Hancock County is located in north central Kentucky. The County Seat is Hawesville and the largest city is Lewisport. The Official Web Site is located at http://www.hancockky.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 8,753 and the 2010 census population was 8,565. The land area is 187.65 square miles and there are 45.6 persons per square mile.
97.4% of the population is White, 1.1% is Black or African American, 1.6% is Hispanic or Latino, 0.3% is Asian, 0.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1% is two or more races. 86.8% have a high school degree or higher, and 11.5% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $90,800, there are 3,361 households, an average of 2.53 persons per household. The per capita income is $22,686, the median household income is $51,189, and 14.2% of the persons in Hancock County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 581. Retail sales (in $1000) were $28,055, and sales per capita were $3,266.
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