors or Greater2.39%

Hancock County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Education

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Rate Poverty
Female Unemployed42.38%
Male Unemployed35.32%
Female Employed7.40%
Male Employed4.05%

Hancock County, Illinois Poverty Rate by Employment Status and Sex

Hancock County, Illinois Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,561$66,566
Families$65,654$79,852
Married Families$74,329$87,855
Non Families$28,151$36,942
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Income by Household Type

Hancock County, Illinois Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

55.3%

Overall Marriage Rate

55.9%

Male Marriage Rate

54.7%

Female Marriage Rate

Hancock County, Illinois Married by Age and Sex

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Hancock County, Illinois Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is 45-54, while the female age group most likely to be married is 45-54.

Hancock County, Illinois Marital Status by Race

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Hancock County, Illinois Marital Status

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1,277

Number of Veterans

1,243

Male Veterans

34

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam546
First Gulf War184
Second Gulf War164
Korea144
World War II56

Hancock County, Illinois Veterans by War

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Age Group Veterans
65 to 74467
75+391
35 to 54235
55 to 64128
18 to 3456

Hancock County, Illinois Veterans by Age

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Name Veterans % of Total
White1,2779.21%
Hispanic63.26%

Hancock County, Illinois Veterans by Race

Hancock County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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4.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

27.22%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hancock County, Illinois Veterans by Education

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59.1%

Labor Force Participation

55.5%

Employment Rate

5.6%

Unemployment Rate

Hancock County, Illinois Employment by Age

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Hancock County, Illinois Employment by Race

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Hancock County, Illinois Employment by Education

Origin of Non-Citizens

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Non citizens include legal permanent residents (green card holders), international students, temporary workers, humanitarian migrants, and illegal immigrants.

Origin of Naturalized Citizens

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55.42%

Born in Hancock County, Illinois

98.74%

Native Born

1.26%

Foreign Born

0.40%

Non Citizen

0.86%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

98.74% of Hancock County, Illinois residents were born in the United States, with 55.42% having been born in Illinois. 0.40% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

Hancock County, Illinois Place of Birth

  1. US Census City/Town Population estimates - Most recent state estimates from the Census Bureau's Population Estimates Program
  2. Population of States and Counties of the United States: 1790 - 1990

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