Hancock, Vermont

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Hancock is a town in Addison County, Vermont, United States. The town was named for John Hancock.[3] The population was 382 at the 2000 census. Hancock is home to the Middlebury College Snow Bowl and contains Middlebury Gap.



According to the United States Census Bureau, the town has a total area of 38.5 square miles (99.6 km2), of which, 38.4 square miles (99.6 km2) of it is land and 0.04 square miles (0.1 km2) of it (0.05%) is water.


As of the census[1] of 2000, there were 382 people, 164 households, and 112 families residing in the town. The population density was 9.9 people per square mile (3.8/km2). There were 214 housing units at an average density of 5.6/sq mi (2.1/km2). The racial makeup of the town was 96.60% White, 0.52% Native American, 0.79% Asian, 0.52% from other races, and 1.57% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.79% of the population.

There were 164 households out of which 27.4% had children under the age of 18 living with them, 54.9% were married couples living together, 7.3% had a female householder with no husband present, and 31.1% were non-families. 28.0% of all households were made up of individuals and 10.4% had someone living alone who was 65 years of age or older. The average household size was 2.33 and the average family size was 2.77.

In the town the population was spread out with 20.9% under the age of 18, 7.3% from 18 to 24, 27.0% from 25 to 44, 29.3% from 45 to 64, and 15.4% who were 65 years of age or older. The median age was 42 years. For every 100 females there were 114.6 males. For every 100 females age 18 and over, there were 108.3 males.

The median income for a household in the town was $29,583, and the median income for a family was $40,000. Males had a median income of $24,531 versus $21,875 for females. The per capita income for the town was $16,255. About 6.6% of families and 8.4% of the population were below the poverty line, including 10.4% of those under age 18 and 7.8% of those age 65 or over.

Notable people



Addison | Bridport | Bristol | Cornwall | Ferrisburgh | Goshen | Granville | Hancock | Leicester | Lincoln | Middlebury | Monkton | New Haven | Orwell | Panton | Ripton | Salisbury | Shoreham | Starksboro | Waltham | Weybridge | Whiting

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