Hancock County is located in East-central Maine. The County Seat is Ellsworth and the largest city is Ellsworth. The Official Web Site is located at http://co.hancock.me.us/. The 2014 population estimate is 54,696 and the 2010 census population was 54,420. The land area is 1,586.89 square miles and there are 34.3 persons per square mile.
96.7% of the population is White, 0.6% is Black or African American, 1.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 1% is Asian, 0.5% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0% is Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 1.2% is two or more races. 92.5% have a high school degree or higher, and 33% have a Bachelor degree or higher.
The median home value is $198,300, there are 24,355 households, an average of 2.17 persons per household. The per capita income is $27,797, the median household income is $47,460, and 14% of the persons in Hancock County are considered below poverty level.
The total number of firms, at last estimate, was 8,513. Retail sales (in $1000) were $819,990, and sales per capita were $15,363. The percentage of black-owned firms is 0%, and the percentage of women-owned firms is 24.1%.
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