Hancock County, Kentucky Population 2020

Hancock County, Kentucky's estimated population is 8,718 with a growth rate of -0.23% in the past year according to the most recent United States census data. Hancock County, Kentucky is the 104th largest county in Kentucky.

Year Population Growth Growth Rate
20208,718-20-0.23%
20198,738-20-0.23%
20188,758-20-0.23%
20178,778500.57%
20168,728840.97%
20158,644-41-0.47%
20148,685550.64%
20138,630-13-0.15%
20128,643530.62%
20118,590390.46%
20108,5516878.74%
19907,8641221.58%
19807,7426629.35%
19707,0801,75032.83%
19605,330-679-11.30%
19506,009-798-11.72%
19406,80766010.74%
19306,147-798-11.49%
19206,945-1,567-18.41%
19108,512-402-4.51%
19008,914-300-3.26%
18909,2146517.60%
18808,5631,97229.92%
18706,5913786.08%
18606,2132,36061.25%
18503,8531,27249.28%
18402,5811,06670.36%
18301,5150.00%
2020 Growth Rate
-0.23%
County Website
Founded
1829
County Seat
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Hancock County, Kentucky Population Growth

Population by Race

Race Population Percentage
White8,40896.43%
Black or African American1221.40%
Two or More Races1131.30%
Asian640.73%
American Indian and Alaska Native120.14%
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Hancock County, Kentucky Population Pyramid 2020

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Hancock County, Kentucky Median Age

39.4


Total

38.7


Male

40.1


Female

Hancock County, Kentucky Adults

There are 6,478 adults, (1,448 of whom are seniors) in Hancock County, Kentucky.

Hancock County, Kentucky Age Dependency

73.3

Age Dependency Ratio

28.8

Old Age Dependency Ratio

44.6

Child Dependency Ratio

Hancock County, Kentucky Sex Ratio

Female

4,225

48.46%

Male

4,494

51.54%

Hancock County, Kentucky Households and Families

Hancock County, Kentucky Renter vs Owner Occupied by Household Type

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Hancock County, Kentucky Household Types

Type Owner Renter
Married86%14%
Male81%19%
All78.4%21.6%
Female67.9%32.1%
Non Family63.1%36.9%

78.4%

Rate of Home Ownership

Type Count Average Size Owned
All3,3012.6178.4
Married2,0233.0886
Non Family8191.1663.1
Female3123.1467.9
Male1472.9781

3.01

Average Family Size

2.61

Average Household Size

5.3%

Unmarried (Opposite Sex)

0%

Unmarried (Same Sex)

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Hancock County, Kentucky Education

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Education Attained Count Percentage
Less Than 9th Grade3055.26%
9th to 12th Grade5709.83%
High School Graduate2,48042.76%
Some College1,27221.93%
Associates Degree5379.26%
Bachelors Degree3486.00%
Graduate Degree2884.97%
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Hancock County, Kentucky Educational Attainment by Race

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Name Total High School Bachelors
White5,6234,779620
Black9890
Hispanic38182
Multiple Races2413
Asian222214
Native American1212

The highest rate of high school graduation is among native american people with a rate of 100.00%.

The highest rate of bachelors degrees is among asian people with a rate of 63.64%.

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Name Average Male Female
Overall$39,820$51,818$22,591
Less Than High School$27,308$31,950$10,375
High School Grad$40,015$50,613$21,563
Some College$38,311$60,096$21,275
Bachelors Degree$44,028$70,417$23,750
Graduate Degree$58,068$63,438$55,714

$39,820

Average Earnings

$51,818

Average Male

$22,591

Average Female

Hancock County, Kentucky Language

Hancock County, Kentucky Language by Age

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Hancock County, Kentucky Language

96.29% of Hancock County, Kentucky residents speak only English, while 3.71% speak other languages. The non-English language spoken by the largest group is Spanish, which is spoken by 1.58% of the population.

Hancock County, Kentucky Poverty

Hancock County, Kentucky Poverty by Race

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Name Total In Poverty Poverty Rate
White8,21896311.72%
Hispanic1307053.85%
Black1223024.59%
Multiple1133026.55%
Asian641218.75%

12.75%

Overall Poverty Rate

11.01%

Male Poverty Rate

14.60%

Female Poverty Rate

Poverty in Hancock County, Kentucky

The race most likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Kentucky is Hispanic, with 53.85% below the poverty level.

The race least likely to be in poverty in Hancock County, Kentucky is White, with 11.72% below the poverty level.

The poverty rate among those that worked full-time for the past 12 months was 1.83%. Among those working part-time, it was 17.26%, and for those that did not work, the poverty rate was 14.69%.

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Name Poverty
Less Than High School15.36%
Some College9.10%
High School9.10%
Bachelors or Greater3.77%
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Name Poverty
Female Unemployed27.54%
Male Unemployed16.13%
Female Employed10.72%
Male Employed4.02%

Hancock County, Kentucky Income

Hancock County, Kentucky Income by Household Type

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Name Median Mean
Households$52,019$61,646
Families$61,413$67,999
Married Families$70,299-
Non Families$33,405$39,437
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Hancock County, Kentucky Marital Status

Hancock County, Kentucky Marital Status

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Marriage Rates

60.7%

Overall Marriage Rate

59.8%

Male Marriage Rate

61.5%

Female Marriage Rate

Hancock County, Kentucky Married by Age and Sex

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Hancock County, Kentucky Marriage

The age group where males are most likely to be married is Over 65, while the female age group most likely to be married is 55-64.

Hancock County, Kentucky Marital Status by Race

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Hancock County, Kentucky Veterans

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551

Number of Veterans

522

Male Veterans

29

Female Veterans

War Veterans
Vietnam225
First Gulf War84
Second Gulf War72
Korea59
World War II
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Age Group Veterans
35 to 54182
65 to 74153
75+106
55 to 6471
18 to 3439
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Name Veterans % of Total
White5178.23%
2 or More1625.40%
Indian12100.00%
Black66.12%

Hancock County, Kentucky Veterans by Education

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3.35%

Veteran Poverty Rate

30.48%

Veteran Disability Rate

Hancock County, Kentucky Employment Status

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57.3%

Labor Force Participation

54%

Employment Rate

5.8%

Unemployment Rate

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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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72.90%

Born in Kentucky

99.12%

Native Born

0.88%

Foreign Born

0.52%

Non Citizen

0.37%

Naturalized

Place of Birth

99.12% of Hancock County, Kentucky residents were born in the United States, with 72.90% having been born in Kentucky. 0.52% of residents are not US citizens. Of those not born in the United States, the largest percentage are from Asia.

  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